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Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle

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The role of dad has changed for the 21st century physician father. With that comes different expectations compared to the physician dads before us. With so much changing, where do we turn to to get answers about how to be the dad we always expected ourselves to become? This podcast is designed with the physician dad in mind. I am Dr Jeremy Toffle, physician, husband, father to two boys, and self proclaimed imperfect dad. Through my own struggles as a parent, I have come to find that there are several key core foundations that make up who we are as a parent; if we chose to improve these core foundations, we can strive to be the father we always expected to be. Join me in this show as I discuss each of these core foundations as well as interview experts in various fields of these same principals. I also discuss dad life with new and experienced dads, helping us rediscover what it means to be a dad in the 21st century as a physician and learn to embrace our imperfections along the way. This is the Imperfect Dad MD Podcast
Friday Review - Do Heroes Have To Be Aggressive?Dad Life and Charting with Physician and Coach Dr Junaid Niazi
In today's episode I get to talk dad life and charting with Dr Junaid Niazi.  Dr. Junaid Niazi is a board certified internist and pediatrician who works as a primary care physician for a large healthcare organization in the upper Midwest. Part of his time is spent as an Information Services Medical Director working on optimizing the EHR for physician use and patient care.He completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University, medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, and residency at the University of Minnesota.He is married to a pediatrician and has two rambunctious toddlers. In addition to the above roles, Junaid is also a physician life coach and an entrepreneur via his business Prosperous Life MD, where he blogs and coaches physicians on all things wellness, productivity, finances, and careers.He has a group coaching program to help physicians complete their charting at work and has helped dozens of physicians reclaim their time at home for themselves.You can learn more about Dr Niazi at his website https://prosperouslifemd.com/ or through is other social media handles:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prosperouslifemd/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prosperouslifemd/Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.  Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show. Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
6d ago
33 mins
Dad Lessons From the Marvel Universe
I know when I go to a movie or sit down with my kids to watch one at home, the last thing I am doing is trying to find parenting tips.  However, this week I did just that.  I had recently promised our boys they could watch Shang Chi and the Ten Rings at home.  We loaded up the movie and our boys were very excited to see all the incredible fight scenes.  However, much of the movie focused on the relationship between Shang Chi and his father.  Our boys noticed, too.  They began to ask many questions.  Soon our enjoyable movie night also turned into a lesson on parenting, revenge, and what we want out of life. You can find various themes like this in many of the Marvel movies.  Tony Stark and his working father.  Thor and his high-expectation dad Odin.  Starlord had a jerk galactic god like figure for a dad.  He doesn't count.  Yet many of these stories show how the father figure helped mold the hero to who they were today.  Lots of pressure for a mid-30's Pediatrician dad sitting on the couch.Listen in as I discuss my thoughts on this and what we can learn from it.Remember to SUBSCRIBE, LEAVE A REVIEW, and SHARE WITH A FRIEND This week is the Marriage and Money MD conference.  It is literaly just wrapping up as this show releases.  However, you can still get the upgraded version to get full access to the talks and STILL be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.   You can check it out and sign up for free.I will also be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  Registration ENDS at the end of Novemeber, so make sure to sign up if you haven't yet!  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to the WCI sign up page today!Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Nov 17 2021
19 mins
Friday Failure - When Your Child's Primal Brain Activates Over Clothing Choices
Do you ever have those arguments with your kid and you ask yourself "How the hell did we get here?"  They are making no sense in their reasoning, or they possibly can't even put together a complete sentence.  Maybe you have only heard yelling for the last 30 minutes and no actual words.  This is an example of your child's primal brain taking over.  The authors of the book "The Whole Brain Child" refer to this as the lower brain.  This is where all the base instincts kick in, and sometimes any form of reasoning can be thrown out the door.  Today I talk about how I COMPLETELY failed at recognizing this in my 5-year-old and how maybe YOU AND I can BOTH avoid it in the future. This is the LAST WEEK to sign up for the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free.I will also be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  Registration ENDS at the end of Novemeber, so make sure to sign up if you haven't yet!  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to the WCI sign up page today!Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Nov 12 2021
9 mins
Balancing Your Child's Left and Right Brains
Have you ever heard the idea of someone being more left-sided or right-sided when it comes to their brain?   Have you ever asked yourself which category you fall in?  What about your kids?Lately I have been rereading (ie listening on Audible) the book "The Whole Brain Child" by Drs. Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.  The book focuses on various parts of the brain and how we can utilize this knowledge to better understand our kids' responses to various situations and improve our own responses at the same time.  In today's show, I give an example of a real life event that happened today and how I was able to bring my right-sided brain child back to the middle.  But don't you worry!  I also discuss how I FAILED to do this in another scenario - I mean we are Imperfect, right?This is the LAST WEEK to sign up for the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free.I will also be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  Registration ENDS at the end of Novemeber, so make sure to sign up if you haven't yet!  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to the WCI sign up page today!Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Nov 10 2021
