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This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us help our patients, practices, colleagues, communities and most of all, ourselves.

If you want to share you expertise on the podcast, please email me at brad@physiciansguidetodoctoring.com or @physiciansguide on Twitter.

Physician's Guide to Doctoring Bradley B. Block, MD

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This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us help our patients, practices, colleagues, communities and most of all, ourselves.

If you want to share you expertise on the podcast, please email me at brad@physiciansguidetodoctoring.com or @physiciansguide on Twitter.

    Physicians in Recovery, Part II, with Dr. Sean Fogler

    Physicians in Recovery, Part II, with Dr. Sean Fogler

    Dr. Fogler is the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition, a person in long-term recovery, physician and certified recovery specialist. He has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry working as a physician, and with patients, administrators, and insurance organizations. In this portion, we start off discussing how to effectively help friends and colleagues with substance use disorder, the importance of language in this area, and then he tells his story.

    • 37 min
    Physicians in Recovery, Part I, with Dr. Sean Fogler

    Physicians in Recovery, Part I, with Dr. Sean Fogler

    Sean Fogler, MD is the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC), a person in long-term recovery, physician and certified recovery specialist. In this first part, we talk about how common a substance use disorder is among physicians and why we are at higher risk than the general public. He gives guidance on where to go to seek help if you have a substance use disorder. We discuss Physician’s Health Programs some critical elements to recovery.

    • 29 min
    Private Practice Efficiency Matters

    Private Practice Efficiency Matters

    Dr. Boucher is a pediatrician, podcaster, physician coach, blogger, and physician efficiency expert. We discuss ways to make sure the private practice physician is maximizing the use of their time. The key is to plan as much of your day as possible, schedule in some flex time for unexpected events, and be as proactive as possible about doing your work at times in which you are most efficient – when nobody else is around or awake. He is the host of privatepracticematters.com.

    • 38 min
    Overcoming Our Racial Biases to Better Serve Our Patients

    Overcoming Our Racial Biases to Better Serve Our Patients

    Dr. Uché Blackstock is an emergency medicine physician and founder of Advancing Health Equity. She is passionate about addressing the detrimental effects of racism on health outcomes. We discuss the origins of structural racism and how this continues to influence the health outcomes of minorities. She gives us tools for reflecting on our own biases and how we can address them. In addition to patient care, we talk about improving the diversity of faculty, and the importance of mentorship and sponsorship.

    • 39 min
    Rheumatology Made Ridiculously Simple

    Rheumatology Made Ridiculously Simple

    Adam Brown, MD, is a rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic and the host of the Rheuminations podcast (and is also the author of Rheumatology Made Ridiculously Simple). We discuss why someone would choose rheumatology and why they are frequently the smartest doctors in the hospital. We discuss the basics of arthritis, how to interpret an ANA and why we shouldn’t be so laser-focused on our own organ systems if a patient isn’t improving as expected. We also discuss why gout is such an underappreciated phenome

    • 38 min
    Facing Adverse Outcomes and Malpractice Litigation, Part 2

    Facing Adverse Outcomes and Malpractice Litigation, Part 2

    In this second segment, Dr. Dearmin builds on the idea of the physician’s second victim status in bad outcome and potentially in litigation. The plaintiff’s attorney can weaponize our empathy against us after a bad outcome and she teaches us how to defend against that. She builds on ideas on how to recover that were discussed in the first episode.
    She is the founder of thrivephysician.com, where she focuses exclusively on the well-being of physicians facing adverse outcomes and malpractice litigation.

    • 33 min

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