Physician's Guide to Doctoring

Physician's Guide to Doctoring

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us help our patients, practices, colleagues, communities and most of all, ourselves. If you want to share you expertise on the podcast, please email me at brad@physiciansguidetodoctoring.com or @physiciansguide on Twitter.... Show More

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On today’s show we speak to allergist, Dr. Payel Gupta about penicillin allergy.  Dr. Gupta is triple board certified in Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and currently has a practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with ENT and Allergy Associates.  We discuss how common penicillin allergy is and how commonly the diagnosis is incorrect.  She goes through the four types of hypersensitivity reaction, a... Read more

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Scott Dikkers founded the world’s first humor website, TheOnion.com, in 1996. A few years earlier he helped found the original Onion newspaper. He’s served as The Onion’s owner and editor-in-chief, on and off, for much of the last quarter century.  He led The Onion’s rise from small, unknown college humor publication to internationally respected comedy brand.  He is also a N... Read more

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On today’s episode, we discuss the characteristics that predict an individual’s propensity to build wealth, why physicians have a bed reputation in this department and what we can do to improve, with industrial psychologist, Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw.  Dr. Fallaw is the author of The Next Millionaire Next Door and the founder of DataPoints LLC, a research and technology company that provides advisors and individuals with... Read more

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Travis Hornsby founded Student Loan Planner after helping his physician wife navigate ridiculously complex student loan repayment decisions.  He helps us parse through the complexity of optimizing your student loan repayment strategy.  He gives us an overview of the different repayment systems, who qualifies and who doesn’t and why it seems like nobody qualifies right now. We get a little political as he predicts what’s going to... Read more

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Megan Gerber, MD, MPH is a general internist with a career-long focus on the medical care of trauma-exposed women. We start out defining trauma and then get introduced to trauma-informed care.  Interfacing with the medical system and physicians can be traumatizing and triggering, so we discussed ways to minimize that, and why it actually isn’t important to identify who needs trauma informed care. We should be taking a “universal... Read more

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Dr. Jeff Jarvis, the EMS Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS in Central Texas, teaches us about cardiac arrest for every physician, from pathologists to podiatrists.  We learn how to identify and manage a cardiac arrest if we happen to be the medical professional on the scene.  We cover multiple circumstances from the woods to the mall to a plane.  After this talk, you will feel better equipped t... Read more

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On today's episode, we spoke about emotional intelligence with the Inspired Dentist, Dr. Shakila Angadi.  She is a dentist and social & emotional intelligence certified coach that is determined to help improve the lives of fellow health care professionals. She graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry and has been in private practice for over 11 years. She realized that empathetic communic... Read more

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Be Calm and Queer On – What Your Trans and Gender Diverse Patients Want You to Know

Dr. Crystal Beal answers the questions that will helps us better care for our transgender and gender diverse patients.  They went to med school at Florida State University, and completed the Valley Family Medicine Residency program, part of the University of Washington.  ... Read more

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July 18, 2019 52 min

Ryan Inman is a fee-only financial advisor who works exclusively with physicians and he teaches how to pick a financial advisor.  How did he end up in the physician niche?  He understands us.  His wife is a pediatric pulmonologist and part of why he understands the struggle so well is that they’ve been together since college.  He graduated from the University of San Diego and has two masters, one in business administration and a... Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Koo, is a dermatologist and former systems administrator at Morgan Stanley. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed her dermatology residency at UC Irvine. 

She created the website WealthyMomMD.com to fill the void of knowledge and resources specific to women physicians on how to take control of their finances. She directs the Wo... Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Koo, is a dermatologist and former systems administrator at Morgan Stanley. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed her dermatology residency at UC Irvine.  She created the website WealthyMomMD.com to fill the void of knowledge and resources specific to women physicians on how to take control of their finances. She directs the Women Physicians Personal... Read more

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The next three episodes comprise an intro to the Physician's Guide to Personal Finance. We start with the Physician Philosopher, an anesthesiologist blogger who wants his audience to understand their "why" to understand their "how" of personal finance.  Next week we interview Bonnie Koo, MD, the voice of female physician finance, and the following week we interview Ryan Inman, a fee-only financial advisor who... Read more

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Adam E. Block, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College. He is a health economist with deep experience in the hospital, health plan and government sectors. His research is focused on how individuals make decisions in health care markets including patient choice of hospitals, physicians and insurance plans. 

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June 21, 2019 57 min

Because borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete; a spiral! A little mnemonic device for the med students.

Dr. Daniel Solomon is an infectious disease doctor on staff at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He went to med school at Yale, and then did both residency and fellowship at the Brigham, although fellowship was combined with Mass General, where he was on the HIV Cl... Read more

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Professor Nathan Lents studied biology at St. Louis University and then completed his PhD at St. Louis University’s school of medicine in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences.  PhDs need residencies, too, so he did his postdoctoral training in cancer genomics at NYU and loved New York so much that he stayed and is now a Professor at John Jay College in Manhattan and director of the honors program.  He maintains the Human E... Read more

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Should we assume EVERYONE has reflux until proven otherwise?  Does reflux cause global warming?  If there’s a post-nasal drip, is there a pre-nasal drip?  Where’s all that mucus coming from anyway?  On today’s episode we discuss the epidemics of reflux and post-nasal drip with laryngologist Dr. Matthew Clary, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  Dr. Clary went to medical school at The Oh... Read more

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What is something that is tough to learn and every doctor should know it better than they do?  Aside from Kreb’s Cycle.  Billing and coding! 

Dr. Charlotte Akor is a nationally recognized speaker and physician coach on billing and coding.  In this interview, we discuss the necessary history, physical and medical decision making in order to bill and code appropriately and then get into the weeds about proper coding of medi... Read more

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Dr. Colin Zhu is a family medicine physician who practices primarily locums.  He also trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition after medical school.   We discuss recommendations he has for his patients looking to eat healthier and physicians looking to do this same.  We talk about essential kitchen utensils and small appliance... Read more

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May 16, 2019 50 min

Dr. Rachna Patel is an emergency medicine physician who has a medical marijuana telemedicine practice, a book, and her own CBD oil.  Medical marijuana and CBD, specifically, seem to have become a panacea or snake oil with magical properties that can cure everything.  Like what we tell our patients about good nutrition and exercise. She helps to clear up fact from fiction during our wide ranging and comprehensive discussion, from... Read more

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May 9, 2019 36 min

Dr. Uchenna Umeh is a pediatrician who has lost people to suicide.  She saw this as a growing issue among her patient population, so she left the stability of her medical practice to affect a wider audience by reaching out to larger groups.  She is now a public speaker on childhood, teen and young adult depression and suicide. We discuss her recommendations for recognizing characteristics of depression and suicidality, how to st... Read more

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