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If you ever asked, "Why did I go into medicine?" this podcast is for you. Learn the mindsets, skills, & strategies your peers have used to take control of their practices, applied their medical knowledge outside of healthcare, created meaningful lives, & found joy in being doctors again.

The Changed Physician Podcast Episodes Straight Shot Health

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If you ever asked, "Why did I go into medicine?" this podcast is for you. Learn the mindsets, skills, & strategies your peers have used to take control of their practices, applied their medical knowledge outside of healthcare, created meaningful lives, & found joy in being doctors again.

    Episode 26 - Rael Mazansky MD, MBA - Why He Left Medicine & Where He Went Next...

    Episode 26 - Rael Mazansky MD, MBA - Why He Left Medicine & Where He Went Next...

    This is Episode 26 of The Changed Physician Podcast. Dr. Kevin Cuccaro and Dr. Melissa Cady interview Dr. Rael Mazansky about his life's journey from childhood goals of being a physician to a business direction within medical school.

    Conversation time markers:
    5:15 perception of being a doctor
    7:15 learning and discovery
    8:00 post-hoc analysis issues
    8:25 Expectations of others to be a doctor
    10:15 Dr. Cuccaro’s discussion of hindsight bias
    11:50 Ideal Vision vs. Reality of Being a Physician
    14:15 Blinders on during training
    16:15 Getting his MBA - Columbia Medical School
    24:30 Resources to learn investing principles
    32:00 DOCJobs.com
    42:25 The issue of inertia & lesson learned
    43:40 You don’t need to give up medicine to try other things

    Melissa Cady, DO (aka The Challenge Doctor) is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is the author of PAINDEMIC: A Practical and Holistic Look at Chronic Pain, the Medical System, and the antiPAIN Lifestyle (https://amzn.to/3aUY6Ju - affiliate link).

    Kevin Cuccaro, DO is also trained and board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a committed online and offline educator/speaker on multiple topics, including pain, stress, and wellness.

    You can learn more about his company at www.DOCjobs.com.

    If you want to reach him directly, you can reach him at rael@docjobs.com.
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    • 45 min
    Friday Faves, 09/18/2020

    Friday Faves, 09/18/2020

    Hosts of The Changed Physician Podcast discuss their Friday Faves on their Facebook Live on 9/18/2020.

    Learn More About the Community at:
    🌎 www.TheChangedPhysician.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechangedphysician/
    🐥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechangedphys
    📩. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChangedPhysician/
    💼 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thechangedphysician

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:

    Melissa Cady, DO (aka The Challenge Doctor) is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is the author of PAINDEMIC (https://amzn.to/3aUY6Ju - affiliate link). She practices part-time as an independent anesthesiologist while pursuing her mission to inspire, challenge, and educate others online and offline about pain, wellness, fitness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Dr. Kevin Cuccaro is an expert in the science of pain and stress. His particular interest lies in the application of science, education, marketing, and technology to answer the question of, “How can we disrupt traditional healthcare care models to deliver transformative care?” More at KevinCuccaro.com & StraightShotHealth.Com
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    • 35 min
    Episode 25 - Jen Tang MD - Creating Her Ideal Life With Part-Time Practice & Direct Sales

    Episode 25 - Jen Tang MD - Creating Her Ideal Life With Part-Time Practice & Direct Sales

    This is Episode 25 of The Changed Physician Podcast. Drs. Kevin Cuccaro and Melissa Cady discuss Dr. Jen Tang's story from the east coast as a full-time internist to the west coast as a part-time internist and mother of three...all because of a choice she made to do direct sales at a time when she was not content within the medical system.

    You can learn more about Dr. Tang at https://linktr.ee/jentangster.

    Discussion Timeline:

    00:30 Why Dr. Tang went into medicine
    2:10 Realities of medical school
    5:10 Desire for holistic approach in medical care
    8:10 Shifts noticed during her private practice
    11:20 3rd party dilemmas for physicians and patients
    12:30 Told spending too much time with patients
    14:30 Discovering other options as a physician
    16:40 Missing the connection in her medical practice
    20:20 Recognizing the socioeconomic barriers to health care, etc.
    21:30 Changing mindset & ultimately a life shift
    24:00 New part-time opportunity with Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in California
    26:40 Deciding to make a change
    31:00 Being open-minded
    33:30 Sales is not a “dirty” word
    37:00 The joy of building a direct sales team
    39:30 Unexpected perks from doing other things

    Learn More About the Community at:
    🌎 www.TheChangedPhysician.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechangedphysician/
    🐥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechangedphys
    📩. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChangedPhysician/
    💼 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thechangedphysician

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:

    Melissa Cady, DO (aka The Challenge Doctor) is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is the author of PAINDEMIC (https://amzn.to/3aUY6Ju - affiliate link). She practices part-time as an independent anesthesiologist while pursuing her mission to inspire, challenge, and educate others online and offline about pain, wellness, fitness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Dr. Kevin Cuccaro is an expert in the science of pain and stress. His particular interest lies in the application of science, education, marketing, and technology to answer the question of, “How can we disrupt traditional healthcare care models to deliver transformative care?” More at KevinCuccaro.com & StraightShotHealth.Com
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    • 44 min
    Episode 24 - Peter Lehmann MD - How To Love Practicing Medicine Again Through Direct Primary Care

    Episode 24 - Peter Lehmann MD - How To Love Practicing Medicine Again Through Direct Primary Care

    This is Episode 24 of The Changed Physician Podcast. Dr. Kevin Cuccaro and Dr. Melissa Cady chat with Dr. Peter Lehmann about how he saved himself from burnout by shifting into direct primary care (DPC) after 22 years of "traditional" practice. Dr. Lehmann also talks about how any primary care physician who needs a change or wants more autonomy should look into direct care models.

