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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 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...


Sep 19, 2019

 
I haven't spoken to a lot of ancillary medical professionals in the show and explored ways that they are changing the way we deliver medical care. Today I spoke to a physical therapist who chose to run his practice unlike traditional practices. He doesn't structure therapy based on what maximizes revenue from insurers...


Sep 11, 2019

 
Serving the poor in health care is a mission that many enter medicine to do. Whether that is through medical missions, working free clinics, or in some other way - doctors are doing what they can to help the poor receive care. Some choose to work in underserved regions of the country both urban and rural that are paid...