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Answering all of the questions that weren't asked in medical school. Dr. D.J. Verret hosts the approximate half hour long podcast that interviews experts in the fields of medicine, business, investing, non-clinical career, and others of interest to practicing physicians. Podcasts are published every Friday morning. If you have a question for one of the guests or a suggestion for an upcoming show, drop us a line at questions@askmemdpodcast.com.
 
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In this episode Ron chats with Brianna Greenspan, Genetics Consultant at Gene By Gene & Co-Author of “Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations”. Brianna has lived her whole life with a rare chronic illness that was not diagnosed until she was an adult. Here, she shares her deeply personal story of growing up with the illness and her path to having it di…
 
Dr. Ken Pienta, professor of Urology at Johns Hopkins University and acting CMO of Cue Biopharmaceuticals, talk about his experience in academic medicine and clinical trials. Dr. Pienta shares his thoughts on why physicians changing career focus isn't a negative but much for a positive. The discussion ends with a walk through of the process of clin…
 
In this episode, Ron brings Dr. Anand Mehta back on the show. Since his last time on the show, Anand has gone on to start a new direct primary care clinic called Stand Up Family Medicine. Here, he dives into what inspired him to start is own DPC clinic and how it feels to be independent vs working for a larger corporation. He talks about his bigges…
 
While most people can agree that healthcare in the United States is ailing, what they can't agree on is the cure. Can our current system be fixed, or does something else need to take its place? Is "Medicare for All" the answer? But what is it? How would it work? On this episode of The Best of Health, we talk with two medical experts to ask them abo…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Tim Raderstorf, Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and Chief Operating Officer at NursesEverywhere. Here, they have a lively discussion around the role of nurses in healthcare. Tim talks about how much innovation and out of the box thinking comes from nurses, even though they are …
 
These ten lies in healthcare are really the ten opportunities. Here is who and what is being fixed on the fringes in 2021 in Primary Care with Ron Barshop, Host of the Show. Ten lies 2021: Independent PCPs are soon dinosaurs. You gotta work for a big. There are not enough PCPs. Our health always declines or at best maintains – as individuals, and a…
 
In this episode Ron chats with the Legendary Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Here they do a deep dive into her thoughts on how to improve the American Healthcare System. They also discuss her career and how even as an outside the box thinker that was never afraid to speak he…
 
Dr. Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA, CEO & co-founder of Health Wildcatters, joins the show today to discuss his non-clinical career and give insights into success as a startup company. Dr. Zajicek provides insights he has gained over the past decade investing and mentoring medical startup companies.By D.J. Verret, MD, FACS
 
In this episode Ron brings Dr. Leah Houston back on the show. Here she discusses the deeply personal story of her recent health journey with her mother and what she has learned from it. She explains how even as a doctor, the healthcare system can be extremely confusing and difficult to navigate, and how that needs to change. She also talks about ho…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Mike Magee, author of CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical-Industrial Complex. Here Mike discusses the medical industrial complex and how it has evolved in America since WWII. He states that scientific progress was not synonymous with human progress and nothing could be farther than the truth. The reality is that you can…
 
In this episode, Ron chats with Praveena Jaidev, a Hospitalist at SwedishAmerican and Member of Physicians for American Healthcare Access, a group dedicated to increasing healthcare access in underserved communities. They advocate for legislative solutions to protect Immigrant Physicians. Here she discusses the difficulties foreign born doctors fac…
 
Katie Hinds of the Brain Health Institute of the University of Texas at Dallas talks about things we can do to keep the brain healthy! For more information about the Brain Health Project, visit http://brainhealth.utdallas.edu/the-brainhealth-project/ If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear t…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Michael Akinyele, Former and Founding Chief Innovation Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Here they discuss Michael’s time at the VA and how he brought innovation to the system and some of the issues the VA faces. He also talks about the Mission Act, Veteran Suicide, different healthcare models, the …
 
Dr. Verret is joined by Dr. Dan Baker to talk about his time in academic medicine and transition to non-clinical medicine. Dr. Baker started his medical career as an academic rheumatologist. After a distinguished career, he transitioned to non-clinical medicine eventually retiring as a Vice-President with Johnson & Johnson in immunology. He now is …
 
