In this episode, Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner and Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, discuss why women are at a disadvantage when it comes to medical care, and they explore the gender bias that exists in hospitals and doctor’s offices around the world.
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is a cardiologist who has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. Her passion began when she was told, “There is no such thing as women and heart disease,” while she was observing women patients being misdiagnosed and mistreated. She is director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at The Mount Sinai Hospital In New York City. Previously, she was director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Lenox Hill, also in New York City. Author of Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life, she has been awarded a New York Times Super Doctor and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Cardiovascular Disease and named to New York magazine’s prestigious Best Doctors list. Dr. Steinbaum is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and a national spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign and a chairperson of the Go Red for Women in New York City. She is on the New York City Board of the American Heart Association. Dr. Suzanne’s motto for life balance, success, healing and ultimate happiness is simply “living from the heart.” Learn more at her website at DrSuzanneSteinbaum.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
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