026 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians frustrated? (Physician rant part 2)

026 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians frustrated? (Physician rant part 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn 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. Since then there has been debate about lethal injection and capital […]

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025 Discussing Healthcare: A Physician Rant

025 Discussing Healthcare: A Physician Rant

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn 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, food related illnesses are common and have affected most […]

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024 Discussing Healthcare: Kevin Pho, MD (KevinMD.com) talks about social media and online physician reviews

024 Discussing Healthcare: Kevin Pho, MD (KevinMD.com) talks about social media and online physician reviews

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadKevin 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 medicine by utilizing the technologies that most […]

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023 Discussing Healthcare: Mass murders and psychiatric illness

023 Discussing Healthcare: Mass murders and psychiatric illness

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDavid 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.  David has worked independently and with psychiatrists.  He has great insight into the state of psychiatric care in our […]

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022 Discussing Healthcare: A Look at Psychiatric Care in the U.S.

022 Discussing Healthcare: A Look at Psychiatric Care in the U.S.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDavid 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.  David has worked independently and with psychiatrists.  He has great insight into the state of psychiatric care in our […]

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021 Discussing Healthcare: Understanding Nursing

021 Discussing Healthcare: Understanding Nursing

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGloria 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 science program.  Gloria earned […]

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020 Discussing Healthcare: A look at end of life care

020 Discussing Healthcare: A look at end of life care

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGloria 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 science program.  Gloria earned […]

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019 Discussing Healthcare: Oxygen and Altitude, Statins, PA Slander, and Frustrated Patients

019 Discussing Healthcare: Oxygen and Altitude, Statins, PA Slander, and Frustrated Patients

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFlight 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.  My heart goes out to the victims and their […]

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018 Discussing Healthcare: Breast Cancer, a patient’s perspective

018 Discussing Healthcare: Breast Cancer, a patient’s perspective

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShannon 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 shares her experiences related to her breast cancer. Shannon […]

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017 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians changing to concierge medicine? (part 2 of 2)

017 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians changing to concierge medicine? (part 2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe 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.  One physician chose to join a hospital network and is now an employee.  His […]

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