Successful physicians have many of the same skills they need to become a successful entrepreneur; often, they simply lack any business training. Each week join John, one of the nation’s leading medical entrepreneurs, as he interviews other physicians who have successfully started a business that’s helped them secure their future by creating alternative sources of income and opportunities. If you’re ready to capitalize on your medical background to achieve your entrepreneurial vision this is the podcast for you, Entrepreneur Rx with John Shufeldt.
RX62: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Sahil Diwan, Co-Founder & CEO of SafKan Health
Welcome back to another edition of Entrepreneur Rx!
This week on the podcast, John is impressed by Sahil Diwan, Co-Founder & CEO of SafKan Health. SafKan Health is a medical technology company with a mission to improve ear care with a pair of headsets that clean people's ears in thirty seconds.
Sahil and his brother persevered for years with the idea of OtoSet®, an automated ear-cleaning device, building prototypes in a college apartment and cold messaging physicians on LinkedIn. Throughout this inspiring conversation, Sahil details the entrepreneurial process of coming up with the idea, creating prototypes, getting feedback from ENTs, clinical trials, and going through the 510(k) process with the FDA. Sahil talks about why raising money in MedTech is miserably hard and shares several tips for those who might want to venture into this industry.
Tune in to this episode to learn how hard work and persistence made the development of the OtoSet® possible!
RX61: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with John Criswell, MBA, Founder, Chairman and CEO at Porter
Welcome back to Entrepreneur Rx!
This week on the podcast, John sits down for a chat with John Criswell, Founder, Chairman, and CEO at Porter. Porter is a company that uses AI and data analytics to help people connect with the resources they need to navigate their complex at-home healthcare journey.
John Criswell details his entrepreneurial journey from his first healthcare startup, Righttime Medical Care, going through the healthcare analytics company Pulse8, to end his current and most personal venture at Porter. As he talks about his past and current experiences, he shares lessons learned about leadership and entrepreneurship. He breaks down the pivot Pulse8 had to take after the 2016 presidential election that directly affected the ACA, and the significant work he has done with Porter since June 2020 to make healthcare simpler and easier for every American citizen.
Listen to this episode and look back at John’s career to learn from the victories and mistakes he’s had along the way!
RX60: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Ryan Grant, MD, MBA, FAANS, Founder and CEO at Vori Health
This week on the podcast, John interviews Ryan Grant, founder and CEO at Vori Health. Vori Health is a virtual offering that practices musculoskeletal medicine with evidence-based care that holistically treats patients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Ryan Grant is no amateur in entrepreneurial venturing, with a successful healthcare staffing company called Nomad Health and now Vori Health, he knows that there’s always something more important than pain. In this conversation, Ryan not only explains how Vori Health approaches back, neck, and orthopedic care integrated but also shares his journey in business and medicine. He provides very valuable advice and insights for physicians who might feel inspired by his story and decide to challenge the status quo by becoming entrepreneurs.
Tune in to this episode to learn about Vori Health and things to have in mind if you’re a doctor who’s thinking of starting their own innovative business!
RX59: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with John Cordier, MBA, MHA, CEO and Founder of Epistemix
Welcome back to Entrepreneur Rx!
This week on the podcast, John interviews John Cordier, founder and CEO at Epistemix. Epistemix is a company that uses computational modeling and mathematics for decision support in public health through synthetic population data, testing interventions to improve outcomes with infectious diseases.
Epistemix understands that even a small behavior change can affect the greater outcome. So, they have built a platform where researchers can test out different interventions and policies and simulate outcomes to inform decision and policymakers about the potential results. John also shares insights on the journey Epistemix underwent to get to their current business model and talks about finding the right way to monetize it.
Listen to this episode to learn more about how synthetic data can bring precision to the masses and help decision-making in public health matters!
RX58: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, CEO & Founder at NasaClip
Welcome back to Entrepreneur Rx!
This week on the podcast, John sits down to talk with Elizabeth Clayborne, emergency medicine physician, and founder and CEO of NasaClip. NasaClip is an easy-to-use, convenient device that quickly stops bleeding in any setting, be it medical or at home. The device holds a customized external nasal compression with Oxymetalozine pre-medicated sponges that go into the nose.
Working as an emergency medicine physician resident, Elizabeth couldn’t believe there was nothing in the market that helped people treat nosebleeds easily by combining compression and medication simultaneously, which led her to create and patent the NasaClip device. In this conversation, she shares her journey of developing the idea from the ground up as a black female entrepreneur and mother. She discusses how she came up with her idea and made it real, and also subjects like funding, work-life balance, and the pandemic as factors that were key along the way.
Tune in to this episode to listen to Elizabeth’s entrepreneurial journey and how she’s soon bringing to the world what may as well be the band-aids for nosebleeds!
RX57: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with David H. Berger, MD, MHCM, CEO of University Hospital at Downstate
Welcome back to another episode of Entrepreneur Rx!
This week on the podcast, John talks about physician leadership, digital health, and burnout with Dr. David H. Berger, CEO of University Hospital at Downstate and the main teaching affiliate of Downstate Health Sciences University.
Mentorship and networking have been pillars present in the opportunities that led David toward a leadership role in healthcare. Throughout the conversation, he discusses the importance of physician leaders running healthcare organizations and how he is helping other physicians in that transition. They talk about how digital tools will revolutionize the healthcare industry and relieve the current burnout, pondering on the incoming generations of physicians and highlighting suicide prevention amongst fellow colleagues.
Tune in to this episode to learn about being a physician in a leadership role who embraces the incoming change in healthcare!
This is my new favorite podcast!
Very inspirational & Interesting