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Stay in the loop on innovations and emerging issues impacting physicians and public health today. On this series from the American Medical Association, you'll find interviews, educational presentations and in-depth discussions about relevant health care topics. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts
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AI's role in health care: supporting, not replacing, physicians

Margaret Lozovatsky, MD, FAMI, VP of Digital Health Innovations at the American Medical Association, explores the partnership between physicians and artificial intelligence in health care, focusing on AI's role in clinical decision support. This episode was created in collaboration with the PermanenteDocs Chat podcast, and is hosted by family physician Alex McDonald, MD.📺 Follow the AMA on YouTube: @americanmedicalassociation  🎥 Watch #AMAUpdate for the latest in health care news for physicians: https://bit.ly/AMA_Update 📧 Subscribe to AMA Morning Rounds newsletter, with the news you need every morning delivered to your inbox: https://bit.ly/AMA-MorningRounds  🎧 Listen to our latest podcast episodes now: https://bit.ly/AMA_Podcasts  📲 Download AMA Connect for news, podcasts, video updates and learning in one place: https://apple.co/3URzNES 
3/20/2024 • 23 minutes, 22 seconds
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Physicians as storytellers, with Megan L. Srinivas, MD, MPH

Megan L. Srinivas, MD, MPH, infectious disease physician, talks about how physicians can use stories to build trust, improve patient care, influence policy changes, and combat medical misinformation. Dr. Srinivas is also a clinical instructor, and translational health policy researcher. This episode was created in collaboration with the PermanenteDocs Chat podcast, and is hosted by family physician Alex McDonald, MD.
2/14/2024 • 22 minutes, 38 seconds
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What's next with Medicare payment reform, Part II

In part two of this series, Dr. Willie Underwood, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees continues to lead our panel discussion on what’s next in Medicare payment reform. Panelists include Dr. G. Ray Callas, president elect of the Texas Medical Association; Katie Orrico, senior vice president of Health Policy and Advocacy at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons; and Todd Askew, senior vice president of Advocacy at the AMA. 
2/8/2024 • 30 minutes
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What's next with Medicare payment reform, Part I

Dr. Willie Underwood, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees moderates this panel discussion on what’s next in Medicare payment reform. Panelists include Dr. G. Ray Callas, president elect of the Texas Medical Association; Katie Orrico, senior vice president of Health Policy and Advocacy at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons; and Todd Askew, senior vice president of Advocacy at the AMA. 
1/29/2024 • 23 minutes, 25 seconds
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Trauma-informed care for pediatric patients

Physician experts discuss how trauma-informed care can be incorporated within broader integrated care efforts. With a focus on the pediatric population, they cover the developmental aspect of trauma and its impacts across the lifespan, highlighting key actions physicians can take to address it with their patients. Physician guests include two professors of pediatrics, Heather C. Forkey, MD and W. David Lohr, MD.
12/19/2023 • 31 minutes, 48 seconds
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Physician well-being, with Christine Sinsky, MD

Christine Sinsky, MD, vice president of professional satisfaction at the AMA, talks about physician wellness, terminology around physician well-being, and current drivers of burnout. This episode was created in collaboration with the PermanenteDocs Chat podcast, and is hosted by family physician Alex McDonald, MD.
11/29/2023 • 27 minutes, 45 seconds
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Behavioral health essentials for older adults, Part II

In part two, physician experts discuss the key takeaways from part one and go through the next patient scenario to demonstrate best practices in geriatric care using behavioral health integration (BHI). Physician guests are David Baron, MSEd, DO; Karen Dionesotes, MD, MPH, psychiatry resident; Stephanie Nothelle, MD, assistant professor of medicine. For more about the BHI Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles Series, go to www.ama-assn.org/bhiresources.
11/14/2023 • 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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Behavioral health essentials for older adults, Part I

Three physicians highlight best practices in geriatric care and actions their teams can take using behavioral health integration (BHI) to provide quality, whole-person care to the patient and their caregivers. Physician guests are David Baron, MSEd, DO; Karen Dionesotes, MD, MPH, psychiatry resident; Stephanie Nothelle, MD, assistant professor of medicine. For more about the BHI Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles Series, go to www.ama-assn.org/bhiresources.
11/3/2023 • 21 minutes, 13 seconds
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Physicians leading through change, with AMA President Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD

Physicians today face disinformation, a critical shortage of medical professionals, policies that complicate patient care and more. In this episode, Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, president of the American Medical Association explores strategies for addressing these issues with executive vice president at The Permanente Federation, Stephen Parodi, MD. This episode was created in collaboration with Permanente Medicine. Watch it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kPRxBAQ7ak
10/30/2023 • 50 minutes, 53 seconds
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Patient trust and vaccines, with Sandra Fryhofer, MD

Hear from physician experts on strategies to address vaccine hesitancy with patients and updates on current COVID variants, flu, and RSV vaccines. This episode was created in collaboration with the PermanenteDocs Chat podcast, and is hosted by family physician Alex McDonald, MD, featuring guest Sandra Fryhofer, MD, AMA liaison to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and Immediate Past Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees.
10/20/2023 • 25 minutes, 33 seconds
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"How do you prove that you're trans?"

