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Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.

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Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience as a medical doctor, he approaches the latest and greatest topics with a skeptical mind, presenting all the information, so you can decide for yourself.

    COVID Hell: COVID-19 Update #10 [November 23, 2020]

    COVID Hell: COVID-19 Update #10 [November 23, 2020]

    We have entered COVID Hell. The novel coronavirus has returned with a vengeance. In the U.S., new cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions have already exceeded all-time highs from last spring, and we’re just beginning the exponential phase of the third wave.
    Hospitals in 18 states are already overwhelmed, and the vaccines cannot be deployed in time to avert the darkest winter in a century. With increased holiday travel and indoor congregation, combined with pandemic fatigue and pandemic anger, this is the most dangerous time we have faced yet in the pandemic.

    • 41 min
    COVID-19 Update #9 [November 12th, 2020] with Paul Offit MD

    COVID-19 Update #9 [November 12th, 2020] with Paul Offit MD

    COVID has returned with a vengeance. Dr. Paul Offit is back in the virtual studio for a COVID-19 update. We discuss the vaccine, new anti-viral therapeutics, herd immunity, the Barrington Declaration, and how to avoid another complete shutdown.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Biden v. Trump Closing Arguments (Healthcare 2020 #5)

    Biden v. Trump Closing Arguments (Healthcare 2020 #5)

    On the eve of the election, I perform a post-mortem on the second Presidential debate, and compile closing arguments from Joe Biden and Donald Trump discussing their healthcare plans, the COVID-19 response, and the pandemic looking forward. This is the final episode of the Healthcare 2020 Series.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Post-Mortem Harris Pence Debate (Healthcare 2020 #4)

    Post-Mortem Harris Pence Debate (Healthcare 2020 #4)

    The post-mortem on the Harris v. Pence debate is here! Mike Pence defends his COVID-19 record, the White House Super Spreader Event, and dodges questions on the Trump healthcare replacement plan. Before November 3rd, tune in for the full analysis of the candidates’ claims, with fact checking, and the crucial backstory that the candidates left out.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Post-Mortem Biden Trump Debate #1 (Healthcare 2020 #3)

    Post-Mortem Biden Trump Debate #1 (Healthcare 2020 #3)

    In the third episode of our Healthcare 2020 series, I perform a post-mortem on the first Biden-Trump debate, the “worst Presidential Debate ever,” on all healthcare-related issues.

    I present the clips, the commentary, and the analysis of what the candidates said, and failed to say. I also fact-check each candidate’s claims, their misstatements, and their comments on the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 55 min
    Biden v. Trump Healthcare Plans with Ron Howrigon (Healthcare 2020 #2)

    Biden v. Trump Healthcare Plans with Ron Howrigon (Healthcare 2020 #2)

    Ron Howrigon is back in the virtual studio to analyze Donald Trump’s 4200-word “doctrine” for a new healthcare system, created by Presidential Executive Orders [his words, not ours.]
    We also look at Biden’s “Strive for Five” healthcare tweaks to Obamacare and beyond.
    Lastly, we discuss how both candidates may have to modify their healthcare platforms based on the fate of Obamacare in the Supreme Court.
    In this episode, we lay out the two most likely scenarios…

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in healthcare, or just getting started catalyzing the change you want to see in the industry - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Dr. Sweeny does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career in healthcare, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

eaglewatcher1234 ,

This is the one I want to hear.

Where are you? I am anxiously waiting for the next podcast. The truth IS out there.

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The episode with R. Doug Fields was tremendous!!!! Love love love. Thank you so much! Great questions and great conversation. Lifemorts has opened a new door for me. Thank you.

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