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The Paradocs Podcast with Eric Larson

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.

Dec 20, 2019

 

As sure as life exists, death will follow. As such, people will continue to try to control not only their life but the circumstances of their death. Life is also full of instances of suffering, pain, and despair. Of course, life is also full of joy, love, and happiness. But those who are in significant pain,...


Dec 5, 2019

 

Many physicians and those supportive of free markets in medicine are making a big deal on the Trump administration's proposed executive order to increase price transparency in hospitals. The thinking is that by exposing how much each hospital charges for their services, hospitals will begin to compete on price and...


Nov 26, 2019

 
One of the most common questions I get asked about the health care system is why are medical bills so enormous? It seems strange that the explanation of benefits you receive after getting care or services are so obviously inflated. Yet those charges which the hospitals, health care professionals, and pharmacies...


Nov 22, 2019

 
If you own your own business, which physicians who are independent or run concierge or DPC practices do - you need to focus part of your time on branding and marketing. For direct primary care doctors, their business model is so new that most potential patients are not only unfamiliar with the practice but also...


Nov 13, 2019

 
One of the most expensive ways to receive care in the US health care system is through the emergency room. The use of urgent care centers is an alternative that is much less expensive. Unfortunately, one of the problems with urgent care centers is that the care is often not very good. It is especially poor when...