May 4, 2020
The #COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that is testing the leadership skills of clinicians across our healthcare industry. This episode of #BeyondClinicalMedicine takes a deep dive into what crisis leadership skills are most important for clinicians throughout the country during this time of coronavirus. Listen in on this timely discussion between Dr. Richard Juman, National Director of Psychological Services at TeamHealth and Dr. Heather Owens, TeamHealth Chief Clinical Officer of Emergency Medicine. Please listen and share with other clinical leaders who may benefit from this conversation.
April 22, 2020
In this episode of the Beyond Clinical Medicine podcast, Jody Crane, MD, MBA, TeamHealth Chief Medical Officer, spoke with Ahmed Soliman, MD, Facility Medical Director, Anesthesiology, at New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital. Dr. Soliman shares valuable insights about his experience during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. Hear key takeaways about how Dr. Soliman's anesthesiology team adapted and served patients in this facility at the epicenter of the #COVID19 pandemic.
March 31, 2020
This episode of #BeyondClinicalMedicine shares a first-hand account from an emergency physician on the frontlines of Italy's COVID-19 crisis. Listen as Dr. Rob Strauss discusses the medical impact and response to the coronavirus pandemic with Dr. Matteo Paganini. Dr. Paganini is an Italian emergency physician who is currently serving his rural community in a hospital in the Veneto region of Italy. Dr. Paganini shares many stories and insights that will help clinicians in the United States who are on the front-lines of this battle. Listen to Dr. Paganini's unique perspective on dealing with the stresses of caring for so many patients at one time during an outbreak, the psychological impact COVID-19 has on the clinical team, and suggestions for how to persevere in the most challenging of situations.
Please listen and share with other clinical teams who may benefit from this conversation!
March 23, 2020
In this insightful episode of the #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, clinicians at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Washington state area share their experiences managing COVID-19 patients from one of the hotbeds of #coronavirus activity in the United States. In this 45-minute podcast, TeamHealth's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jody Crane speaks with this impressive clinical team, including Dr. Nathan Schlicher, Regional Director of Quality Assurance; Tom Vascik, Regional APC Director; and Dr. Aaron Laird, Facility Medical Director at St. Joseph Medical Center. This team shares valuable, first-hand clinical experience and insights for clinicians dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Please listen and share with other clinical teams who may benefit from this conversation.
March 18, 2020
In this episode of the #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast guest host Dr. David Hogan speaks with Dr. John Matheson, Facility Medical Director at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA about how clinicians can be prepared to handle the issue of human trafficking. Learn valuable information clinicians can use for patients who may be at risk, important factors to consider implementing at your facility, and useful resources you can utilize today. Don't miss this valuable conversation and please share with other clinicians who may benefit from this discussion.
February 24, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to evolve and make headlines, this #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast shares an important discussion and perspective to assist all medical providers and teams in the face of this global outbreak. TeamHealth’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jody Crane, interviews Dr. John Sullivan, Facility Medical Director, St. Alexius Medical Center in the Chicago area. Dr. Sullivan shares his unique perspective after his emergency department (ED) received the second case of coronavirus in the United States. In this interview, he walks us through the case as it presented to the primary care office, the ED and hospital admission. He provides a valuable perspective on coordination with the health department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and his hospital administration. Dr. Sullivan also provides insight into best practices in personal protective equipment and isolation in this rapidly evolving outbreak. Finally, he discusses planning and coordinating referrals between the community healthcare providers and his multi-hospital system. Please listen and share this podcast on how to be prepared for the #coronavirus with other clinical providers.
February 4, 2020
This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast highlights the vital role of women in the world of medicine today, examines some of the challenges that females face in healthcare, and shares ideas to inspire career growth. In this episode, guest host Jennifer Behm, TeamHealth Executive Vice President, West Group and Women in Leadership executive leader, interviews Dr. Ije Akunyili, TeamHealth System Medical Director Northeast Group, and the 2019 Dr. Gar LaSalle Medical Director of the Year for the Northeast Group in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Akunyili share insights she has learned from her personal leadership journey, inspiring female mentors that have helped her and challenges she has overcome.
January 9, 2020
This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast features a very important and timely discussion on the dangers of vaping. Listen to this insightful conversation between Dr. Rob Strauss and Dr. David Hogan, Vice President of Educational Development at TeamHealth. Dr. Hogan discusses the history of vaping, common misperceptions and what the medical community is currently saying about its dangers and health consequences.
October 15, 2019
This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast features a discussion on the roles of advanced practice clinicians, physician supervision, and how to mitigate the risk of malpractice. Our guest host for this episode is Tom Vascik, Regional APC Director of the TeamHealth West Group. Tom discusses the collaboration between APCs and physicians with Dr. Nathan Schlicher, JD, MBA, FACEP. Dr. Schlicher is an experienced emergency physician who was recently recognized as one of EMRA's "45 Under 45 Influencers in Emergency Medicine."
