#7 Dr. Drew Helmer

In which Shree talks to Dr. Drew Helmer, the Director at the War Related Illness & Injury Study Center at the Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System. He is the author of Sex After Service: A Guide for Military Service Members, Veterans, and the People Who Love them. In this episode, I just wanted […]

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To Reduce Healthcare Costs, Focus on Medical School Debt

It’s no surprise that healthcare costs which patients pay in the United States’ are rising. In fact, a new study by Dr. Ashish Jha portrayed that rather than overutilization of the healthcare system, the cause of rising costs were our substantially higher prices for administrative costs, including the price we pay for pharmaceuticals as well as hospital […]

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#6 Dr. Frank Warsh

In which Shree talks to Dr. Frank Warsh, a Canadian Family Doctor who was in clinical practice until 2015 who now works as a coroner. The author of The Flame Broiled Doctor: from Boyhood to Burnout in Medicine, he has had 2 experiences with physician burnout, and has written extensively about not being able to […]

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#5 Dr. Cory Fawcett

In which Shree talks to Dr. Cory Fawcett, a “repurposed surgeon” who writes financial advice for fellow physicians at his blog a Prescription for Financial Success (http://drcorysfawcett.com/) He has published multiple books in The Doctor’s Guide Series, writes a weekly blog, and also dabbles in his hobbies like real estate now that he has been […]

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#4 Carrie Whitaker

In which Shree talks to Carrie Whitaker, a nurse specializing in medical surgical-oncology, acute care, and home health and pursuing an MPH at UC Berkeley. She is currently practicing in a home health agency as their Lead in the wound and ostomy nurse specialist in San Francisco, CA.   Disco Medusae Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed […]

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#3 Dr. Jae Won Joh

In which Shree talks to Dr. Jae Won Joh, a physician who is interested in answering questions of internet strangers, tinkering with code on www.medicaldork.com, searching for the best bowl of ramen, and keep his herb garden alive. Disco Medusae Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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The Grind Doesn’t Define You: Giving and Growing in a World of Negativity

It’s ironic that the medical field is arguably the most humane profession, yet we put our residents and physicians-in-training through such pain and suffering. A recent article by Dr. Pamela Wible noted that residents’ hours are “capped” at 28-hour shifts and 80-hour work weeks, which are equivalent to two full-time jobs. Recently, talking to an emergency medicine […]

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Welcome to the Common Sense Medicine Podcast

Do you want to know how to answer the big questions in the healthcare industry? Check in weekly with a college student on a mission to talk to healthcare professionals who have been answering these questions their entire lives. See what they have to say on Common Sense Medicine, a podcast which explores the future […]

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Dr. Behrouz Zand on the Healthcare system, The Good Life, and coping with failures in developing your career

Recently, I got a chance to sit down and talk to Dr. Behrouz Zand, a gynecologic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center who regularly writes about the healthcare system and the well-being of physicians on his blog, Digital Antidote. He also contributes to the Houston Chronicle’s Gray Matters, a column where he writes about health […]

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