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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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Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Arian Nachat is an emergency medicine and palliative care physician, which to me was a surprising combination, so we start the discussion with why emergency medicine physicians are well suited for palliative care. Most recently, she founded Pallity which brings together resources to educate, empower and enable patients with life-altering illness to live their life to their fullest potential. Dr. Nachat currently practices emergency medicine and serves as clinical faculty at Balboa Naval Medical Center and the VA Medical Center in San Diego, California.

She founded Kaiser’s first inpatient integrative symptoms management service in northern California, served on the State of Oregon opiate prescribing task force, and is an exam item writer for the American Board of Internal Medicine.

This discussion mostly centered around a Twitter interaction from a few months prior where two male physicians were discussing why female physicians are burning out faster than men. Dr. Nachat noted that a lot of salient issues had been neglected so that’s what we discussed today and how institutions can address them, including on-site childcare.