The Doctor Paradox

The Doctor Paradox Podcast explores why doctors the world over are increasingly dissatisfied in their jobs but more importantly analyzes the lives of doctors who have carved new and interesting paths to rediscover their passions. Additionally, we interview experts from around the world on topics that shed light on the challenges that are faced by doctors and how to best address them. Each episode tackles the issue of why doctors are unhappy in their work but more importantly, what can be done about it. It will provide you with a framework that you can apply to your own life which will ideally effect the change that is needed to find fulfillment in your work.
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Dec 28, 2015

Dr Ryan Gray is a Flight Surgeon and Aerospace Medicine Physician who has also founded, which guides applicants through the often arduous process of applying to medical school. In this interview we deep dive into some of the ingredients to an excellent medical school application, what a Flight Surgeon really does and how to deal with adversity when unexpected things come your way. 

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Selected Show Notes:

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Better by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Facebook: Medical School HQ

Twitter: @MedicalSchoolHQ


Dec 21, 2015

Dr David Cox is the Chief Medical Officer of Headspace, one of the worlds leading providers of online meditation. Having begun his career as an Emergency Department physician, he soon realized that to implement the changes he felt were so needed at an institutional level in healthcare, would require a transition to his role as a healthcare executive and management consultant. After several years in an executive role, the opportunity to join Headspace came about through a fortuitous meeting with one of its cofounders. The rest as they say, is history. 

In this episode we deep dive into several key issues including the challenges of front line care, being a small piece in an enormous cog of a giant healthcare system and the best ways to think about career progression. 


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Selected show notes:


McKinsey Consulting 

Redefining Healthcare by Michael Porter

Twitter: @DrDavidTCox

Linkedin - Dr David Cox


Dec 13, 2015

Dr David Albert is a Cardiologist, Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur who holds over 40 patents and has been the founder of multiple successful medtech startups. Currently he is the founder AliveCor, a personalized EKG device that is compatible with your smartphone which went viral after a famous 4 minute self made Youtube video. 

The medtech world is increasingly appealing to physicians but is fraught with challenges and pitfalls. Dr Albert has managed to navigate this world to immense success and shares his journey here. 

For anyone interested in the mechanics of Digital Medicine entrepreneurship, this episode is a must listen. 

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Selected Show Notes:


AliveCor EKG - Youtube Video

David Albert - TEDx Oklahoma 

Eric Topol - AliveCor Airline Dramas

AliveCor - Pubmed Publication List

Vinod Khosla - Technology will replace 80% of doctors.  

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

The Patient Will See You Now by Eric Topol

David Albert Email:

Twitter: @DrDave01


Dec 6, 2015

Dr Pamela Wible is a Family Medicine physician in Eugene, Oregon who runs one of the most unique medial practices in the United States today. It is a healthcare center designed not by doctors, but by patients. She is the author of 'Pet Goats and Pap Smears' and founder of the site Having spoken at TEDMED and Tedx she is truly a unique and passionate voice for physicians who are struggling in todays healthcare infrastructure. 

This is an enlightening conversation on topics from why you shouldn't think of yourself as having 'burnout' and how to create your 'Ideal Clinic'. 

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Selected Show Notes:

Pamela Wible

Ideal Medical Care

Physician Retreats

Pet Goats and Pap Smears by Pamela Wible

TEDx Salem - How To Get Naked With Your Doctor by Dr Pamela Wible

Twitter: @PamelaWibleMD