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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.