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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

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 with personal and professional development.
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Jul 13, 2023

This episode is sponsored by @PearsonRavitz

Dr. Vipul Kella, an emergency medicine physician with a diverse range of roles, shares his journey of transitioning from clinical medicine to becoming a member of multiple advisory boards. Dr. Kella discusses how his natural curiosity and desire for new challenges led him to explore various opportunities outside of his clinical practice. He emphasizes the importance of embracing a multidisciplinary approach and networking with professionals beyond the medical field.

Dr. Kella highlights the significance of breaking out of one's circle of influence and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds. He shares his strategy of reaching out to three to five new people on LinkedIn every week, focusing on connecting with professionals who share similar interests and expertise. While acknowledging the possibility of rejection, Dr. Kella emphasizes the value of the connections that do form and how they can lead to unexpected opportunities.

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[00:01:30] Embracing being a generalist. 

[00:06:07] Approaching strangers on LinkedIn. 

[00:09:28] Books for personal growth. 

[00:14:04] Networking on LinkedIn for opportunities. 

[00:17:29] Value of an MBA. 

[00:20:10] Value of physician expertise. 

[00:24:08] Getting yourself out there. 

[00:26:52] Small practices staying viable. 

[00:31:17] Health tech expansion opportunities. 

[00:34:10] Embracing failure in entrepreneurship. 

[00:37:17] Enthusiasm for clinical side.


Dr. Vipul Kella is a multifaceted professional with a diverse range of roles and expertise. As a practicing emergency medicine physician, he brings his clinical knowledge and experience to the forefront. Dr. Kella also holds an MBA, which has provided him with valuable insights into the business side of healthcare.

Driven by his passion for bringing value in different areas, Dr. Kella has ventured into various roles and organizations. He is actively involved in advising early stage companies, particularly in the healthcare industry, where he can leverage his domain expertise and communicate the benefits of products and services to patients. Dr. Kella recognizes the importance of networking and leveraging his connections to create opportunities in different healthcare sectors.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Kella is an avid user of LinkedIn for networking and professional development. He has successfully built connections and experiences through consistent outreach on the platform, reaching out to individuals in different industries and sharing his physician experiences. Dr. Kella emphasizes the value of listening and allowing others to share their experiences, as well as the importance of being open to new opportunities and embracing uncertainty in entrepreneurship.

With a focus on known specialties such as remote patient monitoring, chronic care management, sleep solutions, weight loss solutions, operational consulting, and contract management, Dr. Kella aims to provide value to healthcare practices. He is also interested in the health tech space, assisting early stage companies in navigating the U.S. market in terms of clinical, regulatory, marketing, and fundraising aspects.

Dr. Vipul Kella's career path showcases his commitment to exploring different interests and finding value in various areas. He believes in breaking out of one's circle of influence and actively seeking connections and opportunities. Driven by his desire to bring value and make a difference, Dr. Kella continues to expand his network, engage in professional development, and contribute to the healthcare industry.

Find and connect with Dr. Kella on his LinkedIn

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