Beyond Clinical Medicine Podcast
Beyond Clinical Medicine Podcast
Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 43: Improving Opioid Prescribing Techniques

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 43: Improving Opioid Prescribing Techniques

August 4, 2022

With the opioid epidemic in America showing troubling trends, such as a steep rise in the number of opioid-related deaths during the pandemic, healthcare professionals face increased challenges to develop better opioid prescribing habits while maintaining quality care. On this episode of the Beyond Clinical Medicine Podcast, Dr. Robert Strauss, Chief Medical Training Officer, interviews Dr. Nathan Schlicher, Regional Medical Director of Quality Assurance and Associate Director of Litigation Support. Dr. Schlicher is the clinical lead for the Better Prescribing, Better Treatment program, a collaborative effort in Washington state to promote clinician-driven guidelines for improved opioid prescribing techniques.

 

Learn more about the Better Prescribing, Better Treatment program: https://wsma.org/better-prescribing

 

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 42: The Future of Telemedicine

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 42: The Future of Telemedicine

July 4, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the necessity of accessible, adaptable healthcare options. Telemedicine played a vital role throughout in ensuring the well-being of patients during isolation and quarantine. While telemedicine's benefits were spotlighted during crisis, its role in healthcare delivery is here to stay. On this episode, Dr. Robert Strauss, Chief Medical Training Officer, speaks with Dr. Joseph Chow, President, TeamHealth VirtualCare and Ambulatory Care, Medical Director, AccessNurse, about the future of telemedicine.

 

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 41: A Clinician’s Persistence through Tragedy and Being the Change

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 41: A Clinician’s Persistence through Tragedy and Being the Change

May 24, 2022

On February 14, 2018, a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with a gun, killing 17 individuals and injuring more than a dozen more. One of the victims was 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, daughter of Dr. Ilan Alhadeff, a hospital medicine physician. Through the unthinkable, Dr. Alhadeff and his family have become advocates and change-makers in school safety, founding Make Our Schools Safe and actively passing safety legislation in Alyssa's memory. In this episode, Dr. Rob Strauss speaks with Dr. Alhadeff about persisting through unimaginable tragedy and creating the change needed in the world.

 

Learn more about Make Our Schools Safe: https://makeourschoolssafe.org/

Learn more about Alyssa's Law: https://makeourschoolssafe.org/alyssas-law/

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 40: Cultivating Courage and Perseverance as a Critical Care Physician

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 40: Cultivating Courage and Perseverance as a Critical Care Physician

April 8, 2022

Continuing our series on work-life integration, Dr. Robert Strauss interviews Dr. Elisabeth Chapaton-Rivard, who spends her days caring for the sickest and most vulnerable patients in the hospital as a critical care physician. When faced with her own health issues during the height of the pandemic, she tapped into her inner strength and used her long-standing coping skills to prioritize her wellness while continuing to face the unrelenting challenges of the pandemic.

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 39: Crafting a New World to Deal with Clinician Stress

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 39: Crafting a New World to Deal with Clinician Stress

April 1, 2022

Clinicians continue to experience record-high rates of burnout and extreme stress, making wellness strategies more important now more than ever. In our latest episode, Dr. Robert Strauss, Chief Medical Training Officer, speaks with Dr. David Mucci, an emergency medicine physician in Connecticut. Through the stresses of the pandemic, Dr. Mucci found a unique way to relieve stress and burnout - writing a fantastical young adult novel. 

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 38: From Music to Medicine

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 38: From Music to Medicine

March 25, 2022

Clinician burnout is a top-of-mind issue, as healthcare workers have been pushed to the brink personally and professionally during the pandemic. One way we're helping combat burnout is sharing stories of clinicians finding their joy. In our latest Beyond Clinical Medicine episode, Dr. J Mack Slaughter, Emergency Medicine Physician, talks with guest host Dr. Heather Owen, Chief Clinical Officer, Emergency Medicine, about how he's combined his love of music, content creation and medicine to share his happiness and talents with others.

