Medicine bridges the gap that exists between our society and the world of science. However, it is more than the sum of our knowledge about disease. Medicine concerns the experiences, feelings, and interpretations of human beings in often extraordinary moments of fear, anxiety, and doubt. However, the exercise of medical professionalism is hampered by the political and cultural environment of health, which many doctors consider disabling. The doctor character has undergone significant changes, evolving from caring but infallible supermen with smoldering good looks and impeccable bedside manners to drug-addicted, sex-obsessed antiheroes.
The line between Physicians and other healthcare professionals has become blurred. Those with little to no knowledge of the complexity of the human body and disease, are given equal rights as physicians to provide health to the general population, not in the name of true health for people, but the ease at which they can maximize their profits, while all along convincing the masses that it is appropriate to do so.
This podcast series will not focus on the mountain of knowledge physicians must internalize to provide health, but rather the challenges physicians undergo to have the privilege to be able to provide care. It will relay to you that physicians aren’t ordinary people, but rather extraordinary, whose abilities, unfortunately, have become lost in this macrocosm of what health has become today.
Entrepreneur/ Neurology Specialist: Dr. Saima Ali Working Her Passions Together
Dr. Saima Ali grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She attended the Hunter City University of New York, where she pursued a bachelor's in economics. Dr. Ali then went on to pursue her medical education at Ross University School of Medicine. Afterward, she completed her neurology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ali then went on to pursue a fellowship in neurophysiology at North well in New York. She is board-certified in Neurology and Epilepsy. Dr. Ali focuses on Epilepsy because there are many negative stigmas that Dr. Ali believes is associated with Epilepsy. After completing her training, she worked from home during intraoperative monitoring for three years while taking a stroke all night from local hospitals. Dr. Ali has two beautiful children, a five-year-old girl in a three-year-old boy. While raising them, she found it hard to go back into the clinical setting. She's currently taking a break, but now she's planning to go back two to three days per week in a clinical position she has not decided yet.
Dr. Ali's other passion is finance. She started a company and a podcast called Wealthy Muslim Women, currently streaming live in iTunes and Google podcast. Her goal is to educate Muslims on financial topics and how to build wealth. Dr., Ali is also certified as a life coach.
•The Cultural push towards medicine influenced Dr. Ali in pursuing the course.
•Studying on an island; the challenges and fun experiences Dr. Ali went through during med school.
•The unending discovery of the brain's capacity is what made Dr. Ali choose Neurology as her field.
•Current technical advances involving our brains today
•Demonic Possession; research and studies involving real causes of Seizure and Epilepsy
•Intraoperative Monitoring explained
•A female in the medical field, what is it like and how Dr. Ali is coping up
•Strong passion for finance in starting her company and podcast to help empower Muslim women
•The negative stigmas and accepting in yourself that you're not okay in dealing with depression in the medical field
Sudden Change of Career Path: from Communications to Medicine - How Dr. Isha Butler D.O. fell in love with Medicine by a Challenge
Dr. Isha Butler, D.O., went to Geneva College at Pittsburgh for an undergraduate, where she got a double major in biology and chemistry, and she minored in Psychology. She then went on to pursue her medical education at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Afterward, Dr. Isha Butler doubled in Psychiatry residency for approximately one year but ultimately ended up in Family Medicine at Toledo, Ohio. She currently rounds at several hospitals and lives. Dr. Isha Butler also owns her own direct primary care practice. She pioneered a six-week cognitive behavioral therapy-based program to jumpstart patients' mental health and revolutionize their physical and mental health. She enjoys spending lengthy consultations with patients and appreciates the connection she's making.
•Coping up with COVID; how doctor Isha is handling the current situation and the fantastic system the hospital she is doing round practices to control the spread
•An auditory and fast learner, Dr. Isha on slaying her med school journey
•The fascination of the human brain and body that eventually led her to family medicine
•Deciding on to leave medicine or practice it on her terms that made Dr. Isha pursue Direct Primary Care practice
•Having a 3-month life review as Dr. Isha's solution in balancing her family life, direct primary care, and medical hospital
•Dealing with work-related stress by not thinking about accomplished based self-assessment
•Lack of understanding of depression's signs and symptoms in high function individuals
•The mindset of always challenging herself how to help people but staying happy.
