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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD
50 minutes | 5 days ago
REUNION SHOW, Part 1 - COVID-19 Physician Questions with Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc
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. That’s a lot of school. Given her education, and pithy sense of humor, she created a Facebook page to clarify COVID-related issues, first for friends and family, and then some posts went viral and she has turned into a phenomenon. If you don’t follow her, you should. We recorded two episodes. The first was updates on COVID – what we’ve leaned in the 11 months since last we spoke. We discussed the new variants, and how this affects R naught, long-term sequelae, long hauler syndrome, and which countries handled the virus best and why. Somehow we even get into Federalism. If you like this episode, make sure to check out the next one where we discuss the vaccines. Also, I am now part of a network. The Doctor Podcast Network, where all of the podcasts cater to a physician audience. For instance, Dr. Kate Mangona has a podcast called Medicine Marriage and Money. Check it out! Please SHARE! Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network! #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast #PhysiciansGuide #GuidetoDoctoring #MedPod #HealthPod #MedCast #HealthCast
55 minutes | 12 days ago
What is Eudaimonia - Secondary Infection or Secret to Happiness? with Sanj Katyal, MD
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 listened to it, be sure to check it out. He’s taken it a step further and created a course: THRIVE RX: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FLOURISHING FOR PHYSICIANS BY PRACTICING PHYSICIANS. Thrive-Rx is a collaboration with four physician experts to bring you “the course that we wish we had taken in medical school.” Sound familiar? It covers the key components of flourishing: personal well-being (heal the healer), professional fulfillment (reclaim joy in medicine), success (get what you want), and financial independence (work on your own terms). The Thrive-Rx team created this course for two main reasons. The first goal is to equip physicians with new tools, training and practical strategies that allow them to reclaim more joy and meaning from medicine. The other goal is to help physicians teach these principles to their patients and families. And they are all still in practice, practicing what they preach. A lot of our discussion focuses on attention and why that’s the key to flourishing, using our time and attention most efficiently by outsourcing and minimizing distraction. Dr. Katyal is the Founder of Positive Psychology Program for Physicians and President of Optimal Life Imaging Group, PC. Dr. Katyal also holds certifications in Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology Coaching from Whole Being Institute. He is investigating the effectiveness of positive psychology interventions on physician wellness/burnout. For a limited time, listeners of Physicians Guide to Doctoring podcast can use the code BRAD to receive 50% off the course price! Please SHARE! Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network! #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast #PhysiciansGuide #GuidetoDoctoring #MedPod #HealthPod #MedCast #HealthCast
40 minutes | 18 days ago
Put Me in Coach - Physician Coaching for Skeptics with Randall Cook, MD
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 and the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and formerly served as a designated medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He is now a coach with MDCoaches.com and host of the Rx for Success podcast and Inside the Doctor’s Lounge. It’s a fantastic podcast with interesting guests – you should check it out. We talk about coaching. He convinces me why I need to get a career coach (I’m a bit of a coaching skeptic), why coaching has suddenly become so popular, how to find direction for the rudderless, how to advance in an academic career or in a healthcare system (hint: be on committees and listen), how to get through committee meetings, how to tell the difference between needing a coach and needing a therapist, and finally, how to tell with it is time to hang up the stethoscope or the scalpel. Dr. Cook has worked as a solo practitioner, small single specialty group, and large multispecialty clinic. He’s been Chairman of the Department of Surgery for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as President of the Medical Staff and member of the hospital's Board of Trustees. Upon leaving surgery, he served as the medical director of the Jackson Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and as a Zone Medical Director for Healogics, Inc., the largest wound care provider in the country. Please SHARE! Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
33 minutes | a month ago
Access! Access! Access! with Ronnesia Gaskins, PhD, MSPH
