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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Mar 27, 2016

Dr Daniel Meltzer is a Boston University trained Emergency Medicine physician. Having originally worked in Healthcare Consulting, he went on to become the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California. Currently he is the Chief Learning Officer at Practicing Excellence, a physician and healthcare coaching organization based in San Diego. 

In this conversation we go deep on the value of trusting your instincts on big decisions in your life and how conversations with our mentors can have lasting impact for years to follow. Daniel is a close friend and is someone who shares the philosophies as to why I began this podcast at the outset. 

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Selected Show Notes:

Dr Daniel Meltzer 

Kaiser Permanente Emergency Medicine Residency - Southern California

Practicing Excellence

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Originals by Adam Grant

The Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr

Twitter @danielmeltzermd


Mar 20, 2016

Dr Mike Gibson is an Interventional Cardiologist and Professor Of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Having trained at Beth Israel Hospital he has gone on to be one of the most influential voices in medicine and cardiology today. He is one of the master voices of medicine on Twitter with over 200,ooo followers and is a news anchor for the worlds biggest interventional cardiology conference and news site, TCTMD. He is the founder of WikiDocs, the worlds largest open source online medical text, which has been viewed millions of times. 

As an immensely accomplished painter and photographer we delve deep into how these worlds overlap and how the world of medicine is changing. 

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Selected Show Notes:

Dr Mike Gibson

Twitter: @CMichaelGibson

Flickr: Michael Gibson

WikiDoc - Online Medical Textbook


The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene 

Mar 13, 2016

Brian Johnson is a 'Teacher Of Wisdom' and the founder of Philosophers Notes and Optimize 101. Having dropped out of Law School early in life, he has pursued a Phd in 'Living', by diving deep into the texts of philosophy and personal development that have been written through the ages. His website is a fantastic resource of the philosophies of how to pursue your passion in life and navigate the challenges we face. 

This is an incredible discussion on how philosophy can change your life by giving you the framework of thinking that will define how you manage the obstacles in your life. 

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Selected Show Notes:

Brian Johnson

Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath 

Are You Fully Charged by Tom Rath

'Finding Joe' Documentary

Philosophers Notes by Brian Johnson

The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campell

Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

Antifragile by Nassim Taleb

So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport 

The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha

Twitter: @_Brian_Johnson


Mar 7, 2016

Dr Mark Shapiro is a Baylor College of Medicine, Texas trained Hospitalist who practices full time here in California. He is also the host of the healthcare podcast 'Explore The Space' and in addition to flexing his creative muscles in the podcasting space he has also worked as a full time sports writer. This conversation is full of gems of wisdom where we delve deep into the topics that often lie in our blind spot as physicians.  

We explore some incredibly exciting topics from how Abraham Lincoln is critical reading for all physicians to how we have much to learn from one of the most decorated Navy Seals of all time.

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Selected Show Notes:

Dr Mark Shapiro - Hospitalist

'Explore The Space' - Podcast

Extreme Ownership by Jacko Willink & Leif Babin

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Twitter: @ETSshow