7 episodes

From the country's #1 disruptive physician comes the only podcast which combines the humor of the infamous Placebo Journal with the wit of the Authentic Medicine Blog.  Dr. Farrago interviews doctors, change makers, CEOs, and innovators to give listeners the backstage pass to what is really going on in the healthcare today.

Authentic Medicine Podcast Douglas Farrago MD

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

From the country's #1 disruptive physician comes the only podcast which combines the humor of the infamous Placebo Journal with the wit of the Authentic Medicine Blog.  Dr. Farrago interviews doctors, change makers, CEOs, and innovators to give listeners the backstage pass to what is really going on in the healthcare today.

    Authentic Medicine Podcast #7: Blockchain Technology for Healthcare That is Owned by Physicians with Leah Houston MD

    Authentic Medicine Podcast #7: Blockchain Technology for Healthcare That is Owned by Physicians with Leah Houston MD

    We talk to Dr. Leah Houston MD in this podcast about her passion, which is blockchain technology to help solve the healthcare crisis. This is summarized as a distributed ledger of bundled data to make information and transactions secure.  In this case it is a distributed ledger of your credentials as a doctor, which is a digital identity, that gives us doctors ownership of our right to work.  This will be a PHYSICIAN ONLY community.  It is a form of a healthcare economy OWNED by physicians, giving us a say and right to work.  Therefore, we now own the right of this intellectually property.  It will eventually be a way we can make money off our data.  Basically, it is about giving power back to the doctors through this decentralized technology.  That being said, this needs mass adoption by physicians to be successful.  There are nefarious competitors out there that are NOT doctors. This is coming whether we like it or not.  The question is whether we want to join together and do it ourselves to implement change with a collective physician voice.
    The goal of Dr. Houston’s company is to first build the credential ledger and then possibly build the cryptocurrency for patients to use with doctors.  It is also give us collective bargaining power using this blockchain technology.  Lastly, the decentralized concept allows physicians to vote on issues how to run the company, on what treatment plans are better, which policies are appropriate for patients, etc.
    This is a young company and an early investment opportunity.  Full disclosure, I am not an investor at this time and YOU MUST READ EVERYTHING before you decide to join.  They are looking for founding members and then regular members.  There are always risks in any venture.  However, it looks like blockchain companies are coming and so do you want to take that risk and be involved early? Do we want the AMA or Walmart to own this space?  This is a question only you can answer.
    Here is the website for HPEC and here is Dr. Houston's bio and a brief business planthat she sends to investors. "If you look closely the amount of equity I give to doctors compared to investors is much more.  I am doing to reverse this trend of the money people exploiting us. Its time to use them and put their hard work to our advantage!"
    Some more information:
    Businesses of future will not be only about providing value through products or services; they will also be
    about providing value through the community. Biggest businesses of next decade will also have a powerful tribe behind them enacting change. Products will be sold not only because of the value they offer but because of the tribe they will provide access to once bought. We are doing this by using powerful and secure new technology.
    This technology is powerful because it first verifies a persons identity and then based on that identity allow them to transact for any goods and services peer to peer and free from third party influence, tax, or broker fee. What you transact depends on what is within your rights based on your identity.
    For physicians and surgeons, in the example of healthcare, your identity will be attached to the fact that you are a
    physician or surgeon (MD or a DO) and it will be attached to your residency training and credentials number of years in practice, potentially licenses, whether you have other advanced degrees such as an MBA or MPH etc. A patients identity can also be attached to their unique data, and their medical records that they own.  They like physicians will also have their jobs careers attached to their ID.  Everyone will also have their means of transacting, crypto currency dollars and other assets, like your home and car, all attached to this secure verifiable and un-hackable digital identity.
    Please see all the attached information here and listen to the podcast.  Also, here is an articlethat outlines the importance of a digital identity, how it can empower

    • 47 min
    Authentic Medicine Podcast #6: Corruption and Collusion of the MOC with Wes Fisher MD

    Authentic Medicine Podcast #6: Corruption and Collusion of the MOC with Wes Fisher MD

    Want to know how deep the rabbit hole goes for corruption in the medical industry?  In this episode we talk to Dr. Wes Fisher MD, who is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is the man, along with the Practicing Physicians of America organization, who is fighting the MOC or maintenance of certification scam we physicians waste time and a lot of money on. His group needs our support to continue the revolution to gain back control of our healthcare system.  Take a listen and hear about collusion, luxury condos, administrators making millions, Cayman Island hideaways and dirty cops.  Some important links:
    https://www.gofundme.com/practicing-physicians-of-america
    https://practicingphysician.org
    https://twitter.com/doctorwes?ref_src=twsrc%5Eappleosx%7Ctwcamp%5Esafari%7Ctwgr%5Esearch
    http://drwes.blogspot.com
     
     

    • 59 min
    Authentic Medicine Podcast #5: Being a Physician Expert for the Media with Jennifer Shu MD

