Hi I’m Ross Tanick, third-year osteopathic medical student at Rocky Vista University in Colorado. This podcast features interviews and stories with primary care physicians from a variety of backgrounds and involved in many different styles of practice (mental health, addiction and pain, rural practice, OMM/OMT, geriatrics, pediatrics, lifestyle med, preventive medicine, etc). We dive into the journey to become a physician and choosing a specialty, as well as hear fun stories and compelling cases being presented. No matter your interest in medicine, I think you’ll find it interesting.
Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH — diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine
Great episode just released with Dr. Cleveland Piggott! He is a family physician and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He talks about being a black man in medicine and many issues of diversity in medicine. I, personally, learned a lot from talking to Dr. Piggott and hope you all enjoy our discussion. Get out in your community and take some action and help make change!
Carolyn Chen, MD — health disparities and caring for the underserved
This episode of the Primary Care Podcast features an engaging and inspiring conversation with family physician Dr. Carolyn Chen about health disparities and caring for marginalized people and those of low socioeconomic status. Enjoy, friends. The last version was uploaded with a weird glitch that had the interview on repeat. This is the real version. Now let’s get the health out of here!
Wendy Scinta, MD — obesity medicine
Dr. Wendy Scinta talks about her work as a family-medicine-trained obesity medicine specialist. She is the immediate past president of the Obesity Medicine Association. Her book about combating and treating childhood obesity, BOUNCE, is available now! Enjoy!
Tiemdow Phumiruk, MD — pediatrics
The great Dr. Dow joins me on the Primary Care Podcast to talk extensively about her field of pediatric medicine. She spoke passionately about her several different careers within pediatrics and other topics in medicine and children’s literature, as well. We cover pediatric emergency medicine, primary care, and her post-clinical career teaching medical students and creating children’s literature. Enjoy it!
Michelle Tollefson, MD — lifestyle medicine
Dr. Michelle Tollefson is an OBGYN and a fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is also a breast cancer survivor.
Hear her talk about:
- implementing change to medical curricula to include more evidence-based lifestyle medicine
- many elements of health and wellness having to do with the pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
- statistics on chronic disease
- opportunities for students to get involved in Lifestyle Medicine
- Listener questions regarding exercise, mental health, menstruation, and menopause
- and a lot more!
Mark Andersen-Nissen, DPT — physical therapy and primary care
Mark Andersen-Nissen is a doctor of physical therapy and a passionate advocate for his field. In this episode of the Primary Care Podcast, we discuss Dr. Mark’s work as a physical therapist and how he experiences his profession’s relationship with primary care medicine. Really good stuff here. Enjoy. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
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Ross asks the best questions. And the folks he interviews are so interesting and diverse. After every podcast, I feel like I understand the *actual* practice of medicine so much better. From what it's like to work with those addicted to narcotics to the difference between Rotations and life as an employee... always insightful. I also find myself with new questions that I take with me every time I offer care of any kind. I love this podcast!
A great perspective on Family Medicine
I’ve really enjoyed listening to the Family Medicine Podcast! Ross asks so many great questions that you may have wondered about yourself and it’s nice to get a first hand, candid response from experienced practitioners in the field. I always love hearing about interesting cases and the fascinating stories of patients over the years. It’s also really interesting to get a physicians take on the ever changing landscape of modern medicine, electronic medical records, insurance and billing, the patient-physician relationship, the challenges of starting your own practice, as well as words of wisdom for future practitioners.
I would say this podcast is great for anyone who may be interested in family medicine or any scope of practice within the medical field. It’s funny and informative with some great tunes.
Informative and fun
Ross is an inquisitive and good natured host, which helps him bring the most out of the guests he brings on the show. This isn't just good for people interested in Family Med, this is good for any med student hoping to learn about the industry as a whole.