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Social media's leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, MD, shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system but are rarely heard from. 15 minutes a day. 7 days a week. Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD.

The Podcast by KevinMD Kevin Pho, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 273 Ratings

Social media's leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, MD, shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system but are rarely heard from. 15 minutes a day. 7 days a week. Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD.

    Public health requires collective courage

    Public health requires collective courage

    "To create a healthier, more just, and more equitable world, we must confront the truth, and that requires an act of collective courage. Perhaps there needs to be a whole new consciousness that abandons ideas of reforms and instead labors a social transformation toward liberation. There cannot be effective solutions that expand globally in the public health sphere if there isn’t an effort to shift the way we think about the kind of power that is needed to create a world worth living in."
    Ira Memaj is a public health educator.
    She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "The local and global concerns of COVID-19."

    This episode is sponsored by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience.
    With so many demands on their time, physicians today report record levels of burnout. Burnout is caused by many factors, one of which is clinical documentation. Studies indicate physicians spend two hours documenting care for every hour spent with patients.
    At Nuance, we are committed to helping physicians do what you love – care for patients – and spend less time on clinical documentation. The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX for short, is an AI-powered, ambient clinical intelligence solution that automatically captures patient encounters securely and accurately at the point of care. Physicians who use DAX have reported a 50 percent decrease in documentation time and a 70 percent reduction in feelings of burnout, and 83 percent of patients say their physician is more personable and conversational.
    Rediscover the joy of medicine with clinical documentation that writes itself, all within the EHR. Visit nuance.com/daxinaction to learn more.
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    • 15 min
    Premature babies grow up. It’s time to pay attention.

    Premature babies grow up. It’s time to pay attention.

    "Premature babies (a.k.a. preemies) and their families are increasingly becoming a powerful voice in society. Life in and after the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is like being dropped off a cliff. I support the preemie community from pregnancy to NICU to home and into the adult years because I had a preemie. My daughter’s story is a stunning example of a system gone wrong and why better outcomes research is key for these babies, their future and society as a whole."
    Deb Discenza is co-author of the Preemie Parent’s Survival Guide to the NICU and founder, PreemieWorld.
    She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Premature babies grow up. It’s time to pay attention."

    This episode is sponsored by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience.
    With so many demands on their time, physicians today report record levels of burnout. Burnout is caused by many factors, one of which is clinical documentation. Studies indicate physicians spend two hours documenting care for every hour spent with patients.
    At Nuance, we are committed to helping physicians do what you love – care for patients – and spend less time on clinical documentation. The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX for short, is an AI-powered, ambient clinical intelligence solution that automatically captures patient encounters securely and accurately at the point of care. Physicians who use DAX have reported a 50 percent decrease in documentation time and a 70 percent reduction in feelings of burnout, and 83 percent of patients say their physician is more personable and conversational.
    Rediscover the joy of medicine with clinical documentation that writes itself, all within the EHR. Visit nuance.com/daxinaction to learn more.
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    • 16 min
    Your anesthesiologist cares for you

    Your anesthesiologist cares for you

    "It’s one of the hard things about anesthesiology. A window opens, you work like all get out, doing all sorts of things while the breeze blows in, then it’s shut again. Sometimes, you see your patient once more; sometimes, if things go awry, you might see them multiple times. Or your colleagues step in to help out if you are not there. Or the critical care or perioperative anesthesiologist work their magic for awhile. But basically, you welcome the orneriness in, and then, after the bustle and harumphing, you miss it."
    Audrey Shafer is an anesthesiologist.
    She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "The sick-sick patient and the anesthesiologist."

    This episode is sponsored by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience.
    With so many demands on their time, physicians today report record levels of burnout. Burnout is caused by many factors, one of which is clinical documentation. Studies indicate physicians spend two hours documenting care for every hour spent with patients.
    At Nuance, we are committed to helping physicians do what you love – care for patients – and spend less time on clinical documentation. The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX for short, is an AI-powered, ambient clinical intelligence solution that automatically captures patient encounters securely and accurately at the point of care. Physicians who use DAX have reported a 50 percent decrease in documentation time and a 70 percent reduction in feelings of burnout, and 83 percent of patients say their physician is more personable and conversational.
    Rediscover the joy of medicine with clinical documentation that writes itself, all within the EHR. Visit nuance.com/daxinaction to learn more.
    SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST → https://www.kevinmd.com/podcast
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    • 15 min
    Insurance companies deny medical care. And that's wrong.

    Insurance companies deny medical care. And that's wrong.

    "Securing prior authorizations is a daily ordeal for most doctors’ offices. Doctors report that, on average, they must get insurance company approvals 41 times every week. Of the authorization requests that are denied, fully 73% ultimately get reversed and approved, but the delays cause many patients to abandon treatment.
    More significantly, many contested prior authorization requests cause serious harm — even when they are ultimately approved. In surveys done by the American Medical Association, 24% of doctors report that delays in prior authorization have led to serious adverse events for their patients. And 16% report that such delays have led to hospitalization."
    Steve Cohen is an attorney.
    He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "Denying essential medical care doesn’t save money — or lives."

