[Throwback] S1, Episode 7- Danielle Ofri, MD- Critical Thoughts on Cost Reduction for Medicine and How to Become a Physician-Writer- [DanielleOfri.com]

February 22, 2019

This podcast features an interview with Dr. Danielle Ofri, MD.

I’ve been working on networking with other authors and experts who can speak to the issues that physicians face every day.

For example, what can we do to make primary care more attractive? How can we lower the debt load that many medical students face?

That’s why I thought I’d bring a special guest to the podcast, Dr. Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD.

Dr. Ofri is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in country. She writes about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for the New York Times, and other publications. Her lectures to medical and general audiences are renowned for her use of dramatic stories (and avoidance of PowerPoint).

This interview reveals the following:

–  Learn about the amazing path of a combined PhD & MD program (& why Dr. Ofri decided to focus on one of these paths)

– Check out her views on the waste within the healthcare system & the one idea that could save our healthcare system billions of dollars!

– Her secrets of engaging articles & blogs & what kind of opportunities to look for

– Her key advice on how to become an awesome writer and what she did before she ever wrote a book

For the show notes, a full transcript, and tons of free resources, visit the podcast webpage at:

http://doctorfreedompodcast.com/dr-danielle-ofri-md-critical-thoughts-on-cost-reduction-for-medicine-and-how-to-become-a-physician-writer/

 

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[Throwback] S1, Episode 6- Dr. Pamela Wible, MD- How to Break Free of the Machine [IdealMedicalCare.org]

February 15, 2019

In this best of throwback episode, we explore one of my very first [and best] podcast interviews in 2015. 

For the show notes, loads of resources, and tons of free stuff, visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com

Back in 2015, I was working on networking with other authors and experts who can speak to the issues that physicians face every day.

For example, what can physicians do to become financially free and truly enjoy their job? How can they look forward to going to work every day? 

That’s why I thought I’d bring a special guest to the podcast, Dr. Pamela Wible.

Pamela Wible, MD, is a family physician and pioneer in the ideal medical care movement. In 2004, Dr. Wible left assembly-line medicine and held town hall meetings where she invited citizens to design their own ideal clinic. Open since 2005,  Dr. Wible’s innovative practice has inspired physicians to create ideal clinics nationwide.

This interview reveals the following:

– How she started up & maintains a simple, yet highly profitable (90%!) margin practice

– The secrets to systematizing & automating a practice (Including revealing the billing tool she uses)

– What critical skills doctors miss in their training (Hint: they do this every day)

– How much money doctors should spend on advertising when they own their own practice

– When physicians should go to counseling to maintain their sanity & inner peace (and who they shouldn’t go to)

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[Throwback] S1, Episode 5- General David Hamlar of University of Minnesota- Golden Nuggets for Residents and Fellows

February 8, 2019

This podcast features an interview with Dr. (& General) David Hamlar, MD, DDS, FACS.

In this episode, we are going to chat about the unusual path many physicians take, how the profession has changed, and what physicians can do outside of the exam and operating rooms to impact the world.

That’s why I decided to invite Brigadier General David D. Hamlar.

Brigadier General David D. Hamlar is Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Minnesota National Guard.

Besides his wonderful service to our country, he is also a physician, performing craniofacial/skull base surgery and as a professor at the University of Minnesota.

He’s had an amazing journey- serving our country both as a physician and as an officer, but it wasn’t an easy path.

This interview reveals the following:

–  How General Hamlar traded for time, instead of money (and how you can too!) and how he built his first clinic

–  Why he changed from dentistry to a physician and an ENT specialist (Hint: It’s not just because he loves learning!)

– Who is a GREAT candidate for government debt reduction programs and who is NOT. Also, get to know the steep penalty if you don’t serve your time!

–   The biggest, life-changing advice that he gives regularly to residents

For the show notes, the transcript, and loads of free resources, visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com 

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S1, Episode 3-Dr. Ramsey Tate, MD, FAAP- CallMeDr.us

February 1, 2019

This podcast features an interview with Dr. Ramsey Tate, MD, FAAP.

Today, we are going to chat with Dr. Tate. She is a board-certified pediatrician and is wrapping up fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine. She is active in women in medicine professional groups and committed to helping other women build successful, rewarding careers in academic medicine. Frustrated by the lack of financial literacy among physicians and alarming rates of burnout in her colleagues, she started Call Me Dr. at CallMeDr.us to share finance, career, and productivity tips for young academic physicians. Dr. Tate believes that better balance is possible for physicians

This interview reveals the following:

- The financial secret to success that Dr. Tate learned at her college graduation (Hint: It doesn't involve student debt)

- How to overcome the insidious disease of physician burnout

- Learn what inspired Dr. Tate to start her blog and how you can plan your exit strategy to step away from medicine

For all the show notes, transcription and more, check out the podcast website at http://doctorfreedompodcast.com/

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[Throwback] S1, Episode 4- Dan Macklin of Sofi- How To Reduce The Burden of Student Debt For Young Physicians

January 25, 2019

This throwback podcast features an interview with Dan Macklin, the co-founder of SoFi.

As many of you know who read the Freedom Formula for Physicians, I have a passion for reducing, eliminating, and destroying debt. Practically every single resident or fellow is paying somewhere between 6% and 7% in interest rate. On $200k worth of debt, we’re talking about $13k a year in interest or nearly $1,000 a month. If you think about virtually any loan, like a mortgage or a car loan, if you have a high interest rate today and tomorrow interest rates drop, you could get it refinanced somewhere. Your 6% loan can become a 5% loan.

