There are 65 million caregivers in America today. As our population ages, the number of caregivers—including family members and professionals—will continue to rise. To help answer the complex questions caregivers face, UHC TV has launched Caregiver Connections, a new Ask the Expert program hosted by Dr. Jamie Huysman.

Dr. Jamie is a renowned expert who speaks across the nation on senior care, caregiving, addiction, compassion fatigue, and healthcare reform. As host of Caregiver Connections, he welcomes questions from UHC TV viewers about all things related to caregiving, with a special focus on helping caregivers take better care of themselves.

Dr. Jamie Huysman

Meet our caregiving expert

James Huysman, Psy.D., L.C.S.W., is vice president of provider relations and government affairs at WellMed Medical Management, a UnitedHealth company. With almost 30 years of medical and behavioral health leadership experience in hospitals and managed care, he is a fierce advocate of patient-centered healthcare and a workforce in touch with its own wellness. In addition to blogging for, he writes about aging and caregiving for, Florida MD, and Today’s Caregiver.

“Changing the face of healthcare delivery for seniors is my top professional priority,” says Dr. Jamie. “If you are a caregiver, you’re on a powerful path of awareness and transformation, and I’m happy to be there along with you.”

About UHC TV’s Ask the Expert series

UHC TV is a service of UnitedHealthcare. By delivering educational, entertaining videos about good health and living well, the station encourages viewers to grow healthy.

Viewers can submit questions for Ask the Expert programs via Our experts record answer sessions several times a month. The UHC TV team adds video answers as soon as they are completed.

Caregiver Connections with Dr. Jamie Huysman