In this episode Ron chats with Doug Aldeen, General Counsel and ERISA Health Care Attorney. Here they do a deep dive into how employers are changing they way they are looking at health benefits for their employees due to the crazy rate at which costs are rising and how COVID-19 is speeding up this change. They also discuss how the current way the A…
 
In this episode Katy Talento comes back on the show to discuss patient advocacy, surprise billing, and more. She talks about the financial difficulty patients face when faced with a medical problem. She also talks about how she is personally always asking questions to providers about pricing and surprise billing. She gives ways to fight back with a…
 
Karen Fowler, CEO of Trisource Health and a physician practice consultant, discusses the changing practice environment in 2021. Topics discussed include the changes to E&M codes for 2021 as well as some ideas for rethinking practice operations after COVID-19. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.co…
 
Dr. Peter Yellowlees, chief wellness officer of UC Davis, joins Dr. Verret for a discussion about the programs he has implemented and participated in to maintain physician mental health. The top three focusses on the top three things physicians can do if we are feeling depressed. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questi…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Jeanine Thomas, President/ Founder of MRSA Survivors Network, National Spokesperson for MRSA, MRSA Expert and Consultant. Here, they discuss the evolution of her long battle with MRSA. She also goes into detail about how that experience turned her in to an advocate for other MRSA survivors. Since founding the MRSA Sur…
 
In this episode Morris Miller returns to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed his business and made the demand for the disinfection robots his company makes to skyrocket. Last time Morris was on the show was 9 months ago and a lot has changed since then. Numerous peer reviewed studies have come out about saying with certainty that the Ligh…
 
Dr. Manvinder Kainth of Maple Primary Care discusses her path after residency that took her to opening her own direct primary care practice. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.…
 
This episode features Dr. Jamie Hope, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author and Attending Physician at Beaumont Health Royal Oak’s Level 1 Trauma Tertiary Care Center. Here she discusses the importance of helping patients to change their lifestyles so that do not have to go the ER later in life by improving the primary care model. She also dives into…
 
Dr. Ken Adams, Chief Medical Officer at United Healthcare- Texas, discusses his career path through non-clinical medicine. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Dr. Adams started in clinical medicine building a business and then transferring to non-clinical medicine, ultimately becoming a chief medical officer for United Healthcare. …
 
Josh Burleson of Affiliated Bank joins Dr. Verret to discuss all of the terms and processes associated with commercial banking. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.…
 
Atul Gupta, PhD discusses his research into private equity investment in nursing homes. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.By D.J. Verret, MD, FACS
 
In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Jay Parkinson, Chief Designer at Crossover Health. Here they discuss what inspired him to create a virtual primary care platform. They dive into how it combined the scalability and accessibility of telehealth with the continuity found in traditional primary care and enables their primary care doctors to manage 95%…
 
Dr. Joseph Francis, MD, a practicing Mohs surgeon, talks about his statistical analysis of Medicare claims data and its intersection with private equity owned dermatology practices. Dr. Francis' study was published in If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askme…
 
Dr. Jane Zhu MD, MPP, MSHP talks about her research into private equity investment in healthcare. Dr Zhu has an article in the February 2020 edition of JAMA. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.…
 
Dr. Eileen Appelbaum discusses her research into private equity investment in healthcare. She discusses how PE investment evolved from hospitals to hospital based physician practices and now focusing on outpatient physician practices. She also talks about her recent paper, "Private Equity Buyouts in Healthcare: Who Wins, Who Loses?" If you have que…
 
In this episode, Dr. Verret interview Heidi Kocher, JD about rules and regulations around telemedicine, including some of the changes enacted around COVID-19. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Trent Talbot. Trent is the Founder of The MediSearch Institute. Here they discuss how Trent and his grandfather both suffered from chronic conditions for which they thought were untreatable. Trent discovered that through serious research into a patient’s entire medical history and talking to experts from multiple …
 
In this episode Ron chats with brilliant healthcare journalist, Marshall Allen. Here they do a deep dive into the insights Marshall has gained into some of the shadier practices in the healthcare industry from his journalistic work. Marshall talks about what inspired him to leave his career as a pastor and become an investigative journalist. Marsha…
 