Family medicine physician Kathleen Bock, MD, shares their personal story receiving care as a non-binary person and poses important questions for physicians on delivering care to transgender and gender-queer patients.
10/5/2023 • 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why medicine? 5 women physicians share their stories

Five women physicians share their stories on what inspired each of them to choose a career in medicine. Guests include family physician Robyn Chatman, MD; general medicine internist Tracey Henry, MD; professor of medicine Theresa Kirchgraber, MD; radiologist Jade Anderson, MD; and child and adolescent psychiatrist Afifa Adiba, MD.
9/11/2023 • 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Heat waves and health, with Frederick Chen, MD

Dr. Frederick Chen, chief health and science officer at the AMA, discusses the connection between climate change and public health, highlighting the effects of extreme weather events, vector-borne illnesses, and implications for patients of all ages. This episode, in collaboration with the PermanenteDocs Chat podcast, is hosted by family physician Alex McDonald, MD. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker and are not meant to represent the views of the Permanente Federation, the Permanente Medical Groups, or Kaiser Permanente.
9/7/2023 • 23 minutes, 37 seconds
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GME and the physician pipeline with AMA Chief Academic Officer Sanjay Desai, MD

Are there enough GME programs to sufficiently meet the needs of residents, and what are some innovative programs to advance resident training? This episode, in collaboration with the PermanenteDocs Chat podcast, is hosted by family physician Alex McDonald, MD, featuring guest Sanjay Desai, MD, chief academic office and group vice president of medical education at the AMA. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker and are not meant to represent the views of the Permanente Federation, the Permanente Medical Groups, or Kaiser Permanente.
8/2/2023 • 27 minutes, 26 seconds
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Protecting patients from inappropriate scope of practice expansions, Part II

In part II, guests pick up their discussion on issues regarding scope of practice expansion and its impact on medicine from the perspectives of the AMA, the Medical Association of Georgia and Washington State Medical Association. Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, chair, AMA Board of Trustees moderates this panel, guests include, Kim Horvath, JD, senior attorney, AMA Advocacy Resource Center; Derek Norton, interim director, Government Relations, Medical Association of Georgia; and Sean Graham, director, Government Affairs, Washington State Medical Association.
7/28/2023 • 19 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why inclusion should be part of every conversation in health care, with John Paul Sánchez MD, MPH

John Paul Sánchez, MD, MPH, shares his about his journey in medicine and passion for embedding equity. Dr. Sánchez is executive associate vice chancellor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Office for Diversity Equity and Inclusion.  
7/19/2023 • 40 minutes, 59 seconds
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Protecting patients from inappropriate scope of practice expansions, Part I

Patients deserve care led by physicians—the most highly educated, trained and skilled health care professionals. Through research, advocacy and education, the AMA vigorously defends the practice of medicine against scope of practice expansions that threaten patient safety.  In this episode, guests discuss the importance of these issues to organized medicine from the perspectives of the AMA, the Medical Association of Georgia and Washington State Medical Association. Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, chair, AMA Board of Trustees moderates this panel, guests include, Kim Horvath, JD, senior attorney, AMA Advocacy Resource Center; Derek Norton, interim director, Government Relations, Medical Association of Georgia; and Sean Graham, director, Government Affairs, Washington State Medical Association.
7/7/2023 • 27 minutes, 44 seconds
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How prior authorization disrupts patient care—and how we can fix it, Part II

In part two of this series, guests continue their conversation on the state of prior authorization and, specifically, developments by CMS related to Medicare Advantage. Guests include AMA President Jack Resneck Jr., MD; AMA Director of Administrative Simplification Initiatives Heather McComas, PhamD; and AMA Senior Legislative Attorney Emily Carroll, JD.
5/19/2023 • 31 minutes, 45 seconds
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How prior authorization disrupts patient care—and how we can fix it, Part I

AMA President Jack Resneck Jr., MD, AMA Director of Administrative Simplification Initiatives Heather McComas, PhamD, and AMA Senior Legislative Attorney Emily Carroll, JD, dig further into the current state of prior authorization and how the AMA is working to fix it.
5/12/2023 • 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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#FightingForDocs: Addressing physician burnout, Part II

In part two of this series, AMA President Jack Resneck, Jr., MD, is joined by a panel of physician wellness experts: Anjalee Galion, MD; Nigel Girgrah, MD; and Christine Sinsky, MD, to discuss the symptoms and drivers of physician burnout and examine solutions to address this crisis.
4/7/2023 • 33 minutes, 37 seconds
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#FightingForDocs: Addressing physician burnout, Part I

AMA President Dr. Jack Resneck Jr. sits down with the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy to talk about the real and intensifying crisis of burnout among our nation's physicians. They discuss some of the causes and much-needed solutions. Reducing physician burnout is a key part of the AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians. 
3/31/2023 • 36 minutes, 54 seconds
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How the AMA is fighting for physicians and patients in Washington, Part II

In part two, AMA President Jack Resneck Jr. MD, and guest Rob Jordan, director of AMA political and legislative grassroots, talk about the Physicians Grassroots Network and best practices for grassroots change. They're also joined by Jason Marino, director of AMA Congressional Affairs and Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, chair, AMA Board of Trustees.
3/28/2023 • 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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How the AMA is fighting for physicians and patients in Washington, Part I

In part one of this conversation, you'll hear from AMA President Jack Resneck Jr. MD, and Jason Marino, director of AMA Congressional Affairs – about AMA’s advocacy on Capitol Hill and the issues discussed as part of the AMA National Advocacy Conference earlier this year. The conversation is lead by Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, chair, AMA Board of Trustees.
3/21/2023 • 25 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to address adult suicidal ideation with patients

Hear from experts about pragmatic implementation strategies for the primary care setting, including one practice’s key lessons learned from putting them into action. Panelists include Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Daniel Miller, MD and Allison Dubois, MPH. For more about the BHI Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles Series, go to www.ama-assn.org/bhiresources
3/10/2023 • 35 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dismantling stigma for all: Addressing physician and patient mental health

Our physicians and expert guests will discuss practical strategies, actionable steps and evidence-based resources on how to identify those physicians and patients at-risk for suicide and connect them with the most appropriate care. Our guests include: Daniel Miller, MD, Chief of Graduate Medical Education and Behavioral Health Integration, Sun River Health; Christine Yu Moutier, MD, Chief medical officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Stephen O’Connor, PhD, Chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health; Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH, Assistant EMS medical director, Southern Illinois University; Lisa K. Kearney, Phd, ABPP, Executive director, Veterans Crisis Line (VCL)Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) For more about the BHI Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles Series, go to www.ama-assn.org/bhiresources
1/13/2023 • 27 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why CPT and its evolution in health care crises matters, Part II with Mark Synovec, MD and Chris Jagmin, MD

