Physician's Weekly Podcast

Physician's Weekly

Physician's Weekly offers in-depth interviews with the most highly respected experts in the medical community, weighing in on landmark research, trending topics, and offering insight on issues affecting everyday medical practice. In collaboration with Medicom Medical Publishers, Physician's Weekly Podcast continues to maintain the company's nearly 40 year reputation as a trusted resource for healthcare professionals. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Physician's Weekly Podcast distributes information from medical congresses to healthcare professionals. It's a collaboration between two medical resources. Physician's Weekly LLC and Medicom Medical Publishing provide content. It's hosted by Dr. Rachel Giles.

Dr. Giles is Chair of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition. She's an internal medicine professor and advocate for patients with inherited kidney disease. Dr. Giles interviews experts about emerging medical news. Podcast cohosts, including Dr. MedLaw, often join her. A physician and medical malpractice attorney, Dr. MedLaw uses an alias. He gives advice on many issues, like how to handle “pushy patients.”

Another episode of Physician's Weekly Podcast discusses abortion. UNC Medicine's Division Director of General Obstetrics and Gynecology shares insight. Dr. Kavita Arora says it's impossible to overstate the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. She sees it changing clinical practice, medical education, research, and healthcare employment.

Dr. Arora says America has a maternal mortality crisis. She predicts it will worsen, especially among minority and marginalized patients.

Dr. Tanja Spanic, President of Europa Donna, joins the podcast to discuss breast cancer. She survived it at age 26 and now educates patients. Her organization conveys medical jargon in language patients understand. They answer questions doctors don't have time for. They also create connections between patients and breast cancer survivors. Dr. Spanic says cancer science changes daily. She's excited by diagnostic advances, genomics, and fertility preservation. But she says early breast cancer treatments haven't changed enough.

Dr. Giles and guests analyze everything from opioids and mental health to obesity. They select the best innovations each year. In 2022, mRNA was a top breakthrough for COVID-19. An exciting study is being conducted for treating influenza with mRNA. Dominant strain prediction wouldn't be necessary. Researchers are also considering mRNA for cancer and the Zika virus.

Dr. Giles encourages medical experts to contact her if they'd like to join the podcast. She has a unique perspective as a medical educator and patient advocate. It makes Physician's Weekly Podcast a comprehensive medical resource.

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Episodes

The Benefits of a Trauma-Informed Approach to Practice
Mar 13 2024
The Benefits of a Trauma-Informed Approach to Practice
PW Editorial Board member and columnist Alex McDonald, MD (family and sprots medicine, Kaiser Permanente), speaks with Erika Roshanravan, MD (family physician and medical director, CommuniCare+OLE), about trauma-informed care and the need to shift the focus in patient conversations from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that healthcare organizations and care teams need a complete picture of a patient’s life situation—past and present—to provide effective healthcare services with a healing orientation. Adopting trauma-informed practices can potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as healthcare provider and staff wellness. It can also help reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the healthcare and social service sectors.Enjoy listening! More information: Felitti VJ, Anda RF, Nordenberg D, Williamson DF, Spitz AM, Edwards V, Koss MP, Marks JS. Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Am J Prev Med. 1998 May;14(4):245-58. The Sanctuary Model: https://www.thesanctuaryinstitute.org/about-us/the-sanctuary-model/Dr. Glaucomflecken’s Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode on Twitter: @physicianswkly Want to share your medical expertise, research, or unique experience in medicine on the PW podcast? Email us at editorial@physweekly.com! Thanks for listening!
Regain Your Grip On the Work You Love
Feb 14 2024
Regain Your Grip On the Work You Love
Regular contributor Dike Drummond, MD, (family physician, CEO of TheHappyMD.com, PW columnist) talks about the difference between your job and your medical practice, recognizing the fact that they are almost never attuned. More importantly, he provides critical tools to mend the bridge and regain your grip on the work that you love. What are the changes that need to happen and how do you go about that? Dr. Drummond talks us through this complex and sensitive process.                                                                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~                                   3 Work Life Balance Shortcuts for Physicians                                  Our Proven Top 3 Balance & Boundaries Tools                            FREE Online Video Training – LEARN MORE HERE                                                                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~Dr. Drummond has coached and trained more than 40,000 doctors for more than 175 organization and association clients since 2010. His Burnout Prevention MATRIX White Paper shares 235 different ways to stop physician burnout.Enjoy Listening!Additional reading:Book recommended in the podcast:  The First 90 Days by Michael WatkinsGottman Institute 5:1 Ratio for a trusting relationship: https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-magic-relationship-ratio-according-science/Harvard Business Review article Managing your boss: https://hbr.org/2005/01/managing-your-bossLet us know what you thought of this week’s episode on Twitter: @physicianswkly Want to share your medical expertise, research, or unique experience in medicine on the PW podcast? Email us at editorial@physweekly.com! Thanks for listening!
Medical Communication to the Masses: The TikTok College Doc
Dec 6 2023
Medical Communication to the Masses: The TikTok College Doc
Physician’s Weekly’s editorial Board member Alex McDonald, MD, FAAFP, speaks with Jill Grimes, MD (best known as @tiktokcollegedoc), about hercommitment to empowering individuals with accurate medical information and practical advice that has made her a respected figure in the field of healthcare communication and education. Dr. Grimes is a highly regarded physician, author, and educator with a passion for promoting health literacy and preventive care, with a special focus on targeting teens and young adults. She is known for her expertise in primary care, women's health, and adolescent medicine. Dr. Grimes is an accomplished author, having written extensively on health-related topics in books, articles, and blogs. Enjoy listening!   Additional Reading:https://jillgrimesmd.com/Threaldhealth focusing on teens and early adults: https://www.threadhealth.com/Shots heard round the world (a comprehensive guide to preparing for, defending against, and cleaning up after an anti-vax attack online)There is a reference to an earlier Physician’s Weekly podcast from January 2023, in which we interview Dana Corriel, MD, a board certified internist, entrepreneur & digital strategist. She is the founder of an online platform that works to centralize the efforts of verified health experts in social media (Social Media for Docs, @SoMeDocs, https://twitter.com/SoMeDocs). Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode on Twitter: @physicianswkly Want to share your medical expertise, research, or unique experience in medicine on the PW podcast? Email us at editorial@physweekly.com! Thanks for listening!
Medicare’s First 10 Negotiable Drugs, Chatbots in Your Practice?
Nov 8 2023
Medicare’s First 10 Negotiable Drugs, Chatbots in Your Practice?
Digital health expert Patty Riskind (CEO, Orbita) digs into three main barriers physicians may perceive in incorporating chatbots into their practice. Virtual assistants, such as chatbots, have changed the way businesses operate, and how people navigate their day-to-day tasks. From making travel plans to scheduling car services, digital tools are improving consumer access while conserving staff resources, but the medical world has been falling behind.Also, Marc Bonaca, MD, MPH (University of Colorado), discusses the first 10 prescription drugs that will be subject to Medicare price negotiations under the Inflation Reduction Act. A critical step in the Biden administration’s attempt to drive down the high cost of prescription drugs for older people. While Medicare wields enormous power over the costs of other aspects of medical care, dictating how much doctors and hospitals can be paid for medical services, it has been barred from negotiating drug costs. That will change next year, when Medicare for the first time will be able to directly haggle with drug-makers over prices for the costliest medications. The negotiated prices will go into effect in 2026.Enjoy listening!Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode on Twitter: @physicianswkly Want to share your medical expertise, research, or unique experience in medicine on the PW podcast? Email us at editorial@physweekly.com! Thanks for listening!