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 hesitancy issue. We discuss some ways in which we could use existing infrastructure of improve access. We also then discuss how to address hesitancy when discussing with your patients, and not surprisingly, consistent with what we’ve discussed in past episodes, it is about treating the patient as an individual with respect and empathy. More surprisingly – we should admit we have an agenda! She received her Doctorate in Medical (Clinical) Psychology (PhD) and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her pre-doctoral residency in behavioral medicine and Postdoctoral Fellowship in developmental pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Gaskins has worked full time for the past ~7 years in private practice working with diverse adults, children and families. She works specifically with patients presenting with concerns around identity and equity, anxiety, depression, health behavior, parenting and stress management, including coping with racism, sexism, and stigma. She previously was an NIH funded principal investigator and academic faculty member prior to transitioning into private practice. Her research focused on understanding and developing individual and socioecological treatments for healthy lifestyle behaviors, including among marginalized and minoritized populations. She was the recipient of a faculty Fulbright Teaching Fellow (Lund University, Sweden); and a National Academy of Sciences, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, among other awards and honors. Like many clinicians, Dr. Gaskins has navigated the impacts and the nuances of the current pandemic including vaccination with her diverse patient population. Please SHARE! Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network! with Kate Mangona, The Scope of Practice, MDCoaches, Rhonda Crowe, Randall Cook, Andrew Tisser, Heather Hammerstedt, The Hindmarshes, and Errin Weisman. #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast #PhysiciansGuide #GuidetoDoctoring #MedPod #HealthPod #MedCast #HealthCast
37 minutes | a month ago
A Side-Gig in Medical-Legal Consulting that isn't MedMal, with Armin Feldman, MD
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 from a medical expert. Essentially, you are working for the plaintiff’s attorney in a personal injury or workman’s compensation case, usually because of some type of traumatic injury, trying to determine if the case has merit, reviewing the case for concurrent adverse outcomes that may not have been identified, like depression, and assisting the attorney until the case goes to trial, when an expert witness takes over. That being said, most cases settle. We discuss how to get a foot in the door, how to market yourself, and how much time you should expect this to occupy. He has an upcoming conference at the end of April, virtual, of course, that you can find at medlegal2021.com. Dr. Feldman began his career in psychiatry, practicing for over 20 years and owning several outpatient head injury rehabilitation clinics around the country. In 2008, Dr. Feldman opened MD Consulting Services, aiding legal professionals in navigating the medical issues in their cases. In 2011, Dr. Feldman expanded his services, creating MD Business Consultants, a coaching program and business system for physicians doing Medical/Legal consulting. With a database of 750,000 physicians, Dr. Feldman teaches his techniques via his Coaching Program and through a conference is via live stream only due to the current pandemic.
50 minutes | a month ago
Dread Breaking Bad News? - Try the Orsini Way!, with Anthony Orsini, DO
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 difficult conversations, how and why to have a plan, what nonverbal cues to be cognizant of and he takes us through his acronym PROGRAM, to help us remember the steps. We also talk about his business and some lessons he’s learned in running it. He recently published book titled, “It’s All in the Delivery: Improving Healthcare Starting with a Single Conversation.” He has his own podcast, “Difficult Conversations – Lessons I Learned an ICU Physician” and is a frequent speaker at medical and business conferences on the topic of compassionate communication. Please SHARE and SHARE and SHARE!!! Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast #PhysiciansGuide #GuidetoDoctoring #MedPod #HealthPod #MedCast #HealthCast A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network
52 minutes | a month ago
"Don't Tell Me to Calm Down!" - How to Address Patients in Distress with Kaz Nelson, MD
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 ignored and misunderstood. She has a very specific, very methodical strategy for getting them to unclench their fists, sit down and have a conversation about their care. And it doesn’t just apply to the exam room. This works for patients in distress and those who have different #treatmentexpectations and wishes. We also discuss the #divingreflex and if it is ever appropriate to just splash someone with ice-cold water. Dr. Nelson is an Honors graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris, and received her #medicaldegree and #psychiatryresidency training from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Nelson is the 2018 Minnesota #PsychiatricSociety "Psychiatrist of the Year" and a "2018 Exemplary Psychiatrist" awarded for the state of Minnesota by the National Alliance on #MentalIllness. Dr. Nelson developed an openly accessible #podcast with her brother, George, called "The Mind Deconstructed" which aims to serve the general community to demystify and increase understanding of common mental health conditions. theminddeconstructed.org Please SHARE and SHARE and SHARE!!! Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast #PhysiciansGuide #GuidetoDoctoring #MedPod #HealthPod #MedCast #HealthCast
