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My name is Dave Denniston. I started podcasting in 2014 as my way of paying back physicians for helping my family with our miracle child, Evangeline, who was born at a mere 12.4 ounces/ 23 weeks gestationally.

Through this journey, I've had the honor of interviewing Dr. Jim Dahle (The White Coat Investor), Dr. Kevin Pho (KevinMD), Dr. Pamela Wible, Dr. Dike Drummond, Dr. Nii Darko, and so many more.

This is my personal podcast, dedicated to physicians. It is focused on “financial freedom” and just as importantly, how physicians can engage in healthy & a prosperous mindset! My philosophy is that we can all learn from others and who better to talk to physicians than other physicians and experts in various areas!

I want to see every physician lower their taxes, destroy their debt, and enjoy a joyous, liberated lifestyle so that they can focus on what they love most- their families, their patients, and the activities that give them joy.

I speak and interview folks on a whole host of issues that are important to physicians- burnout, how to protect their families, divorce, taxes, medical school debt, how to be a blogger & author, how to start an independent practice, and much more. I also occasionally speak about the resources that I am discovering.

My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you are a physician- or aspire to be- then this podcast is for you!

I typically post once per week, sometimes more often. Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned. The best is yet to come!

The Freedom Formula for Physicians | How Doctors Cut Debt & Slash Taxes | Business Of Medicine | Financial Education Dave Denniston

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My name is Dave Denniston. I started podcasting in 2014 as my way of paying back physicians for helping my family with our miracle child, Evangeline, who was born at a mere 12.4 ounces/ 23 weeks gestationally.

Through this journey, I've had the honor of interviewing Dr. Jim Dahle (The White Coat Investor), Dr. Kevin Pho (KevinMD), Dr. Pamela Wible, Dr. Dike Drummond, Dr. Nii Darko, and so many more.

This is my personal podcast, dedicated to physicians. It is focused on “financial freedom” and just as importantly, how physicians can engage in healthy & a prosperous mindset! My philosophy is that we can all learn from others and who better to talk to physicians than other physicians and experts in various areas!

I want to see every physician lower their taxes, destroy their debt, and enjoy a joyous, liberated lifestyle so that they can focus on what they love most- their families, their patients, and the activities that give them joy.

I speak and interview folks on a whole host of issues that are important to physicians- burnout, how to protect their families, divorce, taxes, medical school debt, how to be a blogger & author, how to start an independent practice, and much more. I also occasionally speak about the resources that I am discovering.

My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you are a physician- or aspire to be- then this podcast is for you!

I typically post once per week, sometimes more often. Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned. The best is yet to come!

    S3, Episode 7- [Physician Fireside Chat with Dr. John McBurney]- Part 2- How He Is Starting His Ideal Medical Practice

    S3, Episode 7- [Physician Fireside Chat with Dr. John McBurney]- Part 2- How He Is Starting His Ideal Medical Practice

    This episode continues the journey of Dr. John McBurney. Make sure to check out part one from last week or check out the entire podcast by clicking here!
    In this fireside chat, we uncover his financial choices and decisions. His vices and his greatest decisions and the advice he would give to a younger John.

    In this podcast you will..
    - Discover his guilty pleasure of cars and what that meant to their retirement (Hint: He wasn't a popular guy at home for a time)
     
    - How he simplified his finances to set himself up for retire
     
    - What kind of corporation he is using for locums
     
    - Learn what he promised his kids financially
     
    - What kind of practice he will be establishing and the model he is following (Hint: It involves a past podcast guest)
     
    - Discover how he is going to work with chiropractors, energy healers, and how a wellness center factors into that
     
    - Learn how he is using locums as a bridge between his last job and his ideal clinic
     
    - Why john's situation is significantly different than the normal ideal medical practice that others are setting up and what he is doing to set it up for success
     
    - Discover john's advice to his younger self (Hint: it involves a curve) and what he would avoid 
     
    - Learn the stupid mistake that he thinks many practice owners make for the sake of reducing taxes
     
    - How the combination of charting and locums leads to more money
     
    For all the resources, show notes, and tons of free stuff visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com
     

    • 23 min
    S3, Episode 6- [Physician Fireside Chat] John McBurney- Part 1- Lure of Too Good To Be True

    S3, Episode 6- [Physician Fireside Chat] John McBurney- Part 1- Lure of Too Good To Be True

    In another fireside chat, I connected with Dr. John McBurney on LinkedIn. He and I spent over 1.5 hours talking about his journey and the wisdom he would impart to other doctors. 
    For all the show notes, free resources, and to connect personally with me, visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com
    This podcast is dedicated to helping doctors like you slash your debt, slash your taxes, and live a liberated lifestyle.
    Dr. McBurney is a neurologist who started with the military, moved to private practice working under other physician owners, and now today is doing locums full time while he is establishing his own private practice.

