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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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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 evidence to teach us how in his new book, Healer, Leader, Partner: Optimizing Physician Leadership to Transform Healthcare, and in this podcast episode.            

He began as a pediatric plastic surgeon at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver for over 20 years where he also served as President of the Medical Staff and a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors. He then became the President of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, leading until 2007 when he assumed the role at the Federation. The Federation’s focus on clinical improvement and innovation achieved national recognition and led to extensive collaboration with the White House and the U.S. Senate on national health policy development. Modern Healthcare named him one of The 50 Most Influential Physicians for three years. Today he works as a professional speaker, corporate consultant, and author. He speaks on Transformation of Healthcare in the Digital Age and The Power and Synergy of Strong Physician Leadership in Transformation.