In part two of this series, doctors Chris Jagmin, MD, vice-chair of the CPT Editorial Panel and chair of the CPT Assistant Editorial Board along with Mark Synovec, MD, chair of the CPT Editorial Panel during the COVID-19 pandemic, continue their conversation about the influence of CPT in the health care system.  
12/21/2022 • 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why CPT and its evolution in health care crises matters, Part I with Mark Synovec, MD and Chris Jagmin, MD

What happens when a 50+ year-old terminology, with a long-standing, evidence-based, rigorous infrastructure, faces off against the stresses and challenges brought on by a pandemic and overnight shift in care delivery? In this episode, our guests Chris Jagmin, MD, vice-chair of the CPT Editorial Panel and chair of the CPT Assistant Editorial Board along with Mark Synovec, MD, chair of the CPT Editorial Panel during the COVID-19 pandemic, discuss the influence of CPT in the health care system.  
12/20/2022 • 16 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cultivating equity in the CPT landscape, with Barbara Levy, MD

Effectively addressing health equity requires addressing CPT, the Language of Medicine, itself. CPT Editorial Panel member Barbara Levy, MD will share why diversity, equity and inclusion matters in CPT and how it supports optimal health of patients and populations.    
12/16/2022 • 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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Physicians must be empowered to put patients first: AMA president Jack Resneck Jr., MD

Obstacles to care emerge from prior authorization, Medicare cuts and politicized exam rooms. AMA President Jack Resneck Jr., MD, details how AMA has doctors’ backs.
12/7/2022 • 19 minutes, 8 seconds
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Uncovering how burnout affects physicians at different life stages, with Kim Templeton, MD

Kim Templeton, MD, believes that more physicians will leave the field of medicine unless something is done to address burnout and the system. Dr. Templeton is an orthopedic surgeon and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Health System, and is also a past chair of the AMA Women Physicians Section and a past president of the American Medical Women’s Association.
11/29/2022 • 32 minutes, 44 seconds
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FDA, CDC experts: What physicians need to know about tecovirimat (TPOXX) for treatment of monkeypox, Part 2

Experts from the FDA and CDC continue their discussion on tecovirimat, or TPOXX, for the treatment of monkeypox in infected individuals. In part two of this mini-series, experts answer physicians' questions about treatment for monkeypox. Guests include Adam Sherwat, MD, Deputy Director, Office of Infectious Disease at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; Brett W. Petersen, MD, MPH, Deputy Chief, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, CDC’s Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology; and Timothy Wilkin, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research Compliance for Human Research Protections at Weill Cornell Medicine and TPOXX clinical trial lead.
11/4/2022 • 25 minutes, 35 seconds
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FDA, CDC experts: What physicians need to know about tecovirimat (TPOXX) for treatment of monkeypox, Part 1

Experts from the AMA, FDA and CDC discuss tecovirimat, or TPOXX, for the treatment of monkeypox in infected individuals. The discussion provides background on tecovirimat, including its current status, availability and access while the drug is under an investigational new drug application. Guests include Adam Sherwat, MD, Deputy Director, Office of Infectious Disease at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; Brett W. Petersen, MD, MPH, Deputy Chief, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, CDC’s Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology; and Timothy Wilkin, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research Compliance for Human Research Protections at Weill Cornell Medicine and TPOXX clinical trial lead.
10/28/2022 • 30 minutes, 35 seconds
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Replay: Women leaders in medicine, part 2

Part two of this series on women leaders in medicine touches on non-traditional paths in medicine, as well as how to negotiate things like fair compensation and benefits. Neha Siddiqui moderates the panel with Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., Marilyn Heine, M.D., and Donna Woodson, M.D.
9/22/2022 • 25 minutes, 6 seconds
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"I’m used to my patients’ prior auth hassles. Then came Mom’s." Gerald Harmon, MD, shares a personal story

Excessive prior authorization processes pose a significant obstacle to the quality of care our patients need and deserve. In this episode, AMA immediate past president, Gerald E. Harmon, MD, shares his frustration handling his mother's prior authorization as well as some strategies to navigate prior auth.
9/9/2022 • 46 minutes, 14 seconds
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Replay: Women leaders in medicine, part 1

Part one of this two-part series features AMA Women Physicians Section council members sharing unique challenges and experiences regarding their pathway to leadership in medicine. The panel aims to promote discussion around growth as a woman in the medical field. Neha Siddiqui moderates the panel with Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., Marilyn Heine, M.D., and Donna Woodson, M.D.
9/8/2022 • 20 minutes, 26 seconds
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Geneen Gin, DO, on women physicians in transition: Navigating the pipeline from early to mid-career

In this episode, Geneen Gin, DO, unpacks the findings of a qualitative research project focused on career development of women physicians. Women physicians face unique obstacles while progressing through their careers, navigating career advancement and seeking balance between professional and personal responsibilities. In addition, there remains a growing need for best practices at individual, institutional, and systemic levels for overcoming such physician gender inequities. Dr. Gin is a board-certified family medicine physician and associate professor at the department of family medicine and public health at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
9/1/2022 • 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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Physician-to-physician: starting a peer-support program with Mark Greenawald, MD

Mark Greenawald, MD, discusses the value of peer support among physicians and how to establish a peer support network in your practice. Dr. Greenawald is on faculty and serves as vice chair for academic affairs, well-being, and professional development at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia. He is also medical director at Carilion Clinic’s Institute of Leadership Effectiveness. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts. For more information on AMA's Recovery Plan for Physicians, visit: ama-assn.org/recovery Find out more about the PeerRDMed program here: https://www.peerrxmed.com/
8/18/2022 • 22 minutes, 38 seconds
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What to know about Medicare drug price negotiation