•"I felt that honest sensation of falling in love with the subject and with the human body and the complexity of it" 7:23
•"Figure out whom you want to be and then work backward and then every once in a while make sure you are checking in" 27:02
•"Sometimes the battles we fight and win every day in our brains will get sick of fighting it, and we shouldn't have to" 30:18
A Doctor of Color, An Open Conversation About Racism in the Medical Field with Dr. Delicia M. Haynes
Dr. Delicia M. Haynes is a best-selling author, public speaker, award-winning business coach, founder and CEO of Family First Health Center, an integrative membership-based family medicine clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida. Considered a "trailblazer" in the medical community, Dr. Haynes founded the first Direct Primary Care Clinic in Volusia and Flagler countries as part of our mission to make healthcare more accessible and advocate for the "sacredness" of the doctor-patient relationship. In addition to running a successful DPC clinic, Dr. Haynes coaches other aspiring direct care physicians through her course, Direct Primary Care Prescription for Success. She helps physicians kick insurance hassles to their curb, spend less time on paperwork, more time with family, and practice medicine in line with the values that took them to medical school. Much like her approach to transforming barriers to healthcare for her patients, Dr. Haynes is also on a mission to improve the wellness of physicians and medical professionals. She is the creator of the White Coat Safe Space initiative dedicated to raising awareness, advocacy, and prevention of physician suicide. Dr. Haynes speaks widely on physician wellness, mental health, lifestyle medicine, and direct primary care. Dr. Haynes is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. The American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is highly trained in medical esthetics and lifestyle medicine. She completed her specialty training at the Halifax Center for Family and Sports Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Haynes attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Louisville. She was a record-holding division one track and field athlete. Dr. Haynes helps individuals and organizations look and feel their best from the inside out.
•The recent updates of the COVID situation in Florida and the measures they are taking to flatten the curve
•Surviving COVID; Pivoting her Direct Primary Care practice
•A calling to be a healer and the hurtful experience she had with her physician when she was 7th grade fueled her to pursue medicine
•Both fantastic and dreadful experiences in medical school
•Having an excellent support system as your weapon in battling depression
•Putting more contrast in addressing mental health and depression with medical practitioners
•The community involvement and time flexibility that drove Dr. Haynes in transitioning to Direct Primary Care
•The embarrassing racism experiences she went through with her patients and colleagues
•What would have Dr. Haynes became if she didn't become a doctor
From Corporate to Medicine, Discovering what inspires you to Medical School with Dr. Andrea Wadley M.D.
Dr. Andrea Wadley has lived in North Texas since first grade at Carlisle Elementary in Plano, TX. She completed high school in Plano, Texas, and went on to attend Christian University and completed a B.A. in Biology and minor in Spanish in December 2000. In 2003, she moved to San Antonio and graduated medical school from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio and went on to complete a pediatric residency at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. She served as a newborn hospice for many years prior to opening her pediatric direct primary care practice: 127 Pediatrics in July of 2018. She has been voted by her colleagues as Top Doc in the 2018 edition of Fort Worth Magazine. She, her husband, and daughter currently reside in Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas.
•The continuing rise in the curve and the up-to-date information of the Coronavirus Pandemic in Texas
•How her Rheumatologist played an important role in inspiring her to pursue medicine
•Taking off a couple of years and working in the corporate world
•Reigniting her burning desire for medical school
•Volunteering in Churches that involves kids; inspired her to proceed in Pediatrics
•Being burned out and the hurdles Dr. Wadley had to go through in the corporate medicine that motivated her to pursue Direct Primary Care
•What is the Direct Primary Care model and how it is beneficial for Physicians
•Thinking outside the box; how Dr. Wadley deals her stress issues
•Dr. Wadley's tips for new practitioners on handling stress and anxiety
•Having a healthy outlet on dealing with depression and anxiety among medical practitioners
Overcoming Depression and Anxiety among Physicians + Rediscovering your "Why" with TEDxDetroit speaker, Dr. Paul Thomas
Dr. Paul Thomas is a board-certified family medicine physician practicing in Corktown Detroit. His practice is Plum Health DPC, a Direct Primary Care service that is the first of its kind in Detroit and Wayne County. His mission is to deliver affordable, accessible health care services in Detroit and beyond. He has been featured on WDIV-TV Channel 4, WXYZ Channel 7, Crain's Detroit Business, and CBS Radio. He has been a speaker at TEDxDetroit. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and now a Clinical Assistant Professor. Finally, he is an author of two books; Direct Primary Care: The Cure for Our Broken Healthcare System and Startup DPC: How to Start and Grow Your Direct Primary Care Practice.
