How do genetics and the environment play a role in our health?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Nature versus Nurture; one of the oldest debates in the social sciences. Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune tackle this conversation from a 21st century lens. With more information about DNA and global environmental changes, there are even more reasons why someone might wonder, "Why me?" when diagnosed with cancer or some other disease? Mark and JL help listeners find a balance between responsibility and being kind to yourself when something goes wrong with your health. Tweet us your questions @marklewismdor @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or ca ..read more
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Why don't we talk about physician burnout?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Physician burnout is on the rise and there are many barriers and reasons why providers do not talk about it. Dr. JL Neptune and Dr. Mark Lewis pull back the curtain on the pressures and demands that cause the burnout as well as the reasons why doctors and other healthcare workers often don't talk about it. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. SHOW NOTES: National suicide prevention number 1-800-273-8255 https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/ama-spurs-movement ..read more
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How has marijuana affected your practice?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Is marijuana addictive? Should it be prescribed for cancer patients? How are doctors educated about marijuana? Dr.Mark Lewis and Dr.Jean Luc Neptune talk about these questions and more through the lenses of oncology and addiction medicine. They cover the need for physician training and education plus the need for further research of marijuana and how the current legal position makes it difficult to study. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. SHOW NOTES: Call your senator or congressm ..read more
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Do you take my insurance?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
This should be a basic question with a yes or no answer but the American insurance system is so complicated and buries both patients and providers in paperwork. Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune share their frustrations and insights along with tips and tricks. Plus, don't miss the debut of the Is It Serious Players! Tweet us your questions @marklewismd or @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. SHOW NOTES: Check out , The Dabble Co. from OffScrip Health https://offscrip.com/shows See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal ..read more
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Why is a colonoscopy so important?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
45 is the new 50! Colon cancer screenings are for everyone and yet, people still find it difficult to talk about. Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune share their own colonoscopy experiences and talk candidly (and even with some humor) about what to expect from both the prep and the screening. The recommended age for screenings has been lowered to 45 so if you have been putting it off, listen in, get inspired and get screened! Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. See Privacy Poli ..read more
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How do doctors approach dying?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune talk about how one of their most sacred responsibilities as doctors is to be brutally honest with their patients about what they can do and what they can't. They also share what we all can do to be as prepared as possible. They discuss the importance of living wills, health care proxies and normalizing death. When you welcome death as the natural endpoint, it makes it an approachable conversation. Tweet us your questions @marklewismd or @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. SHOW NOTES: Book recommendatio ..read more
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How can I be my own health advocate?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Do you feel like you don't have a voice in your own healthcare? Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune talk about ways to take a stand for yourself. No one knows you and what you want for yourself better than YOU! Communicating your health concerns and goals clearly to your doctor helps your doctor help you. Tweet us your questions @marklewismd or @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info ..read more
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What is personalized medicine?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Not to be confused with concierge medicine, personalized medicine uses genetic or biomarker information to determine treatment. In oncology, this leads to more precise care. Emerging in other medical specialties as well, personalized or precision medicine is providing more in-depth care and unique treatment options. JL and Mark are here to help us understand how it could benefit individuals. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notic ..read more
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Why? A response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Recording our weekly episode was overshadowed by the emotion that we all felt in response to the senseless shooting in Uvalde, Texas. As parents and citizens, Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. J.L. Neptune grapple with the impossible feelings of loss and grief over these young children and their teachers. As physicians, they see this as a public health crisis that must be addressed. Tweet us your questions @marklewismd or @jeanlucneptune or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.c ..read more
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How much Ambien is too much Ambien?
Am I Dying?!
by OffScrip Health
2y ago
Getting to the root of sleep struggles might take longer than popping a pill, but good sleep hygiene and bedtime habits are a healthier solution. Relying on Ambien or other sleep medicines for an extended period of time can have long-term side effects. JL and Mark talk about sleep and sleep aids; when to use them and when to try an alternative method. Tweet us your questions @jeanlucneptune or @marklewismd or email us at isitserious@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. SHOW NOTES: CDC Sleep guidelines - https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/how_much_sleep.html See Privacy Policy at ht ..read more
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