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Put Me in Coach – Physician Coaching for Skeptics with Randall Cook, MD

Dr. Randall Cook has more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon. He holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine subspecialty, as well as certifications from the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Board of Wound Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and formerly served as a designated medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He is now a coach with MDCoaches.com and host of the Rx for Success podcast and Inside the Doctor’s Lounge. It’s a fantastic podcast with interesting guests – you should check it out.

We talk about coaching. He convinces me why I need to get a career coach (I’m a bit of a coaching skeptic), why coaching has suddenly become so popular, how to find direction for the rudderless, how to advance in an academic career or in a healthcare system (hint: be on committees and listen), how to get through committee meetings, how to tell the difference between needing a coach and needing a therapist, and finally, how to tell with it is time to hang up the stethoscope or the scalpel.

Dr. Cook has worked as a solo practitioner, small single specialty group, and large multispecialty clinic. He’s been Chairman of the Department of Surgery for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as President of the Medical Staff and member of the hospital’s Board of Trustees. Upon leaving surgery, he served as the medical director of the Jackson Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and as a Zone Medical Director for Healogics, Inc., the largest wound care provider in the country.

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Access! Access! Access! with Ronnesia Gaskins, PhD, MSPH

Dr. Ronnesia Gaskins is a licensed medical psychologist with 18 years of combined clinical and research experience, assessing treating and designing and implementing research for adults, children, adolescents and families. We discussed vaccinations in the black and other minoritized communities. There has been a lot of discussion about hesitancy in the black community, but her point is that it is more of an access issue than a hesitancy issue. We discuss some ways in which we could use existing infrastructure of improve access. We also then discuss how to address hesitancy when discussing with your patients, and not surprisingly, consistent with what we’ve discussed in past episodes, it is about treating the patient as an individual with respect and empathy. More surprisingly – we should admit we have an agenda!

She received her Doctorate in Medical (Clinical) Psychology (PhD) and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her pre-doctoral residency in behavioral medicine and Postdoctoral Fellowship in developmental pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Gaskins has worked full time for the past ~7 years in private practice working with diverse adults, children and families. She works specifically with patients presenting with concerns around identity and equity, anxiety, depression, health behavior, parenting and stress management, including coping with racism, sexism, and stigma. She previously was an NIH funded principal investigator and academic faculty member prior to transitioning into private practice. Her research focused on understanding and developing individual and socioecological treatments for healthy lifestyle behaviors, including among marginalized and minoritized populations. She was the recipient of a faculty Fulbright Teaching Fellow (Lund University, Sweden); and a National Academy of Sciences, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, among other awards and honors. Like many clinicians, Dr. Gaskins has navigated the impacts and the nuances of the current pandemic including vaccination with her diverse patient population.

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A Side-Gig in Medical-Legal Consulting that isn’t MedMal, with Armin Feldman, MD

For the past 13 years, Dr. Armin Feldman has provided Pre-Trial/Pre-Litigation medical consulting to our legal system. He has trained over 1,600 physicians around the United States to learn how to do this kind of medical consulting and supplement their income by providing these services. Dr. Feldman consults on those 9 of 10 cases that are settled and never go to trial.

We discuss what makes medicolegal consultant work different from a medical expert.  Essentially, you are working for the plaintiff’s attorney in a personal injury or workman’s compensation case, usually because of some type of traumatic injury, trying to determine if the case has merit, reviewing the case for concurrent adverse outcomes that may not have been identified, like depression, and assisting the attorney until the case goes to trial, when an expert witness takes over. That being said, most cases settle. We discuss how to get a foot in the door, how to market yourself, and how much time you should expect this to occupy. He has an upcoming conference at the end of April, virtual, of course, that you can find at medlegal2021.com.

Dr. Feldman began his career in psychiatry, practicing for over 20 years and owning several outpatient head injury rehabilitation clinics around the country. In 2008, Dr. Feldman opened MD Consulting Services, aiding legal professionals in navigating the medical issues in their cases. In 2011, Dr. Feldman expanded his services, creating MD Business Consultants, a coaching program and business system for physicians doing Medical/Legal consulting. With a database of 750,000 physicians, Dr. Feldman teaches his techniques via his Coaching Program and through a conference is via live stream only due to the current pandemic.