In this episode, Todd Askew, AMA senior vice president of Advocacy, presents what physicians need to know about Medicare drug price negotiations for seniors in the US health care system. The topic has ebbed and flowed for many years and has recently been debated again in Congress. Allowing CMS to negotiate drug prices on behalf of its beneficiaries and private plan enrollees would help reduce out-of-pocket spending. Listen in to learn more.
8/11/2022 • 21 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why and how to open a private practice with Marie Brown, MD

Marie Brown, MD, the AMA’s director of practice redesign and a professor at Rush University in Chicago, answers questions about opening a private medical practice and shares resources for how to get started. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts. Download the AMA's free "Private Practice Playbook" here: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/ama-steps-forward/private-practice-playbook
8/9/2022 • 19 minutes, 4 seconds
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Physical exam training: improving residents clinical skills with Sanjay Desai, MD

Reducing resident burnout, increasing satisfaction, and improving patient outcomes through better in-person physical exam training. As a part of AMA's #RecognizingResidentsWeek Sanjay Desai, MD, AMA’s Chief Academic Officer and Group Vice President of Medical Education, discusses research findings on the topic with American Medical Association CXO, Todd Unger. Learn more about the AMA's Reimagining Residency initiative: https://www.ama-assn.org/education/accelerating-change-medical-education/ama-reimagining-residency-initiative
7/28/2022 • 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Restrictions on reproductive health care take effect, with Jack Resneck Jr., MD

Recapping his testimony before Congress about the Dobbs decision—which overturned Roe vs. Wade—AMA President, Jack Resneck Jr., MD, discusses the AMA’s efforts to protect physicians and patients, as well as what America faces as abortion restrictions take effect. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.
7/26/2022 • 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tina Shah, MD, MPH on how health leaders can start reducing physician burnout now

Tina Shah, MD, MPH, and principal of TNT Health Enterprises joins AMA CXO Todd Unger to discuss the importance of reducing physician burnout, including the top 5 actions health care leaders can take now to support their teams.
7/25/2022 • 18 minutes, 8 seconds
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Youth mental health crisis with Sandra DeJong, MD, MSc

Sandra DeJong, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and secretary of the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees, discusses teen mental health issues and how they’ve been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.   if you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, dial 988 for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. For more information visit: 988lifeline.org
7/21/2022 • 16 minutes, 56 seconds
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Medicare physician fee schedule & Dobbs decision with Todd Askew

AMA Senior Vice President of Advocacy Todd Askew discusses the latest advocacy efforts on Medicare physician payment reform and protecting patients’ reproductive rights with American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger. Stay up to date on all the latest advocacy news by subscribing to AMA Advocacy Update: https://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy-news Details on AMA's Medicare payment principles webinar here: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/medicare-medicaid/ama-advocacy-insights-webinar-series-medicare-payment
7/19/2022 • 25 minutes, 12 seconds
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USMLE Step 1 & COMLEX Level 1 go pass/fail with Daniel Dent, MD

Daniel Dent, MD, a professor of surgery and medical education at the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, discusses what USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 going pass/fail means for program directors and applicants with American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger. To access more than 12,000 AGGME-accredited programs in AMA's Residency and Fellowship database, visit freida.ama-assn.org
7/18/2022 • 20 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Role of Medicine in Armed Conflict: Ethical and Professional Impacts, with Zaher Sahloul, MD

As global citizens, we are aware that armed conflict impacts patients and our profession. What is the role of medicine and the physician in armed conflict? How can we care for our patients and ourselves amidst global military crisis?  What is the physician obligation to care for soldiers and refugees? Critical care specialist Zaher Sahloul, MD and director of ethics policy Elliot Crigger, PhD, discuss these questions and more.
7/15/2022 • 36 minutes, 6 seconds
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Monkeypox numbers, treatment and prevention with two CDC experts

Two experts from the CDC’s Division of High-Consequence Pathogens & Pathology in Atlanta, Caroline Schrodt, MD, and Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, talk with American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger about what physicians need to know about monkeypox, including the latest numbers, how it's spread, vulnerable populations, common symptoms, and available treatments and testing.
7/14/2022 • 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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Interactive learning communities for private practice with Michael Tutty, PhD, MHA

Hear about a new learning collaborative for private practice physicians and how to get involved from Michael Tutty, PhD, MHA, group vice president, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability at the American Medical Association, in conversation with AMA CXO Todd Unger. The first session, E/M Documentation Burden Reduction, is currently underway. Forthcoming webinar topics include team documentation and recruiting newly graduated residents into private practice.  Register now: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/private-practices/ama-private-practice-simple-solutions
7/12/2022 • 9 minutes, 29 seconds
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CPR training: A patient's story and why it matters with the AMA and AHA

Heart attack survivor, Cindy Huang, is joined by AMA Chief Academic Officer Sanjay Desai, MD, one of her first responders, along with Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD, from the American Heart Association. Ms. Huang shares details of her CPR rescue, which has inspired efforts to promote the importance of bystander CPR training. Hosted by American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger.
7/11/2022 • 21 minutes, 56 seconds
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How positive age beliefs can support positive health outcomes with Becca R. Levy, PhD

AMA CXO Todd Unger chats with Becca Levy, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health and a professor of psychology at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., about how our beliefs about age influence health. Dr. Levy is the author of a best-selling book: "Breaking the Age Code: How Your Age Beliefs Determine How Long and Well You Live"
7/5/2022 • 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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Behavioral health integration best practices with Karen Smith, MD