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Bootstrap Your Next Medical App Idea with Gerald Diaz, MD, of GrepMed
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 algorithms, checklists, decision aids, diagnostics schemas, POCUS videos, physical exam clips and much more. GrepMed recently crossed over 800k image impressions per day and is being used in over 190 countries worldwide. We talk about how he started to develop the app, he gives some advice for those out there with an idea for an application, what the term Ramen-profitable means and why that applies to bootstrapping your own business, and how he tries to stay on top of the search engine algorithms. Dr. Diaz graduated from Stanford with a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software developer for 4 years before receiving his MD from St Louis University. He completed 2 years of radiology training before switching specialties to internal medicine, completing his residency at UC Davis in 2016. Gerald currently works full time as a hospitalist while bootstrapping the development of GrepMed as a side project. Please SHARE and SHARE and SHARE!!! Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Know Your Audience - with Social Media is Less More? with Marjorie Stiegler, MD
Marjorie Stiegler, MD, is a physician executive and veteran entrepreneur with over 10 years of online business experience in academia, industry, and non-profits. She teaches us how to hone our online presence so it shines a spotlight on our brand, attracts the right audience, and allows us to build our businesses. We learn what to outsource without muddling our message and if we are interested in public speaking, how to start dipping our toes in that arena. Dr. Stiegler is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at UNC Chapel Hill, Director of Digital Strategy and Member of the Board, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, an Examiner for American Board of Anesthesiology, a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, Creator of The Rx Series (CME accredited!) virtual courses for physicians, Host of The Career Rx podcast and Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of the TransforMD live retreat. She enjoys helping other doctors turn the work they love into more rapid career advancement and profitable businesses that pay the bills via digital strategy, be it to grow a medical practice, land a nonclinical job, get booked as a keynote speaker, or actually earn an income with a physician side gig. Find her at MarjorieStieglerMD.com.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Vaccine Hesitancy and Allyship with Aysha Khoury, MD, MPH
In 2019, Dr. Aysha (i-sha) Khoury (koo-ree) was recruited to become founding faculty at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine. She developed case-based curricula, implementing flipped classroom and active learning pedagogies. She served as a small group facilitator and Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Champion and Workgroup member. On August 28, 2020, within hours of engaging her small group in a critical discussion on bias and racism in medicine, she was targeted, suspended, and ultimately terminated without transparency or due process. We begin the interview by discussing her termination, what she felt led to it, although with the lack of transparency, she still hasn’t been informed. We use this as a jumping off point to discuss allyship, or in her situation, lack thereof. We then move on to why there is medical mistrust among minoritized communities, including a discussion on why we now use words like minoritized and enslaved. We finish with a discussion on how to address SARS-Co-V-2 vaccine hesitancy in the setting of justifiable medical mistrust. Her argument is that there is less hesitancy in the older population, so if we address the inequities in vaccination access, the older population will be able to influence the hesitations of the younger population. Dr. Khoury grew up in Atlanta, GA and completed her medical degree there at Morehouse School of Medicine. After completing an internal medicine residency and working as a primary care physician, she returned to Morehouse School of Medicine to complete training in public health and preventive medicine and earned a Master of Public Health. After this, Dr. Khoury returned to the Southeastern Permanenete Medical Group and pioneered a new role there as a Clinical Decision Unit Internist. This encompassed work in quality management, process improvement, and evaluation of treatment outcomes. Committed to education and advocacy early in her career, she served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor and Admissions Committee Member at Morehouse School of Medicine, where she was later inducted in the White Coat Society for demonstrating compassionate care and community service.
