A podcast for UPMC Health Plan members, Health Break is your quick guide to caring for your mental and physical health, prioritizing wellness, and making the most of your health insurance plan.
Episode 26: Take a Health Break with Dr. Sonika Bhatnagar
Dr. Sonika Bhatnagar, senior medical director of pediatric population health at UPMC Health Plan, takes a Health Break to talk about health and health care for teens.
Related to this episode:
- View pediatric health services.
- Access our provider directory.
- Get connected to tools and programs to support your mental health based on your coverage type.
- Download RxWell.*
About Dr. Sonika Bhatnagar:
Sonika Bhatnagar, MD, MPH, FAAP is Senior Medical Director of Pediatric Population Health at the UPMC Health Plan and adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a pediatrician with a passion for public health, specifically to improve child population health outcomes and quality of life by developing strategies and interventions to impact the social determinants of health and quality of health care for all children, in under-resourced and resourced areas. Dr. Bhatnagar earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine before completing her pediatric residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She earned her master’s degree in public health, specializing in health care policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, along with a certificate in leadership principles from the Harvard Business School Online.
About Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith:
Camille Clarke-Smith, EdD, is a program director in the Quality Improvement, Medicare Stars Department at UPMC Health Plan, where she leads the Medicare Faith and Wellness Program, a 3- to 12-week health and wellness challenge. She is also the founder of the nonprofit Transforming the Health of African American Women (THAW) Inc. She earned a doctorate in health and physical activity education from the University of Pittsburgh in addition to a master’s in exercise science and a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Carlow University.
About Angelo Bartic:
Angelo Bartic is a health coach at UPMC Health Plan, working with members on creating sustainable lifestyle changes in weight management, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and stress management. Beginning as a personal trainer, he quickly connected with his passion for helping others lead healthier lives. He earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and is currently pursuing his master’s in public health. Maintaining his personal training certification, Angelo recently became a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. He enjoys time with his husband and friends participating in recreational sports (kickball and dodgeball) through an LGBTQIA+ sports organization called Stonewall Sports.
*RxWell is available to UPMC Health Plan members who are 14 years old or older.