The Health & Wealth Power Hour
Welcome to The Health & Wealth Power Hour, the podcast dedicated to helping you achieve a well-balanced, healthier, and financially secure life. Join host Harlon Pickett, a seasoned business consultant, as he explores a wide range of topics related to health and wealth, including retirement planning, innovative healthcare solutions, alternative health plans, and financial management strategies for individuals and businesses. Each week, we'll be joined by expert guests who will share their invaluable insights on pressing topics in these fields. If you're looking to grow your wealth, enhance your health, and gain peace of mind, this is the podcast for you. Tune in, and let's empower your journey towards physical, mental, and financial well-being!
Mastering Dog Behavior
July 11, 2024 • 72 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett discusses dog training challenges and seeks advice from dog training expert Brady Foulk.
A Soldier's Resilience
July 4, 2024 • 69 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews Rich Ingram, a retired military veteran.
Techniques for Emotional and Mental Mastery
June 27, 2024 • 61 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett speaks with John Graham, a three-time U.S. Memory Champion, about overcoming panic attacks and chronic anxiety by addressing suppressed emotions.
The Power of Differentiation
June 20, 2024 • 70 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power, Harlon Pickett interviews Barry LaBov, an expert in business differentiation. Barry discusses the importance of identifying and celebrating a business's unique aspects to achieve success.
The Hidden Risks of Prescription Drugs
June 13, 2024 • 66 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett welcomes Suzanne Robotti, founder of the Medshadow Foundation. They discuss medication safety and the importance of diverse clinical trials.
Cybersecurity in Healthcare
June 6, 2024 • 66 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and guest Christian Espinosa, CEO of Blue Goat Cyber, explore the critical topic of cybersecurity in the medical device industry.
Healthy Life, Healthy Business
May 30, 2024 • 71 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and guest Julian Hayes II discuss the parallels between managing personal health and running a business.
Mastering the Art of the Start
May 23, 2024 • 70 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett speaks with motivational speaker and author Scott Allan about the importance of tackling difficult tasks first and overcoming procrastination.
From Healing the Physical to Healing the Soul
May 16, 2024 • 35 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett speaks with Dr. Cindy Starke, a physician turned healer. Dr. Starke discusses overcoming trauma, the importance of the patient-physician relationship, and her work in subconscious re-patterning.
Lessons from a Legacy: Growing Up in Insurance
May 9, 2024 • 64 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon talks with Chrissy Myers, CEO of Associated Underwriters Insurance (AUI), a generational family business. They explore Chrissy's leadership journey, the intricacies of a family business, the effects of government regulations on the insurance and healthcare sectors, and much more.
Saving Money or Saving Lives?
May 2, 2024 • 85 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and returning guest Dr. Ravi Iyer tackle the intricate challenges of leadership in healthcare.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Empowerment
April 25, 2024 • 63 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and guest Christian Brim discuss the entrepreneurial mindset and the transition from side hustle to full-fledged business.
How WellFit is Redefining Wellness Programs
April 18, 2024 • 85 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett discusses the WellFit wellness program with Mel Arenas, Harry Stafford, Greg Dyer, Sylvia Fountaine, Dr. Carl Tolopka, and Dr. Maria Peters. The program aims to offer a comprehensive approach to wellness, addressing physical, mental, and emotional health.
From Family Medicine to Healthcare Advocacy
April 11, 2024 • 93 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett talks with Gregg Stefanek, DO about his transition from family physician to a role in employer healthcare.
Reflections on a Pandemic
April 4, 2024 • 74 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and Dr. Ravi Iyer rewind time to discuss the tumultuous days of the 2020 outbreak.
The Importance of Mind, Body, and Nutrition
March 28, 2024 • 56 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett speaks with Sylvain Mancuso, a holistic health practitioner and physiotherapist from the Mancuso Clinic. They discuss holistic approaches to pain management, emphasizing the importance of addressing the root cause rather than just symptoms.