September 25, 2019
The topic of physician burnout and suicide is of vital importance to the clinical community today. Physicians are often thought of as superhuman, but sadly they are actually far more likely than the general population to take their own lives. On this #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss talks with Dr. Robby Frantz, President of the TeamHealth West group, about the topic of physician burnout, how to support clinicians who are struggling, and what steps you can take to protect yourself from burnout. #SpeakUpSaveLives19
September 18, 2019
This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast shares practical tips for putting the passion back into your practice and ensuring practice longevity. Dr. Dennis Whitehead has decades of experience as an emergency medicine physician and shares helpful insights with Dr. Rob Strauss on avoiding burnout, creating meaning in your clinical work, and sustaining enjoyment in both your personal and professional life.
September 11, 2019
This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast shares useful tips and techniques for recognizing and addressing clinical burnout and achieving a healthier work-life balance. Dr. Zafar Shamoon, Chief of Emergency Services at Beaumont Dearborn Hospital in Michigan, shares his own experience of suffering from clinical burnout with Dr. Rob Strauss. Learn Dr. Shamoon’s practical techniques for recognizing the signs of clinical burnout and ways to get the help and support you need.
September 4, 2019
This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast addresses the very real issue of clinician burnout and suicide with a physician who has personal experience dealing with its tragic consequences.
Dr. Kip Wenger, Regional Performance Medical Director for TeamHealth, shares a very personal and powerful story with Dr. Robert Strauss about physician burnout and how we in the medical community can recognize the warning signs, use available resources to help, and support each other better. Please listen, share and remember it's ok to speak up and ask for help if you are suffering from burnout.
August 27, 2019
Why is the patient experience so important when practicing medicine and how can clinicians at every stage of their career get better at delivering it? Today on the #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss talks to Dr. Lawrence Hum, an emergency physician in the Dallas area with a passion for the patient experience. Dr. Hum is the Chief Medical Officer of EMC of TeamHealth, and shares valuable insights on how clinicians can make a personal impact, improve metrics and take steps to consistently improve the patient experience every shift.
August 20, 2019
Every day in the U.S. more than 130 people die from an opioid overdose.* The misuse and addiction to opioids have devastating consequences for our communities and has become a serious national crisis. Today on the #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss dives into this important topic with a physician who has helped meet the issue head on through the implementation of recovery coaching programs to assist patients in fighting opioid addiction. TeamHealth’s Dr. Brandt Williamson, Emergency Medicine physician at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, discusses the implementation of this innovative program and the positive impacts it has made in this community. Currently, 11% of hospitals use recovery coaches to assist patients in fighting opioid addiction. Listen to this powerful conversation and share this podcast with other providers who may benefit from hearing it.
*National Institute on Drug Abuse
July 23, 2019
The proportion of female physicians in the United States has definitely increased over time. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, in 2017 there were more female medical school graduates than male for the first time in history. But how can women balance the demands of creating a successful clinical career with the demands of raising a healthy family?
On this episode of the #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast, we hear from a successful female clinician who is passionate about the subject. Dr. Jessica Bajwa is the Facility Medical Director at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. She shares powerful insights on balancing the needs of her growing family with her clinical responsibilities and career goals. Listen in to her impactful insights in this podcast, hosted by Dr. Rob Strauss.
July 9, 2019
Listen in as Dr. Rob Strauss has a fascinating conversation with Dr. Randal Dabbs on the practical strategies healthcare teams can put in place to retain the best clinicians. Dr. Dabbs is currently the President of Practice Development at TeamHealth, and was one of the company's co-founders. In his current role, Dr. Dabbs creates and deploys many national programs that enhance the practice of medicine at TeamHealth facilities across all services lines throughout the country. In this podcast, he shares 5 keys to enhancing company culture and improving clinician retention.
June 11, 2019
Dr. Rob Strauss discusses the latest innovations and considerations for improving patient flow and emergency department efficiency with Dr. Jody Crane. Dr. Crane is the Chief Medical Officer at TeamHealth and is considered one of the leading experts in emergency department operations in the U.S. Dr. Crane has taught and led healthcare and emergency department improvement efforts with hundreds of organizations in a wide variety of settings on six continents. Prior to joining TeamHealth, Dr. Crane was a principal and owner of X32 Healthcare, a leading emergency department performance improvement consulting practice that offers innovative business concepts for healthcare facilities and systems that support patient-focused strategies.
May 7, 2019
Dr. Rob Strauss, FACEP has an interesting and informative conversation on the emerging field of TeleBehavioral Health with Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN. Dr. Horst is the National Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Post Acute Care at TeamHealth. In this podcast, Dr. Strauss and Dr. Horst discuss the rapid growth of TeleBehavioral Health, how clinicians can benefit from this practice and the positive impact it can have on patient care.
April 8, 2019
Dr. Rob Strauss, FACEP takes a interesting look at how improving the patient experience also means building positive bonds among the members of the healthcare team with Dr. Kissinger Goldman, DO, MBA.
Dr. Goldman is an Emergency Physician and Director of Patient Experience MHS Emergency Departments in Florida. He has presented to healthcare teams nationally on this aspect of improving the patient experience and has a clear passion for helping clinicians enhance their leadership skills, job satisfaction and ability to provide outstanding patient care.