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 37: Patient Safety Awareness Week

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 37: Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 17, 2022

During Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022, Dr. Heather Owen, Chief Clinical Officer, Emergency Medicine, guest hosts the podcast, joined by Dr. Peter Antevy, Emergency Medicine Physician. Early in his career, Dr. Antevy recognized a non-fatal clinical error. After grappling with the error and identifying gaps in dosage process, he decided to make lasting change that continues to improve patient safety today. Listen to the full episode to hear the full story. 

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 36: The Emergency Medicine Workforce

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 36: The Emergency Medicine Workforce

March 14, 2022

Will there be too many or too few emergency physicians in 2030? What factors, like clinician burnout, will affect these predictions? In the latest episode of the podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss, Chief Medical Training Officer, speaks with Dr. Mark Rosenberg, immediate past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, about the emergency medicine workforce.

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 35: COVID-19 from the Perspective of a Disaster Specialist

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 35: COVID-19 from the Perspective of a Disaster Specialist

February 16, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a vital public health concern, with the emergence and evolution of the Omicron variant globally. In this episode, Dr. Rob Strauss, Chief Medical Training Officer, speaks with Dr. David Hogan, Vice President of Educational Development and Chair, TeamHealth Emerging Infectious Disease Taskforce, about the state of the pandemic and its development.

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 34: Addressing and Eliminating Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 34: Addressing and Eliminating Implicit Bias in Healthcare

January 4, 2022

In this #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss continues the conversation regarding implicit bias in healthcare with guests Dr. Stan Thompson, MD, MHA, FACEP, Chief Clinical Officer, LifePoint Group and Chair of the TeamHealth Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program and Dr. Khadeja Haye, MD, MBA, FACOG­, National Medical Director, OB/GYN. The doctors discuss how bias leads to healthcare disparities specifically in minority groups. These disparities have led to distrust in those groups which had implications on healthcare delivery particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 33: Work-Life Integration and Imbalance

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 33: Work-Life Integration and Imbalance

December 31, 2021

Join Dr. Rob Strauss as he welcomes Dr. Frank Lee, TeamHealth Special Administrative and Residency Education Outreach Consultant to the Beyond Clinical Medicine podcast. In this episode, Dr. Lee discusses the work-life integration, and sometimes imbalance, faced by clinicians nationwide. He explores stepping back to find balance and fulfilment in life and work. Please listen and share with other clinical teams who may benefit from this conversation.

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 32: Recognizing Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 32: Recognizing Implicit Bias in Healthcare

December 28, 2021

Implicit bias in healthcare is a critical area that demands our collective attention. In this #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss welcomes guests Dr. Stan Thompson, MD, MHA, FACEP, Chief Clinical Officer, LifePoint Group and Chair of the TeamHealth Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program, with Dr. Khadeja Haye, MD, MBA, FACOG­, National Medical Director, OB/GYN, for a two part series discussing when implicit bias begins, what it is, and how to recognize it in all aspects of healthcare.

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 31: Stress Management and Wellness Coping Strategies

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 31: Stress Management and Wellness Coping Strategies

December 24, 2021

The latest #BeyondClinicalMedicine episode discusses putting individual wellness strategies into practice and engaging teams in active stress management. Dr. Robert Strauss, Chief Medical Training Officer, is joined by guest host Dr. Heather Owen, Chief Clinical Officer of TeamHealth Emergency Medicine, and guests Dr. Ryan Allen, Facility Medical Director, and Dr. Jasper Smits, Clinical Psychologist.

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 30: Taking on UnitedHealthcare - Behind the Fight to Protect our Healthcare Heroes

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 30: Taking on UnitedHealthcare - Behind the Fight to Protect our Healthcare Heroes

December 13, 2021

Join Leif Murphy, TeamHealth CEO, as he sits down with Dr. Rob Strauss in the latest edition of the Beyond Clinical Medicine podcast. In this episode, Taking on UnitedHealthcare - Behind the Fight to Protect our Healthcare Heroes, Murphy details the lawsuit against United and why TeamHealth decided to take on the insurance giant on behalf of clinicians nationwide. Murphy notes the jury sent a strong message to United finding in favor of the TeamHealth plaintiffs and subsequently awarding $60 million in punitive damages, “ I believe the message that came from the jury is very significant and very clear, which is you cannot use unfair payment practices without facing a consequence.”

