Dr. Junaid Niazi is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who works as a primary care physician for a large healthcare organization in the upper Midwest by day and by night he’s known as Prosperous Life MD. He is a physician life coach and he blogs and coaches physicians on all things wellness, productivity, finances, and careers. He also has a group coaching program to help physicians complete their charting at work and that’s why he’s on the show today. His interest in charting also landed him as an Information Services Medical Director, where he optimizes the EHR for physician use and patient care. He is going to help you conquer your charts and go home on time! How? By standing over you and forcing you to finish the chart before moving on to the next patient! How? By convincing you that whatever you can do with that extra time is going to be more rewarding than whatever it is you’re doing to waste your time instead of charting. Are my kids more fun than scrolling on Twitter? Usually. What’s your reward? Finish your charts!!! We also talk about Parkinson’s Law, why it isn’t some forgotten formula from physics class or your neurology rotation, and how realizing its truth will help you get stuff done. He’s also anti-To-Do list? Why are to-do lists the devil and make you feel like garbage and ultimately less productive? Dr. Niazi completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University, medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, and residency at the University of Minnesota. He is married to a pediatrician and has two rambunctious toddlers. Today’s sponsor for the podcast is Locumstory. To find out more visit – doctorpodcastnetwork.com/locumstory
Month: September 2021
Dr. Linda Street is a board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and Life Coach who focuses specifically on Physician Negotiations.
She is the Founder & CEO of Simply Street MD Negotiation Coaching where she helps female physicians take charge of their lives and negotiate for the salary they deserve. She lives and breathes to close the gender gap, starting with you! She also hosts the Simply Worth It podcast where she discusses physician contract negotiations. Find her at www.simplystreetmd.com
We start out discussing how it is critical to change your mindset when you finish your training. You have been the toilet paper on someone’s shoe for the last decade and now you’re the prize, so negotiate like it. One of her main points is that you’ll never know what you can get unless you ask. Negotiation isn’t a zero-sum game with a winner and a loser, so there is no reason for it to be an adversarial relationship. It is about finding a way to work together. And think about your priorities – it isn’t just about money.
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Jen Barna, MD, is a board-certified practicing radiologist, and founder and CEO of DocWorking, a company that helps physicians achieve their best in life and medicine by providing expert coaching, courses, and other resources in the form of a subscription called DocWorking THRIVE. Jen and the two lead coaches at DocWorking, Gabriella Dennery, MD, and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer, started DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast in February 2021, now ranked as a top physician podcast.
I’ve had a few physician coaches on in the past, and she has come the closest to convincing me to actually get a coach myself. We discuss why she decided to start a business that revolves around coaching physicians, without actually being the coach herself, and how she got it started, her other business ventures, including Qelse (https://www.qelse.shop) an e-commerce boutique that creates designer walker/mobility bags, stroller bags and caddies. We also discuss some of her most valuable takeaways from having been coached and why an outside coach should be part of residency training.
Dr. Barna’s subspecialty is breast imaging, and she practices in the northeastern US since 2006. She earned her medical degree and completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. She earned a masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in New York.
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Dr. Sarah Smith is a family physician and charting coach. She specializes in helping physicians with our charting backlog so we can get home on time without the looming cloud of unfinished charts and callbacks. We discuss how to add efficiency to your day by making sure you are laser focused on your patient and you aren’t finished until that chart is closed. This frees up mental space for the next patient, making that visit a bit more efficient. By the end of your morning, have a plan for how you are going to tackle callbacks. We also discuss dictation, scribes, templates, and how this is all easier said than done. She went to medical school at the University of Western Australia and has worked in primarily rural communities as a family physician, and is now in Edson, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Smith is a certified life coach and knows firsthand the experience of never being done and having unfinished charts and inboxes begging for your attention. She has hundreds of hours of experience coaching many physicians in the outpatient setting with improving their office and workplace efficiency and finding solutions to getting their work done during their clinical day. You can find her at chartingcoach.ca. To learn more — and try Deputy out for free — go to www.doctorpodcastnetwork.com/deputy