Month: July 2022

Why Don’t You Have a Remote Scribe Yet? with Terry Ciesla

Terry Ciesla is the senior vice president of Scribe EMR, a remote scribing company that provides remote scribing, coding, and a variety of virtual assistance services. Prior to this, he served in various senior management positions for several healthcare service and IT vendors. He has also led startups of a medical transcription company as well as a successful venture that delivered artificial intelligence and analytics software to hospitals and physician practices in the form of computer-assisted coding (CAC), clinical document improvement (CDI), and revenue cycle management (RCM) software. Terry served as a healthcare administrator in the US Navy for 20 years. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from National-Louis University.

We talk about the different types of virtual scribe, like one that works with you contemporaneously vs. records the charts after the visit, ones that utilize AI, how they collect the information, and in what types of practices they are the most useful. 

Stories from Women Physician Leaders with Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, MPH and Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA

In the new book Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders, 32 women physician leaders share their career paths with the goal of improving the trajectory of women in medicine. We talked today with Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, MPH, AMWA (American Medical Women’s Association) President (2022-2023) and Professor of Medicine, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, and Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA, the book editor and author, and AMWA leader. Dr. Shlian is also CEO of Shlian & Associates, an executive/physician search and medical management consulting firm.

We talk about how Dr. Shlian came to write the book, as she typically writes medical thrillers, why women are under-represented in leadership positions – even though when I graduated, over 15 years ago, there were more women than men in the class – how to reduce institutional barriers, how COVID affected women leaders, and how AMWA is addressing the need for more women physicians in leadership roles.

How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Hype with Nina Shapiro, MD

Dr. Nina Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, she completed her surgical residency at Harvard and finished additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Children’s Hospital of San Diego.

When she has downtime between cases, you’d think she’d be scrolling or posting on social media, where she is very active, but no, she spends that time writing, both articles for the lay media and books! She also has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and over 200 presentations. For perspective, I have 3.

She’s on the show today to talk about her book, HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice – How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not

We often hear pseudoscientific claims from our patients and even our colleagues, so we start with the incident that motivated her to write the book, Hype, that she has fallen for – a recent diet fad that she thinks actually lives up to the hype. We also talk about how she navigates conversations with patients when they bring up pseudoscience.

She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @drninashapiro and on her website, also DrNinaShapiro.com.

Rerelease: Secrets to Being a Happy Doc from the Happiest Doc, Taylor Brana, DO

Dr. Taylor Brana was a Resident Physician at the time of the original recording (now at attending) in Psychiatry, Creator of The Happy Doc Podcast and developer of educational platforms that utilize voice-first technology. Our interview is really two separate interviews in one. In the first, we cover his podcast, where he interviews physicians on how they manage to continue finding fulfillment and enjoyment in their lives and practices in a world of crushing debt, wasteful administrative burdens, and so much clicking. We discuss the recurring themes that he sees from his guests. He started this as a med student and continues with it in residency, so we also talk about how he has managed to get the approval from his institutions for this.

We then talk about his voice-interactive studying software, MedFlashGo (Medical Flashcards on the Go), which is the first of its kind. We talk about how he managed to do this in residency and how he took it from an idea to the final product.  

He has created over 200+ podcast episodes featuring TED Talk speakers, top level executives, physician leaders, influencers, and more. He has been featured on numerous podcasts and articles discussing concepts around happiness, fulfillment, success, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of three voice-interactive education platforms geared towards pre-medical, medical, and dental students, with plans to create more. Taylor has a passion for inspiring others to reach towards their potential and dreams. 

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Endometriosis and the Bigger Health Picture with Laurence Orbuch, MD

In today’s episode, you’ll hear two men talking about endometriosis. I recognize the optics of this, but this is a topic I haven’t covered yet, and an important one, so when today’s expert approached the show with the idea to discuss endometriosis, I said absolutely. Dr. Laurence Orbuch completed his training at the New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He served as the Director of Minimally Invasive and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Orbuch is currently Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both Cedars- Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital and Providence Saint John’s Hospital in Los Angeles and Lenox Hill Hospitals in New York. He is also the Medical Director of GYN Laparoscopic Associates LA in Beverly Hills, California. In his practice, he specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis and all benign gynecologic conditions requiring surgical intervention.

www.LAGynDoc.com

We talk about the pathophysiology of endometriosis, which was very surprising for me, how it typically presents, as well as some atypical presentations, that make more sense given his explanation for how it occurs. We talk about who is at higher risk, different conditions that may be caused or influenced by endometriosis, some misdiagnoses that may actually be endometriosis, and treatment options.

Rerelease: Size Matters Not: Tiny Habits for Big Changes, Part 2, with BJ Fogg, PhD

This is part 2 of my interview with Dr. BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. In this part, we talk about how success breeds success and having your patient work on the habit you want them to change shouldn’t be the first priority. The first priority should be what they want to change because it shows them that they can be successful in creating lasting change. We also discuss how positive emotions help to encode habits and he actually came up with a technique to make ourselves feel successful after we’ve performed an act we want to repeat. We end by talking about the habits that he is still working on himself.

He can be found at BJFogg.com and TinyHabits.com.

Dr. Fogg founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. In addition to his research, Dr. Fogg teaches industry innovators how human behavior really works. He created the Tiny Habits Academy to help people around the world and interestingly, the Tiny Habits Academy long preceded the Tiny Habits book. He lives in Northern California and Maui.

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