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Happy physicians deliver better care and better outcomes. That’s why you can’t afford not to advocate for yourself.

Simply Worth It helps female physicians like you get the comp package you want, deliver great care, & stay in practice longer.

Hosted by Linda Street, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & life coach specializing in physician negotiations. 

Simply Worth It: Physician Negotiations with Dr. Linda Street Doctor Podcast Network

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Happy physicians deliver better care and better outcomes. That’s why you can’t afford not to advocate for yourself.

Simply Worth It helps female physicians like you get the comp package you want, deliver great care, & stay in practice longer.

Hosted by Linda Street, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & life coach specializing in physician negotiations. 

    Key Areas of Your Contract You Can’t Afford to Ignore [REPLAY]

    Key Areas of Your Contract You Can’t Afford to Ignore [REPLAY]

    The contracts we end up signing are the culmination of our negotiation efforts and should be a reflection of the things that line up with our worth. 
     
    If we’re not aware of exactly what we’re signing on the front end, it’s easy to end up in a nightmarish situation on the back end. What are the key components of our contract we need to get educated on before we even consider signing on the dotted line?
     
    In this special replay episode, I share some of the things you need to know before you sign a contract. 



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - One negotiable area we ignore on our contracts 
    Where are some of the areas we have wiggle room on our contracts? 
     
    - Why it’s important to know what we’re giving up
    Before we say yes to something by default, how do we get clear on the consequences of our decision?
     
    - Why we should pay more attention to outside interests 
    How do we protect our inventions, and intellectual property outside our 9-5 roles?

    • 30 min
    If You Say Yes to This Offer, What Are You Saying No To?

    If You Say Yes to This Offer, What Are You Saying No To?

    Every decision we make has a consequence. When we say yes to something, we’re simultaneously saying no to something else. If we’re not deliberate about our answer, we can sacrifice way more than we gain. 
     
    This shows up in every area of our lives, and it most certainly sneaks into our negotiations. Before we accept whatever offer is put in front of us, we have to be clear on what we’re cutting ourselves off from. 
     
    How do we get clarity on what we’re giving up by saying yes to something? 
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn a simple hack that will help us make decisions that are truly in alignment with what we value. 



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - The critical question we must ask ourselves before a decision
    What are we saying no to when we say yes to something or accept an offer? 
     
    - Why it’s important to know what we’re giving up
    Before we say yes to something by default, how do we get clear on the consequences of our decision? 
     
    - How to avoid letting ourselves down in favor of a not-so-great offer
    Many people realize they compromised way too much when it’s too late. How do we avoid getting into this position on the front end?

    • 11 min
    Protecting Ourselves From the Hostile Business Side of Medicine with Dr. Steven Cyr

    Protecting Ourselves From the Hostile Business Side of Medicine with Dr. Steven Cyr

    Medicine isn’t just about the patients we treat, it also has a huge business component that heavily influences how we work. The business side of this industry often feels like a minefield and because we have very little control over it, physicians can suffer heavily. 
     
    There are a million things you can do incorrectly and traps we can fall into based on the way healthcare is structured today. Many well-intentioned doctors have found themselves on the wrong side of the business of medicine - unfairly kicked out, facing lawsuits and even federal indictments filed against them. 
     
    What are the traps we need to be aware of? How do we protect ourselves on the front end so we’re not cleaning up messes on the backend? 
     
    In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Steven Cyr, the author of “Cutthroat: A Surgeon’s Fight against Big Government, Corrupt Businessmen, and a Broken Healthcare System”. He shares all the ways the business of healthcare can go wrong for us, and how to protect ourselves.




    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - The flaws of the system
    What are the biggest obstacles physicians are facing in today’s healthcare business? 
     
    - How healthcare turned doctors against each other
    Physicians have developed a crabs-in-a-bucket mentality in this environment. Why is it so important for us to be united right now? 
     
    - The key to navigating a hostile healthcare industry
    How do we avoid being used as a pawn to make other people wealthy?
     
     
    Guest Bio 
     
    Steven J. Cyr, MD, is the chief medical officer for SASpine and CYRxMD Cosmetic Surgery, and the author of “Cutthroat: A Surgeon’s Fight against Big Government, Corrupt Businessmen, and a Broken Healthcare System”. He is a Mayo Clinic–trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon and has been named a Top Spine and Orthopedic Surgeon by numerous organizations. 
     
    He has also been rated as the top doctor in San Antonio by RateMDs and recognized nationwide with Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards. Dr. Cyr was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and served fourteen years in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he was the chief of spine surgery for the Air Force and spine surgery consultant to the surgeon general of the Air Force and the Pentagon. While in the military, he served two tours of duty in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 
     
    He also served as professor of orthopedic surgery and assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences. A two-year fellowship in cosmetic surgery made him the world’s first fellowship-trained orthopedic and cosmetic surgeon. He has been married to his wife, LeAnn Cyr, for twenty-two years. They have four children.

