54 episodes

Ever wondered what a doctor really thinks of the latest health crazes, the anti-vax movement and vegan diets? Join Dr Polyvios, a doctor who discusses everyday topics in health, fitness and mental wellbeing including health issues that can affect all of us in today’s society.

By teaming up with special guests and experts in their field, this podcast also provides an insight into medical life and its challenges including work related stress and burnout. All from a light-hearted but opinionated doctor’s perspective.

Have a topic that you'd like to have discussed on the show? Visit us at: adoctorsview.uk
Instagram: @adoctorsview
Twitter: @DrPolyvios

*Disclaimer* Please note that all opinions and the content of this Podcast represent those of the host and the show's guests. The content of this podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your own GP/doctor. Please ensure you seek medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare professional if you have any concerns regarding your health or have any medical questions. Under no circumstances shall the Podcast's host or guests be responsible for any damages arising from the use of the Podcast.

A Doctor's View Dr Polyvios

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Ever wondered what a doctor really thinks of the latest health crazes, the anti-vax movement and vegan diets? Join Dr Polyvios, a doctor who discusses everyday topics in health, fitness and mental wellbeing including health issues that can affect all of us in today’s society.

By teaming up with special guests and experts in their field, this podcast also provides an insight into medical life and its challenges including work related stress and burnout. All from a light-hearted but opinionated doctor’s perspective.

Have a topic that you'd like to have discussed on the show? Visit us at: adoctorsview.uk
Instagram: @adoctorsview
Twitter: @DrPolyvios

*Disclaimer* Please note that all opinions and the content of this Podcast represent those of the host and the show's guests. The content of this podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your own GP/doctor. Please ensure you seek medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare professional if you have any concerns regarding your health or have any medical questions. Under no circumstances shall the Podcast's host or guests be responsible for any damages arising from the use of the Podcast.

    Watching 'This Is Going To Hurt'. A Doctor's View

    Watching 'This Is Going To Hurt'. A Doctor's View

    **CONTAINS SPOILERS** In this episode I give my thoughts on the recent TV series based on the book "This is Going to Hurt" by Dr Adam Kay. In my opinion it was a masterpiece and will change the public perception of what a doctor does and has to go through.

    • 22 min
    Studying medicine at an international university and working in the USA

    Studying medicine at an international university and working in the USA

    In this episode we look at studying medicine at an international university vs a traditional medical school. I'm joined by Dr Josh Ramjist a graduate from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada  to talk about these differences as well as offer advice to those looking to study or practice medicine abroad.   
    We discuss: 
    Entry criteria. Length of course. Tuition fees. Qualification at the end.   Working in the US 
    Career path. Specialising. Patient journey in US. Cost of treatment?. What happens if you don’t have insurance?   As well as comparing and contrasting Josh's experience training and working in different countries and the advice he has for prospective medical students.

    • 38 min
    Metabolic health and losing weight | Dr Philip Ovadia

    Metabolic health and losing weight | Dr Philip Ovadia

    For this episode we are joined by a medical colleague in the USA. Dr Philip Ovadia is a board-certified Cardiac Surgeon and founder of Ovadia Heart Health. Once a morbidly obese heart surgeon, struggling to lose weight Dr Ovadia learnt about the importance of metabolic health. This helped him lose over 100 pounds.

    Dr Ovadia has since been determined to help patients improve their metabolic health and ultimately teach them new habits which could save their lives.
    He has written a book about my metabolic health methods called Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day. Stay Off My Operating Table shares the truth about metabolic health so people struggling with chronic disease, heart problems, and obesity can finally discover what’s been holding them back and keeping them sick.

    Together we discuss:
    What is metabolic health and why it is so important.Markers for metabolic health.Cholesterol (LDL/HDL) and its relevance to diet.The principles of metabolic health outside of diet.How improving your metabolic health can help you not only lose weight but improve your health.And much more...Dr Ovadia's website: ovadiahearthealth.com

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    • 50 min
    Psychology of medicine with Dr Haidar Al-Hakim

    Psychology of medicine with Dr Haidar Al-Hakim

    We are joined once again with our friend Dr Haidar Al-Hakim for a candid discuss. We discuss the evolution of physician psychology within medicine, hierarchies, the importance of change within ourselves to help us become more balanced and content.

