This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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Put Yourself First with Simon Maltais, MD
Dr. Simon Maltais is an active cardiac surgeon and author of Healthcare Anonymous: Learn How to Put Yourself First While Pursuing a Calling. He served as a previous vice-chair of the Mayo Clinic, has a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering and heart regeneration. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of heart transplantation, mechanical heart devices, and alternative cardiac interventions. He has worked in two different countries and health systems and provides a unique perspective on the delivery of care and its inherent challenges for healthcare workers, particularly in these difficult and tiring times.
Simon led 2 world-renowned programs in his specialty and has pioneered numerous novel approaches for advanced cardiac surgery interventions. At the age of 35, he was among the youngest promoted associate professors at a nationally recognized institution. Simon is a frequent keynote speaker, has published more than 160 articles and has contributed to numerous books. He sounds like everything your department chairman hoped you would be. If you were anything like me, you were a big disappointment. Turns out, all that success wasn’t making Simon happy. It was a pressure cooker that finally cracked. We talk about the toll it took on him, his family, his coworkers and his HR department, and the insight he has gained on how to keep yourself out of that pressure cooker. He talks about the fulfilling life he has now built for himself.
Physicians Who Love to Smoke - with Jimmy Turner, MD, Physician Philosopher
Many of you know Dr. Jimmy Turner. He calls himself the Physician Philosopher and this is his second time on the show. In the first episode with him, we talked about his first book, The Physician Philosopher’s Guide to Personal Finance and he just published Determined: How Burned Out Doctors Can Thrive In a Broken Medical System. He also runs the alpha coaching experience and hosts the Physician Philosopher podcast. But we didn’t talk about ANY OF THAT. He recently bought a smoker and I love smoking meat, so I thought we’d chat about smoking. I’m on Long Island and he’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, so I thought I’d learn something from him. As it turns out, I spent most of the episode teaching him! This is my first episode that has NOTHING to do with medicine and I hope it is a nice mental break for you.
Why Don’t You Have a Remote Scribe Yet? with Terry Ciesla
Terry Ciesla is the senior vice president of Scribe EMR, a remote scribing company that provides remote scribing, coding, and a variety of virtual assistance services. Prior to this, he served in various senior management positions for several healthcare service and IT vendors. He has also led startups of a medical transcription company as well as a successful venture that delivered artificial intelligence and analytics software to hospitals and physician practices in the form of computer-assisted coding (CAC), clinical document improvement (CDI), and revenue cycle management (RCM) software. Terry served as a healthcare administrator in the US Navy for 20 years. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from National-Louis University.
We talk about the different types of virtual scribe, like one that works with you contemporaneously vs. records the charts after the visit, ones that utilize AI, how they collect the information, and in what types of practices they are the most useful.
Stories from Women Physician Leaders with Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, MPH and Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA
In the new book Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders, 32 women physician leaders share their career paths with the goal of improving the trajectory of women in medicine. We talked today with Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, MPH, AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association) President (2022-2023) and Professor of Medicine, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, and Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA, the book editor and author, and AMWA leader. Dr. Shlian is also CEO of Shlian & Associates, an executive/physician search and medical management consulting firm.
We talk about how Dr. Shlian came to write the book, as she typically writes medical thrillers, why women are under-represented in leadership positions - even though when I graduated, over 15 years ago, there were more women than men in the class - how to reduce institutional barriers, how COVID affected women leaders, and how AMWA is addressing the need for more women physicians in leadership roles.
How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Hype with Nina Shapiro, MD
Dr. Nina Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, she completed her surgical residency at Harvard and finished additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Children’s Hospital of San Diego.
When she has downtime between cases, you’d think she’d be scrolling or posting on social media, where she is very active, but no, she spends that time writing, both articles for the lay media and books! She also has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and over 200 presentations. For perspective, I have 3.
She’s on the show today to talk about her book, HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice – How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not
We often hear pseudoscientific claims from our patients and even our colleagues, so we start with the incident that motivated her to write the book, Hype, that she has fallen for - a recent diet fad that she thinks actually lives up to the hype. We also talk about how she navigates conversations with patients when they bring up pseudoscience.
She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @drninashapiro and on her website, also DrNinaShapiro.com.
Rerelease: Secrets to Being a Happy Doc from the Happiest Doc, Taylor Brana, DO
Dr. Taylor Brana was a Resident Physician at the time of the original recording (now at attending) in Psychiatry, Creator of The Happy Doc Podcast and developer of educational platforms that utilize voice-first technology. Our interview is really two separate interviews in one. In the first, we cover his podcast, where he interviews physicians on how they manage to continue finding fulfillment and enjoyment in their lives and practices in a world of crushing debt, wasteful administrative burdens, and so much clicking. We discuss the recurring themes that he sees from his guests. He started this as a med student and continues with it in residency, so we also talk about how he has managed to get the approval from his institutions for this.
We then talk about his voice-interactive studying software, MedFlashGo (Medical Flashcards on the Go), which is the first of its kind. We talk about how he managed to do this in residency and how he took it from an idea to the final product.
He has created over 200+ podcast episodes featuring TED Talk speakers, top level executives, physician leaders, influencers, and more. He has been featured on numerous podcasts and articles discussing concepts around happiness, fulfillment, success, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of three voice-interactive education platforms geared towards pre-medical, medical, and dental students, with plans to create more. Taylor has a passion for inspiring others to reach towards their potential and dreams.
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Dr. Who smokes
The other episodes, financial stuff, FIRE and all that is awesome, but the best episode is the one you talk about smoking meat.
We need you to talk more about that
How To Make Your Patients Laugh
The importance of this podcast cannot be overstated especially in these uncertain times. Patients are caught in the middle of all these changes and it is so incumbent upon providers to help them feel at ease.
As they say, “Laughter is the best medicine!”
Bravo, Dr. Bradley! Bravo 👏👏
Podcast on remote scribe
Interesting concept; however, guest speaker’s
frequent mouth clicking was distracting. Conversation was hard to follow-jumped from topic to topic. Also seemed to be trying to show that he knows so much about medicine by using medical terminology.