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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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Feb 15, 2023

Did you ever wonder how hard is it to start your own medical practice? Dr. Block is joined by Brian Gantwerker, MD, Founder of Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles to discuss how to start your very own medical practice. Learn about staffing, financial issues you may encounter, and licensing you will need to acquire.

Board-certified neurosurgeon Brian Gantwerker, MD, specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, as well as degenerative diseases and injuries of the spinal cord. At his practice, The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, in Santa Monica and Encino, California, patients benefit from his extensive experience treating complex brain and spine problems with minimally invasive techniques, and traditional surgery.

Well-respected in his field, Dr. Gantwerker has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. He has also appeared on television and radio interviews and has instructed undergraduates, medical students, and residents in various neurosurgical topics and neuroanatomy. 

You can find Dr. Gantwerker on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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