The Arc of Healthcare Improvement is Long but it Bends Towards Progress with Dr. Kedar Mate

Dr. Kedar Mate is the new President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), perhaps the world’s most respected healthcare quality improvement organization. Today, we discuss his vision for healthcare improvement in the coming years. We also will touch on the latest health news. **Be sure to subscribe to The Healthy Skeptic MDContinue reading “The Arc of Healthcare Improvement is Long but it Bends Towards Progress with Dr. Kedar Mate”

COVID 101 with Dr. Pieter Cohen

In this episode, we review the basics of COVID-19 with Dr. Pieter Cohen, a Harvard doctor who literally wrote the COVID-19 textbook (he is the lead author of the chapter on outpatient COVID-19 management in the popular medical textbook UpToDate). In this episode, Dr. Cohen reviews the basics about COVID-19 for patients. This is aContinue reading “COVID 101 with Dr. Pieter Cohen”

Healthcare for Those Without a Roof Over Their Heads

This Thanksgiving week, we hear about what healthcare is like for those living on the streets from three frontline clinicians who care for homeless patients. Their stories should make us all feel thankful. This week’s episode also covers the latest on COVID-19, as well as new evidence suggesting that some patients with appendicitis may notContinue reading “Healthcare for Those Without a Roof Over Their Heads”

Protecting Patients from Our Healthcare System: A Discussion with Linda Beck and Michael Eisenberg

How safe are we in the doctor’s office or your local hospital? Not as safe as you might think, according to today’s guests, Linda Beck, the founder of Square One Elder and Health Advocacy (https://squareoneadvocacy.com/), and Michael Eisenberg, producer and director of the documentary “To Err is Human” (https://www.toerrishumanfilm.com/). Also here the Healthy Skpetic, MDContinue reading “Protecting Patients from Our Healthcare System: A Discussion with Linda Beck and Michael Eisenberg”

Bringing “Radical Common Sense” to Healthcare with Dr. Sachin Jain

Dr. Sachin Jain, the new President and CEO of SCAN Health Plan, talks about the need to implement “radical common sense” in healthcare, while also approaching healthcare innovation with humility and adaptability. **Be sure to subscribe to The Healthy Skeptic MD on your favorite podcast app and on Youtube! Link for our channel on podcastContinue reading “Bringing “Radical Common Sense” to Healthcare with Dr. Sachin Jain”

The Secret Life of Pharmacists with Dr. Steve Chen

Pharmacists are often referred to as the most highly trained yet underutilized healthcare professionals. Learn how patients can better take advantage of these highly trained healthcare professionals in today’s episode featuring Dr. Steven Chen, Associate Dean for the USC School of Pharmacy. **Be sure to subscribe to The Healthy Skeptic MD on your favorite podcastContinue reading “The Secret Life of Pharmacists with Dr. Steve Chen”

Recalibrating Our Response to COVID-19 with Dr. Joe Ladapo

Today I talk with Dr. Joe Ladapo about the response to COVID-19 in the USA. Have we let fear cloud our judgment? What could get us out of the shutdown safely? **Be sure to subscribe to The Healthy Skeptic MD on your favorite podcast app and on Youtube! Link for our channel on podcast appsContinue reading “Recalibrating Our Response to COVID-19 with Dr. Joe Ladapo”

A University President’s Take on U.S. Healthcare, with Dr. John Schumann

Today I’m joined by Dr. John Schumann whose medical career took a turn when he became President of Oklahoma University-Tulsa. We discuss COVID on campus and the ups and downs of the American healthcare system. **Be sure to subscribe to The Healthy Skeptic MD on your favorite podcast app and on Youtube! Link for ourContinue reading “A University President’s Take on U.S. Healthcare, with Dr. John Schumann”

Are There Downsides to Cancer Screening? with Gilbert Welch, MD

Today we get into the big question of cancer screenings. We’re joined by Gilbert Welch, MD who posits that we may overdo it with screenings to the possible detriment of patients. He argues patients should be fully informed on the pros and cons of every test and make decisions for themselves, rather than going alongContinue reading “Are There Downsides to Cancer Screening? with Gilbert Welch, MD”

Telehealth and the Future of Primary Care with Drs. Paul Hyman and Sirisha Mohan

Have questions for Dr. Michael you’d like to have answered on the show? Send ’em in!HealthySkepticMD@gmail.com—–COVID-19 has caused an exponential growth in telehealth or virtual doctor’s appointments. Dr. Sirisha Mohan and Dr. Paul Hyman, both Primary Care Doctors, discuss the effect this can have on doctor/patient relationships. Does the ease of access to your doctorContinue reading “Telehealth and the Future of Primary Care with Drs. Paul Hyman and Sirisha Mohan”