    Authentic Medicine Podcast #5: Being a Physician Expert for the Media with Jennifer Shu MD

    Jennifer Shu MD is a pediatrician who works at an academic medical center, where she was director of the normal newborn nursery.  She is a medical expert for CNN.com (Nancy Grace Show, Headline News), NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, the Discovery Health Channel, US News and World Report, USA Today, US Weekly, local and national television, newspapers and radio shows, and multiple parenting magazines and websites.  She writes for WebMD and is quoted frequently in parenting magazines, newspapers and Internet articles.  She is also a regular host on ReachMD, the Channel for Medical Professionals, on XM satellite radio.
    She is a co-author of the award-winning parenting books "Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality" and “Food Fights” and her consulting experience includes:
    • Technical reviewer for juvenile product manufacturer
    • Script reviewer for educational video production company
    • Pediatrician consultant for National Institutes of Health grant to teach nutrition science to elementary school students
    • Media spokesperson for pharmaceutical product launch
    • Panel expert for toilet training product manufacturer
    • Editorial reviewer for web and print-based parenting materials
    • Advisory board member for a food industry nutrition council
    • Leadership roles in professional medical organizations
    Dr. Shu does PSAs (public service announcements) for the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and is the editor of their consumer parenting website. She is now also working hard on a parenting tracking app that hopefully will take over the market.
    In today’s episode I talk to her about her experiences in the medical system and whether she would change how her career transpired. We talk about different medical conferences that have helped her as well as the media training that has made her the expert she is.  She explains what to do to get ready, how to get trained and how to get gigs.  As a mom and a doctor, I talk to her about those challenges as well.  This is a really nice conversation that may give you the motivation and tips to becoming the medical expert for TV and radio.
    You can find her at HERE at her website. 
    Take a listen and please leave some feedback.
     

    • 43 min
    Authentic Medicine Podcast #4: So You Want To Be An Inventor?

    Authentic Medicine Podcast #4: So You Want To Be An Inventor?

    In this episode I talk about my experiences about being an inventor. I discuss a little about being an author but mostly talk about what it takes to get a new idea to fruition. I discuss my product called the Knee Saver and a little about the Cryohelmet. Listen, we all have great ideas but do you know what to do then? So you have something special but does that mean anything. Are you ready to create a life changing monster?
    I will explain why you need to find a reason NOT to move forward.  How to search for similar ideas and looking at the patent base.  Do you have the money and drive to really take years off your life? Do you want to really manufacture something? If not can you get a company to do it and what about royalties?
    I use book promotion of how companies may bury your product.  I explain how your idea will get stolen.
    So can you handle failure, loss of family, or live with an obsession in your life?  If so then check this episode out.  It may be life changing. 

    • 21 min
    Authentic Medicine Podcast #3: The Only Funny Man Left in Medicine - ZDoggMD

    Authentic Medicine Podcast #3: The Only Funny Man Left in Medicine - ZDoggMD

    In this episode I talk with Zubin Damania and his history as a doctor (yes, he still sees patients) as well as our common interests: humor, side gigs, laughing, the Big Lebowski, etc.  ZDoggMD talks about picking his alias name and it somehow involved me! Zubin mentions the controversy he has had with other docs and I think his point of view hasn’t been heard. I really believe he is a good man and is pro-doctor. He explains it better. His singing and rapping and parodies are hard work and he explains that too. Zubin needs credit for following a dream and passion and we need to salute that I include a Doc Vader audio bit in the piece His website is HERE

    • 30 min
    Authentic Medicine Podcast #2: How can you be as big as Sasquatch and not be Funny? Interview with Vance Lassey MD

    Authentic Medicine Podcast #2: How can you be as big as Sasquatch and not be Funny? Interview with Vance Lassey MD

    Who is Vance Lassey MD? How we met What inspired him to become a doc Why is humor so important to him Why he would give up medicine to do comedy Placebo Journal history The Physician’s Fitness Magazine parody The KydKontrol radio spot Our October fest AAFP meeting – Lederhosen What’s not normal about Vance What advice he would give a high school senior thinking about being a doctor If he was dx with one year to live, how would it change his life

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Landon Roussel ,

Funny, witty and satirical

Funny and satirical of today’s medicine. Just listened to it on the way home from a long day at ground and made me laugh.

RRR D.O. ,

The king prevented my burnout before it started

This schmuck is a total blowhard. (Or is this blowhard a total schmuck?). He just praddles on and on...

Truthfully, and without my knowing it, dr Doug is probably one of the biggest reasons I can avoid anger and burnout in this broken system. As an avid blog reader since early in med school (back when the placebo gazette first launched), I learned how to make fun of the insanity, rather than be consumed by it, before having to fight it first hand. Now I teach my students and residents the same (call it trickle-down placebo wisdom?)

Been looking forward to the podcasts since you announced ‘em, and clearly they won’t disappoint! I’d highly recommend to anyone in the trenches. Thanks Doug!

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