20 mins
Friday Feelings - Enjoying the Moment
Have you ever had a long day at work, come home, and knew that things could either could very bad or very good depending on how you approached the evening?  Today was a similar type of day for me.  The week was long.  We were on a tight schedule to make an event that night, and going straight from work to changing to heading out the door again, I was EXHAUSTED.  But I decided to make a choice that led to an insanely fun evening.  That choice was dancing with my wife and kidsI am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to the WCI sign up page today!I will also be presenting at the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free.Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Nov 6 2021
8 mins
Dad Life with Curbsider Podcast Host Dr Christopher Chiu
This week I get to talk dad life with Dr Christopher Chiu.  We both share several things in common, such as being a physician, dad, podcaster, and husband.  However, we both tend to nerd out as well.  Listen this week as we discuss his take on being a dad and doctor, how his father may have influenced his interpretation of being a dad, and find out which Hogwarts house he belongs to!  Yes, we did discuss that as well.Christopher Chiu, MD, FAAP, FACP is a Med-Peds doctor who has made his way to the Buckeye state after completing medical school and residency at Indiana University. He initially served for 4 years on active duty at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he discovered his interest in medical education. After his separation from the military, he has continued to be active in Graduate Medical Education at the Ohio State University as the Lead Physician of the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Outpatient Care East and works with faculty development as the Director of Education for the Division of General Internal Medicine as well as the Director on the Program for Digital Scholarship. He is nationally known as Chris “The Chiu Man” Chiu with his work as a producer for “The Curbsiders,” an Internal Medicine Podcast which routinely ranks in the top 3 of Apple Podcasts in the United States “Medicine” Category with more than 700,000 downloads per month. He co-founded and launched a Pediatric spin-off podcast called “The Cribsiders” in the summer of 2020 which has grown to nearly 10,000 downloads per episode. He is active in the medical twitter community and can be found at his handle: @cjchiu.I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to the WCI sign up page today!I will also be presenting at the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free.Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Nov 3 2021
31 mins
Friday Feelings - How Our Wants and Desires Change with Time
Have you been planning some big excursion for the last several years, only to be thwarted by work or family obligations?  Was there something you wanted to do in medical school but never got around to it?  Do those thoughts ever negatively affect YOU?It is not uncommon as a physician to feel like we missed out on a part of life.  In our 20's we are busy in medical school and residency while our college friends are out "finding themselves."  We are behind on saving for retirement.  We don't get to take the trips we wanted to.  Then suddenly we find ourselves in our early 30's, career beginning, and possibly the start of a family.  Although some freedoms may have been gained, new obligations have taken over.  All of those desires and wants from 5 years ago still suddenly seem unobtainable, and in some instances can have a negative effect on our outlook about work and family.  Today I discuss my feelings about this and what I do to try to improve this.I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to the WCI sign up page today!I will also be presenting at the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free.Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Oct 29 2021
9 mins
Covid Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds and Making Decisions as a Parent
I recorded this episode Tuesday night, right after the FDA approval for the use of the Pfizer COVID mRNA vaccine for kids aged 5-11 years old.   For some parents, this decision has been a long time coming.  Many parents have been hoping for the chance to protect their kids with the use of a vaccine.  Others are more hesitant on the decision, wondering if it is the right thing to do. In today's episode I discuss my thoughts on the use of the vaccine at this age, the data used to make the decision, and why making these decisions as a parent can be difficult.  Our boys are 5 and 8 years old, so this vaccine authorization hits home for me more than the other ones have.If you want to read more about the data used in the vaccine trial, you can find it on the FDA website here. I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to the WCI sign up page today!I will also be presenting at the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free.Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Oct 27 2021
29 mins
Friday Review - Don't Entertain Your Kids
This week I spoke about how envy negatively affects our parenting in various ways.  Have you ever caught yourself flipping through other people's vacation photos, daydreaming about taking your kids to a fantastic place only to leave you feeling like your kids and family are missing out?   Sometimes we think our kids want us to do these extravagant things for them on a daily basis to make life fun.  However, sometimes our kids just want you to be you.  As the great Roy Kent says, "Most adults think kids need to be constantly entertained.  It's bull****.  I didn't need a f***ing parade every day growing up, did you?  Truth is they just wanna feel like they're part of our lives.  Little idiots."  Truth.  I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to https://cvent.me/01VKLZ?RefId=Jeremy+ToffleI will also be presenting at the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free at https://marriageandmoneymd.heysummit.com/?sc=dJdFutPx&ac=dZCH3C4tInterested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there. Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Oct 22 2021
9 mins
Understanding Envy and How it Relates to Parenting
