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Optimal Health

35 EpisodesProduced by Hudson PhysiciansWebsite

Optimal Health Podcast by Hudson Physicians will discuss topics to get you back to optimal health when you are feeling sick, stressed, overwhelmed, or run down.

35 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

A Glance Inside New Richmond Medical Center With Dr. Harrold

February 7th, 2023


In this episode, the Medical Director of New Richmond Medical Center, Dr. Stephen Harrold himself, joins host Pete Waggoner to discuss the upcoming …

Cancer Care and New Treatment Options With Oncologist Timothy Toonen

January 19th, 2023


In this episode of the Optimal Health Podcast, host Pete Waggoner is joined by Dr. Timothy Toonen of Minnesota Oncology to share his expertise and …

The Hudson Medical Center Opens Its Doors to the Hudson Community

December 6th, 2022


In this episode, Hudson Physicians' CEO Matt Brandt joins host Pete Waggoner on the Optimal Health Podcast to discuss the Hudson Medical Center's upcoming public open house on January 12, 2023. They talk about the …

Foot Care 101: Understanding Podiatry with Dr. Nyquist

October 31st, 2022


In this episode, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Allie Nyquist sits with host Pete Waggoner to discuss foot health and care. She also shares how at the young age of 15, she knew she wanted to enter the medical field and …

Living with Diabetes: Tips for Optimal Health with Sara Harris

September 30th, 2022


In this short yet information-packed episode, host Pete Waggoner interviews Sara Harris about her profession as a registered dietician and a specialist in diabetes care. Sara shares her firsthand experience managing …

A Glimpse Into Hudson Imaging and the World of Radiology With Dr. David Wicklund

September 9th, 2022


In this short yet insightful episode, Dr. David Wicklund of Minneapolis Radiology sits with Pete Waggoner to talk about radiology, specifically how …

A Look Into Preventive Care, Obesity, and Medical Marijuana With Dr. Stephen Harrold

August 16th, 2022


In this episode, Pete Waggoner and Dr. Stephen Harrold of the Hudson Physicians delve deeper into routine patient visits and preventive care. They …

Staying Fit & Healthy with Hudson Physicians' Self-Paced Challenges

July 11th, 2022


In this quick episode, Pete Waggoner gets us up to speed on the latest updates on Hudson Physicians' self-paced health challenges. He talks about how these challenges are the perfect way to foster and experience a sense …

Hudson Medical Center: A Look at the New Hudson's Anticipated Ambulatory Surgery Center

May 30th, 2022


In this episode, host Pete Waggoner is joined by Hudson Physicians' CEO Matt Brandt, Dr. Jonathan Susa, Dan Zismer, and Dr. Gary Schwartz of …

Help with Headaches with Dr. D'Souza

April 19th, 2022



In this episode, Dr. Jacqueline D’Souza joins host Pete Waggoner to talk about headaches. They discuss the difference between simple and complex headaches, what causes them, and how they are diagnosed. Dr. …

Getting To Know Sports Medicine with Dr. Jason Lee

March 31st, 2022


In this Optimal Health episode, Dr. Jason Lee, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, sits down with host Pete Waggoner to discuss all things sports medicine. Dr. Lee offers an in-depth explanation of what sports medicine …

Managing Sports Concussion with Dr. Likness

March 1st, 2022


In this episode, host Pete Waggoner interviews Dr. Lincoln Likness, the pioneer of Hudson Physicians' sports concussion program. They discuss how the …

Concrete Evidence: The Sturdy Construction of the Hudson Medical Center

March 1st, 2022


When a prominent new building is being constructed, it is the end result that catches the attention of neighbors and patrons. They might notice …

New Richmond Medical Center

February 22nd, 2022


In this episode, Hudson Physicians CEO, Matt Brandt sits with our host, Pete Waggoner, to share the exciting news about Hudson's new medical center in New Richmond. Matt gets candid about the design and scope of …

Twin Cities Orthopedics

February 4th, 2022


Discover how the new Twin Cities Orthopedics location in the Hudson Medical Center can help the community get a leg up on their musculoskeletal …