Unleash Your Authentic Superpowers
March 21, 2024 • 75 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, entrepreneur David Ask shares his insightful journey towards understanding the importance of self-awareness and authenticity, illuminating the crucial role these values play not just in business, but in cultivating a fulfilling and balanced life.
Financial Freedom: Strategies for Small Businesses
March 14, 2024 • 65 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and financial expert Timothy Yurek discuss the importance of financial control for small business owners.
Kettlebells, Comebacks, and Conquering Self-Doubt
March 7, 2024 • 86 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett talks with Aleks Salkin, a kettlebell and bodyweight training expert. They discuss Aleks' fitness journey, his certification as a Level 2 StrongFirst kettlebell instructor, and the significance of understanding movement and strength.
Stepping Forward: Marjorie's Accessible Nature Trails
February 29, 2024 • 64 MIN
In this episode of the Health and Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett speaks with author Marjorie Turner Hollman about the importance of accessible outdoor spaces. Marjorie, who has faced her own physical challenges, shares her passion for helping people with disabilities enjoy nature.
Is True Healthcare Reform Possible?
February 21, 2024 • 68 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett talks with healthcare industry veteran Greg Vigdor about the challenges and potential solutions in the American healthcare system.
The Unseen Threat: Kidney Disease
February 14, 2024 • 65 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and guest Tiffany Jones-Smith, President and CEO of the Texas Kidney Foundation, discuss the critical issue of kidney health.
Mastering Your Financial Destiny Before 65
February 7, 2024 • 85 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews financial planner Jeff Kikel about achieving financial independence through the "Freedom Day Method."
Is Traditional Education Failing Our Students?
February 1, 2024 • 65 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and Lara Kilgore discuss the challenges and limitations of the traditional education system.
Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes
January 25, 2024 • 90 MIN
In this episode, Harlon Pickett hosts a discussion with healthcare innovators who are making strides in improving access and affordability in healthcare.
Peeling Back the Layers of Narcissistic Abuse
January 17, 2024 • 75 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews Dana Diaz, author of "Gasping for Air: The Stranglehold of Narcissistic Abuse." Dana shares her harrowing experiences with narcissistic abuse and her journey to break the cycle that plagued her family.
Can Stem Cell Activation Tech Revolutionize Your Health?
January 10, 2024 • 76 MIN
In this episode of Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett talks with Darlene Greene, a retired naval commander and health technology consultant, about the benefits of stem cell activation technology and copper peptide.
Fee For Service: How It Has Affected Healthcare
January 4, 2024 • 61 MIN
In a special repurposed episode from Harlon Pickett's monthly show, 'Why Does Healthcare Suck?', this edition of the Health & Wealth Power Hour delves into the intricacies of healthcare systems. Joined by guest Dr. Clint Flanagan, Harlon explores the inherent limitations of the fee-for-service healthcare model and the transformative benefits of Direct Primary Care (DPC).
Direct Primary Care: On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution
December 28, 2023 • 70 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews Dr. Gayle Brekke, founder of Primary Care Mindset, about the direct primary care movement. They discuss the challenges physicians face in adopting this model and the potential of direct primary care as a disruptive innovation.
Beyond the Hospital: A Vision for Post-Acute Care
December 21, 2023 • 89 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews Timothy Poor, founder of ATP HealthCare. They discuss the complexities of post-acute care, the challenges of hospital stays, and the financial aspects of healthcare.
The Healing Power of Faith
December 13, 2023 • 63 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews Dr. Hussein Musa and Dr. Adetoun Musa, co-founders of the Kingdom Healthcare System. They discuss the inception of their non-profit organization, which aims to provide affordable healthcare to those in need.
The Power of Love Languages
December 7, 2023 • 56 MIN
In this episode of the Health and Wealth Power Hour podcast, Harlon Pickett interviews Paul Zolman, author of "Role of Love." They discuss Zolman's personal journey from anger to love, the importance of understanding and applying the five love languages, and the role of faith in personal transformation.
