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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.