53 episodes

The purpose of the Healthy Skeptic MD podcast is to take a deeper dive into health issues through interviews with experts and patients. Hosted by Dr. Michael Hochman, a primary care doctor, a key theme of Healthy Skeptic MD is that although modern medicine has much to offer there's also plenty of room for improvement. We will delve into those issues with other medical professionals from all spectrums of practice. We hope you'll learn along with us!

Healthy Skeptic, MD Dr. Michael Hochman, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

The purpose of the Healthy Skeptic MD podcast is to take a deeper dive into health issues through interviews with experts and patients. Hosted by Dr. Michael Hochman, a primary care doctor, a key theme of Healthy Skeptic MD is that although modern medicine has much to offer there's also plenty of room for improvement. We will delve into those issues with other medical professionals from all spectrums of practice. We hope you'll learn along with us!

    An Epidemic of Unhoused Older Adults with Jean Galiana

    An Epidemic of Unhoused Older Adults with Jean Galiana

    We often think of homelessness as a problem of the young. But recent projections suggest that the number of unhoused older adults will triple over the next decade. Today's guest is Ms. Jean Galiana, the Coordinator for Older Adult Services with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Jean discusses creative approaches for increasing housing options for the geriatric population. Jean also describes her recent book, Aging Well. Solutions to the most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging. Make sure not to miss this one, since after today's episode the Healthy Skeptic, MD will take a hiatus .

    • 32 min
    Do Children Get Too Much Medical Care? With Dr. Samantha House

    Do Children Get Too Much Medical Care? With Dr. Samantha House

    In the Healthy Skeptic, MD we've covered the harms of overuse of medical services in adults. But what about children? According to Dr. Samantha House, unnecessary care is a problem in Pediatrics too. In today's episode, she describes a recent JAMA analysis she authored showing that overuse of medical services in children is both common and costly.

    • 34 min
    Meaningful Advances in Diabetes Treatment with Dr. Nihar Desai

    Meaningful Advances in Diabetes Treatment with Dr. Nihar Desai

    Until recently -- and to the surprise of many -- there were no diabetes treatments definitively proven to lower cardiovascular risk. Over the last 5 years, that has changed. There are now two new classes of medications that not only prevent heart attacks and strokes for patients with diabetes, but they also help with weight loss, and may have other benefits. Still, as with any new treatment, caution is in order as we are just starting to understand the full benefits and risks. To help us break it down I am joined by Dr. Nihar Desai, the Associate Chief of Cardiology at the Yale School of Medicine.

    • 39 min
    Thoughtful Plastic Surgery with Dr. Elliot Hirsch

    Thoughtful Plastic Surgery with Dr. Elliot Hirsch

    Plastic surgery is often associated with high end cosmetic procedures, but it is much more than this, as we discuss today with Dr. Elliot Hirsch, the Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. Plastic surgeons are among the most versatile of all surgeons, doing everything from wound care, to tissue reconstruction, to breast augmentation. In today's episode, Dr. Hirsch provides an overview of the field and offers practical tips for patients.

    • 37 min
    Rethinking Care for Older Adults with Jennie Chin Hansen

    Rethinking Care for Older Adults with Jennie Chin Hansen

    If you've done any work in the fields of Geriatrics Medicine or Healthy Aging, you've almost certainly come across Jennie Chin Hansen, my guest on today's episode. Jennie is the former President of AARP, the former CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and currently a Board Member of the SCAN Health Plan (which funds the Healthy Skeptic, MD Podcast). Jennie also spent 25 years as a nurse leader at the San Francisco-based On Lok program developing creative care models for older adults, including the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which has become a national Medicare program. In today's episode, Jennie and I discussed what the next several years may look like for the field of Geriatrics and the care of older adults.

    • 49 min
    What to Know about the Omicron Surge with Dr. Pieter Cohen

    What to Know about the Omicron Surge with Dr. Pieter Cohen

    Since the last Covid-19 surge, many things are different. More Americans are vaccinated; there's an important new pill to prevent Covid-19 complications; and there are new public health guidelines recommending a shortened isolation period after an infection. To help us break it all down, my guest today is Dr. Pieter Cohen, an internist at the Cambridge Health Alliance and the lead author of the chapter on outpatient care of Covid-19 in a prominent medical textbook.

    See Dr. Cohen's latest YouTube video with his guidance for healthcare professional on the treatment of Covid-19 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5LFeurr0RQ&t=2s

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

joy.chen.yu ,

For anyone who's ever been a patient or loved someone who has

No matter who you are, you have to use the healthcare system at some point, whether for yourself or for someone you love. You know how frustrating, confusing and downright crazy-making the system can be. I've found this podcast to be really empowering and a great way to educate myself on what to look for, what questions to ask.

PillLover ,

Worth your while

A great speaker and advocate for the health care profession, Dr. Michael Hochman delivers insightful commentary and valuable information right to your home. I really enjoy his knowledgeable guests and the important learnings that he provides. I highly recommend this podcast!

L Mosqueda ,

Helpful and Honest

What a relief to get an intelligent and trustworthy dose of medical information
presented in a way that holds your interest. Great interviews with knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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