On this edition of Ask Me MD, Dr. Michael Myers, professor of clinical psychiatry SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY, joins Dr. Verret to discuss his life long passion for being a doctor's doctor. Dr. Myers specializes in treating physicians with mental health issues and has been an advocate for preventing physician suicide. …
 
When it comes to healthcare in the United States, we have an ailing patient — and that patient is the entire system itself. From the high cost of care, to complicated insurance plans, to political infighting, our country's healthcare is struggling. On this episode of The Best of Health, we talk with two medical experts about these issues and try to…
 
In this episode, Ron chats with Dr. Clive Fields, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at VillageMD. Here they discuss Clive’s career and how VillageMD was founded with the sole purpose of helping independent physicians succeed in the transition from fee per service to value-based care. They also look at how COVID-19 has changed the primary care la…
 
Jim Patterson of Agape Healthcare Partners, a member of the CoVerica network, discusses different types of business insurance integral to physician practices. For more information about Agape Healthcare Partners, please visit https://www.agapeins.com/ If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear …
 
In this episode Ron chats with Mark Henderson Leary, an Entrepreneurial Operating System expert. Here they discuss how EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) works as a system of tools to help businesses run better and more efficiently. It focuses on areas such as: having all of the leadership at an organization on the same page, having a healthy a…
 
Dr. Verret is joined by Dr. Neha Dhudshia, Dr. Sejal Mehta, and Dr. Sherine Reno on the challenges of running your own practice and being a woman in medicine. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.…
 
This week we have a bonus episode, one so good, it could not wait to be published. Before becoming a clinical professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Britt Berrett served as a hospital administration in multiple hospitals and health systems. In this podcast, he gives a behind the scenes look at ways that physicians can improve their rel…
 
Dr. Verret talks with Kyle Claussen of Resolve, a national physician contract review firm. Kyle talks about changes he has seen in physician contracts during the time of COVID including unilateral contract changes and changes in new contracts. For more information about Resolve, visit them at http://www.resolve.net If you have questions or ideas fo…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Anand Mehta, Medical Director for the Flagship location for Walmart Health in Dallas, GA. Here they do a deep dive into the new Walmart Health and Wellness model. They offer Primary Care, Dental, Behavioral Health, Optical, Hearing, Labs, Imaging, and Pharmacy all in one location. Anand talks about the significanc…
 
Dr. Charles Weaver, CEO and founder, of Omni Health media joins the program to discuss non-clinic jobs. Omni Health Media empowers patients with chronic diseases through educational content and custom social communities to engage with each other and their healthcare providers to identify the best treatments and manage their condition from diagnosis…
 
In this episode Ron chats with Katie McCurdy, the Founder of Pictal Health. Here she discusses her journey with her own autoimmune disease and how it inspired her to create Pictal Health. Her platform enables patients to share invisible symptoms, mental health issues, and other complex health problems with their families and providers. She also tal…
 
Leiza Dolghih, a board certified labor and employment lawyer, joins Dr. Verret to discuss employment issues during the time of COVID-19. Topics covered include what to do for sick employees, new laws and regulations pertaining to COVID-19 in the employment realm, and ideas to mitigate your exposure to employment claims. For more information, visit …
 
In this episode Ron chats with Dr. Amy Altman. Amy is the COO of Reliant Immune Diagnostics. Here, they dive into world of COVID-19 testing. They discuss the three different main types of testing along with the pros and cons of each, how testing has evolved throughout the pandemic, antibodies, and more. They also look at how the coronavirus is an R…
 
Dr. Erik Kulstad is co-found and chief medical officer of Attune Medical. Dr. Kulstad discusses the process of medical device development from idea through FDA approval and sales. For more information about Attune Medical, visit them on the web at https://www.attune-medical.com/. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questi…
 
In this episode Nora Belcher, the Executive Director of the Texas e-Health Alliance, joins the show again. Here she does a deep dive into telehealth policy. Telehealth has changed significantly since her last time on the show. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused telehealth policy to change at a very rapid rate. It has also cause telehealth usage to sk…
 
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