Additional BHI resources• Behavioral health integration "Overcoming Obstacles" webinar series: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/behavioral-health-integration-bhi-overcoming-obstacles-webinar-series• Behavioral health integration in private practice (adult populations): https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/bhi-private-practice-adult-populations.pdf• Behavioral health integration in private practice (pediatrics): https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/bhi-private-practice-pediatric-populations.pdf
6/30/2022 • 14 minutes, 45 seconds
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Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) on legislation to help fix prior authorization

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and chair of the moderate New Democrat Coalition, about the “Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act,” an important piece of bipartisan legislation that would help ease prior authorization challenges physicians face in caring for their senior patients. Rep. DelBene is one of several bipartisan representatives who introduced this legislation in Congress and is working to get it passed.  For more information on the AMA's efforts to fix prior authorization, visit: https://fixpriorauth.org/
6/27/2022 • 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Lotte Dyrbye, MD, on physician mistreatment by patients, families and visitors

Watch the full AMA STEPS Forward™ series: “Reconsidering priorities and practical strategies for addressing clinician well-being in Omicron’s wake", here: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/strategies-clinician-well-being-wake-omicron-variant
6/23/2022 • 17 minutes, 29 seconds
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End-of-life care considerations for LGBTQ older adults with Carey Candrian, PhD

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses caring for LGBTQ seniors and addressing disparities during end-of-life care with Carey Candrian, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.
6/21/2022 • 15 minutes, 57 seconds
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AMA's new president on the year ahead with Jack Resneck Jr., MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger is joined by the AMA’s newly inaugurated president, Jack Resneck Jr., MD, a practicing dermatologist and health care policy expert in San Francisco. Dr. Resneck share his thoughts about the priorities and challenges for his upcoming term as president.
6/15/2022 • 17 minutes, 46 seconds
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Physician parenting through the pandemic with Jill O. Jin, MD, MPH

Register for the June 21st webinar here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3795705/8D054BBCA64AB36A39D76EF7234D4087
6/14/2022 • 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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AMA's outgoing president Gerald E. Harmon, MD, reflects on the previous year

AMA CXO Todd Unger is joined by the AMA’s outgoing president, Gerald E. Harmon, MD, a family medicine specialist in Pawleys Island, S.C. Dr. Harmon shares his reflections and learnings from a presidency that continued to be shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.
6/13/2022 • 16 minutes, 53 seconds
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Medical student leadership shapes the future of medicine with Haidn Foster, MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses the AMA Medical Student Section’s 50th anniversary and how medical students can get involved and help shape the future of medicine with Haidn Foster, MD, chair of the AMA Medical Student Section, and now a resident physician at Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa. For more information on the AMA Medical Student Section, visit: ama-assn.org/mss-50  
6/9/2022 • 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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Megan Ranney MD, MPH, shares why gun violence is a public health issue

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Megan Ranney MD, MPH, a practicing emergency physician, researcher and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health at Brown University, about gun violence and why we need to approach it as a public health issue with physicians playing an important role.
6/6/2022 • 23 minutes, 33 seconds
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What doctors wish patients knew about COVID-19 testing with Emily Volk, MD, FCAP

On this episode, Emily Volk, MD, FCAP, president of the College of American Pathologists, talks about the ins and outs of COVID-19 testing; knowing when to test, what test to take, and other pressing questions patients may have.
6/3/2022 • 21 minutes, 44 seconds
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Trans health care & gender-diverse patient considerations with Kameryn J. Lee, MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger and Kameryn Lee, MD, discuss how to approach—and provide—equitable health care for gender-diverse patients and the transgender community. Dr. Lee is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon and founder of a new consultancy called Radically Inclusive Consulting Collective. She is also a member of the inaugural cohort of the Medical Justice in Advocacy 2021-2022 fellowship—a joint venture of the AMA and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. For more information and resources, visit the AMA Center for Health Equity: https://www.ama-assn.org/about/ama-center-health-equity
6/2/2022 • 15 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mental health stigma in the medical profession with Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH

Call (800) 273-8255 if you or anyone you know needs help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for people in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Ill., who shares his personal story and discusses the importance of removing the stigma for physicians addressing mental health issues. 
5/31/2022 • 16 minutes, 7 seconds
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Crain's reporter with AMA CEO James Madara, MD on the physician shortage, Roe v. Wade opinion leak and AMA’s 175th anniversary

This episode was originally published on A.D.Q&A, a podcast by Crain’s Chicago Business. In it, AD Quig, a reporter with Crain’s, sits down with AMA CEO, doctor James Madara to talk about the projected physician shortage, our response to the U.S. Supreme Court leaked opinion on Roe v. Wade, and how the AMA is celebrating its 175th anniversary and its tremendous contributions to medicine.
5/27/2022 • 43 minutes, 17 seconds
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Parinda Khatri, PhD, on the use of technology in behavioral health integration

View and download the AMA’s BHI Return on Health Report here: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/accelerating-behavioral-health-integration-through-telehealth In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Parinda Khatri, PhD, chief clinical officer of Cherokee Health Systems, in Knoxville, Tenn., about how physicians can use technology to help integrate behavioral health care in their practices and combat the growing behavioral health crisis.
5/26/2022 • 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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High blood pressure, heart disease and more with Rachel Villanueva, MD

For more #ReleaseThePressure resources, visit: releasethepressure.org AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses ways to reduce hypertension and improve health outcomes in Black communities with Rachel Villanueva, MD, president of the National Medical Association (NMA), and a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York. Also covering, #WorldHypertensionDay and “Release the Pressure,” a collaborative effort between the AMA, NMA and other health care organizations, with the shared goal of partnering with Black women to support their heart health.
5/19/2022 • 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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James L. Madara, MD, on the AMA's continuing commitment to physicians 175 years later

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses the American Medical Association's 175th anniversary and its recovery plan for America’s physicians with AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD.
5/10/2022 • 24 minutes, 6 seconds
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Resident, IMG, medical student research submissions now open with Sanjay Desai, MD