    In part one of this interview, you will:
    - Discover how a small town boy came to see physicians as the role models he wanted to emulate
    - Learn how he came out with almost no student debt and how he feels student debt today is a trap
     
    - Why money wasn't something he developed a significant relationship with when he grew up
     
    - How being in the army helped him to keep his finances under control
     
    - Why he decided on the military option
     
    - Discover how he made great money as an intern
     
    - How buying and selling real estate hurt his financial future
     
    - Learn how the decision of '20' played into his decision of going into private practice eventually
     
    - Why he prefers being a military doc to 'abusive' private practice medicine
     
    - Hear the story of how he witnessed medicare fraud and why he had to testify against a former colleague
     
    - Who the person who gave him the best financial advice (Hint: It was someone really close to him that wasn't his parents)
     
    - How a hairdresser had an estate over $1 million
     
     

    • 33 min
    S3, Episode- 5- Alan Pitt- Part 2- How To Create Opportunities Outside of Clinical Medicine (Healthcare Pittstop Podcast)

    S3, Episode- 5- Alan Pitt- Part 2- How To Create Opportunities Outside of Clinical Medicine (Healthcare Pittstop Podcast)

    Welcome back to part two of the physician fireside chat with Dr. Alan Pitt.
    In the second half of this podcast, you will...
    - Learn from a physician with the mission to transform healthcare from something both patients and physicians are dissatisfied with
     
    - Discover the advice he would give his young self
     
    - How he sees the unique opportunity once one is in the healthcare field (entry can be difficult)
     
    - Learn about his Health care pit stop podcast
     
    - Why he listens to advice from experts about his money

    Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:
    The Healthcare Pittstop Podcast
    The Healthcare Pittstop Podcast On Itunes
    Sr. Margaret McBride Views on End Of Life
    Alan's E-Mail
     

    • 21 min
    S3, Episode- 4- Alan Pitt- Part 1- His Family Business of Medicine (Healthcare Pittstop Podcast)

    S3, Episode- 4- Alan Pitt- Part 1- His Family Business of Medicine (Healthcare Pittstop Podcast)

    My name is Dave Denniston, your host. Welcome back to the latest episode of The Freedom Formula for Physicians Podcast. I split this conversation into two parts- this is part one.
    Welcome back to our monthly fireside chat with a physician to get to know their journey, their joys, and their struggles with finances and outside of finances.
    Our next guest is a physician and a fellow podcaster and a blogger. He said that, “I’ve lived my life in healthcare. I grew up in a medical household, and later got an M.D. Now, in mid-life, I am saddened and dismayed. America is the wealthiest country in the world, yet we often bankrupt our citizens when they become ill. We cure what seems incurable, but then abandon the many others. Care is often replaced by technology.”
    He is now on a mission from his content to bring together the places, the people, and the systems that define this care and to have heart-to-heart conversations that can make changes in the system.
    He is a Professor of Neuroradiology at the Barrow Neurological institute, a Chief Medical Officer at Avizia, a husband, and a father.
    Please help me welcome Dr. Alan Pitt.

    In this podcast, you will...
    - Learn from a "family business" physician the change with digital economy healthcare.
     
    - Discover why he feels medicine was a secure profession, but isn't now
     
    - How he advises young physicians who have six figures in student debt
     
    - Learn his one suggestion to keep low costs up front 
     
    - Why he suggested to his daughter not to go to medical school (Hint: She didn't listen. Find out why) 

    • 27 min
    S3 Episode 3- Part Two- Peter Kim- Financial Prosperity Through Mentorship

    S3 Episode 3- Part Two- Peter Kim- Financial Prosperity Through Mentorship

    In part two of this interview with Dr. Peter Kim, you will discover:
    - How his frustration with real estate led to a side hustle
    - How he is monetizing the side hustle without physicians paying out of pocket for his services
    - The non profit that is close to his heart & why he is donating to this cause
    - How he found the time & passion outside of medicine & why he found more focus
    - Why he thinks entreprenuership isn't a special characteristic trait & why he thinks any physicians can do it
    - Learn how he is reducing his clinical hours & his plan for the future
    - Discover the role of real estate in his portfolio & his goals
    Click here to discover all the resources, show notes, and mentions from this podcast episode.
     

    • 32 min
    S3 Episode 2- Part One- Peter Kim- Financial Prosperity Through Mentorship

    S3 Episode 2- Part One- Peter Kim- Financial Prosperity Through Mentorship

    Some of us have to learn the hard way... through the school of hard knocks and through our own mistakes.
    Others of us embrace our mentors. Sometimes it may take a kick in the rear end or sometimes a moment of epiphany.
    Our next guest has experienced all of this and has some incredible words of wisdom for us.
    Click here to discover all the resources, show notes, and mentions from this podcast episode.

    Welcome back to our monthly fireside chat with a physician to get to know their journey, their joys, and their struggles with finances and outside of finances.
    Our next guest has not only been a physician, but also has created a side-hustle focused on concierge real estate for physicians called Curbside Real Estate.
    A little bio on him… he is practicing, full-time, anesthesiologist. He lives in beautiful Sunny Southern California, my birth home. Go Lakers!
    I mentioned that he has this passion from real estate that stemmed from his own frustrations and failures.
    I know he has a ton of wisdom to share with us and with no further adieu…
    Please help me welcome Dr. Peter Kim!

    In part one of this episode, you will discover:
    - How his relationship with his dad led to a passion of medicine
    - The moment his engagement changed his perspective on finances and his management of money (Hint: It had to do with his father-in-law)
    - The lessons he learned growing up & how debt impacted his future life
    - The number of credit cards he had & why he fell into that trap
    - How he hustled and got it all paid off within 1 year
    - How my wife and I differ on how we grew up with money
    Click here to discover all the resources, show notes, and mentions from this podcast episode.

    • 30 min

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