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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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May 12, 2020

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and although prevalence may wax and wane, we are going to have to get used to living, knowing that it is out there. We are going to have to develop new routines and habits in order to minimize our risk of getting it. We can’t eliminate our risk, but we can mitigate it and when developing habits that stick, simplicity is key, so on today’s podcast, we have internist, author, and habit expert, Dr. Monique Tello, who has previously been on our show to discuss her book, Healthy Habits for your Heart. We talk about staying safe in the grocery store, actionable advice we can give our patients to decrease their risk of COVID complications, how to work physical activity into the day and why we should consider getting a pet.

Dr. Tello is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and instructor at Harvard Medical School. She practices part-time internal medicine at Women's Health Associates, a small MGH-based primary care practice with all female providers that serves predominantly female patients. She is originally from the Boston area, and graduated from Brown University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed a med-peds residency at Yale and after residency, she earned an MPH and GIM research fellowship at Hopkins. She writes a popular blog,, about her life as a doctor and a mother and contributes to many other blogs, including Mothers in Medicine and Harvard Health Blog. Her writing focuses on work/life balance and healthy lifestyle.

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