For more information on the AMA Research Challenge, visit: http://ama-assn.org/researchchallenge
5/9/2022 • 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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Developing future leaders from the inside out with Sanford Health

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Luis Garcia, MD, president of Sanford Health’s Clinic Division and Heather Spies, MD, physician director of clinician experience and well-being, about Sanford Rises, a unique program aimed at developing future leaders from within its organization—and how initiatives like this are directly tied to physician well-being.
5/5/2022 • 19 minutes, 18 seconds
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The latest on scope of practice legislation with Kimberly Horvath, JD

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Kimberly Horvath, JD, a senior attorney with the AMA’s Advocacy Resource Center, about scope of practice legislation at the state level. Physician-led health care teams are important to patients. They want doctors involved from diagnoses to treatment—and the AMA advocates on behalf of physicians to address these important issues with lawmakers across the country.
5/2/2022 • 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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Maureen Leffler, DO, MPH, on nurturing leadership skills to change systems

Pediatric rheumatologist Maureen Leffler, DO, MPH, took on the position of chief wellness officer (CWO) at Nemours Children’s Health System in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, she talks about the challenges she encountered as well as transforming the health system from the inside out.
4/27/2022 • 31 minutes, 43 seconds
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Projected physician shortage requires multi-faceted approach with Sanjay Desai, MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses how and why we need to address a projected physician shortage now with AMA Chief Academic Officer Sanjay Desai, MD. For more information visit: SaveGME.org
4/25/2022 • 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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Provider relief funding reporting, maternal healthcare & more with Todd Askew

Stay up to date on all the latest advocacy news by subscribing to AMA Advocacy Update: https://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy-news
4/21/2022 • 12 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to be prepared in the event of a payor audit with Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH

Payor audit resources can be found on the AMA private practice sustainability website:  https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/private-practices/ama-private-practice-sustainability-getting-started
4/19/2022 • 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Living wills and advanced directives with Dan Morhaim, MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger is joined by Dan Morhaim, MD, an emergency medicine physician in Maryland and author of the book "Preparing for A Better End", to discuss advance directives (also known as living wills) in preparation for National Healthcare Decision Day #NHDD on April 16. Visit www.thebetterend.com, for more information on Dr. Morhaim's book "Preparing for A Better End: Expert Lessons on Death and Dying for You and Your Loved Ones"
4/14/2022 • 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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Doctor shortages are here— time to act, Drs. Harmon and Orlowski weigh in

Two of America’s most influential physician voices, AMA President Gerald E. Harmon, MD and Janis M. Orlowski, MD, the AAMC’s chief health care officer — detail what’s driving the physician shortage, how the pandemic’s exacerbating it, and how it can be overcome.
4/13/2022 • 45 minutes, 53 seconds
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Shifting the conversation about substance use disorder with Bobby Mukkamala, MD

Be sure to check out the AMA's new Advocacy Insights webinar focused on the overdose epidemic when it posts on April 12: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/overdose-epidemic/ama-advocacy-insights-webinar-series-drug-overdose-epidemic To learn more about the AMA’s efforts to end the overdose epidemic and get involved, visit: end-overdose-epidemic.org
4/7/2022 • 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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System-level support to ensure physician wellness with Waguih IsHak, MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Waguih IsHak, MD, a professor and clinical chief of psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, about the importance of addressing mental health issues in physicians. 
3/31/2022 • 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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Supporting and recognizing our nation’s physicians with Susan Bailey, MD

In recognition of both Doctors' Day and Women’s History Month, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with AMA Immediate Past President Susan R. Bailey, MD, about the importance of supporting and recognizing our nation’s physicians today … and every day.   
3/30/2022 • 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Meal prep to kayaking: Supporting resident wellness with Shaza Aouthmany, MD

In recognition of upcoming Doctor's Day, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Shaza Aouthmany, MD, the assistant dean of graduate and continuing medical education at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, about how her institution supports residents by actively promoting wellness through social outings, nutrition tips and access to mental health services 24/7. 
3/28/2022 • 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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Fatima Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA answers what doctors wish patients knew about the importance of physical activity

Physical activity can help reverse prediabetes and lower BP. Harvard obesity medicine physician scientist Dr. Fatima Stanford shares what patients should keep in mind, including how to up your physical activity game by finding your "soul-mate workout."
3/25/2022 • 23 minutes, 59 seconds
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How the pandemic is changing medical education with Catherine Lucey, MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Catherine Lucey, MD, vice dean for education at the University of California San Francisco Medical School, about how the pandemic is changing the type of physicians we need, and how it may permanently transform medical training for years to come.  
3/24/2022 • 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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Relieving money anxiety & achieving financial wellness with Laurel Road’s Aja Evans

Laurel Road is a preferred provider of AMA Member Benefits PLUS program, through which AMA members have access to special discounts and offers. Find out more at: https://www.ama-assn.org/ama-member-benefits-plus 
3/22/2022 • 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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The burden of burnout for women in medicine with Vineet Arora, MD

Learn more about Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team (IMPACT), here: https://www.impact4hc.com/
3/21/2022 • 20 minutes, 34 seconds
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Solving physician burnout: Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program

The 2022 application deadline is 11:59pm Pacific time on March 31. To submit an Intent to Apply for your group, visit: https://americanmedicalassociation.submittable.com/submit
3/17/2022 • 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Protecting the future of telehealth through advocacy with Jason Marino

Stay up to date on all the latest advocacy news by subscribing to AMA Advocacy Update: https://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy-news
3/15/2022 • 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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Corner Health’s innovative care model with Versell Smith Jr. & Jack Billi, MD

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Jack Billi, MD, a retired professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Versell Smith Jr., executive director of the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., about Corner Health’s innovative approach to care for underserved youth from 12 to 25 years old. 
3/14/2022 • 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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What to do if you don't Match with AMA's chief academic officer