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 29: Gaining Trusted Information for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 29: Gaining Trusted Information for the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 13, 2021

Misinformation has raged during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, continuous changes to public health guidance have made it increasingly difficult to keep up with current and trusted advice on how to navigate the pandemic. In this episode of Beyond Clinical Medicine, Dr. David Hogan gains insight into the topic with Dr. Meg FitzGerald an adjunct associate professor with the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a private equity investor. Dr. FitzGerald discusses how to know an information source can be trusted and why it’s so important for public health entities to be consistent and clear in their communication.

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 28: Effective Opioid Treatment Options

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 28: Effective Opioid Treatment Options

January 27, 2021

Opioid misuse and addiction have devastating consequences for our communities. It is a serious national crisis, and caring for patients with substance use disorder is one of the greatest challenges of any emergency clinician. In this #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Randal Dabbs, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President of Practice Development and Chair of the TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group, dives into this important topic with a physician who has helped meet the challenge head on through the implementation of recovery coaching programs and the usage of buprenorphine in the emergency department. Dr. Brandt Williamson, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine physician at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, discusses the implementation of effective opioid treatment techniques and the positive impacts it has made in his community.

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 27: Thriving in Turbulent Times

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 27: Thriving in Turbulent Times

November 10, 2020

2020 has been a turbulent, challenging year for everyone, but especially for clinicians fighting on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This #BeyondClinicalMedicine  podcast takes a look at some of the unique stressors clinicians are currently facing, and explores techniques for how to thrive in this environment. Dr. Ijeoma Akunyili,  TeamHealth Regional Medical Director Northeast Group, discusses this topic with Dr. Exequiel Hernandez, the Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor at the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Hernandez shares information clinicians should consider about resilience fatigue, the benefits of humble leadership and how scenario planning and other techniques can benefit clinicians during this unsettling time. 

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 26: Diversity and Inclusion

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 26: Diversity and Inclusion

September 2, 2020

The topic of diversity and inclusion is not a simple topic, and it has deep implications across our society. In this #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast Dr. Rob Strauss gains insights on many aspects of diversity and inclusion from a clinical perspective from Dr. Stan Thompson, TeamHealth Chief Clinical Officer for LifePoint Group and Chair of TeamHealth's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Thompson shares information clinicians should consider about unconscious and implicit bias, leadership issues and other ways that these issues can impact patient care. 

 

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 25: Opioid Light Initiative

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 25: Opioid Light Initiative

August 24, 2020

Many clinicians have experienced the trauma of the opioid epidemic either in their professional or personal lives.  As a result, tremendous efforts have gone into understanding the appropriate utilization of opioids for acute and chronic pain, as well as education into the addiction of opioids and the role clinicians play through prescribing habits.

In this #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Randal Dabbs, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President of Practice Development and Chair of the TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group is joined by Dr. Marilyn McLeod, System Medical Director for Baptist Health of Memphis. Dr. McLeod discusses an initiative she helped create several years ago for the purpose of improving opioid use in her facilities called “Opioid Light.”

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 24: Memorial Healthcare System’s COVID-19 Response

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 24: Memorial Healthcare System’s COVID-19 Response

August 4, 2020

Recently, Dr. Jody Crane, TeamHealth Chief Medical Officer, spoke with Dr. Jose Fernandez-Duarte, System Medical Director, Memorial Healthcare System, Southeast Group, about how the system’s hospital medicine teams in Southeast Florida have continued to manage the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, even in the midst of skyrocketing case numbers. The discussion on this podcast will share what Dr. Fernandez-Duarte's team learned as patients significantly increased from the original wave and how they have navigated being at the current global epicenter.

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