Clean drug paraphernalia in harm reduction
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by Kevin Pho, MD
23h ago
Join us for a discussion on harm reduction and the controversy surrounding the provision of clean drug paraphernalia in harm reduction kits. Our guest, Bonzo Reddick, a family physician, will shed light on the principles of harm reduction, dispel myths, and explore the evidence behind these initiatives. We will delve into the impact of stigma, media portrayal, and political rhetoric on policy decisions while examining the ethical considerations at play. Bonzo Reddick is a family physician. He discusses the KevinMD article, "How stigma and online trolls stopped an intervention that could s ..read more
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Pain management realities
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by Kevin Pho, MD
2d ago
Join L. Joseph Parker, a research physician, as we delve into the biases and challenges faced by health care professionals in diagnosing and treating chronic pain, particularly in marginalized communities. Joseph sheds light on the evolving landscape of pain medicine, addressing topics such as medical pareidolia, gender disparities in pain care, and the impact of trauma on pain experiences. Through insightful anecdotes and expert analysis, we explore the urgent need for a more holistic approach to pain management, one that prioritizes patient-centered care and acknowledges the real physiologic ..read more
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Takeaways from my first year as an attending physician
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by Kevin Pho, MD
4d ago
Join obstetrician-gynecologist Roshni D. Patel for an engaging discussion on navigating the challenges of the medical field. With firsthand experiences, Roshni shares valuable insights on overcoming underestimation, persistently advocating for what you need and striking a balance between compromise and non-negotiables. From the importance of lending a helping hand to maintaining professional worth and planning for career transitions, this episode offers practical advice for physicians and professionals alike. Roshni D. Patel is an obstetrician-gynecologist. She discusses the KevinMD artic ..read more
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Writing in medicine: a conversation with Samuel Shem
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by Kevin Pho, MD
5d ago
In this episode, we welcome Samuel Shem, a renowned novelist, playwright, and activist. As a Rhodes Scholar and a professor of medical humanities at NYU School of Medicine, Samuel brings a unique perspective to his work. Today, we'll be discussing Samuel's latest novel, Our Hospital, the fourth and likely final installment of The Healing Quartet, which spans fifty years of American medicine. Beginning with The House of God, followed by Mount Misery and Man's 4th Best Hospital, Samuel's quartet offers a poignant exploration of the human experience within the health care system. Join us as we de ..read more
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Push, then breathe: a story of resilience and success
The Podcast by KevinMD
by Kevin Pho, MD
6d ago
Join Luissa Kiprono, an obstetrician-gynecologist, as she shares insights from her book, Push, Then Breathe: Trauma, Triumph, and the Making of an American Doctor. Luissa's remarkable journey from surviving the oppressive regime in Romania to becoming a successful physician and advocate for women's empowerment will leave you inspired and uplifted. Luissa Kiprono is an obstetrician-gynecologist She discusses her book, Push, Then Breathe: Trauma, Triumph, and the Making of an American Doctor. Our presenting sponsor is Nuance, a Microsoft company. Do you spend more time on administrative ta ..read more
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Psychological safety: a physician's journey
The Podcast by KevinMD
by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
Join Maiysha Clairborne, an integrative family physician and co-author of Conscious Anti-Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability and Meaningful Change. Maiysha shares her personal journey through compassion fatigue and functional depression within the medical field, shedding light on the importance of psychological safety in health care. Together, we delve into the intersectionality of psychological safety and marginalized identities in medicine, discussing barriers to seeking help, fostering genuine inclusion, and empowering diverse voices in leadership. Maiysha Clairborne is an ..read more
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Healing together: patient and physician well-being
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
Join Kim Downey, a physical therapist, and Anthony Avellino, a pediatric neurosurgeon and author of Finding Purpose: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey of Hope and Healing, as they explore the critical topic of physician well-being. Through candid conversations and shared experiences, they offer valuable insights into overcoming challenges, finding purpose, and promoting resilience in the medical community. Kim Downey is a physical therapist. Anthony Avellino is a pediatric neurosurgeon and the author of Finding Purpose: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey of Hope and Healing. They discuss the ..read more
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Navigating Match Day emotions
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by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
Join Amna Shabbir, an internal medicine physician, as we delve into the complex emotions surrounding Match Day outcomes. We explore strategies for navigating feelings of rejection, shame, and disappointment while emphasizing the importance of self-compassion and resilience. Amna shares valuable insights on reframing failure as a learning opportunity, cultivating positive self-talk, and maintaining a strong sense of identity amidst external validation. Amna Shabbir is an internal medicine physician. She discusses the KevinMD article, "To the physician who didn’t match: You are not forgotte ..read more
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Challenging health care norms with collaboration and EMRs
The Podcast by KevinMD
by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
Join Ron M. Aryel, a pediatrician whose journey challenges conventional views on insurance companies and electronic medical records (EMRs). Ron shares his remarkable story of transforming his practice in Reno, Nevada, into a beacon of high-quality care, even for the most complex and acutely ill patients. Through strategic collaboration with insurers and leveraging EMRs as a vital tool, Ron achieved outstanding outcomes and earned accolades for his practice's exceptional performance. Ron M. Aryel is a pediatrician. He discusses the KevinMD article, "EMRs and insurance: a pediatrician’s suc ..read more
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Telemental health's warning signs
The Podcast by KevinMD
by Kevin Pho, MD
1w ago
Join Tamir Aldad, a physician executive. We'll explore the rapid growth of telehealth, the impact of venture capital investments, and the concerning trend of overprescription of medications like Adderall and benzodiazepines. Discover the risks associated with this phenomenon and the steps needed to prioritize patient well-being over profit-driven motives in the telemental health care industry. Tamir Aldad is a physician executive. He discusses the KevinMD article, "Venture-backed telemental health care companies are creating a new opioid epidemic." Our presenting sponsor is Nuance, a Microsof ..read more
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