116 episodes

Reigniting your humanity and  passion for medicine. 

The Worthy Physician Podcast Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Reigniting your humanity and  passion for medicine. 

    Facing the Future of Healthcare: Leadership, Automation, and the Importance of Self-Care Post-Pandemic

    Facing the Future of Healthcare: Leadership, Automation, and the Importance of Self-Care Post-Pandemic

    Discover a roadmap to navigating the turbulent waters of healthcare leadership in the wake of a global pandemic, as I, Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, engage in a profound conversation with the insightful Sarah Worthy. We're peeling back the layers on why many talented clinicians are hanging up their white coats – not due to a deficit in skill, but because of the systemic failures that have left them disillusioned. Together, we scrutinize the troubling rise in medical errors and consider whether the physician's traditional business training is complicit in the industry's woes or if a deeper grasp of financial stewardship could be the salve our ailing healthcare system needs.

    Brace yourself for an exploration into the digital frontier of healthcare and its latent potential to reclaim time for overburdened medical professionals. With administrative tasks devouring precious hours, we dissect the promise of automation in streamlining tedious processes like credentialing and CME scheduling. The spotlight turns to the untapped power of centralized data systems in enhancing decision-making and the disproportionate balance of power tipping towards administration. This conversation serves as a clarion call for healthcare professionals to harness their influence and advocate for a reimagined allocation of resources that places patient care at the forefront.

    The emotional and psychological scars left by the pandemic on healthcare teams lead us to examine the vital role of support from leadership. We traverse the landscape of potential technological aids, such as AI, and their capacity to support rather than replace the human touch in medicine. The imperative for an EHR system overhaul that champions interoperability and patient data fluidity comes into focus. As we wrap up our dialogue, the mantra of self-care as a cornerstone for healthcare professionals reverberates, reminding us that personal well-being is the foundation upon which the future of healthcare must be built.

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    Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.


    Learn more about female physicians' journey through burnout to thriving!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/books

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    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/dr-shahhaque-md-as-a-speaker

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    Battle of the Boxes

    21 Day Self Focus Journal

    • 30 min
    The Silent Battle Against Burnout in the Medical Field

    The Silent Battle Against Burnout in the Medical Field

    I returned to the airwaves after taking s me time off.  The original reason for starting the podcast was trying to grapple with the profound loss of a fellow physician, a dear friend whose suicide opened my eyes to the silent struggles we endure as healers. Her passing was a harsh wake-up call that sparked this podcast, aiming to shed light on the mental health challenges and burnout that too often go unnamed in our profession. In this poignant episode, I lay bare my own journey through the dark corridors of burnout, reflecting on the personal tribulations that accompany the life-saving work we do every day.

    As we navigate the year 2024, I invite you to connect with the raw, honest stories of being human from physicians who have teetered on the brink yet found solace and strength in their vulnerability. We're not just surviving; we're learning to thrive by embracing therapy, coaching, and the support networks that trailblazers like Dr. Londoño and Dr. Corrigan have put in place. Their initiatives, including Physician Coach Support and Physicians Anonymous, serve as lifelines, fostering a sanctuary for us to find camaraderie and the courage to seek help. This episode is more than a conversation; it's a call to reshape the culture of medicine, one heartfelt story at a time.

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    Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.


    Learn more about female physicians' journey through burnout to thriving!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/books

    Let's connect for speaking opportunities!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/dr-shahhaque-md-as-a-speaker

    Check out the free resources from The Worthy Physician:
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/freebie-downloads

    Battle of the Boxes

    21 Day Self Focus Journal

    • 6 min
    Rx for Success: Decoding the Mindset Differences Between Doctors and Entrepreneurs

    Rx for Success: Decoding the Mindset Differences Between Doctors and Entrepreneurs

    Have you ever felt confined by the traditional path laid out before you, yearning to break free and chart your own course? That's precisely the leap Philip Chan took, transitioning from medicine to entrepreneurship with a vision that transcended the rigors of hospital shifts. Join me, Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, as I sit across from this maverick in a candid conversation about the seismic mindset shift required to make such a change. We uncover the nuances of moving from a world where the expectation is to always have the right answer, to an entrepreneurial landscape that thrives on delegation, teamwork, and most importantly, growth.

    He candidly discusses the process of duplicating his efforts through others, enabling him to amplify his impact far beyond the confines of one-on-one patient care. This episode isn't just a chat;  Philip's insights are a guiding light on the journey to entrepreneurial liberation.

    Fast-track Your Finance: A Masterclass on Proper Wealth Creation for Medical Professionals:
    When: Jan 8, 2024 05:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 
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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Book a call with Philip!
    https://calendly.com/lightspeedinvesting
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipchan333
    Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.


