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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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Oct 12, 2015

Dr Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the author of more than 22 New York Times bestsellers and has trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He is best known for his alternative medicine practices and a global focus on well being. In addition to his work with The Chopra Foundation he is also an adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization. In this episode we deep dive into the struggles Dr Chopra faced during the early 'melodramatic' days as a resident, how smoking was ok at Grand Rounds and that in order to address the dissatisfaction of physicians in healthcare there needs to be a much greater emphasis placed on making sure trainees feel appreciated and heard. This was a fascinating conversation with one of the most well known physician figures of our time. If you enjoyed the show please 'Subscribe' on iTunes or Stitcher. Additionally, if you have any questions or would like to share something with us, please do so by contacting us at info@thedoctorparadox.com. Enjoy

Oct 5, 2015

Dr Daniel Kraft is a Founder of Exponential Medicine and the Medicine & Neuroscience Chair at the Singularity University, Palo Alto, California and is also the Co-Founder of the conference Exponential Medicine. His training was in hematology, oncology and pediatrics at both Harvard and Stanford. In addition to his clinical training Dr Kraft has invented several medical technologies including the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device of r harvesting bone marrow. In this episode we talk about maintaining your interests outside of medicine, putting yourself in the right environment and back seating fighter jets as a Flight Surgeon. This is an epic conversation with someone who is truly pushing the boundaries of medicine. If you enjoyed the show please 'Subscribe' on iTunes or Stitcher. I would really appreciate it. Additionally, if you want to get in touch at any time just reach out by email at info@thedoctorparadox.com. Enjoy

 

Sep 26, 2015

Dr. Eric Topol is the Director of The Scripps Translational Science Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. He has been described by GQ Magazine as one of the 'Rockstars of Science' and is one of the most cited researchers of all time. Previously he has served as the Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic where he was responsible for some of the most seminal trials in interventional cardiology. His interests now span a range of topics including Genomics, Digital Medicine and Patient Advocacy. He is the author of two books: The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now. In this episode we delve into the challenges of a healthcare system in transition and the exciting future of medicine.

Sep 26, 2015

Prof Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College. He has published several best selling books including 'Why We Work' and 'The Paradox of Choice'. Currently he has 4 TED talks with his first, 'The Paradox of Choice' being downloaded almost 8 million times. Prof Schwartz is a world renowned expert on the psychology of work and what influences all the decisions we make in life.

On this episode we discuss a range of interesting topics including how standardization is influencing patient and physician satisfaction in healthcare, how always wanting the best may not be the right thing and how more often than not, good enough is good enough. 

If you are interested in how you make decisions in life and why our ability to predict what those decisions will make us feel like is ineffective, then I suggest you have a listen. There is lots of really great content here.

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