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The Paradocs Podcast

The Paradocs is a fun and lively discussion with a couple of docs on the practice of medicine. Occasionally serious, usually lighthearted, and accidentally informative. A show for physicians to learn more about what is going on and a great place for them to direct their friends and family to better understand the challenges they face.

Feb 26, 2019

 
Today, I revisited the topic physician burnout and looking at the numbers at who is suffering and what the causes are. Specifically, Medscape published its 2019 Survey of Physician Burnout, Depression, & Suicide that dives deep into the demographics and causes of the phenomena. However, what was notably absent from...


Feb 20, 2019

 
I have spent a lot of time discussing innovative ways of delivering medical care on this show and it has primarily been based around primary care. However, those who are specialists who traditionally practiced using third party payors (Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance) are also beginning to strike out on their...


Feb 14, 2019

 
What is the difference between a first year medical student and a senior in college? A lot of debt and neither knows anything about medicine. Contrary to popular belief, medical students don't know the first thing about the health care system, how it is delivered in the United States, or what challenges face...


Feb 6, 2019

 
For those who have encountered the health care system - the emergency room is the greatest mystery for charges. Although very little of emergency room care is considered truly emergency life threatening care (est. ~3%) the care is some of the most expensive in the hospital. Whether that it is imaging, laboratory,...