    Learn more about female physicians' journey through burnout to thriving!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/books

    Let's connect for speaking opportunities!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/dr-shahhaque-md-as-a-speaker

    Check out the free resources from The Worthy Physician:
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/freebie-downloads

    Battle of the Boxes

    21 Day Self Focus Journal

    • 7 min
    Wealth Building for White Coats in the Trading Trenches

    Wealth Building for White Coats in the Trading Trenches

    Unlock the secrets to financial independence as a medical professional by joining me, Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, alongside investment guru Philip Chan on The Worthy Physician. Together, we'll illuminate the path to wealth creation through smart investing, especially in futures trading, an area ripe with potential for those in the white coats. Get ready to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and discover how to make the markets work for you, whether they're soaring high or plunging low.

    This episode isn't just a discussion—it's an educational journey for healthcare providers who are ready to take control of their financial destiny. We'll guide you through the maze of investment options, from the high-stakes world of futures to the solid ground of real estate, and equip you with the strategies you need to succeed. With Philip's expertise, we lay out the framework for making informed choices that align with your lifestyle and goals, ensuring your investment decisions are more science than speculation. Tune in and take the first step towards building a financial foundation as robust as your medical knowledge.

    Book a call with Philip!
    https://calendly.com/lightspeedinvesting
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipchan333
    Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.


    Learn more about female physicians' journey through burnout to thriving!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/books

    Let's connect for speaking opportunities!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/dr-shahhaque-md-as-a-speaker

    Check out the free resources from The Worthy Physician:
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/freebie-downloads

    Battle of the Boxes

    21 Day Self Focus Journal

    • 24 min
    Merry Christmas though it is a Mess

    Merry Christmas though it is a Mess

    As the festive bells chime and the yuletide spirit wraps around us, I'm Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, your guide through the world of medicine with a holiday twist. Imagine the joyous chaos of Christmas, the laughter amidst low-grade fevers, and the heartfelt togetherness that overshadows the shiniest of gifts. That's the essence of this special episode, where I reflect on the year's milestones, the lessons dressed as challenges, and the unwavering passion for our profession that keeps us all going. It's about embracing the spirit of the season and finding joy in the unexpected – like the impromptu dance parties when the fever subsides and the tranquility in the aftermath of the day's excitement.

    Let's embark on a heartfelt challenge together, one that doesn't involve wrapping paper or ribbons. I urge you to select just one facet of life to enhance, bringing you closer to the existence you long for. As we navigate a medical system that's far from perfect, we hold tight to our mission to heal and help, not for profit but for people. So, as the New Year approaches, let's gift ourselves the commitment to personal growth and to awakening each day with the same anticipation of a child on Christmas morning. Let's carry this merry momentum into the new chapter, creating a reality that's not only better for our patients but more fulfilling for ourselves. Wishing you a season full of warmth and an inspired beginning to what lies ahead.
    Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.


    Learn more about female physicians' journey through burnout to thriving!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/books

    Let's connect for speaking opportunities!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/dr-shahhaque-md-as-a-speaker

    Check out the free resources from The Worthy Physician:
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/freebie-downloads

    Battle of the Boxes

    21 Day Self Focus Journal

    • 3 min
    From Healthcare to Entrepreneurship: Finding Fulfillment and Financial Empowerment

    From Healthcare to Entrepreneurship: Finding Fulfillment and Financial Empowerment

    Ever considered leaving a stable career for the uncertain path of entrepreneurship? Philip Jayhawk Chan, our esteemed guest, shares his transformative journey from healthcare to the helm of his own business, defying the norms that often bind medical professionals to a life of service at the expense of their own well-being. In a heart-to-heart dialogue, Philip lays bare the moment of clarity that led him to pursue autonomy, revealing intimate insights into the sacrifices made by those in the medical field and the importance of reclaiming one's mental, spiritual, and physiological health. His experience is a resonant tale of finding true fulfillment by embracing the freedoms that entrepreneurship bestows, challenging listeners to consider what it means to live a life aligned with their deepest values.

    The endeavor of entrepreneurship is dissected in this episode, laying out its three fundamental tenets. The conversation steers towards the audacious 'burning the ships' approach, where commitment and the surrounding environment can propel one towards success. My reflection on the catalytic changes to my 2023 outlook post-partnership demonstrates the significance of dynamic collaboration and the art of leveraging complementary skills for scalable ventures. We then herald the extraordinary financial achievements of Igor, whose narrative from real estate to futures trading encapsulates the essence of mentorship and the collective strength found within a team. Listeners are offered a glimpse into the world of futures markets and the potential for financial liberation, underscoring the episode's overarching theme of personal and financial empowerment through entrepreneurship.

    Book a call with Philip!
    https://calendly.com/lightspeedinvesting
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipchan333


    Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.


    Learn more about female physicians' journey through burnout to thriving!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/books

    Let's connect for speaking opportunities!
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/dr-shahhaque-md-as-a-speaker

    Check out the free resources from The Worthy Physician:
    https://www.theworthyphysician.com/freebie-downloads

    Battle of the Boxes

    21 Day Self Focus Journal

    • 34 min

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I love this podcast. It shines such a needed light on important topics such as physician burnout and mental health. Thanks so much for your work!

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So validating!

Love this podcast! I’m in the midst of burnout and it helps to know so many high achieving people have gone through similar experiences. I feel hope for the future and am looking forward to changes I am putting into place!

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