Foot Health & Podiatry

January 6th, 2022


Your feet take the weight of your whole body

It's easy to see how painful feet can quickly lead to discomfort and cause health problems. If you have …

Associated Eye Care

January 1st, 2022


Learn how the new Western Wisconsin Eye Center of Excellence can assist the community with cradle-to-grave medical and surgical eye care.  Podcast …

The Use of Emerging Technology to Streamline Healthcare Design

December 21st, 2021


Using Technology to Streamline Healthcare Design

How do you imagine the construction of a 50 million dollar project? Do you use cardboard boxes to …

Hearing Loss & Early Prevention

December 14th, 2021


Meet our Audiology provider, Kirsten Daniels, AuD, in today’s podcast about health and your hearing.

She discusses hearing loss & early …

Hudson Medical Center

November 16th, 2021


See how we are expanding to serve our community better. Hudson Physicians is building a 3-story multi-tenant facility, Hudson Medical Center, with …

How To Pick the Appropriate Therapist for Your Child

September 24th, 2021


Children have ongoing changes based on their age and development. Here are some things to consider when reaching out for your child regarding mental health services.

What you’ll learn:

• Who are mental health providers …

Returning to the Classroom

August 9th, 2021


Dr. Concepcion and Lauren Knapp discuss going back to school and the feelings you and your kids may be having. What you can expect, things you can …

More than Vericose Veins

July 22nd, 2021


Dr. Schneider discusses when veins have trouble sending blood from your limbs back to the heart, which is known as venous insufficiency.

Listen to the podcast to learn about signs and symptoms to look for, as well as …

Electronics - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

June 25th, 2021


In the 3rd episode in our Mental Health podcast series, we discuss the wide range of effects that electronics have on our lives, particularly our …

Anxiety in Childhood (Mental Health series)

May 25th, 2021


Did you know that, at any point in time, 10 to 20% of kids and teens suffer from a diagnosable anxiety disorder?

In the 2nd episode in our Mental Health podcast series, we discuss the important topic of childhood …

Behavioral & Mental Health Program Introduction

April 8th, 2021


Get to know our newest Behavioral and Mental Health Program, developed and carried out by our team of mental health providers, Dr. Delahunty, Dr. Concepcion and Lauren Knapp.

Feb 19, COVID-19 Vaccine Update

February 19th, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine Update with CEO, Matt Brandt. Recorded on February 19, 2021. 

We are keeping risks low while continuing to treat medical issues via telemedicine.

Telemedicine - 715-531-6800 (option #1)

It’s best to …


July 9th, 2020


Dr. Ryan McFarland and Hudson Physician's CEO Matt Brandt discuss frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19.

Colon Cancer

July 3rd, 2020


Dr. Druffner discusses symptoms, screening methods, treatment, surgery, and genetic risk relating to colon cancer. Dr. Ade specializes in GI services.

April 28, COVID-19 & Community Outreach

April 28th, 2020


COVID-19 & Community Outreach with CEO, Matt Brandt, Dr. Ryan McFarland, and city of Hudson District 2 Alderperson, Bill Alms. 

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COVID-19 resources from Hudson Physicians

April 3, COVID-19 Update

April 3rd, 2020


COVID-19 podcast update with CEO, Matt Brandt, and Dr. Ryan McFarland. Recorded on April 3, 2020.

It’s important to stay on top of your routine appointments.

We are keeping risks low while continuing to treat medical …

COVID-19 and Virtual Telemedicine Appointments

March 19th, 2020


New COVID-19 podcast with CEO, Matt Brandt and Dr. Keith Bratulich. Recorded on March 19. 

Learn more about Virtual Telemedicine Appointments as …

Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Support with Dr. Barnum

March 13th, 2020


If you've ever been afraid to exercise, cough, or laugh because of urinary leakage, you'll want to tune into this podcast with Dr. Barnum.

What you can expect from Hudson Physicians in 2020.

February 14th, 2020


CEO, Matt Brandt, talks about what you can expect from Hudson Physicians in 2020.

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