    This episode is sponsored by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience.
    With so many demands on their time, physicians today report record levels of burnout. Burnout is caused by many factors, one of which is clinical documentation. Studies indicate physicians spend two hours documenting care for every hour spent with patients.
    At Nuance, we are committed to helping physicians do what you love – care for patients – and spend less time on clinical documentation. The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX for short, is an AI-powered, ambient clinical intelligence solution that automatically captures patient encounters securely and accurately at the point of care. Physicians who use DAX have reported a 50 percent decrease in documentation time and a 70 percent reduction in feelings of burnout, and 83 percent of patients say their physician is more personable and conversational.
    Rediscover the joy of medicine with clinical documentation that writes itself, all within the EHR. Visit nuance.com/daxinaction to learn more.
    SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST → https://www.kevinmd.com/podcast
    RATE AND REVIEW → https://www.kevinmd.com/rate
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    • 18 min
    My postpartum blood pressure spike

    My postpartum blood pressure spike

    "I think about my preeclampsia-specific and general knowledge gaps. I could not recall learning about postpartum preeclampsia in my prenatal classes. I wasn’t given any written instructions on what symptoms to expect with my blood pressure returning to normal. My husband and I also would have benefitted from a pumping tutorial (side note: the lactation consultant said not to just power up to top suction) and a quick lesson on making formula bottles. A more empowered mom and family might be less tempted to dismiss a postpartum headache."
    Maria Petty is a nurse practitioner.
    She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "My blood pressure spike on postpartum day 3."

    This episode is sponsored by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience.
    With so many demands on their time, physicians today report record levels of burnout. Burnout is caused by many factors, one of which is clinical documentation. Studies indicate physicians spend two hours documenting care for every hour spent with patients.
    At Nuance, we are committed to helping physicians do what you love – care for patients – and spend less time on clinical documentation. The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX for short, is an AI-powered, ambient clinical intelligence solution that automatically captures patient encounters securely and accurately at the point of care. Physicians who use DAX have reported a 50 percent decrease in documentation time and a 70 percent reduction in feelings of burnout, and 83 percent of patients say their physician is more personable and conversational.
    Rediscover the joy of medicine with clinical documentation that writes itself, all within the EHR. Visit nuance.com/daxinaction to learn more.
    SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST → https://www.kevinmd.com/podcast
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    • 15 min
    Think about genetics in heart disease

    Think about genetics in heart disease

    "Despite these high numbers, we cardiologists often look to genetic screening last in our diagnostic workup. But without genetic screening, we can’t always see the whole picture in our cardiomyopathy patients. Once we’ve excluded coronary disease as an etiology, available diagnostic tools such as echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging provide great insight into the symptoms and consequences of these conditions but not the specific underlying causes. Epidemiology studies support this notion. For example, in 2011, one study found that more than half of previously unexplained cardiac deaths in young people resulted from genetically-linked arrhythmia, as determined through postmortem genetic testing. Thus, our ability to advise patients and their families, and in some cases, take preemptive measures such as defibrillator implantation, is limited."
    Marc Semigran is a cardiologist and chief medical officer of a biotechnology company developing cardiac gene therapy.
    He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "It’s time to start approaching heart disease like breast cancer."

    This episode is sponsored by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience.
    With so many demands on their time, physicians today report record levels of burnout. Burnout is caused by many factors, one of which is clinical documentation. Studies indicate physicians spend two hours documenting care for every hour spent with patients.
    At Nuance, we are committed to helping physicians do what you love – care for patients – and spend less time on clinical documentation. The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX for short, is an AI-powered, ambient clinical intelligence solution that automatically captures patient encounters securely and accurately at the point of care. Physicians who use DAX have reported a 50 percent decrease in documentation time and a 70 percent reduction in feelings of burnout, and 83 percent of patients say their physician is more personable and conversational.
    Rediscover the joy of medicine with clinical documentation that writes itself, all within the EHR. Visit nuance.com/daxinaction to learn more.
    SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST → https://www.kevinmd.com/podcast
    RATE AND REVIEW → https://www.kevinmd.com/rate
    FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM → https://www.instagram.com/kevinphomd
    FOLLOW ON TIKTOK → https://www.tiktok.com/@kevinphomd
    GET CME FOR THIS EPISODE → https://earnc.me/TLI7W8
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

maria p, np ,

Awesome podcast, thanks!

Great range of topics and speakers!

ESCANABA132 ,

Colonoscopy

I’m 79 yrs old and had my first one when I was 39
With NO ANESTHESIA and again Another with NO ANESTHESIA.
WAS RUFF, I got through it with saying my prayers, that it would be over quickly
So I’m afraid you were NOT the first one
I do recommend HIGHLY that anesthesia is taken….

Sharon Mack ,

A Voice For Physicians

Thank you for being a voice for physicians. Your podcast has helped many physicians as you provide inspiration and ideas.

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