I'm a psychiatry resident physician who lives with bipolar disorder. The mission of this podcast is to make listeners feel more comfortable discussing mental health. I'll share my own experiences and thoughts, but also interview other mental health advocates that have influenced my life. My life is easier living openly about my mental health, and I want to convince you to live the same way.
86 - Failing COMLEX Level 1, and still matching into top ranked Psychiatry Program
My great friend and psychiatry resident, Richard Arroyo, discusses his experience failing COMLEX Level 1 after his 2nd year of medical school. This exam is thought to be "the most important test you take in medical school." Richard shares his self-doubts, shame and depression he felt going through this experience. He talks about how his medical school intended to help him, but ended up acting more like a barrier at times. Richard found a way to pass COMLEX Level 1 on his second try. Next, he was able to successfully match to his top ranked psychiatry residency program.
85 - Dr. Tom Eglin, Emergency Room Physician
Dr. Tom Eglin is an Emergency Room physician, participates in wilderness search and rescue, and serves as a regional assistant deal at PNWU. He shares path towards the ER, starting in internal medicine. He discusses managing stress and burnout in medicine. We talk about the unique emotional challenges of the emergency room. We discuss coronavirus and changes in mask policies.
84 - Dr. Katheryn Lauer, MD/MPH, Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine
Dr. Katheryn Lauer was my preceptor of my hospice rotation during my fourth year of medical school. We discuss why hospice should be a required course for medical students. Dr. Lauer explains misconceptions around hospice and palliative care, and how we could improve the system as a whole. We chat about physician assisted death, or death with dignity legislation.
83 - Unease, Anxiety and Excitement, The Days Leading up to the Match with Richard Arroyo
Richard Arroyo, my fellow classmate at PNWU, and I discuss the whirlwind of emotions leading up to match day, the time we finally find out where are next stage of training is. Richard and I are both pursuing psychiatry, and potentially could even end up at the same program. We talk how the supplemental offer and acceptance program (SOAP) requires an incredible control of emotions, and delayed grieving in a sense. We discuss the immense fear we feel starting residency on July 1.
Richard and I wrote a book, "Imperfect Balance: Behavioral Health Disorders & First Year Medical Students," to give premed students confidence that they could handle medical school. Available on Amazon.
82 - Dr. Tony Lee, MD, Neurologist
Dr. Tony Lee is a board certified neurologist and completed a fellowship in neurophysiology. He completed his residency training and fellowship at University of New Mexico, where he also served as a professor. We discuss dementia, how to improve brain health through socialization and exercise. We chat about the pathophysiology of headaches and migraines. Lastly, we chat about transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy (TMS), and why this treatment can be helpful for depression and other mental health conditions. He owns Washington Neurology in Yakima, WA, and offers neurology, primary care, and TMS treatment.
81 - @so_bipolar - Mehri Coulter
Mehri Coulter (@so_bipolar) is a bipolar disorder advocate, wife, and mother of three. She has created photography exhibits that display symptoms of bipolar disorder. She openly discusses the loss of her 16 year old nephew, who lost his life to suicide from bipolar disorder as well. She shares other experiences of grief from suicide. She discusses her how pharmacogenetic testing helped her find psychiatric medication that helped her tremendously. We both share our view on how living openly with bipolar disorder does not require bravery or courage as we once thought.
Logan is doing so much for mental health advocacy in so many ways. He’s a great guy. So intelligent, insightful, and honest in a way that is really refreshing.
Love This Podcast!!
I think Logan does an amazing job interviewing a variety of guests from all different backgrounds, while sprinkling in his medical knowledge and experience with his own mental health. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to learn more about mental illness!
As someone who also had a “textbook” bipolar episode like Logan did, I think his perspective is refreshing and honest. His guests are interesting and shed light on an array of important and totally relatable mental health topics. If you are looking to trudge through some difficult subjects but end up feeling uplifted, this is the podcast for you.