Month: May 2020

Physician COVID-19 Questions Answered, Part 2 with Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc

In this second half we discuss some of the sequelae, like coagulopathy, but spend most of the time talking about the path forward: herd immunity, cross-immunity from other coronaviruses, durability of immunity, a vaccine, the quirk of spread among children, or rather lack thereof.

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. She has only had a Facebook page since March, but she has already become a phenomenon with many of her posts going viral. If you don’t follow her, you should.

Her understanding of pathology, lab testing, virology, and mathematical modeling make her uniquely suited to understand so many facets of this pandemic. I crowdsourced some questions from the COVID-19 Physician Facebook group and she was kind enough to sit with me for over an hour and a half answering those questions.

This episode is sponsored by PatternLife.com. Shopping for disability insurance can be complicated and time consuming. Wondering if you are getting the best prices and discounts while in training can make the process even more overwhelming. Pattern believes doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of doctors trust Pattern to help them compare and understand the insurance they are buying. They do this in three simple steps: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy so that your income is protected. With discounts for doctors in training and some relaxed requirements during COVID-19, now is truly the best time to request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern at patternlife.com/partner/pgd.

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Physician COVID-19 Questions Answered, Part 1, 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. She has only had a Facebook page since March, but she has already become a phenomenon with many of her posts going viral. If you don’t follow her, you should.

Her understanding of pathology, lab testing, virology, and mathematical modeling make her uniquely suited to understand so many facets of this pandemic. I crowdsourced some questions from the COVID-19 Physician Facebook group and she was kind enough to sit with me for over an hour and a half answering those questions.

In this first half we discuss the epidemiology. We try to explain why some locations are hot spots, R naught (or how many people one person typically spreads it to), droplet vs. aerosol, why you don’t need a hazmat suit for the grocery store, the true mortality rate, and current testing.

This episode is sponsored by PatternLife.com. Shopping for disability insurance can be complicated and time consuming. Wondering if you are getting the best prices and discounts while in training can make the process even more overwhelming. Pattern believes doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of doctors trust Pattern to help them compare and understand the insurance they are buying. They do this in three simple steps: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy so that your income is protected. With discounts for doctors in training and some relaxed requirements during COVID-19, now is truly the best time to request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern at patternlife.com/partner/pgd.

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Physician COVID-19 Questions Answered, 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. She has only had a Facebook page since March, but she has already become a phenomenon with many of her posts going viral. If you don’t follow her, you should.

Her understanding of pathology, lab testing, virology, and mathematical modeling make her uniquely suited to understand so many facets of this pandemic. I crowdsourced some questions from the COVID-19 Physician Facebook group and she was kind enough to sit with me for over an hour and a half answering those questions.

In this first half we discuss the epidemiology. We try to explain why some locations are hot spots, R not (or how many people one person typically spreads it to), droplet vs. aerosol, why you don’t need a hazmat suit for the grocery store, the true mortality rate, and current testing.

This episode is sponsored by PatternLife.com. Shopping for disability insurance can be complicated and time consuming. Wondering if you are getting the best prices and discounts while in training can make the process even more overwhelming. Pattern believes doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of doctors trust Pattern to help them compare and understand the insurance they are buying. They do this in three simple steps: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy so that your income is protected. With discounts for doctors in training and some relaxed requirements during COVID-19, now is truly the best time to request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern at patternlife.com/partner/pgd.

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Invest in What You Know with Jeffrey W. Ross, MD, MBA

Jeffrey W. Ross, MD retired in 2017 from a successful first career as a fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist and a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist to become the founder and managing director of Vailshire Capital Management, LLC and Vailshire Partners, LP. Passionate about investing wisely and teaching others to do the same, Jeff is a former contributor for The Motley Fool and current contributor for Seeking Alpha.

We start out by defining terms like mutual fund, hedge fund, venture capital, angel investing, and private equity. He teaches us the importance of diversifying beyond the market and investing in what we know, which is why many of his investments are in the healthcare and healthtech space. He retired from being an interventional radiologist, but after a year and a half away, he is back to teleradiology. After being away from medicine, even for a little while, gave him some perspective he was able to share with us.

The previous Secretary/Treasurer of Colorado Springs Radiologists, P.C., Dr. Ross also sat on the Board of Directors as co-owner of Penrad Imaging in Colorado Springs, CO. In addition, he was an active member of the CSRPC Investment Committee, Executive Committee, Radiology Peer Review, and Penrose- St. Francis Hospitals Cancer Committee. He went to med school at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and then did residency and fellowship in radiology and interventional radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After being in practice of 10 years, he got his MBA from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.

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Invest in What You Know with Jeffrey W. Ross, MD, MBA

Jeffrey W. Ross, MD retired in 2017 from a successful first career as a fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist and a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist to become the founder and managing director of Vailshire Capital Management, LLC and Vailshire Partners, LP. Passionate about investing wisely and teaching others to do the same, Jeff is a former contributor for The Motley Fool and current contributor for Seeking Alpha.

We start out by defining terms like mutual fund, hedge fund, venture capital, angel investing, and private equity. He teaches us the importance of diversifying beyond the market and investing in what we know, which is why many of his investments are in the healthcare and healthtech space. He retired from being an interventional radiologist, but after a year and a half away, he is back to teleradiology. After being away from medicine, even for a little while, gave him some perspective he was able to share with us.

