The Healthcare Aware ongoing video series, hosted by George Ingram, HealthCare Partners Regional Vice President, strives to educate consumers on how the health care systems operate. Various guest speakers will join George to share insights on current industry trends and how they will affect consumers.

Explaining American Healthcare Costs:
Join George Ingram and Dr. Neeta Shah as they address the rising costs associated with technology, pharmacy, obesity, increased life expectancy, health care legislation and more.


Explaining American Pharmaceutical Costs:
  Learn why the cost of pharmaceuticals are much higher in the United States. George Ingram and Lisa Boodram, Pharm. D., Clinical Pharmacist discuss Pharmacy Benefit Management companies, pricing regulations of drug manufacturers, drug costs in other first world countries, and more.


America’s Fight Against HIV: Over 500,000 people between the ages of 13 to 75 have died of AIDS, with over 1MM infected today in the United States. Join George Ingram and Dr. Joseph S. Cervia, MD, HIV Specialist in their discussion of the history, causes, treatment, and prevention of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.



Homelessness & Behavioral Health: NYC has the highest homeless population in the country at 76,000 while Long Island has over 3,800 homeless. Of this population, approximately 20% suffer from mental illness and 50% suffer from substance abuse issues. Learn the causes and potential solutions as they are discussed by host George Ingram and Karen LeClaire, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.



Disparities in Health Care: Approximately 50% of the U.S. population represent minorities, yet less than 10% of primary care physicians are non-white Caucasians. Join George Ingram and Dr. Noel C. Brown as they explore the impact of this disparity and what can be done to increase awareness.