Looking for more Match advice? Applicants can also participant in a special AMA webinar: "I Didn’t Match, Now What?" on March 23, 6 p.m. Central time. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_goYou7PAQQi7HOc-Br6zZwAlso watch the “AMA’s Road to Residency” video series to learn more about what to do if you don’t match here: https://www.ama-assn.org/series/road-residency
3/8/2022 • 20 minutes, 52 seconds
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Paul Offit, MD, on risk and reward in medical innovation

AMA CXO Todd Unger chats with good friend of the show, Paul Offit, MD, the director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, about his book: "You Bet Your Life." For more information and purchase options for "You Bet Your Life," visit: https://www.paul-offit.com/recent-books
3/3/2022 • 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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What physicians need to know about the implementation of the No Surprises Act

The No Surprises Act (NSA) is here. In this episode, Chair of AMA board of Trustees, Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, is joined by experts from Manatt Health to discuss the implementation of the NSA, including many of the issues addressed in the AMA’s surprise billing toolkit. Speakers also tackle enforcement challenges and the interaction between state and federal surprise billing requirements. Find AMA’s surprise billing toolkit here: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/patient-support-advocacy/implementation-no-surprises-act#toolkit-for-physicians
3/2/2022 • 42 minutes, 56 seconds
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Surprise billing, prior authorization, payment reform & more

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with AMA Senior Vice President of Advocacy in Washington, D.C., about the AMA’s latest advocacy efforts. Topics include surprise billing, prior authorization, Medicare physician payment reform and telehealth. Stay up to date on all the latest advocacy news by subscribing to AMA Advocacy Update: https://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy-news
3/1/2022 • 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, on Black pioneers' legacy in medicine

In recognition of Black History Month, AMA's CXO Todd Unger, is joined by Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, vice dean of diversity and inclusion and chief of the Division of Cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago to discuss the importance of recognizing Black pioneers in medicine. The Kathy Blake, MD, MPH, and Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, article "Change the Name of the Blalock-Taussig Shunt to Blalock-Thomas-Taussig Shunt" is available on JAMA Surgery (doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.5611).
2/28/2022 • 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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J. Corey Feist, JD, on passage of landmark legislation for physician well-being

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses the passage of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act with Corey Feist, co-founder and president of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, and what it means for physicians. To learn more about All In: WellBeing First for Healthcare and access additional resources, visit: https://www.allinforhealthcare.org/
2/24/2022 • 16 minutes, 8 seconds
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Rank order list: Tips to master Match Day with Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, MD, MEd

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, MD, MEd, an assistant professor of social medicine and director of the Transformative Care Continuum program at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Cleveland, who shares advice for medical students on their rank order lists in preparation for this year’s Main Residency Match.
2/21/2022 • 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, on the AMA's work to advance health equity

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with AMA Chief Health Equity Officer Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, about the AMA’s critical work to advance health equity in 2022. Watch AMA's Prioritizing Equity video series, and access additional tools and resources here: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/health-equity/prioritizing-equity-video-series
2/17/2022 • 14 minutes, 37 seconds
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Karen Smith, MD, on what physicians need to know about payor contracting

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Karen Smith, MD, a family medicine physician in private practice in Raeford, N.C., to discuss the important issue of payor contracting. 
2/15/2022 • 17 minutes
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How medical students can advocate for key issues in medicine

AMA CXO Todd Unger chats with Brittany Ikwuagwu, the AMA's current government relations advocacy fellow, or GRAF, about the power of medical student advocacy and the AMA’s upcoming Medical Student Advocacy Conference (MAC). This year's conference will be held virtually, March 3-4, 2022, and will include one day of programming and one day of scheduled virtual Capitol Hill meetings to advocate on key issues like prior authorization, telehealth and payment reform.
2/10/2022 • 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jillian Horton, MD, on the power of storytelling and relieving physician burnout

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Jillian Horton, MD, associate chair of the internal medicine department at the University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine, in Winnipeg, Canada, about how physicians can help leaders address the complicated issue of physician burnout by sharing their stories. Dr. Horton is also the author of the national bestseller: We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing.
2/8/2022 • 18 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mark Greenawald, MD, on the "Great Reprioritization" and help-seeking

In this continued conversation, family physician Dr. Mark Greenawald talks about help-seeking in the context of the Great Resignation and what physicians are going through.
2/4/2022 • 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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This general surgeon is taking his leadership to the next level: running for state representative

AMA member David J. Welsh, MD, has stepped up to the plate in many leadership and advocacy roles. Now he is running for state representative in Indiana. In this interview by AMA senior news writer Sara Berg, MS, Dr. Welsh shares what's led him here as well as his hopes and plans for Indiana.
2/2/2022 • 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Nigel Girgrah, MD, PhD, on well-being and top stressors physicians are facing right now

In this episode with chief wellness officer at Oschner Health in New Orleans, Nigel Girgrah, MD, PhD, we discuss the state of physician well-being, how Oschner Health is supporting physician wellness, and the top factors contributing to physician stress right now. Accompanied by Dr. Girgrah is Nancy Nankivil, AMA director of practice transformation.
1/21/2022 • 39 minutes, 32 seconds
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Renee Salas MD, MPH, MS, on what physicians need to know about the climate crisis

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses research on the intersection of health and the climate crisis with Renee Salas MD, MPH, MS, a climate and health expert and emergency medicine physician. Dr. Salas was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2021 for her work on climate change and health, and shares insights on what physicians need to know about this critical issue.
1/20/2022 • 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Welcome to Moving Medicine

Welcome to Moving Medicine. A podcast elevating the voices of physicians, medical students and health care leaders making a difference in medicine today.
1/18/2022 • 1 minute
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Kathy Blake, MD, MPH, shares key findings on successful private practices