82 minutes | 2 months ago
Motivational Interviewing for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy with Joseph Weiner, MD, PhD
Dr. Joseph Weiner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medicine and Science Education at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he co-directs the four-year curriculum in Physician-Patient Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Thinking and writing about how patients and clinicians communicate with each other has been a major interest in his career. He teaches us today about something I’ve been wanting to learn about for a long time. The tagline of this show is “everything we should have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb’s cycle.” This doesn’t hold true for this episode because Dr. Weiner teaches motivational interviewing to medical students; it just wasn’t being taught when I was there. We go over the basics of motivational interviewing, its origins, the spirit of it, how to go about it and then we discuss how it can be used to have a productive conversation about the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. I haven’t had training in it, but I’ve used it already and it WORKS! You can’t use it to get someone to do something they don’t already want to do, but it helps them clarify their thoughts and hesitations and, using BJ Fogg’s language, either get closer to or over the action line. Dr. Weiner received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from New York University. He did residency training in psychiatry at NYU/Bellevue and a fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, he pursued advanced psychotherapy training at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Weiner has received national and regional awards for his work as a clinician and educator. One he is particularly proud of was the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award from the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell for the first 100 weeks of medical school. Dr. Weiner’s career interest in communication has expanded to the written medical narrative. He is writing a book about lessons learned from his late wife’s battle with cancer and is currently an MFA student in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton. Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please SHARE and SHARE and SHARE!!! #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast #PhysiciansGuide #GuidetoDoctoring #MedPod #HealthPod #MedCast #HealthCast
47 minutes | 3 months ago
How Do People Make Decisions about Vaccinations with Reyaneh Maktoufi, PhD
Dr. Reyhaneh Maktoufi has recently defended her Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. She is a Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow at WGBH/NOVA. Her main fields of interest are science communication, misinformation, curiosity, public engagement with scientists, and science communication in media. She is a health communications expert turned science communication expert, so we are bringing her back into health communication with another discussion on addressing vaccine hesitancy. When approaching patients with vaccine hesitancy, it is important recognizing that we make many decisions with emotions, not with facts. Fighting misinformation with information probably won’t. The key is trust. Find out the source of their hesitation and never ever dismiss it. Trust starts with relationship building and the conversation ends with addressing concerns. We also discuss how we can build trust in patients from communities that have justifiable mistrust of the medical establishment. And never bring up misinformation with your patients because it actually plants the seed of it possibly being true. Before starting a Ph.D., Rey has been working as a health communication facilitator and cancer preventive/palliative care campaign manager in Tehran, Iran. She was a visiting researcher at the Adler Planetarium, where she studied science communication and facilitated workshops on communication skills and she's also a producer at The Story Collider podcast. Rey currently enjoys working with different nonprofits such as the Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon). #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please SHARE and SHARE and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Science Communication: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Edition, with Matthew Facciani, PhD
Matthew Facciani, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University in the Medicine, Health, and Society Department. His research interests include LGBTQ health, social networks, political polarization, and misinformation. We discuss science communication and how to find ways to make complicated science easier to understand. This is particularly relevant because of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, so we need to be sure we can effectively communicate how it works and any potential risks. We even get into how to effectively conceptualize and communicate risk. I fumbled during the interview to think of a quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson, which is “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it,” but Dr. Facciani makes the point that even science is not without politics, so we discuss this and how because of politics, the traditional antivaxxer isn’t the same as the SARS-CoV-2 antivaxxer. Dr. Facciani received a BA in Psychology from Westminster College and MA and PhD in Sociology from The University of South Carolina. Facciani's writing and research has appeared in The Conversation, Snopes, Salon, Mother Jones, and other outlets. Facciani has also given talks about his research to audiences around the country and has provided scientific testimony to policy makers. Find him at MatthewFacciani.com and his podcast Social Science Hour. Find this and all episodes on your favorite podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please SHARE and SHARE and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network! #DoctorPod #DocPod #PhysicianPodcast #PhysicianPod #DoctorPodcast #DoctorPodcastNetwork #PhysicianPodcaster #DoctorPodcaster #HealthcarePodcast #MedicalPodcast #MedicinePodcast
