One year of podcasting has flown for the Prosperous Doc podcasting crew! For the first anniversary of our podcast, we decided to put together a list of the most popular episodes.
While reflecting over the last year of hosting physician and dentist leaders in the healthcare industry, Prosperous Doc host, Shane Tenny, CFP®, shares his thoughts. Tenny says, "I’ve realized, in a fresh way, how much stress and sacrifice there is caring for patients. Between the grueling training process, the life and death decisions, the pressure to “get it right or making the correct diagnoses,” and the expectation of success. Not to mention, the changing regulatory landscape and global pandemic, healthcare providers give an extraordinary amount to our communities even at the cost of their own well-being.”
Each guest shares their own unique stories including their success, failures, and how they have pivoted during the hardest times of their careers or personal lives. The 6 most downloaded episodes display a broad range of popular topics. From growing an Endodontic dental practice to financial infidelity, the most common theme among all of these topics is the experience of physician burnout.
The top two episodes shown below, Direct Primary care with Dr. Jessica Mendelsohn and Women In Medicine with Dr. Shikha Jain are tied for first place.
Check out the 6 most popular episodes and give them a listen if you haven't already.
with Dr. Jessica Mendelsohn
On the inaugural episode of Prosperous Doc, we welcome Dr. Jessica Mendelsohn. Jessica is board certified in family medicine and is the proud owner of New South Family Medicine in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Jessica shares the challenges transitionioning from education to the practice of medicine brings young doctors. Jessica then talks about how starting a family impacted her work, shifted her priorities, and changed her career. The conversation continues with her experience of opening a direct primary care practice after her second child was healthy after heart surgery.
with Dr. Shikha Jain
In this episode, Dr. Shikha Jain, aims to not only shed light into the issue of gender inequality in medicine, but to educate people in the industry through research, data and real-life experiences from female practitioners. She is a practicing oncologist, a co-chair of the Women in Medicine Summit and involved heavily in other organizations such as SoMeDocs. Dr. Jain shares her personal stories on the challenges she has faced from medical school, to residency and as a practicing doctor that she mistakenly thought were unique to herself. She also discusses the direct correlation between improvement of women’s healthcare as more female doctors advance as leaders in the field.
with Dr. Dike Drummond
Dr. Dike Drummond, who is a Mayo-trained family doctor, juggled various roles – full-service family doctor, physician leader to name a few – for decades before finally deciding to walk away from his medical career at the age of 40. The last straw for him was feeling like he was being choked the moment he stepped in his private practice office. He is now the CEO and founder of HappyMD.com, an organization focused on addressing and preventing the burnout epidemic that is common among physicians worldwide. Among their projects is the Quadruple Aim Physician Leadership Retreat that teaches people to be wellness advocates for themselves and for others. Dr. Drummond discusses what physician burnout looks like and the classic symptoms you have to watch out for.
with anonymous guests
This episode’s guests are John and Joan, a couple who shares their story of struggling through financial infidelity to shed light on this issue. John is a physician who, although had the same goals in terms of money with his wife, made some secret decisions that have taken a toll on their finances and their marriage. John says that while it’s good to know more about a certain topic like financial vehicles, it leads to gaining false confidence that can lead to making ill-advised decisions. You tend to develop a blind spot on the risks, failing to see that the more risks present, the more opportunities there are for losses and failure. At the end of the day, living in secrecy in a relationship creates a huge mental burden.
with Dr. Sonia Chopra
Endodontist Dr. Sonia Chopra is all too familiar with these challenges of being a business owner, having gone through them as she set up her own practice, Ballantine Endodontics. Dr. Chopra is the mind behind Everyday Endo Made Easy, an online platform learning community where dentists can learn more about endodontics. In this episode of the Prosperous Doc, Dr. Chopra share tips for delegating tasks and creating systems for accountability to help your staff succeed. When burnout begins, she believes it’s important to do a bit of introspection and see where things need to be different. Change starts from the top down, so leaders have to take the first step.She also suggests other strategies to help when things in your practice get exhausting.
with Dr. Kevin Mosser
For this episode’s guest, Dr. Kevin Mosser is the former CEO of WellSpan Health and is currently a senior medical consultant for SE Healthcare and law firm Saxton & Stump. He talks about the many trends he’s seen in medicine over the years and how the changing working environments are contributing to the issue of burnout. And because more are choosing to become salaried doctors, these new compensation systems are further exacerbating feelings of frustration, which can lead to being burned out. He also discusses how fostering open communication between physicians and the organization is necessary as there’s a gap between how corporate management is done versus the training doctors receive in medical school.
If you have followed our podcast since the beginning, you'll remember the original name was White Coat Wellness. About six months in, we decided to rename and rebrand the show. Since the first time we hit record, our mission has remained unchanged and part of that mission is to break through some of the isolation and loneliness that is part of the journey a doctor goes through. As we live our lives and scroll through social media, it’s easy to see everybody else through the highlight reel of their lives and miss the real story of what's going on.
We have worked diligently to bring real conversations with doctors and healthcare leaders around topics that will help our listeners thrive. To name a few topics that didn't make the top 6, our show has also covered healthcare entrepreneurship, innovating to solve issues in the opioid crisis, and the disease of obesity. We look forward to bringing more awesome guests and topics to you in the next year. Please email Molly Holbert ,the Prosperous Doc producer, if you have any ideas for future episodes.
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Molly was the marketing director at SDT from October 2017 through November 2020. She is passionate about connecting with people, digital marketing, and serving her community.
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