That’s why I thought I’d bring a special guest to the podcast, Dan Macklin. Dan is a co-founder and vice president at SoFi, a leader in marketplace lending with over $2 billion in loans issued.  Dan heads the Business Development team, spending a lot of time with SoFi borrowers across the nation.

This interview reveals the following:

–  How you can cut cost of interest of your student loans by 50% or more

–  When you are NOT able to refinance your loans and when you SHOULDN’T refinance them

– How quick and easy it is for you to refinance your loans and what you can do to speed up the process

– The two critical difference between fixed and variable loans and how you can change your loans if you change your mind later on. (Hint: It doesn’t cost a single penny!)

For the show notes, loads of free resources, and the full transcript, visit the podcast website at www.doctorfredompodcast.com 

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[Throwback] S1, Episode 3- Dr. Ilene Brenner, MD- How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

January 18, 2019

This podcast features an interview with Dr. Ilene Brenner, MD. the author of “How to Survive A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit- The Physician’s Road Map to Success”.

Lately, I hear a rumbling with many physicians that they are more and more concerned about Malpractice lawsuits. Every doctor wants to avoid being sued, but few doctors know what the heck to do once it happens.

This interview reveals the following:

– The two most critical things you should do when you get served AND what you should never do (Hint: You could make the lawsuit worse by doing these two things!)

– The three questions you should ask a lawyer before you hire them & how to deal with your malpractice insurance company.

– How to deal with a malpractice lawsuit when you are part of a practice as opposed to a hospital

– How other doctors perpetuate the problem of malpractice lawsuits

– Learn what inspired Dr. Brenner to start her blog and where the real money is once you have your own platform

For all the show notes, tons of free resources, and the full transcript, visit the podcast website at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com 

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[Throwback] S1, Episode 2- Dennis Hursh- Avoiding Physician Contract Pitfalls [The Final Hurdle: A Physician’s Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement]

January 11, 2019

This podcast features an interview with author Dennis Hursh. Welcome back to a throwback episode!

This interview reveals the following:

– The one critical thing EVERY physician should know about contracts

– How to understand the HUGE differences between productivity models, and which productivity model is the worst

– Learn what is negotiable and what is NOT negotiable in your contract

For all the show notes, loads of free resources, and the full transcript, go to www.doctorfreedompodcast.com 

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[Throwback] S1, Episode 1- How to Prevent Physician Burnout with Dike Drummond, MD of TheHappyMD.com

January 4, 2019

Check out Dike Drummond's interview! As a matter of fact, this is the very first podcast episode that I ever recorded.

Dike is an amazing guy and I know you'll love the interview. Please forgive the audio quality as I called in on my cell phone- I sound like crud, but Dike sounds clear.

Anyhow, what's so great about this episode- Dike is on a mission STOP the downward spiral of physician burnout with field tested, doctor approved techniques discovered through thousands of hours of one on one coaching with physicians facing career threatening burnout.

He is a Mayo trained family doctor, executive coach, speaker and consultant on burnout prevention for physicians in all specialties. He is CEO of TheHappyMD.com - where you can find the tools so YOU can be a Happy MD. His online community of over 4000 physicians from 63 different countries has allowed him to create and test the lessons in the real world of practicing doctors in this rapidly changing healthcare environment.

This interview reveals the following:

- The top indicator of physician burnout and what your family can do to help

- How to deal with the head trash of your inner critic

- How doctors can transition to create new income streams and have less stress

Enjoy and let me know if you like this throwback episode! I'm planning on having one or two come out every single week for the next month.

You can find more podcasts, show notes, and the whole transcript at www.doctorfreedompodcast.com 

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S4, Episode 51: This Is Not The End BUT….

December 28, 2018

This Is Not The End BUT....I will be taking a break from producing new podcasts for a while. 

As you all know by listening to the podcast over the years I am a fan of side hustles.

I have had to evaluate my ventures, time and financial requirements and make a decision to cut one of my side hustles in order to be more successful in a couple of ventures.

We will be not be going away, we will be rebroadcasting season 1 in 2019 then re-evaluating and possibly restarting fresh in 2020.

In this podcast you will:

  • Acquire some of Dave's favorite guests over the past 4 seasons
  • Discover why Dave is rebalancing his time and schedule
  • Find out how this will help his family financially

For all the show notes, transcription and more, check out the podcast website at http://doctorfreedompodcast.com/

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S4, Episode 51: My Amazing Wife and Our Journey

December 21, 2018

Discover the love story that David and Cyrena Denniston have shared together the past 15 years. They met in college and have moved halfway across the country to start Dave's career. They have faced many obstacles along the way are able to come out stronger than ever before.

 

 

Physicians have made huge impacts on their lives and their family more than once or twice. Both of their daughters and Cyrena have had medical issues that have required a lot of time in hospitals. 

The Denniston's share their story and the resources they have used throughout there marriage.

 

In this podcast you will:

  • Discover the story of how Dave and Cyrena met and fell in love.
  • Learn the story of the birth of their first daughter, Gabby.
  • Find out what it was that led them to move to Minnesota and start a new venture.
  • Acquire some of the challenges they faced professionally and within their marriage.
  • Learn Cyrena's view on Dave's side hustles and how he/they balance work and family.

For all the show notes, transcription and more, check out the podcast website at http://doctorfreedompodcast.com/

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