Dread Breaking Bad News? – Try the Orsini Way!, with Anthony Orsini, DO

Anthony Orsini, DO, is a practicing neonatologist who took what he learned from over 25 years of experience delivering tragic news to patients and their families and founded The Orsini Way, a communications training company that helps healthcare professionals and business leaders build strong relationships and navigate through the most difficult conversations and this is what we discuss. He teaches us his strategy for having difficult conversations, how and why to have a plan, what nonverbal cues to be cognizant of and he takes us through his acronym PROGRAM, to help us remember the steps. We also talk about his business and some lessons he’s learned in running it.

He recently published book titled, “It’s All in the Delivery: Improving Healthcare Starting with a Single Conversation.” He has his own podcast, “Difficult Conversations – Lessons I Learned an ICU Physician” and is a frequent speaker at medical and business conferences on the topic of compassionate communication. 

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“Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down!” – How to Address Patients in Distress with Kaz Nelson, MD

Kaz J. Nelson, MD, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Board of #Psychiatry and #Neurology and serves as Vice Chair for Education in the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry & #BehavioralSciences at their #medicalschool. We discuss addressing #patientsindistress.  You know who I’m talking about. The patient that says that nobody understands them and nobody listens to them and goes from doctor to doctor feeling ignored and misunderstood. She has a very specific, very methodical strategy for getting them to unclench their fists, sit down and have a conversation about their care. And it doesn’t just apply to the exam room. This works for patients in distress and those who have different #treatmentexpectations and wishes. We also discuss the #divingreflex and if it is ever appropriate to just splash someone with ice-cold water.

 

Dr. Nelson is an Honors graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris, and received her #medicaldegree and #psychiatryresidency training from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Nelson is the 2018 Minnesota #PsychiatricSociety “Psychiatrist of the Year” and a “2018 Exemplary Psychiatrist” awarded for the state of Minnesota by the National Alliance on #MentalIllness. Dr. Nelson developed an openly accessible #podcast with her brother, George, called “The Mind Deconstructed” which aims to serve the general community to demystify and increase understanding of common mental health conditions. theminddeconstructed.org

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Bootstrap Your Next Medical App Idea with Gerald Diaz, MD, of GrepMed

Gerald Diaz, MD, is a physician, former software engineer and founder of GrepMed, a free, image-based medical reference platform that serves as a more efficient alternative to text-heavy resources. Their mission is to democratize the medical reference space to reduce clinician burnout by leveraging images to shortcut the information retrieval process.  GrepMed makes it easy for clinicians to find, share and bookmark management algorithms, checklists, decision aids, diagnostics schemas, POCUS videos, physical exam clips and much more.  GrepMed recently crossed over 800k image impressions per day and is being used in over 190 countries worldwide.

We talk about how he started to develop the app, he gives some advice for those out there with an idea for an application, what the term Ramen-profitable means and why that applies to bootstrapping your own business, and how he tries to stay on top of the search engine algorithms.

Dr. Diaz graduated from Stanford with a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software developer for 4 years before receiving his MD from St Louis University.  He completed 2 years of radiology training before switching specialties to internal medicine, completing his residency at UC Davis in 2016.  Gerald currently works full time as a hospitalist while bootstrapping the development of GrepMed as a side project.

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Know Your Audience – with Social Media is Less More? with Marjorie Stiegler, MD

Marjorie Stiegler, MD, is a physician executive and veteran entrepreneur with over 10 years of online business experience in academia, industry, and non-profits. She teaches us how to hone our online presence so it shines a spotlight on our brand, attracts the right audience, and allows us to build our businesses. We learn what to outsource without muddling our message and if we are interested in public speaking, how to start dipping our toes in that arena.

Dr. Stiegler is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at UNC Chapel Hill, Director of Digital Strategy and Member of the Board, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, an Examiner for American Board of Anesthesiology, a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, Creator of The Rx Series (CME accredited!) virtual courses for physicians, Host of The Career Rx podcast and Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of the TransforMD live retreat.

She enjoys helping other doctors turn the work they love into more rapid career advancement and profitable businesses that pay the bills via digital strategy, be it to grow a medical practice, land a nonclinical job, get booked as a keynote speaker, or actually earn an income with a physician side gig.