    Dr. Lehmann's practice: VintageDPC.com

    Learn More About the Community at:
    🌎 www.TheChangedPhysician.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechangedphysician/
    🐥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechangedphys
    📩. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChangedPhysician/
    💼 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thechangedphysician

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:

    Melissa Cady, DO (aka The Challenge Doctor) is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is the author of PAINDEMIC (https://amzn.to/3aUY6Ju - affiliate link). She practices part-time as an independent anesthesiologist while pursuing her mission to inspire, challenge, and educate others online and offline about pain, wellness, fitness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Dr. Kevin Cuccaro is an expert in the science of pain and stress. His particular interest lies in the application of science, education, marketing, and technology to answer the question of, “How can we disrupt traditional healthcare care models to deliver transformative care?” More at KevinCuccaro.com & StraightShotHealth.Com
    Subscribe to The Changed Physician Podcast on Soundwise

    • 45 min
    Friday Faves, 9/11/2020

    Friday Faves, 9/11/2020

    Hosts of The Changed Physician Podcast discuss their Friday Faves on their Facebook Live on 9/11/2020.

    Learn More About the Community at:
    🌎 www.TheChangedPhysician.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechangedphysician/
    🐥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechangedphys
    📩. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChangedPhysician/
    💼 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thechangedphysician

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:

    Melissa Cady, DO (aka The Challenge Doctor) is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is the author of PAINDEMIC (https://amzn.to/3aUY6Ju - affiliate link). She practices part-time as an independent anesthesiologist while pursuing her mission to inspire, challenge, and educate others online and offline about pain, wellness, fitness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Dr. Kevin Cuccaro is an expert in the science of pain and stress. His particular interest lies in the application of science, education, marketing, and technology to answer the question of, “How can we disrupt traditional healthcare care models to deliver transformative care?” More at KevinCuccaro.com & StraightShotHealth.Com
    Subscribe to The Changed Physician Podcast on Soundwise

    • 20 min
    Episode 23 - Dianah Lake, MD - Creating Her Ideal Space With Locum Tenens and Online Fitness

    Episode 23 - Dianah Lake, MD - Creating Her Ideal Space With Locum Tenens and Online Fitness

    This is Episode 23 of The Changed Physician Podcast with Dr. Kevin Cuccaro and Dr. Melissa Cady. Dr. Dianah Lake (aka Dr. Di) discusses her journey from traditional emergency medicine into the world of locum work but also rediscovering her passions in women's health and fitness all the while being a single mother of two special needs sons.

    You can learn more about Dr. Dianah Lake at www.drdifitlife.com.
    You can also find her in social media using her DrDiFitLife handle.

    Discussion Timeline:
    07:40 How residency prepared Dr. Lake for locums
    09:20 Why she ended up in locums
    11:40 The fear of going out on her own
    14:00 How a potentially forgivable loan nearly deterred her change
    15:00 Leaving her employment and going into locums
    17:40 Juggling single motherhood and locums in different states
    19:45 Important pieces to build online business
    23:20 Kevin’s take on her choices of delegation
    24:00 What is important to Dr. Lake
    25:00 Kevin’s take on her locums choice
    26:00 Her view on how physicians need to understand unlimited choices
    28:00 Not turning back to being employed again
    30:30 Her current online projects (fitness, mindset, food, menopause)
    33:10 Why she got into fitness & her first run
    34:40 Running as therapy & stress reliever
    35:00 The influence of her father’s death
    38:00 Ups and Downs, Therapy, and Personal Development work
    Learn More About the Community at:
    🌎 www.TheChangedPhysician.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA:
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechangedphysician/
    🐥 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechangedphys
    📩. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChangedPhysician/
    💼 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thechangedphysician

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:

    Melissa Cady, DO (aka The Challenge Doctor) is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and is the author of PAINDEMIC (https://amzn.to/3aUY6Ju - affiliate link). She practices part-time as an independent anesthesiologist while pursuing her mission to inspire, challenge, and educate others online and offline about pain, wellness, fitness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Dr. Kevin Cuccaro is an expert in the science of pain and stress. His particular interest lies in the application of science, education, marketing, and technology to answer the question of, “How can we disrupt traditional healthcare care models to deliver transformative care?” More at KevinCuccaro.com & StraightShotHealth.Com
    Subscribe to The Changed Physician Podcast on Soundwise

    • 40 min

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Vicki Chan MD ,

Thank you!

Thank you for compiling these stories and conversations!!! So helpful as medicine is truly changing and we doctors need to change with it…!

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Super Useful & Easily Digestible Info for All!

Each episode of The Changed Physician podcast is full of so many golden nuggets. Interviews of physicians using their med school skill sets in untraditional ways to regain control of their practice environment to achieve a more balanced and controllable lifestyle.
While geared towards physicians, these true life stories are really applicable to almost anyone.

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An antidote to burnout!

With all the regulation, mandates, clueless admin, and healthcare systems wanting cogs rather than cognitive physicians added onto the six figure debt why would anyone would want to go to medical school?

This podcast reminds you why.

Empowering stories, fun discussions, and lots of examples of docs choosing to create the
lives WE want rather than waiting on, or settling for, some outside administrator telling us what they want us to do!

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