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The podcast that reimagines how we work together as healthcare professionals; where we sit down with some of the most inspiring, hardworking, game changers in the field of medicine focused on the mission of improving the well-being of our healthcare community.

    077: Using Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Michael Greger MD, FACLM

    077: Using Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Michael Greger MD, FACLM

    Dr. Michael Greger MD, FACLM



    * General Practitioner

    * Clinical Nutrition Specialist

    * Founder member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

    * Undergrad: Cornell University

    * Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine



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    Description:

    Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and an internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. Dr. Greger is a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine.  He runs the popular website Nutritionfacts.org, a nonprofit, science-based public service site providing free daily updates on the latest nutrition research. Dr. Gregor’s newest book: “How not to Diet” lays out the key ingredients of a successful diet, one that can beat the results of any trendy-based approach. In the book, he goes beyond food discussing the science of chronobiology and fat burning regiments. It’s important to note that all proceeds received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements are all donated to charity.

    In this episode, we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, why he chose to practice lifestyle medicine, and we discuss the lapse of nutritional training in medical education.

    • 47 min
    076: Using lifestyle to treat disease with Dr. Melissa Mondala MD, MHA, MS

    076: Using lifestyle to treat disease with Dr. Melissa Mondala MD, MHA, MS

    Dr. Melissa Mondala MD, MHA, MS



    * Family Medicine

    * Preventative Medicine Faculty

    * Specializes in Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine

    * Grad School: Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School

    * Medical School: Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School

    * Residency: Loma Linda University Health



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    Description:

    Dr. Mondala is a Southern California Native who completed Medical School and received a Masters of Biomedical Sciences and Masters in Healthcare Administration from Rosalind Franklin Medical School. She went on complete her Family Medicine residency at Loma Linda University where she is now a Preventative Medicine faculty specializing in Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Mondala is active in the American college of Lifestyle Medicine pushing the boundary of what it means to treat patients from a holistic perspective. With experience practicing in China, Guam, the Midwest and on the west coast, Dr. Mondala is using lifestyle and culture to treat patients and study methods of habitual lifestyle modifications. On so many of our episodes we have interviewed specialists and surgical specialists, when in reality, primary care is shaping how we treat patients of tomorrow.

    In this episode, we dive deep discussing why she chose family medicine and the continuity of care following patients throughout their life it provides. We discuss diet, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and overall well-being to help patients reverse disease and help get them off their medications. And lastly, we discuss advice to medical students and residents about taking care of oneself and how to incorporate lifestyle modifications into our own lives.

    • 38 min
    075: Chasing my Cure with Dr. David Fajgenbaum MD, MBA, MSc

    075: Chasing my Cure with Dr. David Fajgenbaum MD, MBA, MSc

    Dr. David Fajgenbaum MD, MBA, MSc



    * Physician Scientist

    * Assistant Professor of Medicine

    * Executive Director of the Castleman disease Collaborative Network

    * Undergrad: Georgetown University

    * Grad School: University of Oxford

    * Business School: Wharton Business School

    * Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine



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    Description:

    Dr. Fajgenbaum is the Cofounder and executive director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and an NIH funded Physician Scientist. He is not only one of the world’s leading experts on Castleman’s Disease devoting his life to discovering new treatments for rare disease; he is a patient and survivor of idiopathic multicentric Castleman’s Disease. He is the founder of the AMF and the cofounder of the National Grief Support Network. He received his BS magna cum lauda with honors from Georgetown University where he was a division 1 college football quarterback, he has a MSc from the University of Oxford, completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from Wharton School of Business. He was one of the youngest appointed faculty at Perelman School of Medicine and was one of the youngest awardees of an RO1 NIH research grant. He was been on Forbes 30 under 30, he is an elected fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, he has been listed as one of the top physicians leaders and has been honored with prestigious awards such as the Atlas Award for the World Affairs and the Hope Science Award. Dr. Fajgenbaum is the author of his memoir titled: “Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action” and a true patient advocate.

    Dr. Fajgenbaum’s story is one of hope and one of suffering. In this episode, we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, how he used the grief of losing his mother to brain cancer when he was in college for good, why he had to learn first-hand of the shortcomings of the medical profession, and why he wakes up every day committed to advancing our understanding and available therapeutics for rare diseases like Castleman’s disease.



    Surviving Medicine:

    Dear MedStudents: This month we launched our December editorials with the topic Dear MedStudent. We have had some great articles by Anya Bazzell about Survival in Medical school, by Jeremy Scott about Holding on to who you are, and by Abigail Felsted about Staying positive through the trials of medical school. Links to their articles can be found in our show notes. If you have a topic you want to write about, send our managing editor an email at jeremy@survivingmedicine.org.



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    This episode is brought to you by OCB Healthcare Accounting, an all in one accounting firm for small healthcare businesses and private practices. One thing that we love about OCB is they are QuickBook professionals with healthcare experience,

    • 54 min
    074: Finding time to live outside of the hospital with Dr. Mike Muellner MD

    074: Finding time to live outside of the hospital with Dr. Mike Muellner MD

    Dr. Michael Muellner, MD – Internal Medicine



    * Board Certified: Internal Medicine

    * Medical School: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    * Residency: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles



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    Description:

    Dr. Muellner is an Internal Medicine Physician in Los Angeles, California. He is a California native who has a passion for all things style, fashion, health, travel, and lifestyle. Dr. Muellner is pushing the boundaries of creativity outside of medicine. In college, he double majored in Communications and Molecular Biology, minored in Music Composition. He is a proficient skateboarder, guitar player, singer, blogger, and youtuber discussing the day in the life of a doctor. Dr. Muellner is one of the OGs of medical blogging, consistently putting out content since 2014.