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Consent-Driven Care with Dr. Crystal Beal
Dr. Crystal Beal is a non-binary femme physician, who provides high-quality, expert, and individualized queer and #genderaffirming medical care through QueerDoc.com. QueerDoc’s mission is to raise the bar and lower the barriers to accessing #genderaffirmingcare. Dr. Beal discusses just how frequent trauma is and how what they call “consent-driven care” is an extension of #traumainformedcare. For more on trauma-informed care, see my episode with Dr. Megan Gerber. As #physicians, we shouldn’t just assume that we have permission to touch our #patients in a way that we deem appropriate. We may assume that it is implied that if they are in the office for a thyroid exam, we can just examine their neck, but keep in mind, there may be a #traumahistory. They teach us at what point during the visit we should be asking for consent for parts of the #physicalexam and even the way we ask some parts of the history. This can help us #buildtrust with patients who may have had experiences with the #healthcaresystem that has given them cause for mistrust. We also discuss when it is necessary to have a chaperone. Dr. Beal attended Florida State University College of Medicine. They completed their training at Valley #FamilyMedicine #Residency achieving Board Certification in Family Medicine. Continuing to see gaps in care for their #LGBTQ+community, Dr. Beal sought extensive additional training in #sexualhealth, #queerhealth, and gender affirming care including self-study, continuing medical education trainings, and shadowing experts at Seattle Children’s #GenderClinic. While starting QueerDoc, Dr. Beal supported their #privatepractice through work providing care for people with #substanceusedisorder. Working in this field has continued to ignite Dr. Beal's passion for #equityinhealthcare and advocacy for vulnerable populations. Now board-eligible in #AddictionMedicine, Dr. Beal plans to sit for the exams in 2021. Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please SHARE and SHARE and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Legal Issues Around Vaccines from Lawsuits to Mandates with Professor Dorit Reiss, PhD
Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss’ undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science is from the Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Increasingly, her research and activities are focused on legal and policy issues related to vaccines. She writes about school mandate, policy responses to non-vaccinating, tort issues and administrative issues related to vaccines. She is a member of the Vaccine Working Group on Ethics and Policy. We discuss a lot of the legal arguments made by the antivaccine community, like the Vaccine Injury Compensation program, why the SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t actually apply and why it should. She also teaches us about mandates, exemptions and why the EUA status makes for dicey legal territory for a SAR-CoV-2 vaccine mandate. As someone who has been targeted and threatened by the antivaccine community, she also gives a lawyer’s perspective on responding to those threats. Given that she got into vaccines because of her children, it was fitting that they made a brief appearance. Following graduation from law school, Professor Reiss clerked for a year and a half in the Israeli Ministry of Justice’s Department of Public Law, working on a variety of constitutional and administrative law issues. She received her Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program in UC Berkeley, writing her dissertation on accountability in the liberalized telecommunications and electricity sectors in England, France and Sweden. Professor Reiss’ initial research examined accountability of agencies at the state, national and international level, with agencies studied including the CPUC, the FAA, and other agencies in the United States and Europe. Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please be sure to leave a five-star review, a nice comment and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Cognitive Biases in Vaccine Decision Making with Jonathan Howard, MD
Jonathan Howard, MD, is double boarded in Neurology and Psychiatry and as he puts it in his Twitter profile, the author of several non-bestselling neurology textbooks. That’s not why he’s being interviewed. He also co-authored a book chapter entitled “The Anti-Vaccine Movement: A Litany of Fallacy and Errors,” in the book Pseudoscience: A Conspiracy Against Science and wrote his own book on fallacy and errors in medicine entitled, Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes: A Case-Based Guide to Critical Thinking in Medicine. We discuss some of the cognitive biases that people use when they decline vaccines, like the nirvana fallacy, anecdotal fallacy, and conspiracy theories. In some ways, the decision to vaccinate or not can be inordinately complicated, almost as if every step of the scientific processes needs to be vetted by each individual getting the vaccine. Our goal as physicians should be to ease the cognitive load of the decision-making, so we talk about how we can accomplish this. Dr. Howard did his residency and fellowship at NYU, where he is now an associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, specializing in Multiple Sclerosis. He is the neurology clerkship director and director of neurology at Bellevue. He can be found on Twitter at @JHowardBrainMD. Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please be sure to leave a five-star review, a nice comment and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Moving the Needle on SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Fence-Sitters with Jordan Harbinger