    Get the book Cutthroat: A Surgeon’s Fight against Big Government, Corrupt Businessmen, and a Broken Healthcare System at www.CutthroatBook.com or on Amazon.

    • 39 min
    The Most Actionable & Self-Compassionate Way to Look at Hope

    The Most Actionable & Self-Compassionate Way to Look at Hope

    In the thick of heavy emotions or challenging times, the idea of hope feels nebulous and impossible to put into action. Hope isn’t an autopilot emotion, but what if we had a framework for it and a process we can follow to push forward? 
     
    Whether we’re trying to negotiate for our dream job, or navigate difficult situations, what steps can we take to put the concept of hope into action? 
     
    In this episode, I’m going to share how to use hope to move ourselves forward. 
     
     
    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - Why hope is necessary
    What role does hope play in our negotiations and our jobs?
     
    - Why hope isn’t just an emotion
    Can we have hope and put it in action when we’re feet-on-the-ground realists?
     
    - How to be more open to reroutes and pivots
    Is hope possible when we’re not 100% sure what the route to our goals looks like?

    • 21 min
    When It Feels Like You Have Zero Autonomy, Try This

    When It Feels Like You Have Zero Autonomy, Try This

    Autonomy - or lack thereof - is something that comes up a lot when physicians don’t feel satisfied in their jobs, but what if we have more agency than we tend to believe? 
     
    While there are certainly things we can’t control in our jobs, we do have autonomy and the power to choose in many areas. Ultimately, we have a lot of choices and the power to exercise them.
     
    How do we change our perspective on autonomy? In this episode, I’m going to share how to focus on the autonomy we do have. 



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - Why we’re not powerless
    Are there places where we have more direct control than we think? 
     
    - The limiting belief that makes us feel powerless
    When we believe we have zero autonomy or agency, are we giving our power away? 
     
    - How to own your autonomy 
    How do we start acknowledging and exercising our authority?

    • 11 min
    You Know How to Negotiate, But Where Do You Find the Right Job? with Dr. Lara Hochman

    You Know How to Negotiate, But Where Do You Find the Right Job? with Dr. Lara Hochman

    It’s no secret that a lot of physicians find themselves burnt out and disillusioned with practicing medicine to the point of walking away from medicine entirely. 
     
    What if we could find a job that works for us instead of trying to contort ourselves into an ill-fitting job? 
     
    I talk a lot about this from a negotiation angle, but how do we actually find the jobs that are a better fit for us and evaluate potential employers? 
     
    In today’s episode, I’m joined by Family Medicine physician and physician wellbeing advocate, Dr. Lara Hochman. She shares how she’s breaking the burnout cycle and evaluating opportunities by matching physicians with physician-owned practices.




    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

    - How to create a long, fulfilling career
    The brokenness of many jobs have cost us a lot of talented physicians. How can we keep doctors in medicine working jobs they really love? 
     
    - What we need to be asking about potential employers
    Most employers are on their best behavior during an interview, so where do we find out what working there is actually like?
     
    - Why we have to be clear on what we want before the interview
    How do we optimize the potential of a role while still protecting ourselves in case we never get there?
     
     
    Guest Bio 
     
    Lara Hochman, MD is a Family Medicine physician, and advocate for fellow physicians’ wellbeing amidst rising burnout and dissatisfaction. Her own experiences led her to discover the ways physicians lost autonomy, and how to reclaim their focus on helping patients. 
     
    Lara founded Happy Day Health, a boutique physician matchmaking agency to match doctors with well run, physician-owned private practices where they can avoid burnout and enjoy practicing medicine again.
     
    To find out how you can work with Dr. Lara, visit www.happydayhealth.co. 

    You can also find her on;
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larahochman
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCorwNuzOmzeH25dDy6i6N5w
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@happydaymd
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happydaymd

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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86 Ratings

86 Ratings

GutGirlMD ,

Well worth your time!

This concise podcast packs it all in!
Real estate negotiations, time and money scarcity, knowing our worth, analyzing our habits and so much more each in less than 20 minutes! I’m so grateful for your work, your passion and your fabulous guests- Thank you for making medicine a better place!

Dr Latifat ,

MoneyFItMD

Dr Linda is going great work with this podcast. I love recommending and listening. Physicians deserve to do the great work we love and deserve to be paid well for it. Thank you for sharing valuable content . ❤️❤️

OBgynWINEobi ,

Girl next door

Linda has a ease to her presentation, like I’m chatting with the girl next door about dinner plans. She breaks it down, and helps you feel like you have an ally.

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