Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

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 with personal and professional development. 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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October 21, 2020 40 min

Dr. Jeffrey Segal, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Medical Justice, is a board-certified neurosurgeon. He was a practicing neurosurgeon for ten years, during which time he also played an active role as a participant on various state-sanctioned medical review panels designed to decrease the incidence of meritless medical malpractice cases.

We talk about his journey from neurosurgeon to pharmaceutical CEO to lawyer. He gives u...

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David Liljigren is the COO of ADK America where he leverages nearly three decades of experience in helping healthcare organizations and physicians harness the power of branding and communication to navigate through change and achieve growth. Throughout his career, David has helped such corporations as Hisamitsu Pharmaceuticals, GE Healthcare IT, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, and The Nielsen Company powerfully translate brand s...

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Steve Vargo, OD, MBA, is an optometrist and author, who recently published the book, Prescribing Change: How to Make Connections, Influence Decisions and Get Patients to Buy into Change. He wrote this book in order to give clinicians the tools to be more impactful with getting patients to make changes that improve their vision, health, and quality of life. He discusses how to engage our patients through what he calls “non-sale sell...

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Dr. Linda Bluestein in the founder and sole proprietor at HypermobilityMD.com and host of the Bendy Bodies Podcast. We discuss how to distinguish hypermobility from a hypermobility disorder. We also discuss common, non-joint related pathologies that those with hypermobility connective tissue disorders may have from POTS syndrome to mast cell instability. At the end, we discuss some case presentations that are near and dear to my he...

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This episode is very META. It is about learning how to learn. For the premeds, med students and residents, this is critical.  For those of us out and about in the world that need to recertify, this is a reminder that we never knew the best ways to study, so we should learn those techniques now. Chase DiMarco teaches us ideas like visual mnemonics, memory palaces, mind mapping, gamification among others.

Chase is an MS, MBA-HA and M...

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Dr. Taylor Brana is a Resident Physician in Psychiatry, Creator of The Happy Doc Podcast and developer of educational platforms that utilize voice-first technology. Our interview is really two separate interviews in one. In the first, we cover his podcast, where he interviews physicians on how they manage to continue finding fulfillment and enjoyment in their lives and practices in a world of crushing debt, wasteful administrative ...

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Brent Lacey, MD, is a gastroenterologist with a passion for financial management and career coaching.  He was able to pay off all of his student loans before finishing fellowship, and he got a big head start on his retirement savings.

He felt God calling him to start teaching financial management classes so he created a Financial Discipleship Ministry at his church and developed a personal finance curriculum for his hospital. He th...

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This is part 2 of 2 of my discussion with Dr. Gita Pensa, emergency medicine physician and host of the educational podcast, "Doctors and Litigation: The L Word", a narrative-style series about psychological and practical preparation for malpractice litigation.  We continue the discussion about how deposition is an audition for the trial and how important it is the play the part of the doctor everyone would want, not an arro...

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Dr. Gita Pensa is an Associate Professor with the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency. She joined Brown's academic faculty in 2014, after thirteen years in community emergency medicine practice. In 2015, she launched Brown EM's educational blog as well as the Brown EM podcast series. She created and serves as host/editor of AEM Early Access, a collaborative podcasting project from the Academic Emergency Medicine j...

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This is part 2 of my interview with Dr. BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. In this part, we talk about how success breeds success and having your patient work on the habit you want them to change shouldn’t be the first priority. The first priority should be what they want to change because it shows them that they can be successful in creating lasting change. We also discuss how positive emotio...

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This interview is one of my most important. If you are doing to share any of my episodes, this is one that I would implore you to share with your friends, family and colleagues. This is part 1 of 2 of my interviews with BJ Fogg, PhD, author of the book Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything. We all struggle to change our behaviors, to develop good habits and stop bad habits. There is a lot of popular wisdom about thi...

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Andrew Tisser DO is an emergency physician and urgent care director practicing in Western NY. Andrew's passion is to help fellow early-career physicians navigate the issues of money, mindset and making moves (goal setting). He hosts the Talk2MeDoc podcast and is the owner of Talk2MeDoc LLC, a consulting company working with early-career physicians on the above. His original podcast goal was to get different allied health profes...

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Silvie Stacy, MD, MPH, is a preventive medicine physician and founder of LookforZebras.com. You’re a doctor; you get the reference and in this situation the Zebra is a nonclinical career. She knew from the start that she wanted to be a nonclinical physician, but there weren’t many resources out there, so for others going through the same experience, she built her blog. She just wrote the book, 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians ...

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Dr. Sarah Hart-Unger is a pediatric endocrinologist, who did all of her education at Duke, and is now the pediatric residency program director at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida.  She is intrigued by the challenges of making work and life fit together -- so much that she cohosts a podcast on the topic, Best of Both Worlds, with time management expert and writer Laura Vanderkam.

She is married to a vascular surgeon...

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Kelley Knott is the Co-founder and VP of Marketing for the healthcare marketing agency, Intrepy. She is a highly experienced physician liaison and has a background in consulting for medical practices and health systems on how to build new patient referrals and create digital marketing strategies. She developed the first of its kind online physician liaison training platform, Physician Liaison University™. It is designed to help phy...

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In this episode, we cover the basics of dermatology, what everyone should know for when a casual acquaintance that thinks they are closer to you than they really are, asks you, “hey, can you take a look at this rash on my …?” She dispels some myths about sunblock, tells us about what qualities to look for in a moisturizer. She then teaches us about all of the things that dermatologists spend their day doing aside from prescribing s...

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Barbara Hamilton, MD is an interventional radiologist, physician leader, and mom, who blogs at TiredSuperheroine.com. She is currently the Chair of interventional Radiology at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. She went to med school at Rutgers, was a radiology resident at Brown, and did her IR fellowship at UCLA. Apparently IR has a problem with PR. Some of us could be more familiar with all of the differe...

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Physicians dedicate our lives to the care of others and this often doesn’t end when we leave work, but extends to our family and friends, other projects and demands that lead us to over extend ourselves until we feel like butter spread over too much bread. This has become acutely true during this pandemic, so psychiatrist Dr. Dimitrios Tsatiris discusses how we can work more self-care into our lives without the guilt. We start by d...

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Blake Eastman is a guest like no other we’ve had. He is a professional poker player and founded School of Cards, the first brick and mortar poker school in the country and is the creator of Beyond Tells, a poker tells training site. He has a graduate degree in psychology and taught psychology at the City University of New York for six years. While he was doing that all of that, he also provided consulting services to physicians, pr...

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Matthew Wiggins is the co-founder and Senior Advisor at Pattern, a life and disability insurance company that caters specifically to the physician community. Today he teaches us about disability and despite there being a pandemic that is putting us at higher risk, because of the shelter in place orders, it is actually EASIER to get disability. We discuss this as well as why disability is so important, why he rarely sells short term...

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