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Ask Me MD: Medical School for the real world

Answering all of the questions that weren't asked in medical school. Dr. D.J. Verret hosts the approximate half hour long podcast that interviews experts in the fields of medicine, business, investing, non-clinical career, and others of interest to practicing physicians. Podcasts are published every Friday morning. If you have a question for one of the guests or a suggestion for an upcoming show, drop us a line at questions@askmemdpodcast.com.

Tracks

Tobin Arthur - Angel Investing
Tobin Arthur, CEO and founder of AngelMD talks about investing in startup companies.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
33:24 2/12/21
Jenny Higgins MD, Patti Huang MD, and Sarah Riley MD - MD Moms Roundtable
Dr. Jenny Higgins, Dr. Patti Huang, and Dr. Sarah Riley join a round table discussion about women in private practice medicine.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
44:17 1/29/21
Ken Pienta, MD - Academic and Pharmaceutical Medicine
Dr. Ken Pienta, professor of Urology at Johns Hopkins University and acting CMO of Cue Biopharmaceuticals, talk about his experience in academic medicine and clinical trials. Dr. Pienta shares his thoughts on why physicians changing career focus isn't a negative but much for a positive. The discussion ends with a walk through of the process of clinical trial design and approval. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
32:07 1/15/21
Jonathan Northrup - Running a pharmaceutical startup
Jonathan Northrup, CEO & Co-founder of Stingray Therapeutics, joins Dr. Verret to discuss the process for starting a pharmaceutical company. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
41:06 1/8/21
Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA - Running an Incubator
Dr. Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA, CEO & co-founder of Health Wildcatters, joins the show today to discuss his non-clinical career and give insights into success as a startup company. Dr. Zajicek provides insights he has gained over the past decade investing and mentoring medical startup companies. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
40:27 12/18/20
Leiza Dolghih, JD - Cures Act and Information Blocking
Learn more about the information blocking portions of the CURES Act, set to take effect in April 2021. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
15:11 12/4/20
Katie Hinds - Mental Health Series - Keeping the Brain Healthy
Katie Hinds of the Brain Health Institute of the University of Texas at Dallas talks about things we can do to keep the brain healthy! For more information about the Brain Health Project, visit http://brainhealth.utdallas.edu/the-brainhealth-project/If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.  
34:32 11/27/20
Yogi Patel - Cybersecurity
Yogi Patel of Help Simplify talks about cybersecurity and things that physicians can do to stay safe on the internet.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.  
34:45 11/20/20
Dan Baker, MD - Life in Academics, Big Pharma, and Startup Biotech
Dr. Verret is joined by Dr. Dan Baker to talk about his time in academic medicine and transition to non-clinical medicine. Dr. Baker started his medical career as an academic rheumatologist. After a distinguished career, he transitioned to non-clinical medicine eventually retiring as a Vice-President with Johnson & Johnson in immunology. He now is CEO of Kira Biotech, a startup biotech. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
32:13 11/13/20
Karen Fowler - 2021 E&M Changes and Starting Back after COVID-19
Karen Fowler, CEO of Trisource Health and a physician practice consultant, discusses the changing practice environment in 2021. Topics discussed include the changes to E&M codes for 2021 as well as some ideas for rethinking practice operations after COVID-19. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
25:43 11/6/20
Peter Yellowlees, MD - Mental Health Series - Addressing Physician Stress
Dr. Peter Yellowlees, chief wellness officer of UC Davis, joins Dr. Verret for a discussion about the programs he has implemented and participated in to maintain physician mental health. The top three focusses on the top three things physicians can do if we are feeling depressed. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.  
32:29 10/30/20
Manvinder Kainth, MD - Direct Primary Care
Dr. Manvinder Kainth of Maple Primary Care discusses her path after residency that took her to opening her own direct primary care practice.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
31:08 10/23/20
Ken Adams, MD - Non-Clinical Medicine
Dr. Ken Adams, Chief Medical Officer at United Healthcare- Texas, discusses his career path through non-clinical medicine. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Dr. Adams started in clinical medicine building a business and then transferring to non-clinical medicine, ultimately becoming a chief medical officer for United Healthcare.  If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.  
42:24 10/16/20
Josh Burleson - Commercial Banking 101
Josh Burleson of Affiliated Bank joins Dr. Verret to discuss all of the terms and processes associated with commercial banking. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.  
24:05 10/9/20
Atul Gupta, PhD - Private Equity in Nursing Homes
Atul Gupta, PhD discusses his research into private equity investment in nursing homes. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.   
32:41 10/8/20
Joseph Francis, MD - Private Equity in Dermatology
Dr. Joseph Francis, MD, a practicing Mohs surgeon, talks about his statistical analysis of Medicare claims data and its intersection with private equity owned dermatology practices. Dr. Francis' study was published in If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.  
29:45 10/7/20
Jane Zhu, MD - Private Equity in Healthcare