•Detroit as the center of outbreak in Michigan and how Dr. Thomas copes up with the situation as a frontline
•Dedicating his life in rectifying the disparities in health care, Dr. Thomas' inspiration why he pursued medicine
•What Dr. Thomas loves about family medicine that got him hooked throughout the years
•Being looked down as a resident, difficulties in gaining respect from peers and other challenges he has to go through his residency
•Pursuing Direct Primary Care and working outside the insurance-based system
•His life as a teacher, entrepreneur, and physician
•Enjoying a lot of things in his practice and other fun ways he exercises to balance his life and work
•Stepping back and starting the independent practice; some of the ways he advises if you are burning out in the corporate world
•Giving attention and solution to depression and anxiety among doctors
•Consistent communication with you physicians in dealing with the Pandemic (Covid19)
"Demanding outcome data on infection rates, the mortality rate from elective surgeries and all the things that really obscured from the general public, those should be made searchable in one database where we can compare hospital against a hospital-based on their outcomes data if they want this bailout money"
•Better working conditions
•Better protection for doctors and nurses
•Price transparency and outcome transparency
Internship & Residency Adventures + Key Knowledge about Insurance-based Healthcare with the Founder of Desert Mobile Medical Concierge Physicians, Dr. Paresh Goel
Dr. Paresh Goel has been in practice since 2010 and is the founder of Desert Mobile Medical Concierge Physicians. He grew up in the New York Metro area and completed his B.S. & M.B.A. in Finance & Economics at St John's University in NY. He attended his medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College in India, and he completed both his Internship & Residency programs at Brookdale University Medical Center in NY.
Dr. Goel is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has worked in Hospital Medicine at the Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird, and at HonorHealth Shea & Osborn campuses, as well as Banner Baywood & The Heart Institute. He has honed his skills as a Primary Care Physician, Geriatrician & Internist in private practice & being employed at Geriatric Solutions. He has served as a Hospice Director for Hospice of the Valley in the recent past as well.
He is currently the Medical Director for Modern Recovery Services & Springboard Recovery, as well as sitting on the board for some non-profit organizations. Continually striving to provide superior patient care along with the bleeding edge, state of the art medical technology, Dr. Goel started Desert Mobile Medical | Concierge Physicians in 2018 aiming to provide comfort, convenience, and transparency in a healthcare industry that is stifled with poor customer service and opaqueness.
Dr. Goel is also a National Speaker on Health & Wellness, a published author, and is fond of teaching the up and coming generation of future doctors. He has a wonderfully cute daughter of 2 years of age whom he loves to spend time with. He loves to read up on world history and has a passion for cooking.
•How the current state of Covid19 in Arizona affects his practice
•Fell in love with medicine in spite despising the practice because of what he witnessed with his dad growing up
•Being inquisitive, always a problem solver and other characteristics Dr. Goel possesses in order for him to enjoy Internal Medicine
•Understanding your patient's needs by putting yourself in their shoe
•Being prepared by having a blueprint of your vision, creating a roadmap where you are going
•Dr. Goel's residency journey and the challenges he had to conquer
•Why Dr. Goel is against the insurance-based system Healthcare
•The hindrances in coping up in an insurance-based system that persuaded him to expand on his own
•Overhauling the system; giving attention to stress and anxiety, that leads to depression and suicide in the medical practitioners
•Stepping back and finding a good niche, Dr. Goel's advice on new physicians
•What would Dr. Goel be if he didn't become a physician
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Thank you for putting together this podcast which allows the world to hear the real life stories of those in medicine. There are several forces at play that pose a dilemma for physicians these days in serving their patients. This is an amazing look through that pane. Must listen.