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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.

Oct 31, 2019

 
As direct primary care practices have grown over the last few years, there is now an expanding commercial marketplace for products and consultants to help DPC practices find success. It is a sign that people outside of medicine are beginning to recognize that DPC is a force to be reckoned with. As such, all sorts...


Oct 23, 2019

 
In most states, physicians are able to dispense medications in their offices to patients. Although it isn't the most common practice, it allows doctors to have a better handle on how well their patients are following medication instructions, adds convenience for patients, and oftentimes leads to lower prices. However,...


Oct 18, 2019

 
The Chinese government and its communist roots are appearing in the US news a lot with relation to its crackdown on freedom activists in Hong Kong. Also, one of the NBA team's general managers retweeted a symbol which expressed support for the Hong Kong protestors and set off a media firestorm as the...


Oct 10, 2019

 
What's the deal with nurse practitioners (NPs)? Why is there so much anger from physicians and NPs when it comes to how patients are treated? Every day on my twitter feed I hear about how nurse practitioners and physician assistants and others are "acting like doctors without the necessary training" and are "dangerous...


Oct 2, 2019

 
Today's discussion is about hospitals. Namely, what does it mean to be nonprofit? Over half of all hospitals in the United States are not for profit entities - but do they really look differently than for profit institutions? That is the question that few politicians or those debating health care speak about. In...