    Listen to Dr Haidar Al-Hakim's podcast:
    Surgical Spirit podcast click here

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Consequences of burnout in medicine

    Consequences of burnout in medicine

    A discussion with our friends at Doctor’s in Distress; a charity which is dedicated to supporting healthcare workers suffering within the NHS and prevents suicide within the profession. With 3 guest speakers we discuss:
    The consequences of not looking after the mental health of our healthcare workersIncreased burnoutHealthcare workers leaving the profession Poor mental health and in some cases suicide amongst all healthcare professionalsThe current GP crisis

    The damage of the healthcare workers as heroes narrativeIncreased pressure on an already burned out and perfectionist workforceHealthcare workers are already reluctant to ask for help – if they’re called heroes/heroines this inhibits this further.Links:
    Doctors in Distress
    Permitted to Pause
    Bios:

    Dr Gavin McColl
    Gavin is a trustee of 'Doctors in Distress' a charity that supports healthcare workers and prevents suicide within the profession. He helped establish the 'Primary Care Gambling Service', an integrated counselling service for problem gamblers that also helps to improve recognition and competence in primary care of this emerging public health issue. He is the Clinical Lead for New Cross Health Centre and Sternhall Lane Surgery and is passionate about transforming the patient journey through health services in order to better address the complexity now seen in modern primary care. In 2010 he established the charity 'On Call Africa' with three colleagues and has developed a replicable model that addresses remote health care delivery in Zambia which works to strengthen and augment, rather than replace, the capacity of the existing health services.
     
    Miss Samantha Anthony
    Samantha is an Associate Specialist in Dermatology at West Herts NHS Trust, principally working as a skin cancer surgeon for the past 14 years and previously as a GP too.  After being diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and when reaching burnout in 2017, she created Permitted To Pause (www.permittedtopause.co.uk and instagram @permittedtopause), to reach out to doctors and healthcare professionals to encourage positive changes to their well-being, and share understanding of why self-care is so often a low priority in the profession, and to help us all to overcome our barriers to this. Samantha has met and collaborated with DiD since 2020, sharing ideas and fund raising, and continues to support all the excellent work that they do.
     
    Brenda Donnelly
    Brenda is a CD for South Southwark PCN serving a 145K population. She qualified as an RGN in Belfast in 1983 and has practiced in the UK, The Netherlands and Australia. She landed in primary care in 1994 as a GPN and happily found her niche, she completed a MSc in Primary Care development 2003 and a PGCE in Primary care in 2015. An ex-Nurse partner in South East London she currently enjoys a portfolio career she is particularly interested in community and practice development and working with families and children in deprived areas.   She is passionate about growing and supporting multi professional primary care teams fit for providing future population health. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Imposter syndrome and perceived failure

    Imposter syndrome and perceived failure

    In this episode I take a look at imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome leaves you feeling like you don’t deserve your success. You feel as if you have achieved everything through luck, easy obstacles and without merit. This can make you constantly afraid of being ‘found out as a fraud’, prevent you from applying for a better position and constantly belittling your own abilities.

    I also discuss the reasons as to why imposter syndrome is affecting more and more people progressing through their academic life as well as why I believe it affects a number of healthcare workers.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

atom95149 ,

Added to my regular listens!

Very useful to me as a medical Doctor. Useful for others too!
Glad I found it…

Christina Katsi ,

A rare find!

Dr Polyvios has helped me so much in so many different health topics- his advice and wide spread knowledge is extremely useful and I look forward to listening every night. Recommend. Thank you Doctor.

HKG JGEM ,

Really interesting!

I really enjoy Dr Polyvios podcast. He talks about very interesting topics and has a very calm and engrossing voice!

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