Did you know that Spaugh Dameron Tenny has a podcast? Launched in August of 2019, the Prosperous Doc® podcast is for doctors ready to improve their overall wellness in every aspect of life. Each episode highlights real-life stories from physicians and dentists to inspire you to become a prosperous doc yourself and achieve personal, professional, and financial wellness.
Each guest has their own unique story. Some of the stories are about success and triumph or finding ways to help and support colleagues, patients, or the community, and others are about struggles and self-awareness and coming out the other side. Still, all the stories include opportunities for others to learn.
Some of our most recent episodes covered topics such as the importance of community health and school-based models, carving out a path of happiness and success in dentistry, building trusted doctor-patient relationships, rethinking burnout, and why it is essential to address at the organization level, a physician’s path into venture capitalism, and the role compassion, empathy, and emotional agility play in bridging the doctor-patient gap.
If you are interested in listening and learning, we encourage you to start with our most popular episodes of 2021.
In this episode, Dr. Bybee, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Director of Quality and Safety for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Spectrum Health, shares what it took to finally address her work-related depression and burnout. She details the experience that opened her eyes to needing help and why overcoming her shame and confiding in her husband was the first step she needed to get professional help.
Heather and Dr. Scott Paviol discuss why they decided to take the financial risk of opening the new practice and how they successfully blended a staff team of new and existing employees. They also talk about how their shared vision and passion for leadership, coupled with their desire to foster a positive workplace culture, help them work together as a married couple.
Shelly O’Donovan, CEO of the Authentic Influence Group and a Persuasive Speaking Lecturer at the Wharton School, discusses her work and research about better communication — particularly with doctor-patient communication. Shelly, who provides training programs to help executives and teams use authentic communication to deliver a message, shares how important strong communication and nonverbal cues are for building trust between doctors and patients.
Healthcare attorney and practice consultant Anu Murthy discusses how to get the most out of a contract negotiation (particularly with the help of a healthcare attorney) and how to legally pick up a side hustle if the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your pay. Just like small business owners, she says it’s important for physicians to keep track of their expenses and take-home pay.
Doug Copple understands the challenges of running a dental or orthodontist practice despite not being a doctor himself. Doug, a partner with Bentson Copple & Associates, joins the Prosperous Doc® to discuss the changes in the dental market and what that looks like for private practices and future doctors.
We work diligently to bring honest conversations with doctors, healthcare leaders, and those whose work can benefit doctors around topics that will help our listeners thrive. To learn more or to follow our podcast, you can:
Joannah is the Marketing Director and Podcast Producer at Spaugh Dameron Tenny. She enjoys helping brands tell their unique story through innovative digital marketing and communications initiatives to grow brand awareness. Send any blog ideas or podcast quest suggestions her way.
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