The previous Secretary/Treasurer of Colorado Springs Radiologists, P.C., Dr. Ross also sat on the Board of Directors as co-owner of Penrad Imaging in Colorado Springs, CO. In addition, he was an active member of the CSRPC Investment Committee, Executive Committee, Radiology Peer Review, and Penrose- St. Francis Hospitals Cancer Committee. He went to med school at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and then did residency and fellowship in radiology and interventional radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After being in practice of 10 years, he got his MBA from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.

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@vailshirecap on Twitter

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Healthy Habits in the Age of COVID-19 with Dr. Monique Tello

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and although prevalence may wax and wane, we are going to have to get used to living, knowing that it is out there. We are going to have to develop new routines and habits in order to minimize our risk of getting it. We can’t eliminate our risk, but we can mitigate it and when developing habits that stick, simplicity is key, so on today’s podcast, we have internist, author, and habit expert, Dr. Monique Tello, who has previously been on our show to discuss her book, Healthy Habits for your Heart. We talk about staying safe in the grocery store, actionable advice we can give our patients to decrease their risk of COVID complications, how to work physical activity into the day and why we should consider getting a pet.

Dr. Tello is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and instructor at Harvard Medical School. She practices part-time internal medicine at Women’s Health Associates, a small MGH-based primary care practice with all female providers that serves predominantly female patients. She is originally from the Boston area, and graduated from Brown University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed a med-peds residency at Yale and after residency, she earned an MPH and GIM research fellowship at Hopkins. She writes a popular blog, generallymedicine.com, about her life as a doctor and a mother and contributes to many other blogs, including Mothers in Medicine and Harvard Health Blog. Her writing focuses on work/life balance and healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy Habits in the Age of COVID-19 with Dr. Monique Tello

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and although prevalence may wax and wane, we are going to have to get used to living, knowing that it is out there. We are going to have to develop new routines and habits in order to minimize our risk of getting it. We can’t eliminate our risk, but we can mitigate it and when developing habits that stick, simplicity is key, so on today’s podcast, we have internist, author, and habit expert, Dr. Monique Tello, who has previously been on our show to discuss her book, Healthy Habits for your Heart. We talk about staying safe in the grocery store, actionable advice we can give our patients to decrease their risk of COVID complications, how to work physical activity into the day and why we should consider getting a pet.

Dr. Tello is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and instructor at Harvard Medical School. She practices part-time internal medicine at Women’s Health Associates, a small MGH-based primary care practice with all female providers that serves predominantly female patients. She is originally from the Boston area, and graduated from Brown University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed a med-peds residency at Yale and after residency, she earned an MPH and GIM research fellowship at Hopkins. She writes a popular blog, generallymedicine.com, about her life as a doctor and a mother and contributes to many other blogs, including Mothers in Medicine and Harvard Health Blog. Her writing focuses on work/life balance and healthy lifestyle.

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Addressing the Vaccine-Hesitant with Dr. Gretchen LaSalle

Gretchen LaSalle, MD FAAFP is a board-certified family physician with a passion for preventative care, from which vaccine advocacy is a natural extension. She is an active writer and public speaker on the topic and, in October 2019, published a book with Wolters Kluwer Press titled Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives. In a growing climate of vaccine hesitancy, her primary mission is to keep patients from falling victim to vaccine misinformation and to decrease the frustrations, while increasing the successes, that clinicians have in getting patients vaccinated.

We discuss how to have the most fruitful discussion with the vaccine hesitant. She has a system for addressing these patients and parents and no surprise, it starts with listening. The hesitation comes with all sorts of concerns, from stories they have heard, to potential side-effects, to simply indecision and she has a well thought out discussion for all of these. We get into the cognitive biases that may be at play and end on her experiences on social media with the vaccine averse, who are the vocal majority, but really the minority vs. someone who is simply hesitant.  

She completed her medical school training at the Tulane University School of Medicine and her residency at the Oregon Health and Science University. She has practiced at MultiCare Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, Washington for the last 13 years and serves as a Clinical Associate Professor for the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

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Addressing the Vaccine-Hesitant with Dr. Gretchen LaSalle

Gretchen LaSalle, MD FAAFP is a board-certified family physician with a passion for preventative care, from which vaccine advocacy is a natural extension. She is an active writer and public speaker on the topic and, in October 2019, published a book with Wolters Kluwer Press titled Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives. In a growing climate of vaccine hesitancy, her primary mission is to keep patients from falling victim to vaccine misinformation and to decrease the frustrations, while increasing the successes, that clinicians have in getting patients vaccinated.

We discuss how to have the most fruitful discussion with the vaccine hesitant. She has a system for addressing these patients and parents and no surprise, it starts with listening. The hesitation comes with all sorts of concerns, from stories they have heard, to potential side-effects, to simply indecision and she has a well thought out discussion for all of these. We get into the cognitive biases that may be at play and end on her experiences on social media with the vaccine averse, who are the vocal majority, but really the minority vs. someone who is simply hesitant.  

She completed her medical school training at the Tulane University School of Medicine and her residency at the Oregon Health and Science University. She has practiced at MultiCare Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, Washington for the last 13 years and serves as a Clinical Associate Professor for the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

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