Securing the Border: A Report on Current Efforts
November 29, 2023 • 47 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett is joined by Lieutenant Craig Cummings from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
From Combat to Community
November 22, 2023 • 85 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews retired US combat veteran, Philip Ayles. Philip shares his personal journey from military service to civilian life, discussing the challenges he faced and the importance of self-awareness and self-care.
The Underdog's Rise: Jason Pike's Journey
November 16, 2023 • 46 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews Jason Pike, a former member of the armed forces. Pike shares his journey of overcoming obstacles, including a learning disability and a bone disease, to join the army at 17.
Reset Your Health From the Inside Out
November 8, 2023 • 55 MIN
In this episode of the Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and guest Dr. Cody Golman discuss the flaws in the traditional healthcare system and the weight loss industry.
The Doctor Will See You Now: The Rise of DPC
November 1, 2023 • 76 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and guest Doug Johnson, a registered nurse, discuss the complexities of the healthcare system.
Mind Over Mountain
October 25, 2023 • 58 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett interviews motivational speaker, world record holder, author, and podcast host, Jen Drummond. Drummond shares her life-changing journey from surviving a car accident to climbing Mount Everest.
Unlocking Better Health
October 19, 2023 • 74 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett is joined by David Balat and Tim Kaufeldt to discuss flaws in traditional healthcare and highlight new patient-centered approaches, using the LASO app as one example of how technology can improve convenience and access and strengthen doctor-patient relationships.
The Kickstart: Top Brand Drugs Triple in Price
October 11, 2023 • 24 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett discusses the rising prices of medications and the impact on individuals.
Building Your Vision, Managing Chaos
October 4, 2023 • 59 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett welcomes guest Kerry-Ann Powell, founder of Trafalgar Strategies LLC. They discuss the challenges faced by small business owners in building and managing a team, emphasizing the importance of hiring based on qualifications rather than personality. They also discuss the significance of having a clear vision and strategic goals in business, as well as the need for businesses to embrace change and stay ahead of industry trends.
Breaking Free From the Chains of Traditional Healthcare
September 27, 2023 • 77 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett discusses the benefits of direct primary care (DPC) with Dr. Jeffrey Gold, a primary care physician who started his own DPC practice.
Breaking The Cycle of Family Violence
September 21, 2023 • 69 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett welcomes Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, who presides over the family violence court in Bexar County, Texas. They discuss the Reflejo (Reflection) Court program and highlight the importance of breaking the cycle of abuse and cultivating healthy relationships.
The Wrap: Is There a 'Cartel' for Insurance Companies?
September 13, 2023 • 22 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett brings you a recording of his weekly show, The Wrap. The episode covers a lawsuit filed by AdventHealth against MultiPlan, alleging they operate as a cartel that systematically underpays providers through claim repricing to the tune of $19 billion annually.
A Vietnam Vet's Journey to Holistic Medicine
September 6, 2023 • 55 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett welcomes guest Mike Martin, a Vietnam veteran with a passion for holistic medicine. Mike shares his experiences in Vietnam, including exposure to Agent Orange and the health issues associated with it. He discusses his interest in alternative treatments for veterans and his involvement with the Holistic Chamber of Commerce.
From Cotton Fields to Grammy Gold: The Bill Nash Story
August 31, 2023 • 63 MIN
In this episode The Health & Wealth Power Hour, legendary singer-songwriter Bill Nash joins Harlon Pickett to share stories from his inspiring life journey. Growing up in poverty as the son of missionaries, Bill went on to become a Grammy-winning performer and producer. He reflects on the highs and lows of his storied music career, including his road back to faith after years of leading a musician's lifestyle.
Can Direct Specialty Care Revolutionize Diabetes Management?
