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Physician's Guide to Doctoring

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us help our patients, practices, colleagues, communities and most of all, ourselves. If you want to share you expertise on the podcast, please email me at physiciansguidetodoctoring@gmail.com.

Apr 20, 2019

If you’ve ever counseled a patient (or yourself!) on how to improve their diet, quit smoking, or exercise more, you are basically saying that they need to improve their habits.  Should you be telling them to go Paleo?  Keto? Crypto? CrossFit?  Yoga?  Tai Chi?   Dr. Tello gets into the evidence behind the science of...


Apr 13, 2019

Dr. David Draghinas was an active duty anesthesiologist in the US navy before going into private practice in the Dallas area.  He made his first foray onto the world wide web with the anesthesia myths website, as a way to help patients tell fact from fiction with anesthesia.  We talk about what he wants all physicians,...


Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Rand Diab is a board-certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist in the Chicago suburbs of Northwest Indiana, practicing for over 15 years.  We discuss what she thinks all physicians should know about ophthalmology, which starts with how to spell it.  We discuss acute eye injuries and why every pink eye doesn’t get...


Mar 28, 2019

Sonal Patel is a neonatologist who recognized a gap in the transition of care from a hospital delivery to discharge to the first pediatrician visit, so she created a practice that fills that gap from the ground up.  We discuss how she went about doing that and what she thinks every physician, from pathologists to trauma...


Mar 22, 2019

As the former National Executive Director (CEO) of the Permanente Federation of Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Jack Cochran is the penultimate physician leader.  He shares his advice on why physicians need to become leaders of change in healthcare (in short, because if we won’t, who will).  He uses his experience mixed with...