Dr. Jane Zhu MD, MPP, MSHP talks about her research into private equity investment in healthcare. Dr Zhu has an article in the February 2020 edition of JAMA.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory. 
29:06 10/6/20
Eileen Appelbaum, PhD - Private Equity in Healthcare
Dr. Eileen Appelbaum discusses her research into private equity investment in healthcare. She discusses how PE investment evolved from hospitals to hospital based physician practices and now focusing on outpatient physician practices. She also talks about her recent paper, "Private Equity Buyouts in Healthcare: Who Wins, Who Loses?" If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.  
33:33 10/5/20
Heidi Kocher, JD - Telemedicine Regulations
In this episode, Dr. Verret interview Heidi Kocher, JD about rules and regulations around telemedicine, including some of the changes enacted around COVID-19. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
24:59 10/2/20
Michael Myers, MD - Mental Health Series - Physician Suicide and Prevention
On this edition of Ask Me MD, Dr. Michael Myers, professor of clinical psychiatry SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY, joins Dr. Verret to discuss his life long passion for being a doctor's doctor. Dr. Myers specializes in treating physicians with mental health issues and has been an advocate for preventing physician suicide. Dr. Myers mentioned several websites during the podcast including:Make the Difference: Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' FoundationNational Physician Support Line - 888-409-0141Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who CaredIf you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
46:17 9/25/20
Jim Patterson - Business Insurance 101
Jim Patterson of Agape Healthcare Partners, a member of the CoVerica network, discusses different types of business insurance integral to physician practices. For more information about Agape Healthcare Partners, please visit https://www.agapeins.com/If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
31:22 9/18/20
Women in Medicine - Running a Private Practice Roundtable
Dr. Verret is joined by Dr. Neha  Dhudshia, Dr. Sejal Mehta, and Dr. Sherine Reno on the challenges of running your own practice and being a woman in medicine. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
40:15 9/11/20
BONUS - Britt Berrett, PhD - Improving Interactions with Hospital Administration
This week we have a bonus episode, one so good, it could not wait to be published. Before becoming a clinical professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Britt Berrett served as a hospital administration in multiple hospitals and health systems. In this podcast, he gives a behind the scenes look at ways that physicians can improve their relations with hospital administrators. To learn more about Dr. Berrett, visit his academic webpage at https://jindal.utdallas.edu/faculty/britt-berrett or to get his book, Patients Come Second, visit https://amzn.to/2Gv0mgX.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
31:22 9/9/20
Kyle Claussen, JD - COVID-19 Physician Contracting
Dr. Verret talks with Kyle Claussen of Resolve, a national physician contract review firm. Kyle talks about changes he has seen in physician contracts during the time of COVID including unilateral contract changes and changes in new contracts. For more information about Resolve, visit them at http://www.resolve.netIf you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.As a reminder the information provided is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
18:59 9/4/20
Charles Weaver, MD - Omni Health Media Non-Clinical Medicine
Dr. Charles Weaver, CEO and founder, of Omni Health media joins the program to discuss non-clinic jobs. Omni Health Media empowers patients with chronic diseases through educational content and custom social communities to engage with each other and their healthcare providers to identify the best treatments and manage their condition from diagnosis through survivorship. Charles H Weaver MD is the CEO and Executive Editor of OMNI and its print and digital disease state programs which have a major focus in Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, IBD and other GI Conditions and Woman’s Health.Dr Weaver discusses his path through non-clinical medicine and offers some advice for physicians looking to work in the digital world.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
31:58 8/28/20
Leiza Dolghih, JD - Employment Law During COVID-19
Leiza Dolghih, a board certified labor and employment lawyer, joins Dr. Verret to discuss employment issues during the time of COVID-19. Topics covered include what to do for sick employees, new laws and regulations pertaining to COVID-19 in the employment realm, and ideas to mitigate your exposure to employment claims. For more information, visit Leiza at https://lewisbrisbois.com/attorneys/dolghih-elisaveta. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.As a reminder, the podcast is informational only and does constitute an attorney-client relationship. Be sure to discuss any changes with your own attorney.
29:03 8/21/20
Erik Kulstad, MD - Medical Device Development
Dr. Erik Kulstad is co-found and chief medical officer of Attune Medical. Dr. Kulstad discusses the process of medical device development from idea through FDA approval and sales. For more information about Attune Medical, visit them on the web at https://www.attune-medical.com/. If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
48:45 8/14/20
Mary Gonzales - Malpractice in the time of COVID-19
Mary Gonzales of the Texas Medical Liability Trust joins Dr. Verret to discuss malpractice issues and practice liability in the time of COVID-19.If you have questions or ideas for a show, send us an email at questions@askmemdpodcast.com. Hear the latest podcast at http://askmemdpodcast.com or through your favorite podcast directory.
13:55 8/6/20