By Joshua Lewis, MD
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Discussing Healthcare is a forum for discussion and debate about important topics within healthcare. Each topic is presented through interviews with physicians, patients, attorneys, politicians, and more. Learn about the issues that are not commonly discussed but directly effect the delivery of healthcare in the United States.
||Clean026 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians frustrated? (Physician rant part 2)||In the News Capital punishment: In Oklahoma last week a prisoner was put to death by way of lethal injection. Unfortunately, there was error in the process and the prisoner didn’t die until 43 minutes after the injection.||5/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 Discussing Healthcare: A Physician Rant||In the News NBC News reported about an outbreak of gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea) at a conference about food safety. It is ironic that a food related illness infected a large number of people at a food safety conference. However,||4/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 Discussing Healthcare: Kevin Pho, MD (KevinMD.com) talks about social media and online physician reviews||Kevin Pho, MD operates one of the most respected blogs on the web, KevinMD.com. He is a practicing internal medicine physician who is an expert in social media and physician online reputation. Dr. Pho has dedicated himself to advancing the practice of .||4/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 Discussing Healthcare: Mass murders and psychiatric illness||David Dastrup is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. He has cared for patients in many settings, including: clinics, emergency departments, and hospitals.||4/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 Discussing Healthcare: A Look at Psychiatric Care in the U.S.||David Dastrup is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. He has cared for patients in many settings, including: clinics, emergency departments, and hospitals.||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 Discussing Healthcare: Understanding Nursing||Gloria Lewis, EdD, MSN, MHA, RN, CCM currently works as a per diem palliative care nurse at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California. She is also a faculty member at the University of Phoenix where she teaches in the nursing and health||3/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 Discussing Healthcare: A look at end of life care||Gloria Lewis, EdD, MSN, MHA, RN, CCM currently works as a per diem palliative care nurse at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California. She is also a faculty member at the University of Phoenix where she teaches in the nursing and health||3/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 Discussing Healthcare: Oxygen and Altitude, Statins, PA Slander, and Frustrated Patients||Flight MH370: Did altitude and cabin pressure play a role in the missing aircraft? The mystery of flight MH370 continues. First, it is a tragedy that 239 people are missing and their families are left wondering what happened without closure.||3/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 Discussing Healthcare: Breast Cancer, a patient’s perspective||Shannon Berliner is a mother and wife. Unfortunately, she is also a breast cancer patient. She was diagnosed with breast cancer over this past holiday season and is now undergoing treatment. In this episode of the Discussing Healthcare podcast she s||3/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians changing to concierge medicine? (part 2 of 2)||The New York Times published an article titled “New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking a Network.” The article is about 2 primary care physicians and their choice to practice in 2 different environments.||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally a podcast with truth. The US healthcare system is by far the most expensive in the world, but it now leaves about 50 million of its citizens totally without coverage and fails to provide adequate protection for millions more. And the quality of care is on average inferior to that of countries that spend much less. The US healthcare system seems headed for bankruptcy because of its ever increasing and unsustainable costs.Most US physicians are in solo practice or belong to small, single specialty partnerships, but new social and economic forces are beginning to make employment in large multispecialty groups a more attractive option. Bottom line change for the worse.
It’s great to hear discussion to healthcare issues without the politics that seem to take over other forums. Thanks!
With today's political environment, we all need to stay informed. With all the changes in healthcare today, it is even more vital that we stay up to date. This podcast is informative and relevant in today's world. Please stay informed and subscribe.