Jordan Harbinger is a recovering Wall Street lawyer, turned podcaster. He’s actually been podcasting for longer than we’ve had smart phones. So why would I be asking him about vaccines? I’m not. We’ll get to that. His previous podcast and company focused on dating, but he realized that the skills that they were teaching regarding that specific social interaction actually applied to other aspects of life and so he pivoted his podcast and now his podcast really applies to anyone interested in personal development. His expertise focuses more on entrepreneurship, networking and social engineer and that last one is the reason he’s on the show today. The decision to vaccinate may seem straightforward to some, but if you are considering all of the knowns, unknowns and unknowables, as many vaccine-hesitant patients tend to do, it can be inordinately complicated. As physicians, it should be our job to lighten the cognitive load of that decision and he is going to help us make sure we optimize any interaction with our families, friends, patients and communities. His main point is that for many who are hesitant about the vaccine, they may just want to avoid making the decision. It is easier to sit on the fence, so we need to clarify that by not getting the vaccine, they aren’t deferring the decision, but deciding to not get the vaccine. We also need to press upon them that given that scarcity of the vaccine, but deferring now, it is unclear when they’ll have access again. Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please be sure to leave a five-star review, a nice comment and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Deep Listening - Impact Beyond the Exam Room, with Oscar Trimboli
Oscar Trimboli is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and the world. Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams in local, regional and global organizations, Oscar has experienced firsthand the transformational impact leaders and organizations can have when they listen beyond the words and he helps us bring this skill into the exam room. He talks about giving attention instead of paying attention, how to frame questions so they won’t be perceived as judgmental, how to utilize silence, and when it is actually ok to interrupt our patients! Oscar is a marketing and technology industry veteran with over 30 years' experience across general management, sales, marketing and operations for Microsoft, PeopleSoft, Polycom, Professional Advantage and Vodafone. During his time as a marketing director at Microsoft, he was accountable for the five-year journey to move Microsoft Office from DVDs to the Data Centre. He consults to organizations including 20th Century Fox, AstraZeneca, Google, HSBC, PayPal, Qantas, Reebok, TripAdvisor and Universal Music. He can be found at oscartrimboli.com and there you can find his podcast, Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words. Find this and all episodes on your favorite #podcastplatform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please be sure to leave a five-star review, a nice comment and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
41 minutes | 4 months ago
VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine, Dr. Brennan Spiegel
Brennan Spiegel, MD, is director of health-services research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he directs the Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which maintains one of the largest and most widely cited therapeutic virtual reality programs in the world. Spiegel is also professor of medicine and public health at UCLA. He wrote ACING the GI Board Exam, but he’s on the show today to discuss his book, VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics with Revolutionize Medicine. Dr. Spiegel shows how a simple VR headset lets hospitalized patients escape the four walls of their isolation room to visit Icelandic fjords, empowers patients with schizophrenia to confront the demons in their head, offers dementia patients a new way regain function in a life-sized virtual town, and enables burn victims to manage their pain by traversing snowy virtual landscapes. Scientists are starting to uncover these surprising benefits, and not so far in the future, we may have doctors specializing in virtual medicine with its own ACING the VR Board Exam Review Book. In an unexpected way, VR is also strengthening the humanity in healthcare: vivid simulations of patients’ experiences can make us more empathic. Find this and all episodes on your favorite podcast platform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please be sure to leave a five-star review, a nice comment and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Benefits of the Presence and Consequences of the Absence of DEI with the DEI Shifters
The DEI Shift, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is a podcast whose mission is to focus on those issues in medicine, spark discussion and provide practice-changing data, stories and useful information to help healthcare practitioners to improve their practices and environments, gain empathy, cultural competency, and humility, and to learn more about emerging D.E.I. concepts. They discuss issues related to gender, race, sexuality, religion, ability, socioeconomics, and so much more. There are many professionals responsible for producing their informative and engaging content and on today’s show, we were honored to have Dr. Maggie Kozman, a Med-Peds hospitalist and Senior Producer and Cohost, Dr. Brittäne Parker, an academic hospitalist, Producer and Cohost; Deepti Yechuri, a recent graduate of UCSD undergrad and currently applying to medical school and Assistant Producer and Sarahy Martinez, a UCSD undergrad and Production Assistant. We discuss why it is necessary to create their show and some interest and disturbing statistics behind the lack of diversity in medicine. We also discuss some of the consequences to our patients of that lack of diversity. Each member of the DEI shift then goes through a personal experience with the healthcare system that demonstrates an untoward effect of lack of diversity and the highlights a positive experience because of the presence of it. Find this and all episodes on your favorite podcast platform at PhysiciansGuidetoDoctoring.com Please be sure to leave a five-star review, a nice comment and SHARE!!! A proud member of the Doctor Podcast Network!
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