‘Top Docs Radio’ addresses HC for homeless/housing insecure

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show addresses health care for the homeless or housing insecure – and it features Mohit Agarwal, M.D., a transitional year resident at Gwinnett Medical Center. 

Dr. Agarwal discusses… 

– The definition for homelessness or the “housing insecure”
– The financial toll associated with caring for housing insecure patients 
– How the housing insecure population affects the overall health care system
– What physicians should do when they discharge a housing insecure patient
– The role social workers play in caring for the housing insecure
– Why it’s important to improve the process for discharging the housing insecure
– The ER/hospital discharge cycle timeline 
– Recuperative care units (RCUs)
– 1115 Medicaid waivers

Dr. Agarwal will begin a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the next several weeks. He is member of the MAG Medical Reserve Corps, and he graduated from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 2018. 

Between downloads and live listeners, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show has now reached more than 480,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. 

The ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify, and Stitcher

Resources

Mercy Care

City of Refuge (for women)

Gateway Center (for men) 

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Dr. Agarwal’s ‘e-News from MAG’ article on health care for the housing insecure