Dr. Kevin Soden, an Emmy, Telly, and International Freddie Award-winning medical journalist for more than 20 years, can now be seen each day as the host of Healthline, a daily half-hour medical show on the Retirement Living Network. He was a National Medical Reporter for NBC News Channel and has also appeared regularly on NBC’s Today Show. Dr. Soden is available to speak on a variety of timely and interesting health topics including Stress Management, Laughing Your Way to Better Health, and Men and Women-Can They Really Communicate?
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Health and Wellness, Health Care Policy, Healthcare, Humor, Inspiration, Leadership, Stress Management
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North Carolina, US
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• Understand the keys to improved patient/physician communication (medical)
• Be empowered to laugh in the midst of stressful situations (general)
• Have up-to-the-minute insights on important health issues (community health)
• Be better equipped to gain the media's attention for their organization (business)
• Gain proven leadership strategies that will make a difference in any business (leadership)
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Dr. Kevin Soden has been a medical journalist for more than 20 years and can now be seen each day as the host of Healthline and Whole Body Health on Retirement Living Television. He was a national medical reporter for NBC News and has appeared regularly on NBC’s “Today Show.” He has also been a regular guest on the nationally-syndicated golf show “Par For The Course.”
Dr. Soden has been awarded an Emmy, three Telly Awards, and an International Freddie Award for his work as a medical journalist and TV host. Recently, Dr. Soden’s documentary, Polio Revisted won the TV category for the 2008 Awards in Excellence in Health Care Journalism from the Association of Health Care Journalists. The hour-long documentary was a product of RLTV’s award-winning Healthline series, focusing on the Post Polio Syndrome. Healthline was also the winner of the 2008 CableFax award as the best fitness/health series on cable.
Kevin currently serves as the worldwide Medical Director for Texas Instruments and the Cardinal Health Corporation and teaches as a courtesy Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His other awards include the 2001 National Award for Excellence in Medical Reporting from the National Association of Medical Communicators, a finalist for the International Freddie Awards in 2001, and as the Executive Producer for “Rush of the Palms” received the 2003 International Film Critics award for short films. He served 23 years as an ER physician and was also the founder of the oldest, largest, physician-owned managed care organization in the Carolinas.
In 2003, Kevin published “The Art of Medicine: What Every Doctor and Patient Should Know”, a critically acclaimed book focusing on doctor-patient communications and how to improve the doctor-patient relationship. He is also the primary author of a consumer medical book “Special Treatment: How to Get the High-Quality Care Your Doctor Gets” published in September, 2003. He is also a contributing author to the recently published “A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine” and to “Physician Leaders: Who, How and Why Now?” He is soon to publish his third book, “Women, Stress and Happiness: 10 Steps to Having It All and Saving Your Life.”
Dr. Soden graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine and is one of the original inductees into the University of Florida Medical Wall of Fame. He also has a Masters in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Masters in Personnel Administration from Florida State University. He graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in History (Yes, you can get a job with a history degree.)
Kevin has 5 children, ages 40, 31, 30, 9 and 8 (these are not typos and he is crazy) and lives happily and relatively stress-free in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, Dr. Meg Humphrey.
Laughing Your Way to a Better You
The Ten Most Important Lessons Learned from the Best Doctors in America
An Insider's Look at How Television News Really Works (How to Get Your Story on the News)
From the Emergency Room to the Board Room: 10 Lessons in Life and Leadership from Medicine
Taking the Pulse of Heart Disease: The Latest News on Prevention and Treatment
"It was a pleasure having Dr. Soden present at our recent meeting. His presentation hit the mark and he connected well with the audience. He incorporated just the right amount of humor into his presentation to keep the audience engaged." — Scientific Therapeutics Information
"Several picked your opening as the highlight of our conference. One common remark was that you made it okay to laugh. You were a big hit!" — North Carolina Chapter Occupational Health Nurses
"On behalf of Morristown Memorial Hospital, thank you for presenting an excellent program. The presentation you delivered was wonderfully entertaining and provided terrific information about heart disease. It was a successful evening for us!" — Morristown Memorial Hospital