Discover the reality of living with hidradenitis suppurativa
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by Kevin Pho, MD
4d ago
In this episode, we speak with Christopher Sayed, a dermatologist who has dedicated his career to studying and treating hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). HS is a condition that causes painful boils in areas like the underarms, groin, and around the breasts, and it can be a nightmare for those living with it. Unfortunately, despite being a common condition, many patients go undiagnosed and receive inadequate treatment for years. In this podcast, we explore the impact of HS on patients, the reasons for the lack of awareness and resources for this disease, and the steps we can take to improve the li ..read more
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When the doctor's advice isn't enough: a caregiver's perspective
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by Kevin Pho, MD
5d ago
In this episode, Nancie Wiseman Attwater discusses her husband Bill's struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Despite the doctor's advice to change his diet, Nancie realized that it was probably too late for that to make a difference. Instead, she focuses on making him comfortable in his remaining days and encourages other caregivers to do the same. Tune in to hear more about Nancie's journey as a caregiver and the importance of taking care of yourself while taking care of a loved one. Nancie Wiseman Attwater is the author of A Caregiver’s Love Story. She shares her story and discuss ..read more
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90 days and counting: the uncertainty of being an employed physician
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by Kevin Pho, MD
6d ago
In the world of medicine, job security is not a given. In this episode, we speak with Aaron Morgenstein, an orthopedic surgeon who discusses the challenges and uncertainties of being an employed physician. He explains the implications of the 90-day notice provision in most employment contracts and the risks and opportunities it presents. He also shares his advice on how physicians can evaluate and negotiate their contracts to maximize job stability and career satisfaction. Tune in to learn more about the realities of being an employed physician and how to navigate the changing health care land ..read more
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End-of-life choices: Why Medicare needs to change
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by Kevin Pho, MD
6d ago
End-of-life care is a crucial and often overlooked aspect of health care. In this episode, we speak with Kevin Haselhorst, an emergency physician and author who shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities in this area. He discusses the limitations of the current Medicare system and the importance of advance directives. He also advocates for greater empowerment and self-determination for seniors in their end-of-life decisions. Tune in to learn more about the state of end-of-life care in the U.S. and how we can improve it for the benefit of seniors and their families. Kevin Haselhors ..read more
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Finding strength in adversity: lessons from a health care worker
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
When disaster strikes, it can change our perspectives and priorities in life. In this episode, we speak with Linda Munroe, a nurse practitioner who shares her experiences and insights on the challenges and rewards of being a health care worker. She discusses the impact of natural disasters on her community and the lessons she has learned from them. She also talks about the importance of faith, hope, and love in overcoming adversity and supporting others. Tune in to learn more about the resilience of the human spirit and the power of compassion in times of crisis. Linda Munroe is a nurse p ..read more
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Balancing patient care and bureaucracy
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
In this episode, Susan Walker, a pediatrician, shares her experiences and insights into the demands placed on doctors, and how these demands can sometimes interfere with their ability to provide the best care for their patients. Susan discusses the importance of prioritizing patient care, and why it's crucial for doctors to have the time and support they need to focus on the work that matters most. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in the medical profession, and the challenges facing doctors today. Susan Walker is a pediatrician. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD ar ..read more
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Creating a trauma-informed society: the role of government policy in reducing adverse childhood experiences
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
In this episode, we speak with Ariane Marie-Mitchell, a preventive medicine physician who discusses the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health and development. She discusses the challenges of using a clinical tool to diagnose patients with high ACEs, and the limitations of the current policy approach in addressing this public health crisis. She also shares her insights on the concept of creating a trauma-informed government, and the importance of engaging with stakeholders and using evidence-based policies in addressing the effects of early life stressors on individuals and c ..read more
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Healing hearts: the power of authentic connection in medicine
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
In this episode, we speak with Elizabeth LaRusso, a psychiatrist who shares her experiences and insights on the importance of cultivating meaningful connections and holding space for others. She discusses the challenges of learning to hold space for oneself in the face of suffering and offers advice for fellow doctors on how to honor vulnerability, empathize with emotions, and support each other through shared acceptance. Join us as we explore the power of authentic connection in healing and growth. Elizabeth LaRusso is a psychiatrist. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD articl ..read more
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Finding purpose: How physicians can craft meaningful careers in medicine
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
In this episode, we speak with David Danhauer, a seasoned pediatrician and former CMIO. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge, and as he approaches retirement, he reflects on his journey with gratitude. He shares his insights on what it takes to create a fulfilling and meaningful career in medicine, drawing on his experiences running his own clinic, collaborating with peers at the national level, and serving as chairperson of the HIMSS physician group. Listen in as he offers valuable advice for fellow physicians looking to make a positiv ..read more
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How people of faith can respond to our broken health system
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
In this episode, we speak with G. Scott Morris, a physician and ordained minister who has dedicated his career to treating patients with chronic conditions at Church Health. He shares his experiences working with individuals to improve their health through better nutrition and physical activity, and discusses the potential for these lifestyle changes to prevent and manage chronic conditions. Join us as we explore how people of faith can take an active role in addressing the challenges of our broken health system and improving health outcomes for all. G. Scott Morris is a physician and ordained ..read more
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