August 23, 2023 • 46 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett hosts Dr. Arti Thangudu, an endocrinologist, as she shares her journey from working in a traditional healthcare system to starting her own cash-based membership practice. She emphasizes the importance of good diabetes care and the challenges patients face in accessing specialized care. They also discuss the benefits of direct primary care and the need for personalized, evidence-based care in the healthcare system.
The American Dream of Homeownership
August 17, 2023 • 46 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett interviews real estate expert Stephen Jackson to provide valuable insights on navigating today's competitive housing market. They also discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted real estate, with more demand than supply, making it a sellers' market. Overall, Pickett and Jackson offer wise advice for home buyers to strategically position themselves to purchase a home amidst pandemic-related shifts in real estate.
Working For a Cause
August 10, 2023 • 37 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett welcomes Rebecca Pfardrescher and Carol Menendez from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. They discuss the importance of blood donations during the holiday season and emphasize that patients in hospitals still require blood transfusions. They highlight the need for blood donations and encourage listeners to take action.
From Fear to Courage: Driving Change in Employer Healthcare
August 2, 2023 • 92 MIN
In this podcast episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett welcomes guest Matt Ohrt, author of "Save Your Company: Don't Feed the Beast: The Employer Healthcare Success Formula." They discuss the need for education and practical guidance in the field of employer healthcare, as well as the importance of transparency, change management, and engagement in driving positive outcomes and controlling costs. Matt shares his insights on initiating change within organizations, the challenges of implementing healthcare transformations, and the role of employers in demanding change.
Why Does Healthcare Suck? A LinkedIn Audio Series
July 27, 2023 • 61 MIN
In this special episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, we bring you Harlon Pickett's monthly webinar "Why Does Healthcare Suck?" Harlon examines challenges with accessing affordable, quality care and skyrocketing drug costs. He and attendants stress educating employers on alternative insurance options that empower employee healthcare choices. The discussion focuses on pragmatic reforms to expand access, improve quality, lower costs, and give control back to patients and providers.
Exploring Medical Tourism: Why Americans Seek Care Abroad
July 12, 2023 • 103 MIN
In this podcast episode of The Health and Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett and medical tourism expert Dr. David Vequist delve into the reasons behind Americans traveling for healthcare, the U.S. healthcare system's challenges, the pandemic's impact on medical tourism, and more.
Rebelling Against the Healthcare System
July 6, 2023 • 72 MIN
In this episode of The Health and Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett hosts Dr. Keith Smith and Jay Kempton, co-founders of the Free Market Medical Association. They discuss the mission of the association and the growth of the free market movement in healthcare. The conversation focuses on issues such as price gouging, government interference, and the need for transparency and patient-centered care.
Is Early Detection the Key to Beating Cancer?
June 29, 2023 • 84 MIN
Are you sure you're taking the necessary steps to prevent cancer? In this episode of The Health and Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett sits down with author Jenny Hrbacek to discuss the importance of early detection and prevention. Jenny shares personal stories and insights on how to catch cancer before it becomes a serious issue.
Direct in Texas
June 22, 2023 • 28 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett joins a distinguished panel of healthcare experts, including Sean Kelley from Texas Medical Management and Cristin Dickerson from Green Imaging. Together, they delve into the realm of healthcare affordability, access, and quality, shedding light on groundbreaking solutions.
Supporting our Nation's Soldiers
June 9, 2023 • 42 MIN
In this episode of The Health and Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett discusses the challenges facing the healthcare system in the United States, including long wait times, high costs, and doctors not listening to patients. The episode features interviews with two veterans, Curtis Ray Brown and Brian Tally, who share their experiences with the Veterans Administration and the challenges they faced in getting the care they needed.
The Shadow Warriors Project
June 1, 2023 • 41 MIN
This episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour features host Harlon Pickett engaged in a thought-provoking conversation with the extraordinary Mark "Oz" Geist. As a distinguished Veteran Marine and the co-author of the immensely popular book "13 Hours," Geist shares his riveting firsthand account of the harrowing events in Benghazi. Moreover, he sheds light on his incredible initiative, the Shadow Warriors Project, a compassionate organization dedicated to extending unwavering support to military contractors and their families.
