J Lewis, MD

I am Joshua Lewis, MD, the creator of Discussing Healthcare, LLC and a board certified Emergency Physician who currently practices in the Phoenix, Arizona area. I hope you will gain meaningful insight into our healthcare system through the information provided by Discussing Healthcare. Thank you for your interest and I encourage you to contribute by calling, emailing, or leaving comments on the website.

016 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians changing to concierge medicine? (part 1 of 2)

016 Discussing Healthcare: Why are physicians changing to concierge medicine? (part 1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated a very strong statement about obtaining care at retail-based clinics (RBC – clinics in pharmacies, grocery stores, etc).  They argue that the care can be suboptimal and diminishes the continuity of care that should be established with a child’s pediatrician.  It […]

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015 Discussing Healthcare: Physician’s Assistants – where did they come from?

015 Discussing Healthcare: Physician’s Assistants – where did they come from?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadObamacare is back in the news.  This time the government will delay the requirement of businesses with 50-99 employees to comply with the Affordable Care Act until January 1, 2016.  Who cares?  Well we all should.  This is a big deal.  This affects about 8 million Americans and is […]

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014 Discussing Healthcare: Not Afraid to Fail (part 2 of 2)

014 Discussing Healthcare: Not Afraid to Fail (part 2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is the second half of an interview with John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA.  The first half was posted in Episode 012.  We do talk more about medicine, but we also discuss his book “Ingredients of Outliers.” The book is a guide to finding greatness within yourself.  Dr. Shufeldt […]

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013 Discussing Healthcare: Heroin’s Deathtrap – A lesson from Philip Seymour Hoffman

013 Discussing Healthcare: Heroin’s Deathtrap – A lesson from Philip Seymour Hoffman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlthough, the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died he left us with an important lesson that we should not forget.  He likely fell victim to heroin.  Heroin is a drug similar to prescription pain medication and often destroys the abuser’s life.  We have learned with the death’s of Cory […]

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The ACA: A Train Wreck and a Lie

The ACA: A Train Wreck and a Lie

Jeff Singer, MD wrote an article for the National Review Online addressing part of President Obama’s State of the Union speech from earlier this week.  It is an interesting read, check it out… The ACA: A Train Wreck and a Lie If you want to hear more from Dr. Singer listen to episodes 10 and […]

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012 Discussing Healthcare: Not Afraid to Fail (part 1 of 2)

012 Discussing Healthcare: Not Afraid to Fail (part 1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJohn Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA is a practicing Emergency Physician in Phoenix, AZ.  But, he has done much more than just practice medicine.  He has started successful businesses, graduated law school and obtained an MBA all while continuing to practice medicine.  What makes him successful? According to Dr. Shufeldt, […]

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011 Discussing Healthcare: Polio is Back, Is there a better and cheaper way to provide healthcare? (part 2 of 2)

011 Discussing Healthcare: Polio is Back, Is there a better and cheaper way to provide healthcare? (part 2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDoes Polio still exist? Surprisingly, yes it does.  However, the last case of naturally occurring polio in the United States was  in 1979 and polio was considered eradicated from the Americas in 1994.  It now only occurs in a handful of countries, but is endemic in only 3 countries: […]

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010 Discussing Healthcare: Is there a better and cheaper way to provide healthcare? (part 1 of 2)

010 Discussing Healthcare: Is there a better and cheaper way to provide healthcare? (part 1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHave you ever wondered how our healthcare system developed and why it has led to the Affordable Care Act? Well, in this episode of Discussing Healthcare I am joined by Jeff Singer, MD.  He talks about some of the history that shaped healthcare as we know it.  We also […]

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009 Discussing Healthcare: Politics and Healthcare – An Objection to the Affordable Care Act (part 2 of 2)

009 Discussing Healthcare: Politics and Healthcare – An Objection to the Affordable Care Act (part 2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEpisode 009 contains the second half of the interview with Dr. Ammon.  He continues to present his argument against the Affordable Care Act.  He does not see the Affordable Care Act as a benefit to patients and thinks it obstructs the ability of a physician to best care for […]

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008 Discussing Healthcare: Politics and Healthcare – An Objection to the Affordable Care Act (part 1 of 2)

008 Discussing Healthcare: Politics and Healthcare – An Objection to the Affordable Care Act (part 1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJohn Ammon, MD joins me for a discussion about the future of healthcare in the United States.  He is a practicing anesthesiologist who is actively involved in the debate about healthcare that is ongoing in our country.  Dr. Ammon has strong opinions about the Affordable Care Act.  He believes […]

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