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.

Episodes

July 28, 2021 45 min

Dr. Jeff Bailet is president and chief executive officer of Altais, a subsidiary of Blue Shield of California. Altais was formed to help physicians and their practices reduce administrative burden, spend more time with patients, and improve access to quality, affordable health care. Dr. Bailet has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience having served as executive vice president of Blue Shield of California’s Health C...

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Jessica Elizabeth Isom, MD MPH is an early career community psychiatrist, public speaker, medical educator and consultant for diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism projects. Dr. Isom draws on her psychiatric training and humble background to connect across differences in power, education, and perspective to foster a collaborative approach to achieving racial justice and equity in medicine and beyond.

She gives us a framework ...

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Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP is an Associate (Clinical) Professor in Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2009, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah in 2012. Since then, he has worked at the Neurobehavior HOME Program, a clinical program for individuals with a developmental disability, where he leads t...

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After training near me at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn in neurology and neurophysiology, Dr. Scott Abramson moved cross country and joined Northern California Kaiser Permanente in July 1979 and retired from the Neurology department in San Leandro in 2020.

For over 25 years, he had been involved in the communication mission at Kaiser Permanente, which all started at Toastmasters. He has been a physician coach and communications instru...

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John Miller was born in 1958 in Ithaca, N.Y. His dad, Jimmy Miller, was the Cornell University wrestling coach and a small-town pastor. This is probably why John finds it so natural to coach and teach!

At 18, John asked 16-year-old, Karen, to a movie and a few short years later they married in June 1980. Hired by Cargill off the Cornell U. campus to be a “grain trader,” John and Karen lived in three states in five years, finally se...

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William O. Cooper, MD, MPH, is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy.

We discuss the Co-worker Observation Reporting System (CORS) and Patient Advocacy Response System (PARS), which use co-worker and patient unsolicited complaints to give physicians feedback. It turns out that a few outlying ph...

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Dr. Lisa Allen serves as the Chief Patient Experience Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. We discuss how strategies applied at Hopkins can be brought to smaller practices and how larger practices can give the boutique feel of smaller practices. The theme that kept coming up was that it is all about making the patients feel welcome, from training staff, to your own demeanor as a physician, to the aesthetic of the office. We also dis...

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Dr. David Geier is a double-board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, media medical expert, and host of the new podcast, The MEDIA PROS Show. In his practice and on his online platform, he helps people feel and perform their best, regardless of age, injuries, or medical conditions. Having done well over 2,500 TV, radio, podcast, newspaper, magazine, and online publication interviews, he now coaches experts ...

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Award-winning father-son duo Edgar Schein and Peter Schein are renowned in the organizational healthcare development space. The pair co-founded the Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute and have collaborated on several books, including two in the Humble Leadership series. The first edition of Humble Inquiry (2013) has sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into 17 languages. Asking questions and a...

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Brian Carlson currently serves as Vice President of Patient Experience for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In his current role, he is strategically and operationally responsible for institutional performance on service programming and metrics.  Operationally he has direct oversight to Guest Services, Patient Relations, Service Consulting and Center for EMS Excellence. Strategically he advises on institutional patient experien...

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Jake Poore spent nearly two decades at the Walt Disney World Company in Florida helping to recruit, hire, train and align their 65,000 employees toward one end in mind: creating memorable experiences for individuals, not transactions for the masses. In 1996, Jake helped launch the Disney Institute, the external training arm of Disney that sold its business secrets to the world. 80 percent of the people who attended the Institute we...

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Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc is a practicing pediatric pathologist with degrees in medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, infectious disease epidemiology (CID) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a year’s postgraduate work in the mathematical modeling of infectious disease at Oxford University, and a master’s in the history of medicine and science, also from Oxford University...

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Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc is a practicing pediatric pathologist with degrees in medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, infectious disease epidemiology (CID) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a year’s postgraduate work in the mathematical modeling of infectious disease at Oxford University, and a master’s in the history of medicine and science, also from Oxford University...

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Sanj Katyal, MD, is a radiologist and a student of positive psychology. He is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Positive Philosophy: Ancient and Modern Wisdom to Create a Flourishing Life, where he combines the philosophy of the ancient stoics and Bhagavad Gita with the relatively new, science-backed positive psychology to help us live our best lives. We interviewed him about that in February of 2019. If you haven’t already l...

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Dr. Randall Cook has more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon. He holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine subspecialty, as well as certifications from the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Board of Wound Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons an...

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Dr. Ronnesia Gaskins is a licensed medical psychologist with 18 years of combined clinical and research experience, assessing treating and designing and implementing research for adults, children, adolescents and families. We discussed vaccinations in the black and other minoritized communities. There has been a lot of discussion about hesitancy in the black community, but her point is that it is more of an access issue than a hesi...

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For the past 13 years, Dr. Armin Feldman has provided Pre-Trial/Pre-Litigation medical consulting to our legal system. He has trained over 1,600 physicians around the United States to learn how to do this kind of medical consulting and supplement their income by providing these services. Dr. Feldman consults on those 9 of 10 cases that are settled and never go to trial.

We discuss what makes medicolegal consultant work different fr...

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Anthony Orsini, DO, is a practicing neonatologist who took what he learned from over 25 years of experience delivering tragic news to patients and their families and founded The Orsini Way, a communications training company that helps healthcare professionals and business leaders build strong relationships and navigate through the most difficult conversations and this is what we discuss. He teaches us his strategy for having diffic...

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Kaz J. Nelson, MD, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Board of #Psychiatry and #Neurology and serves as Vice Chair for Education in the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry & #BehavioralSciences at their #medicalschool. We discuss addressing #patientsindistress.  You know who I’m talking about. The patient that says that nobody understands them and nobody listens to them and goes from doctor to doctor feeling...

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Gerald Diaz, MD, is a physician, former software engineer and founder of GrepMed, a free, image-based medical reference platform that serves as a more efficient alternative to text-heavy resources. Their mission is to democratize the medical reference space to reduce clinician burnout by leveraging images to shortcut the information retrieval process.  GrepMed makes it easy for clinicians to find, share and bookmark management algo...

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