Re-Humanizing Healthcare: The Need for Transparency and Education
May 24, 2023 • 90 MIN
In this episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour, Harlon Pickett is joined by Kelly Fristoe, the current President of the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals (NABIP). The conversation covers a range of topics related to the health insurance industry, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), challenges faced by brokers, the importance of transparency in healthcare pricing, and the benefits of direct primary care (DPC) and self-funded plans.
The Complex World of Health Benefits Compliance
May 17, 2023 • 61 MIN
In this episode of The Health and Wealth Power Hour, we focus on the critical topic of compliance in health benefits and the hurdles that employers encounter when navigating complex regulations. Harlon Pickett and Jessica Waltman of MZQ Consulting highlight the paramount importance of compliance and the invaluable support provided by compliance advisors in ensuring employers meet their fiduciary responsibilities.
The Importance of Financial Literacy
May 4, 2023 • 50 MIN
In this episode of The Health and Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett discusses the high cost of health insurance and the importance of financial wellness. Guest Lana Wimberly-Bowman, founder of Generational Wealth and Wisdom, shares her journey to founding her company and discusses the importance of financial literacy. They also discuss the struggles that many people face in accessing affordable healthcare and highlight the benefits of Eagle Care, a health solution that offers affordable healthcare options with a full array of benefits. Lana emphasizes the importance of teaching children about financial literacy and advises parents to help their children make their own piggy banks.
Navigating Healthcare Legislation in Texas
April 27, 2023 • 50 MIN
In this episode of The Health and Wealth Power Hour, host Harlon Pickett interviews David Balat, Director of the Right on Healthcare Initiative for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Executive Director of Free2Care, about healthcare and health insurance legislation in Texas. They discuss bills related to healthcare and health insurance, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, and the fiduciary responsibilities of employers in providing health plans under ERISA guidelines. They also talk about the lack of attention given to healthcare-related bills in the Texas legislature and the importance of transparency and competition in the healthcare industry.
Transforming Healthcare and Employee Benefits
April 20, 2023 • 45 MIN
Our special guests, Deborah Ault and Nelson Griswold, talk about their experiences and backgrounds in the healthcare industry. They also address the challenges and opportunities that come with reforming the healthcare system in the United States. One of the key points emphasized by the guests is the significance of high-quality healthcare and the need to separate it from health insurance. They also discuss the issue of exorbitant healthcare costs and insurance premiums, the misaligned incentives between insurance companies and employers, and the importance of genuine medical management.
Exploring Healthcare Solutions and Debating Optum's Payday Loans
April 13, 2023 • 42 MIN
The United States is currently grappling with the issue of healthcare, and accessibility remains a significant problem, particularly in rural areas. In a recent episode of The Health & Wealth Power Hour podcast, Harlon and Shankar shared their insights on healthcare philosophy and the recent court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Both Harlon and Shankar agree that accessibility is a crucial aspect of healthcare, especially in rural parts of the country. They suggest that a free market approach could be the solution to many of the issues in the healthcare industry. They recommend direct primary care and level funding direct contracting as some of the solutions that individuals and business owners can implement to improve their access to healthcare. Harlon and Shankar also criticize the controversial practice by Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, which is offering a payday loan business targeting medical practices. They call for insurance companies and the government to process claims and pay doctors in a more timely manner, rather than offering payday loans. They also discuss the administrative burden on doctors and the burnout they experience as a result. In conclusion, accessibility is a crucial aspect of healthcare, and a free market approach may be the answer to many of the issues in the healthcare industry. It is essential to ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare, regardless of their location or financial situation. To learn more about the philosophy behind healthcare and stay up to date on the latest developments in the industry, check out The Health & Wealth Power Hour podcast hosted by Harlon and Shankar.