27 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.

    Eureka: The Moment When It All Clicks

    Eureka: The Moment When It All Clicks

    This Anamnesis episode is called “Eureka.” In medicine, a "eureka moment" usually comes for us through special patients. As much as we teach patients, they teach us so much more.

    Chapter 1. The Death of One Little Girl Helped Millions (4:28): A case more than 35 years ago has spurred discoveries ever since. Story by Kevin Tracey, MD.

    Chapter 2. Screaming Patient, No Restraints (16:00): A story about empathy in emergency psychiatry. Story by Scott Zeller, MD.

    Chapter 3. Diagnosing the Mind of a Special Patient (26:40): This patient proved that rare isn't always rare. Story by Deborah Serani, PsyD.

    Episode produced by Crystal Phend

    Hosted by Amy Ho, MD

    Sound engineering by Greg Laub

    Theme music by Palomar

    • 35 min
    Abandoned: When You're All Alone

    Abandoned: When You're All Alone

    This episode on "Abandoned" is about what happens when you are out there all alone -- whether it's because you're physically sequestered, or feeling like it's you versus the establishment, or you versus the world. Those are trying times, but learning ones for everyone involved.

    Chapter 1. People Died. The Establishment Played Games (3:10): Here's what it took, and how disgracefully long it took, for a simple COVID research project. Story by Martin Makary, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, MedPage Today, and Johns Hopkins professor.

    Chapter 2. The System Failed Us (15:26): Seeking help for her husband, a nurse finds tunnel vision is rampant in medicine. Story by Donna Cardillo, RN.

    Chapter 3. Patients in Pain Left Out and Left Behind (25:50): Top-down policies lead to tragedy. Story by Beth Darnall, PhD.

    Episode produced by Nicole Lou

    Hosted by Amy Ho, MD

    Sound engineering by Greg Laub

    Theme music by Palomar

    • 40 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Scubadoc16 ,

excellent podcast

Thank you so much for doing this podcast. It helps me be a better doctor and feel connected to others in my "tribe" of healers.

AnotherBurntOutDoc ,

Therapeutic!

I wish I had found this or something similar, before I completely burned out and stopped seeing patients. I still would have changed my career role ( I now have a purely administrative role, which I love.). But I believe this type of podcast would have helped with my understanding of these types of aspects in medicine. So nice to hear physicians discuss struggles, fears, as well as victories, and how patients actually impact the doctor personally. Keep up the excellent work!

lwk3 ,

Sherbet

Imagine eating a sumptuous meal of many courses. To clear the palate one serves sherbet of different flavors. Imagine being a pre-medical student in college. How limited the intellect would be with only physics, chemistry, and biology. These episodes are the sherbet that clears the palate between everyday medical practice and the literature and humanities courses that lend expansiveness to being. Listen. Enjoy. Enrich your life. 5+ stars.

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