Productivity MD

Productivity MD

Welcome to Productivity MD, the ultimate podcast for physician entrepreneurs aiming to break through barriers and achieve peak performance in all aspects of life. Feeling the weight of scattered focus, diminished efficiency, physical and mental fatigue, and the struggle to maintain work-life balance? Buried under obligations and experiencing mood swings? Don't worry—I've got your back. Join me as we delve into the realms of Productivity to help you reclaim your peak performance. Need strategies to conquer time management? Wondering how to catch up on rest with a demanding schedule? How do you create space for family moments and meaningful check-ins? Curious about practical tools to supercharge your entrepreneurial journey? Productivity MD: Your prescription for success! Tune in and discover answers to your questions as a physician entrepreneur! Please subscribe and review so we can up-level this show for you. Visit to learn more Follow Ann Tsung MD, MPH on


February 20, 2024 43 mins

Dive into the delicate dance of balancing success in both business and love. With a blend of wisdom and wit, our guest, Dr. Kate Mangona will unveil the blueprint for crafting an exceptional entrepreneurial journey while nurturing a relationship with your partner that stands the test of time. 

Join us as we uncover the keys to building a thriving career and a deeply fulfilling marriage, offering practical advice and heartfe...

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In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Mike Woo-Ming, an accomplished physician entrepreneur. Dr. Woo-Ming shares insights on intentional and effective networking, providing practical tips for reaching your target audience. He emphasizes adopting a service-oriented mindset and offers strategies for connecting with like-minded individuals, encouraging listeners to find their community.

The conversation also covers key approaches to...

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Are you familiar with your current autonomic state—whether you're in the dorsal or sympathetic state? Well, let’s find out!

Get ready for a transformative journey as we navigate the pathways to optimal functioning in this episode with our guest, Andrea Johnson. We delve into the intricacies of enhancing productivity and empowerment through the exploration of your autonomic nervous system.

Join us as we discuss the dynamic int...

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In this episode, join us as we sit down with Dr. Sanjay Sharma, a full-time Hematologist-Oncologist, who shares insights on dominating both the realms of real estate capital and the medical field. Dr. Sharma discusses his journey, emphasizing the strategic decision to incorporate real estate to attain passive growth while dabbling into his medical career.

Delving into mindset shifts, he provides advice on overcoming the fear of ...

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Dive into success with Dr. Ann Tsung in this episode. Today she will be unpacking the Five Laws of Success from "The Go-Giver" book – the real keys to prosperity.

Learn how giving without expecting back aligns with your impact and compensation. This episode will guide you through the power of prioritizing others, being true to yourself, and the sweet spot of giving and receiving. Break free from the chains of a transactiona...

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Upon conquering milestones we've long aspired to reach, it's common to dwell on perceived shortcomings, overshadowing the journey and personal growth. Put simply, when we achieve big goals, we often focus too much on what we think we did wrong, which takes away from celebrating our successes and the journey we took to get there. The key is to notice and value personal growth along the way, instead of getting stuck in self-criticism...

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Do you usually excel in your endeavors? What if that changes when you enter a new chapter of life, such as parenthood? Navigating the delicate dance of transitioning into parenthood while excelling as a peak performer presents a unique challenge. Balancing a thriving career with the joys and hurdles of raising a newborn demands meticulous ...

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At times, it’s evident that external influences can significantly impact the way we view ourselves and our own values. It’s as if we hand over the keys to our self-esteem to those around us. When these individuals provide well-intentioned constructive feedback, it has the potential to exert a profound influence on our self-assurance. In such moments, we often find ourselves grappling with a sense of vulnerability and self-doubt, as...

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During Ann's pregnancy, she embarked on a transformative journey, implementing a series of adjustments to ensure the health and well-being of both herself and her growing baby. She carefully managed her carbohydrate intake to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Weightlifting became a vital part of her routine, fostering strength and resilience. Each morning, Ann dedicated herself to a routine that helped her start the day with posi...

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In this episode, Ann Tsung explores the intricacies of weight loss in the context of hormonal issues, shedding light on the obstacles many individuals face. She delves into the pivotal roles played by insulin and cortisol levels and their impact on our bodies' ability to shed excess weight. Ann's insightful discussion goes beyond conventional weight-loss approaches, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing these h...

Have you been struggling to shed those last stubborn pounds, only to see them return? It's time to reevaluate your approach to nutrition. Rather than fearing all fats, it's time to embrace the right kinds of fats for a leaner, more energetic you. 

Join Ann Tsung today as she discusses the benefits of a balanced, fat-rich diet. This dietary approach focuses on the quality of fats consumed, steering clear of trans fats and ex...

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Intermittent fasting, a highly popular weight-loss approach, involves alternating periods of eating and fasting. This technique has gained attention for its potential benefits on various aspects of health. By allowing the body to experience fasting periods, intermittent fasting can lead to improved insulin sensitivity, better weight management, and a boosted metaboli...

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What is the role of a NASA flight surgeon? And what do they do on a daily basis?

In this episode, join Ann Tsung as she takes you through her work life as a flight surgeon specializing in aerospace, particularly at NASA, one of the most prominent US government agencies. Explore her integral r...

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A touch of fear is natural and can be beneficial. It serves as your defense mechanism, alerting you to potential dangers and helping you make safer choices.

But always worrying about something 24/7 can be detrimental in the long run. That’s why you need to deal with your fears the right way.


The key to facing your fears successfully is to take gradual steps. Rushing or attempting overly intimidating actions without giving t...

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In this episode, join our host Ann Tsung as she embarks on a nostalgic journey, recounting her path to crafting a remarkable podcast that has greatly benefited countless listeners in their daily lives. Delve into the intricate stages of her podcast, spanning pre-production, production, post-production, and budget considerations, alongside the pivotal initial strides ...

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In this enlightening podcast episode, Dr. Ann Tsung engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Kristina Mand-Lakhiani the dynamic co-founder of Mindvalley. The focus of their discussion is Kristina's eagerly anticipated book, "Art of Becoming Flawesome."

The central theme is the unique concept of 'Flawesome', an idea that promotes ack...

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In this podcast episode, Dr. Ann Tsung shares her insights on how to achieve your goals and increase productivity by getting into the flow state. She discusses the importance of identifying your strengths, taking action, being resourceful, and taking micro steps.

Here are five key takeaways from the episode:

  1. Identify your top five strengths: To achieve your goals, it's important to identify your top five strengths and ch...
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In this episode of "It's Not Rocket Science," host Dr. Ann Tsung invites Dr. Diana Mercado-Marmarosh, a family medicine physician and ADHD life coach, to discuss the impact of ADHD and distractions in today's world. They explore how ADHD affects not only those diagnosed but also individuals who experience distractions in their daily lives. Dr. Mercado-Marmarosh highlights the importance of underst...

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In this episode of "It's Not Rocket Science," host Dr. Ahn Tsung interviews Dr. Jillian Rigert, an Oral Medicine physician and life and leadership coach. Dr. Rigert shares her personal journey of realizing the importance of rest and recovery for productivity. She discusses her experience in surgical residency and the mental health challenges she faced when she neglected to take time for herself...

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In this episode, Host Ann Tsung, MD, MPH, sits down with UT-Dallas, Pre-Med student Alyssa Chieve, and answers her questions about what it's like being a NASA Surgeon.

Find out from Ann the ins and outs of Aerospace Medicine, the workload, requirements, and opportunities for anyone interested in pursuing this as a career.

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