Join Shree Nadkarni as he goes through life, testing ways to be happier, healthier, and finding his own passion through interviewing interesting people in the world.
#75 Dr. Brian Sutterer
Dr. Sutterer is a 4th year physical medicine and rehabilitation resident physician and will begin a sports medicine fellowship this summer. He is also a YouTuber with nearly 450,000 subscribers on his channel where he provides educational videos about sports medicine and injury analysis. You’ll want to listen if you’d like to hear about his experience starting a YouTube channel focused on sports medicine, his opinion on performance enhancing drugs and how physicians should think about them, and how he makes his videos while also being a full time resident physician of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
#74 Jared and Brett Dashevsky
Today, I’m interviewing Brett and Jared Dashevsky. They’re brothers, and a dynamic duo who run a media company called Healthcare Huddle. If that’s not enough for you, Brett is also a project manager at Capital One, and Jared has a Masters in Healthcare Systems Engineering and is a current medical school student. Jared used his foundations in healthcare innovation to build his weekly newsletter which he runs with Brett and his medical school classmate, Harrison Kaplan. Since its inception in 2019, Healthcare Huddle has grown it's audience to around 15,000 health professionals and students. I’m excited to have them on because, well, I am one of those 15,000 readers. It’s important to stay informed about healthcare and they do it with bite sized pieces that you can read in 5 minutes. Even in medical school, I am able to keep in front of the news cycle about the COVID-19 updates because Brett, Jared, Harrison, and the whole team at Healthcare Huddle has me covered. If you want to learn more go to shreenadkarni.com/hchuddle to register and become part of the “Huddlers!”
#73 Dr. Mitesh Patel
Dr. Patel is on faculty at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care innovation and the Center for Health Incentives and behavioral economics, and a Staff Physician at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His research focuses on combining insights from behavioral economics with scalable technology platforms to improve health and health care.
He has led more than 25 clinical trials in partnership with health systems, insurers, employers, and community organizations that tested ways to design nudges, incentives, and gamification to change clinician and patient behavior. This work includes digital health interventions using wearable devices and smartphones, and health system interventions using the electronic health record.
#72 Shailin Thomas
Today's podcast is with Shailin Thomas (@shailinthomas), who is a fifth-year student (and third year medical student) in a joint MD/JD program between Harvard Law School and the New York University School of Medicine. He received his B.S. from Yale University where he stuied cognitive neuroscience—exploring the anatomy and hysiology behind social phenomena. His interests lie at the intersection of clinical medicine and the legal forces that shape it. Prior to graduate school, Shailin worked on both the administrative and clinical sides of health care, and as a research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
While in graduate school, he has served as a Student Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, and as an Admissions Ambassador with the NYU School of Medicine Office of Admissions — helping to recruit the next generation of physician leaders. His writing has been published in a number of outlets, including the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Podcast Episode Summary 1:16 - How he's every Asian-American immigrant's dream for their son (going to Harvard, becoming a doctor and a lawyer...need I say more?) 2:12 - Why he decided to go into an eternity of schooling (and is deciding to go through with residency) 8:36 - How he took his gap years and why he worked at Harvard before he became a medical student 10:16 - How he reasons through topics in health law and how he finds topics to write about 22:54 - The origins of health law and how we can design a better liability penalties and design framework for the healthcare system 31:00 - How to balance deregulation in the healthcare industry with a legal solace for patients to get the right treatment 34:51 - His opinions on healthcare coverage and how they impact patient care; how he addresses my devil's advocate comments about shielding cost from consumers and the implications of moral hazard and more!
#71 Dan Munro
Today's guest is Dan Munro, who is, in his own words, "not a clinician or an economist," but he is interested in how healthcare is broken in the United States and how technology innovation and policy can solve that. He first started writing about healthcare starting as a Forbes Contributor in 2011, and Dan has since appeared in a wide range of publications. We talked about his first book, called Casino Healthcare, and many other topics. We talk about
1:48 - His background as an system engineer, and how that helped him get into healthcare and how it operates from a software engineering perspective 9:08 - How the AMA meets behind closed doors in order to price healthcare via CMS 13:09 - How uncompensated care can lead to higher premium rates, and tiered care (case study: Hahnemann shut down) 23:59 - Why he thinks that medical Education should be free from a systems level perspective 28:03 - Why healthcare can never be a consumer product like in other parts of our life 34:27 - Telemedicine and the advent of telehealth (point of care technologies, digital health technologies)
#70 Dr. Peter Ubel
Peter A. Ubel M.D. is the Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine at Duke University. A physician and a behavioral scientist, he uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care cost containment. He has authored over 300 academic publications, the majority of which involve empirical explorations of decision psychology as it pertains to health care. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and is a regular contributor at Forbes. His books include Pricing Life (MIT Press 2000), Free Market Madness (Harvard Business Press, 2009) and Critical Decisions (HarperCollins, 2012). His newest book, Sick to Debt, is scheduled for release in 2019 (Yale University Press). You can find his blogs and other information at http://www.peterubel.com/.
This is a great podcast!
Love the Podcast and the Guests that you get on!
Very good podcast
I only used to listen to one podcast before. Now I listen to this one as well. This is because it is a good podcast. Nice job Shree 👍
Great job- love listening to the podcast!