What & Why You Need to Know About Value-Based Care
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PW editorial board member and regular contributor Alex McDonald, MD, speaks with Kim Yu, MD (Aledade Medical Director, President of the Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians), about new mandates concerning value-based care and what they might mean to you. Enjoy listening! Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode on Twitter: @physicianswkly Want to share your medical expertise, research, or unique experience in medicine on the PW podcast? Email us at editorial@physweekly.com! Thanks for listening ..read more
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Physician Liability & AI, the Checkmate 67T Trial
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1M ago
Regular contributor Dr. MedLaw discusses the question many physicians are asking themselves: what are the rules regarding AI use in medicine and physician liability? Also, Saby George, MD, FACP (Roswell Park Cancer Institute), discusses results of the Checkmate 67T trial, which he recently presented at the 2024 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers symposium. The study compared subcutaneous nivolumab with intravenous nivolumab in patients with advanced kidney cancer. Dr. George reviews the impact the trial results will have on all cancer types with nivolumab in their treatment arsenal.   Enjoy Liste ..read more
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The Benefits of a Trauma-Informed Approach to Practice
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1M ago
PW Editorial Board member and columnist Alex McDonald, MD (family and sprots medicine, Kaiser Permanente), speaks with Erika Roshanravan, MD (family physician and medical director, CommuniCare+OLE), about trauma-informed care and the need to shift the focus in patient conversations from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that healthcare organizations and care teams need a complete picture of a patient’s life situation—past and present—to provide effective healthcare services with a healing orientation. Adopting trauma-informed pr ..read more
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How Will the 2024 Presidential Election Affect Healthcare?
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2M ago
“Healthcare is at a very delicate moment,” says Jeanne Haggerty, a lobbyist for Williams & Jensen in Washington DC. With 25 years of governmental affairs experience in Washington, she should know. Haggerty’s successful career on the Hill has included working on the Senate Finance Committee, and later, the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During this time, she built strong relationships and knowledge in a wide variety of policy areas, but her specialty is healthcare policy. Haggerty takes the time to explain the upcoming health policy issues to watch in Congress in 2024 and conjectures ..read more
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Regain Your Grip On the Work You Love
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2M ago
Regular contributor Dike Drummond, MD, (family physician, CEO of TheHappyMD.com, PW columnist) talks about the difference between your job and your medical practice, recognizing the fact that they are almost never attuned. More importantly, he provides critical tools to mend the bridge and regain your grip on the work that you love. What are the changes that need to happen and how do you go about that? Dr. Drummond talks us through this complex and sensitive process.                                     ..read more
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Beating Medical Mistrust, Responsibility for Another Doctor’s Actions
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3M ago
Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH, discusses the work she does as executive director of Those Nerdy Girls, along with a group who provide evidence-based answers to common medical questions in order to battle medical mistrust and misinformation. Dr. Gorman is also the founder of Critica, non-profit organization of scientists and social scientists who counteract science denial. Also, regular contributor, board-certified radiologist, and medical malpractice lawyer Dr. MedLaw speaks about when and how you might be responsible for another doctor’s actions.    Enjoy listening! Let us know what you th ..read more
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LGBTQ+ Healthcare: What You Should Know
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3M ago
Physician’s Weekly editorial Board member Alex McDonald, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP (Kaiser Permanente), speaks with Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Aledade), about LGBTQ+ healthcare. Since 2019, Dr. Nass has served as Chief Medical Officer for the transgender community-founded and -led Transgender Health and Wellness Center in Palm Springs, Riverside, and San Diego, CA. Additionally, he is past president of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for all sexual and gender minority individuals. His areas of expertise and practi ..read more
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Anticipated Medical Breakthroughs of 2024
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4M ago
The medical field is constantly evolving, with innovative advancements revolutionizing the way we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases. As we move into 2024, there are numerous promising developments that hold the potential to significantly impact healthcare and improve the lives of individuals worldwide. PW Podcast host, Rachel Giles, MD, and PW editorial board member Alex McDonald, MD, offer their perspectives on anticipated medical breakthroughs they feel could shape the future of healthcare in 2024. Please note that the PW Podcast is moving to an every-other-week cadence. Our next episode ..read more
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Top 10 Medical Innovations of 2023
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4M ago
PW Podcast host Rachel Giles, MD, and PW editorial board member Alex McDonald, MD, offer their perspectives on what they feel are the top 10 medical innovations of 2023. Some are already in practice, whereas others are recent breakthroughs not quite ready for “prime time.” All in all, it was a great year for medical science. Think we missed a top medical innovation of 2023? Let us know!   We’ll be back the first week of January 2024 with a look at anticipated medical breakthroughs in 2024! Until then, we wish you all safe and healthy holidays!  Let us know what you thought of this w ..read more
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The PSA Test Controversy, Doctor Vs Insurer on Settlements
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4M ago
In a lively discussion, E. David Crawford, MD (University of Colorado), explains the controversy around prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test screening. The National Cancer Institute describes the PSA controversy as follows: “Using the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer is controversial because it is not yet known for certain whether this test actually saves lives.” Also, regular contributor Dr. MedLaw addresses how to handle when you find yourself at odds with an insurance company over the decision to settle a malpractice lawsuit. While many doctors may express a desire to go to trial ..read more
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