15 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.

    #8 I Quit: Dying for the Fifth Time; Why I Fled the Country; My Baby, My Nightmare

    #8 I Quit: Dying for the Fifth Time; Why I Fled the Country; My Baby, My Nightmare

    "I Quit," means many things in medicine. Sometimes it means literally why we quit medicine -- because sometimes we do.

    It could mean why we quit something else to go into medicine -- because we have plenty of those as well. It could mean our patients saying "I quit" -- and us either supporting them in that or helping to show them the light. For me, I think I've personally cycled through all of those -- had moments where I wanted to quit, had moments where I did quit, and moments where I both helped patients quit or got them to not. And I’m sure you have too.

    No matter how you take it, "Quitting isn't for quitters, or losers," as the old saying goes. Quitting is sometimes the right decision and sometimes just a part of life.

    Chapter One. Dying for the Fifth Time: (2:10) David chases his own cure for a rare condition and ends up on a mission for many others. Story by David Fajgenbaum, MD.

    Chapter Two. Why I Fled the Country: (13:55) When a hospital acquisition forces Joseph into an untenable position, he ends up having to leave the country. Story by Joseph Wiedermann, MD.

    Chapter Three. My MD, My Baby, My Nightmare: (25:32) When Sapna, a new mother and fresh doctor, cuts herself and is exposed to HIV, she goes into emotional hiding. Story by Sapna Kudchadkar, MD.

    Episode produced by Kristina Fiore
    Hosted by Amy Ho, MD
    Sound engineering by Greg Laub
    Theme music by Palomar

    • 35 min
    Inbetweenisode, ASH 2019: "Off the Shelf" Complete Remission, Innovative Sickle Cell Gene Therapy, Making New Meds Fit for Peds

    Inbetweenisode, ASH 2019: "Off the Shelf" Complete Remission, Innovative Sickle Cell Gene Therapy, Making New Meds Fit for Peds

    ORLANDO -- In this in-between-isode, MedPage's Deputy Managing Editor, Ian Ingram, reports highlights presented at ASH 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Investigators presented noteworthy findings on CAR-T for blood cancers, an innovative gene therapy for sickle cell disease, and advancements in making newer therapeutics safely available for pediatric patients with venous thrombosis.

    Episode produced by Ian Ingram
    Hosted and sound engineering by Greg Laub

    • 16 min
    #7 Got Your Back: Patient Jekyll, Mr. Hyde; Over Her Dead Body; Paralysis to Pen Pal

    #7 Got Your Back: Patient Jekyll, Mr. Hyde; Over Her Dead Body; Paralysis to Pen Pal

    Friendship shows up in sometimes unexpected ways in medicine.
    There are moments when the nurse can't get an IV, and the doctor steps in with the ultrasound to help, when the tech starts to tire from doing chest compressions and a student steps behind him, ready to take over.
    These are the signs of a great team, and more importantly than anything, the friendly bonds we share.

    I highlight the "got your back" of a healthcare team, having the back of one of another for the good of the patient -- but in medicine, that feeling is not limited to your team.
    You can independently have the back of your patients, your patients can have your back too.
    We exist in a large interconnected web, and in one way or other we are all players on the team.

    Here are three stories, which capture moments of "Got Your Back" from three very different physicians:

    Chapter One. Patient Jekyll, Mr. Hyde (03:07): A med student's friendly bond with a young VA patient turns into a grain of salt dose for "fresh meat." Story by Rambling Resident.
    >Chapter Two. Over Her Dead Body (17:41): Tim finds friendship in anatomy lab with fellow students … and their cadaver, Melba. Story by Tim Hlavinka, MD.
    Chapter Three. From Paralysis to Pen Pal (25:34): High heeled swagger of an accomplished attending paralyzes Ronil, until an unexpected turn in the relationship. Story by Ronil Shah, MD.

    Ready to tell your story? Check out the Anamnesis tipsheet.

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

    • 35 min
    Inbetweenisode, ACG 2019: Colorectal Cancer Rising in Younger Patients; Contaminated Endoscopes; Human Milk Sugars and IBS

    Inbetweenisode, ACG 2019: Colorectal Cancer Rising in Younger Patients; Contaminated Endoscopes; Human Milk Sugars and IBS

    Our senior editor dives into the GI hot topics covered at this year's ACG meeting SAN ANTONIO -- This year's American College of Gastroenterology meeting featured noteworthy presentations on topics such as functional bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Episode produced by Charles Bankhead Hosted and sound engineering by Greg Laub

    • 16 min
    #6 Rebirth: Child DNR Agony; Woman, MD > Doubt; My Best Failure

    #6 Rebirth: Child DNR Agony; Woman, MD > Doubt; My Best Failure

    We kick off our new season with "Rebirth." Rebirth is an interesting concept in medicine because, for patients, it means one thing. It can mean the patient who hits rock bottom and is finally ready to make a change in their lives. It can mean a new organ in a patient, a literal rebirth for both the donor and the receiver. From the physician side, though, it's a bit different. Some cases, patients, and moments really catapult us into a rebirth because it jars your understanding of yourself and medicine so profoundly. Sometimes it's as simple as advancing your training. Who you are as a medical student is different from who you are as a resident, which is different from who you are as an attending. We are all constantly morphing. Here are three stories, which capture moments of rebirth from three very different physicians: Chapter One. Woman, MD > Panic and Prejudice (03:05): Amy must prove to a patient’s loved one that she actually is an MD, in a moment that solidifies her own confidence as an emergency medicine physician. Story told by Amy Khong, MD. Chapter Two. Child DNR Agony (13:35): Treating a child at death's door, Anastassios is caught between parents who flip-flop on DNR instructions. Story told by pediatrician Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD. Chapter Three. My Best Failure Ever (22:30): Brant fails big time, but then through an unexpected babysitting gig, his perspective on medicine and his love life change forever. Story told by Brant Mittler, MD, JD. Ready to tell your story? Check out the Anamnesis tipsheet. Episode produced by Amanda D’Ambrosio Hosted by Amy Ho, MD Sound engineering by Greg Laub Theme music by Palomar

    • 32 min
    Inbetweenisode, IDWEEK 2019: Grindr for HIV prevention?; Measles Outbreak vs. Antivaxxers; Flu shots work.

    Inbetweenisode, IDWEEK 2019: Grindr for HIV prevention?; Measles Outbreak vs. Antivaxxers; Flu shots work.

    Reporter Molly Walker looks at the broad spectrum of infectious disease topics covered at this year's IDWeek meeting. WASHINGTON -- From flu to HIV to the measles outbreak, this year's IDWeek meeting explored noteworthy infectious disease research. Episode produced by Molly Walker Hosted and sound engineering by Greg Laub Music by Jason Asistores, MD, aka flatfives.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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!

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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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