Social media, school, close friends, unknown neighbors, complete strangers - these are the people we compare our lives to.   Sometimes we feel like we are doing better than most of them, and other times we are way behind them.  How does this affect how we parent?  How does this affect our daily lives?  How does it affect our feelings?Envy is one of those words most of us choose not to discuss.  We would rather not reflect on how many of the decisions we make in life are derived from the feeling of envy.  Today's episode discussed the idea of envy, how it negatively affects our lives, and what we can do about it. Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at the White Coat Investor Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference this coming February 9-12, 2022.  This event discussed everything you need to know about physician finances and how to better prepare for your future.  I will speaking as part of their wellness track, which includes credit for CME!For more information or to sign up, go to https://cvent.me/01VKLZ?RefId=Jeremy+ToffleI will also be presenting at the Marriage and Money MD Conference coming this November 15-17.   21 physicians and physician spouses will be speaking about marital communication, investing, conflict resolution, intimacy, financial planning, and so much more.  You will also be eligible for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending!  You can check it out and sign up for free at https://marriageandmoneymd.heysummit.com/?sc=dJdFutPx&ac=dZCH3C4tInterested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.  Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show. Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Oct 20 2021
17 mins
Friday Feelings - Cub Scouts and Your KidsAppreciating Your SpouseFriday Review - Discussing Social Media Use and KidsFinding Your Facebook as a Parent
Unless you have been completely disconnected from social media or the news, you probably heard about the "crashing" of Facebook for roughly 6 hours on Monday.  For some of you, this maybe meant nothing to you as you were at work and not checking up on your favorite cat memes or Marvel fan theories.  For others, the system being down had significant consequences.  For starters, many people rely on Facebook for their online business presence either through sales, ad revenue, private groups, or other avenues.  However, Facebook also is needed to run all kinds of other apps and systems like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR game systems, Pokemon-Go app, and other services.  When the system went down, people who rely on these applications for monetary gain were most likely a little panicked.   Imagine if it took 2 days to bring it back online?  3 days?  A week?  The fallout could be catastrophic for some of these businesses. How does that apply to being a parent?  In our lives, everything is connected in various ways.  Work, parenting, marriage, social relationships - they all influence one another.  When things are going well we rarely make the connection.  However, when one of these systems fails, it can lead to a cascade of negative events.  So as a parent, find out what YOUR Facebook is in your life that everything else may be connected to.   How can you improve that system in order to improve or protect those other systems.  Listen in as I discuss HOW to do this in your life. Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.  Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show. Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd
Oct 6 2021
15 mins
Friday Feelings - Don't Take Your Kids LiterallyLiterally Your Kids Are Taking You Literally
Have you ever said something to your kid, expecting them to understand the nuances of the phrase only for them to actually take it verbatim?  "Dad, I gave you one second like you said."  "Dad, I don't have any ducks to put in a row."  "Dad, I tried to walk like you said but it still hurts.  Why didn't it come off?"Our kids are created to trust the words we tell them early on.  Theta brain wave patterns in our younger children allow them to learn more readily and create more subconscious belief structures; however it does NOT help them realize that when dad says I will help them in a minute, it does NOT mean I am literally going to be done with what I am doing in 60 seconds. How does the way we say things affect our kids?  What about when they are older?  And do our kids take our actions literally as well?Listen in to hear my thoughts on this and more.  Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!This week's sponsor is deputy.  You can learn more about them and try their app for free by visiting doctorpodcastnetwork.com/deputy. Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.  Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show. Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmdThis podcast is a member of the Doctor Podcast Network, where other doctors find community in starting and producing their own podcasts.  Want to learn more about the network?  Head to the website today at https://www.doctorpodcastnetwork.com !
Sep 29 2021
17 mins
Friday Feelings - Words of Affirmation for Our KidsCoach Your KidsFriday Feelings - How Mindset Creates Success
If you had asked me a year ago where I would be at this point in my life, I probably would have never assumed I would have a podcast releasing its 60th episode.  I also would not have guessed that I would be giving talks at summits based on my passion for helping physician dads.  That was not met.  I was just a pediatrician in Omaha playing around with a blog all while admiring groups like Passive Income MD, Physician on FIRE, and White Coat Investor.One year later, and here I am looking at my name on the White Coat Investor speaker list.  I will speaking for Dr Brent Lacey's Marriage and Money Virtual Conference coming in November.  Heck, I have somehow managed to keep a podcast going with at least weekly shows for the last 9 months (sadly the blog has not remained as regular lately).  What does this all have to do with mindset?  Last year I did not IDENTIFY as a person who would do all of these things.  That is until I told myself that I AM a person who does these things.  Listen in to my recent thoughts about mindset and success in my own life.Today's sponsor is brought to you by the app Deputy.  You can check this app out for free by going to doctorpodcastnetwork.com/deputyInterested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there.Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmdThis podcast is a member of the Doctor Podcast Network, where other doctors find community in starting and producing their own podcasts.  Want to learn more about the network?  Head to the website today at https://www.doctorpodcastnetwork.com ! Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!
Sep 17 2021
9 mins

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