25 episodes

Anamnesis is a podcast from MedPage Today where health professionals share stories reveling in intangible lessons beyond EMRs and ICD codes. We honor and highlight the humanity and soul of caring for people -- patients and one another. Each episode features 2 or 3 physicians who share their stories around a particular theme with musical interludes from musician doctors and clinicians. In-between-isodes feature reports from recent medical conferences about stories shared there and a brief rundown of top studies and developments.

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Anamnesis is a podcast from MedPage Today where health professionals share stories reveling in intangible lessons beyond EMRs and ICD codes. We honor and highlight the humanity and soul of caring for people -- patients and one another. Each episode features 2 or 3 physicians who share their stories around a particular theme with musical interludes from musician doctors and clinicians. In-between-isodes feature reports from recent medical conferences about stories shared there and a brief rundown of top studies and developments.

    At a Loss: The Hardest Part of Medicine

    At a Loss: The Hardest Part of Medicine

    This Anamnesis episode is called "At a Loss." And that can mean a lot of things -- at a loss for words, at a loss for any certainty, and for us in healthcare, it often means a loss of a patient.

    Chapter 1. Growing Close Then Saying Goodbye (3:00): How helping a sick colleague became a friendship. Story by Debashish Bose, MD, PhD.
    Chapter 2. A Broken System Killed My Young Patient (12:15): We've made improvements, but would anyone say it can't still happen? Story by Gregg Miller, MD.
    Chapter 3. What Could I Have Done Differently? (25:30): Almost a year later, COVID deaths still haunt this doctor. Story by Venus Oliva, DO.


    Episode produced by Kristen Monaco
    Hosted by Amy Ho, MD
    Sound engineering by Greg Laub
    Theme music by Palomar

    • 44 min
    #13 Taboo: Pregnant and Swallowed a Handfuls of Pills; Never Prepared for the Screams; 'Pro-Life' Doc Almost Killed a Pregnant Woman

    #13 Taboo: Pregnant and Swallowed a Handfuls of Pills; Never Prepared for the Screams; 'Pro-Life' Doc Almost Killed a Pregnant Woman

    “Taboo” is a really complex concept in medicine. As healthcare workers treating patients, we are, in a way, stewards of secrets — secrets for patients, for our peers, and for our specialties.

    Chapter One, I Was Pregnant and Swallowed a Handfuls of Pills : (3:23): She wanted to end her life, now she wants to end the stigma surrounding depression. Story by Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA.
    Chapter Two, You’re Never Prepared for the Screams : (13:50): Telling people a loved one died is never easy. Story by Matthew K. Tobin, MD, PhD.
    Chapter Three, So Pro-Life That They Almost Killed a Pregnant Woman : (23:42): A pro-life doctor who did a pro-death thing. Story by Chavi Eve Karkowsky,
    Episode produced by Kristina Fiore
    Hosted by Amy Ho, MD
    Audio mixing/engineering by Greg Laub
    Theme music by Palomar

    • 32 min
    IDWeek 2020: Bare-Budget Contact Tracing; COVID-19 Fog Over HIV and Opioids

    IDWeek 2020: Bare-Budget Contact Tracing; COVID-19 Fog Over HIV and Opioids

    Research presented at the virtual IDWeek conference touched on how COVID-19 has affected a wide swath of issues in infectious diseases, from HIV infections to antibiotic stewardship. Even broader public health issues, such as treating opioid use disorder, were not immune to the pandemic's effects.

    In this "in-between-isode" of MedPage Today's podcast series, Anamnesis, one of our reporters discusses some of the research spotlighted at the meeting.
    Episode produced by Molly Walker
    Hosted and sound engineering by Greg Laub

    • 11 min
    Inbetweenisode: Fauci Dishes on COVID-19 Antibody Therapies

    Inbetweenisode: Fauci Dishes on COVID-19 Antibody Therapies

    Our infectious disease reporter Molly Walker interviews Anthony Fauci, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director. They discuss a promising line of attack on COVID-19 that has flown under media attention compared with vaccines, convalescent plasma, or hydroxychloroquine.
    Episode produced by MedPage Staff
    Hosted and sound engineering by Greg Laub

    • 6 min
    #12 Infectious: How COVID Killed My Colleague-Patient; Attacked by Anti-Vaxxers; I Was Right

    #12 Infectious: How COVID Killed My Colleague-Patient; Attacked by Anti-Vaxxers; I Was Right

    You're joining us on Anamnesis, a podcast about medicine ... but the things about medicine that aren't drugs and protocols and studies, the things about medicine that are hard to articulate, that make us come back for more, that keep us engaged in this crazy, mixed-up world we get to participate in, called "caring." Caring for patients, caring for the health of our nation, and caring about our fellow man/woman in healthcare. Care has been more important than ever with everything going on.

    On Anamnesis, we strive to give you relief, context, and insight into our field, which is more important now than ever. Our theme is super appropriate, as are our guests in this episode titled "Infectious."

    Chapter One, How COVID Killed My Colleague-Patient : (2:08): He was watching soccer, then days later he was dead. Story by Suraj Saggar, DO.
    Chapter Two, I Was Right : (12:10): How one doctor learned the importance of an infectious message for advocacy. Story by Brita Lundberg, MD.
    Chapter Three, Attacked by Anti-Vaxxers : (27:25): What happens when information goes viral ... the wrong way. Story by Todd Wolynn, MD.
    Episode produced by Amanda D'Ambrosio
    Hosted by Amy Ho, MD
    Audio mixing/engineering by Greg Laub

    • 41 min
    #11 Stolen Identity: Black Sniper, Black Doctor; From Dead Child to Gun Store; Africa Saved Me

    #11 Stolen Identity: Black Sniper, Black Doctor; From Dead Child to Gun Store; Africa Saved Me

    Today, we’re covering the theme Stolen Identity. Because right now, more than ever, with racism on our minds and protests across the country, identity is all about who we are as a country and as healers.
    Because in medicine, we interact with all walks of life – all types of ethnicities, of race, of socioeconomic classes. We see cops and prisoners. We see black and white and every color in between. We see rich, we see poor.
    And in a way, our patients reflect back parts of ourselves, of our own identities.

    Chapter One, Black Sniper, Black Doctor: (2:30) A physician’s collision course with racism and gun violence. Story by Brian Williams, MD.
    Chapter Two, I Had to Move to Africa to Find My Place in Medicine:(15:37) How one doctor disappointed her parents at first but grew into her whole life. Story by Meena Srivastava, DO, MPH.
    Chapter Three, From Another Dead Child to Gun Store: (30:05) A high-achieving doctor considers taking his life. Story by Adam B. Hill, MD.
    Episode produced by Shannon Firth
    Hosted by Amy Ho, MD
    Sound engineering by Greg Laub
    Theme music by Palomar

    • 40 min

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