    In this episode, we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, why he resisted medicine for so long, how he uses his experience in the arts as a physician, and we discuss his love for music, skateboarding, and fashion. Dr. Muellner has a refreshing outlook on medicine and was generous enough to wake up early to record the episode with me on a Sunday Morning at 5am before his 12-hour shift in the hospital.



    Surviving Medicine:

    Dear MedStudents: This month we launched our December editorials with the topic Dear MedStudent. We have had some great articles by Anya Bazzell about Survival in Medical school, by Jeremy Scott about Holding on to who you are, and by Abigail Felsted about Staying positive through the trials of medical school. Links to their articles can be found in our show notes. If you have a topic you want to write about, send our managing editor an email at jeremy@survivingmedicine.org.



    Sponsors:

    OCB Healthcare Accounting:

    This episode is brought to you by OCB Healthcare Accounting, an all in one accounting firm for small healthcare businesses and private practices. One thing that we love about OCB is they are QuickBook professionals with healthcare experience, utilizing a tailored approach specific to your needs. With over 20 years’ experience they are a full-service bookkeeping firm specializing in accounting, payroll, taxes, and financial planning. For a limited time, they are offering 25% off their services to our listeners for the first three months, visit www.ocbmed.com. Call 949-215-6200 to learn more.

    • 45 min
    073: ‘It’s time Doctors take back Healthcare’ with Dr. Cedric Rutland MD

    073: ‘It’s time Doctors take back Healthcare’ with Dr. Cedric Rutland MD

    Dr. Cedric ‘Jamie’ Rutland MD – Pulmonary / Critical Care



    * Pulmonologist

    * Critical Care Intensivist

    * WestCoastLung – Rutland Medical Group

    * Undergrad: University of California Davis

    * MedSchool: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

    * Residency: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

    * Fellowship: University of Kansas School of Medicine



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    Description:

    Dr. Rutland is a Pulmonary Critical Care Physician in Southern California. He attended College and the University of California Davis, attended Medical School and residency at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and fellowship at the University of Kansas for Pulmonary Critical Care. Dr. Rutland is triple board certified in Int Med, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and is the owner of WestCoastLung within the Rutland Medical Group. He is the Vice President of the association of healthcare social media is the National spokesperson for the American Lung Association and is popularly known for his social media presence on Instagram and on youtube where he hosts the show Medicine Deconstructed. Dr. Rutland is an interstitial lung disease expert with a passion for lung disease, sneakers, and teaching.

    In this episode we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, how he learned to concentrate and focus, the sacrifices he made to become a physician, why physicians need to learn to communicate better, and why every medical school should teach the business of medicine.



    Surviving Medicine:

    Dear MedStudents: This month we launched our December editorials with the topic Dear MedStudent. We have had some great articles this week by Anya Bazzell about Survival in Medical school, by Jeremy Scott about Holding on to who you are, and by Abigail Felsted about Staying positive through the trials of medical school. Links to their articles can be found in our show notes. If you have a topic you want to write about, send our managing editor an email at jeremy@survivingmedicine.org.



    Sponsors:

    OCB Healthcare Accounting:

    This episode is brought to you by OCB Healthcare Accounting, an all in one accounting firm for small healthcare businesses and private practices. One thing that we love about OCB is they are QuickBook professionals with healthcare experience, utilizing a tailored approach specific to your needs. With over 20 years’ experience they are a full-service bookkeeping firm specializing in accounting, payroll, taxes, and financial planning. For a limited time, they are offering 25% off their services to our listeners for the first three months, visit www.ocbmed.com. Call 949-215-6200 to learn more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    072: Not all radiologists sit in a dark room with Dr. Anjali Malik MD – Radiology

    072: Not all radiologists sit in a dark room with Dr. Anjali Malik MD – Radiology

    Dr. Anjali Malik MD – Breast Radiologist



    * Breast Imaging Expert

    * Diagnostic Radiology

    * Washington Radiology

    * Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University

    * Masters: Johns Hopkins University

    * MedSchool: Tulane Medical School

    * Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center

    * Fellowship: George Washington University



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    Description:

    Dr. Malik is a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in intervention and breast imaging radiology. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and did a 5-year residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas-Southwestern. She went on to specialize in breast imaging and intervention. Dr. Malik is the daughter of an anesthesiologist and a primary care physician, she has a MPH from Johns Hopkins University, is a medical advisor for Bright Pink which focuses on women and breast health awareness, and is on the communications committee for the society of breast imaging.

    In this episode we discuss her path to radiology, how hurricane Katrina shaped her medical career, why she focuses on public health around the globe, why she did a 5-year diagnostic radiology specializing in interventional diagnosis and breast imaging, and the future of radiology in the growing age of artificial intelligence.



    Surviving Medicine:

    This past week we launched our December editorials with the topic Dear MedStudent. We had a great article by Steven Xie, known on social media as PremedMotivation. His article covered things he wish he knew before medical school. If you have a topic you want to write about, send our managing editor an email at jeremy@survivingmedicine.org.



    Sponsors:

    OCB Healthcare Accounting:

    This episode is brought to you by OCB Healthcare Accounting, an all in one accounting firm for small healthcare businesses and private practices. One thing that we love about OCB is they are QuickBook professionals with healthcare experience, utilizing a tailored approach specific to your needs. With over 20 years’ experience they are a full-service bookkeeping firm specializing in accounting, payroll, taxes, and financial planning. For a limited time, they are offering 25% off their services to our listeners for the first three months, visit www.ocbmed.com. Call 949-215-6200 to learn more.

    • 58 min

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