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Vaccine Hesitancy and Allyship with Aysha Khoury, MD, MPH

In 2019, Dr. Aysha (i-sha) Khoury (koo-ree) was recruited to become founding faculty at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine. She developed case-based curricula, implementing flipped classroom and active learning pedagogies. She served as a small group facilitator and Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Champion and Workgroup member. On August 28, 2020, within hours of engaging her small group in a critical discussion on bias and racism in medicine, she was targeted, suspended, and ultimately terminated without transparency or due process. We begin the interview by discussing her termination, what she felt led to it, although with the lack of transparency, she still hasn’t been informed. We use this as a jumping off point to discuss allyship, or in her situation, lack thereof.

We then move on to why there is medical mistrust among minoritized communities, including a discussion on why we now use words like minoritized and enslaved. We finish with a discussion on how to address SARS-Co-V-2 vaccine hesitancy in the setting of justifiable medical mistrust. Her argument is that there is less hesitancy in the older population, so if we address the inequities in vaccination access, the older population will be able to influence the hesitations of the younger population.

Dr. Khoury grew up in Atlanta, GA and completed her medical degree there at Morehouse School of Medicine. After completing an internal medicine residency and working as a primary care physician, she returned to Morehouse School of Medicine to complete training in public health and preventive medicine and earned a Master of Public Health.  After this, Dr. Khoury returned to the Southeastern Permanenete Medical Group and pioneered a new role there as a Clinical Decision Unit Internist. This encompassed work in quality management, process improvement, and evaluation of treatment outcomes. Committed to education and advocacy early in her career, she served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor and Admissions Committee Member at Morehouse School of Medicine, where she was later inducted in the White Coat Society for demonstrating compassionate care and community service.

Motivational Interviewing for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy with Joseph Weiner, MD, PhD

Dr. Joseph Weiner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medicine and Science Education at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where he co-directs the four-year curriculum in Physician-Patient Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Thinking and writing about how patients and clinicians communicate with each other has been a major interest in his career.

He teaches us today about something I’ve been wanting to learn about for a long time. The tagline of this show is “everything we should have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb’s cycle.” This doesn’t hold true for this episode because Dr. Weiner teaches motivational interviewing to medical students; it just wasn’t being taught when I was there. We go over the basics of motivational interviewing, its origins, the spirit of it, how to go about it and then we discuss how it can be used to have a productive conversation about the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. I haven’t had training in it, but I’ve used it already and it WORKS! You can’t use it to get someone to do something they don’t already want to do, but it helps them clarify their thoughts and hesitations and, using BJ Fogg’s language, either get closer to or over the action line.

Dr. Weiner received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from New York University. He did residency training in psychiatry at NYU/Bellevue and a fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, he pursued advanced psychotherapy training at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Weiner has received national and regional awards for his work as a clinician and educator. One he is particularly proud of was the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award from the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell for the first 100 weeks of medical school. Dr. Weiner’s career interest in communication has expanded to the written medical narrative. He is writing a book about lessons learned from his late wife’s battle with cancer and is currently an MFA student in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton.

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How Do People Make Decisions about Vaccinations with Reyaneh Maktoufi, PhD

Dr. Reyhaneh Maktoufi has recently defended her Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. She is a Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow at WGBH/NOVA. Her main fields of interest are science communication, misinformation, curiosity, public engagement with scientists, and science communication in media. She is a health communications expert turned science communication expert, so we are bringing her back into health communication with another discussion on addressing vaccine hesitancy.

When approaching patients with vaccine hesitancy, it is important recognizing that we make many decisions with emotions, not with facts. Fighting misinformation with information probably won’t. The key is trust. Find out the source of their hesitation and never ever dismiss it. Trust starts with relationship building and the conversation ends with addressing concerns. We also discuss how we can build trust in patients from communities that have justifiable mistrust of the medical establishment. And never bring up misinformation with your patients because it actually plants the seed of it possibly being true.

Before starting a Ph.D., Rey has been working as a health communication facilitator and cancer preventive/palliative care campaign manager in Tehran, Iran. She was a visiting researcher at the Adler Planetarium, where she studied science communication and facilitated workshops on communication skills and she’s also a producer at The Story Collider podcast. Rey currently enjoys working with different nonprofits such as the Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon).

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