AMA CXO Todd Unger chats with Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, the AMA’s vice president of health care quality, who shares new research on what makes high-performing physician practices so successful and where more support for private practices is needed.
1/18/2022 • 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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James Madara, MD, on the future of medicine in 2022

Concluding the AMA's "Look Forward/Look Back” series, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with James Madara, MD, the AMA’s CEO in Chicago, for a big-picture look at the storylines that dominated 2021 and what we expect to see in the coming year.
1/13/2022 • 22 minutes, 35 seconds
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What physicians need to know about telehealth

Continuing the AMA's "Look Forward/Look Back” series, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Meg Barron, the AMA’s vice president of digital health strategy, about the role of telehealth post-pandemic and a new program that can help practices optimize and expand their telehealth efforts. Find information on the AMA Telehealth Immersion Program here:  https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/ama-telehealth-immersion-program  Find information on the AMA's "Return on Health" telehealth framework for practices here: returnonhealth.org
1/10/2022 • 16 minutes, 44 seconds
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What physicians need to know about medical education

Kicking off 2022 with the AMA's "Look Forward/Look Back” series, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Kimberly Lomis, MD, AMA’s vice president of undergraduate medical education innovations, and John Andrews, MD, AMA’s vice president of graduate medical education innovations, to discuss the AMA’s critical work in medical education.  
1/6/2022 • 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, shares what physicians need to know about ethics in 2022

Kicking off 2022 with the AMA's "Look Forward/Look Back” series, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, the AMA's vice president of ethics, about the AMA's critical work in medical ethics and what to expect in the months ahead.
1/5/2022 • 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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Decreasing the stigma of “help-seeking” for physicians

When it comes to physician burnout, it's important to reduce the stigma associated with help-seeking, in order to improve well-being. Family physician Dr. Mark Greenawald shares his experience and insight on how health systems and physicians can make a difference. 
1/4/2022 • 29 minutes, 31 seconds
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Christine Sinsky, MD, shares what physicians need to know about burnout in 2022

Kicking off 2022 with the AMA's "Look Forward/Look Back” series, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Christine Sinsky, MD, the AMA’s vice president of professional satisfaction, about the AMA’s critical work to address physician burnout and opportunities to prioritize physician mental health and well-being in the months ahead.   
1/4/2022 • 14 minutes, 5 seconds
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Todd Askew shares what physicians need to know about advocacy in 2022

Kicking off 2022 with the AMA's "Look Forward/Look Back” series, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Todd Askew, the AMA's senior vice president of advocacy in Washington, D.C., about the AMA’s critical work in advocacy this past year and what advocacy issues physicians should watch for in the months ahead.  
1/3/2022 • 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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A year in review: Physician leaders look back on 2021

As we look back on 2021, it’s difficult to put into words all that our nation’s physicians have experienced this past year. AMA CXO Todd Unger shares a special end-of-year feature where physicians answer three questions and tell their own stories of 2021 ... in their words.
12/22/2021 • 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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Booster shots and pediatric vaccines with Dr. Peter Marks

Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA, joins Susan R. Bailey, MD, immediate past president of the AMA, to discuss the data and recommendations for Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen booster shots. Dr. Marks walks through the safety and efficacy data supporting the recent authorization of the Pfizer pediatric vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children. This episode was part of an AMA webinar recorded prior to the emergence of the Omicron variant.
12/21/2021 • 48 minutes, 47 seconds
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Medical student shares her $10,000 prize-winning research

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Marielisa Cabrera-Sánchez, a second-year medical student at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and this year’s AMA Research Challenge winner, about her $10,000 prize-winning research on COPD and her advice to other student researchers.
12/16/2021 • 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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What physicians need to know about the No Surprises Act with Emily Carroll, JD

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses the No Surprises Act and what it means for patients and physicians with Emily Carroll, JD, a senior legislative attorney for the AMA’s Advocacy Resource Center. Stay up to date on all the latest advocacy news by subscribing to AMA Advocacy Update: https://www.ama-assn.org/advocacy-news
12/14/2021 • 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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Science and storytelling: Making physicians’ voices the loudest in the room

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD shares how physicians can be a voice of truth for patients and how to navigate social media given the prevalence of disinformation and misinformation across these channels. The pandemic has revealed so much about the expertise and resilience of our nation’s physicians—but it has also revealed the need, now more than ever, for elevating their voices.
12/10/2021 • 31 minutes, 48 seconds
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New legislation averts Medicare payment crisis

AMA CXO Todd Unger and AMA Senior Vice President of Advocacy Todd Askew discuss what physicians need to know about new legislation that averts a Medicare payment crisis. Also covering, the AMA's role in this victory for patients, physicians and our health care system.  
12/10/2021 • 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dr. John Whyte on taking control of your cancer risk

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with John Whyte, MD, MPH, the Chief Medical Officer of WebMD in Washington, D.C., about his new book Take Control of Your Cancer Risk. Take Control of Your Cancer Risk is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and a number of other retailers. Learn more here: https://www.webmd.com/takecontrol
12/9/2021 • 21 minutes, 13 seconds
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A conversation, Haiku within medicine, Coping with burnout

Frank Clark, MD, wrote poetry in medical school to cope with depression. Now, with the strain of COVID-19, he crafts haiku.
12/2/2021 • 20 minutes, 56 seconds
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What medical students need to know about a career in private practice

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses what medical students need to know about pursuing careers in private practice with Omar Maniya, MD, CEO of Maniya Health, in Hamilton, N.J.
12/1/2021 • 21 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ricardo Correa, MD, discusses the importance of medical student and resident research

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Ricardo Correa, MD, program director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship and the director for diversity of graduate medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, about the importance of research in medicine and how students and residents can get involved through the AMA Research Challenge.
11/30/2021 • 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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Marcia Nelson, MD, shares how restoring a physician lounge improved well-being

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Marcia Nelson, MD, chief medical officer at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., about how her organization’s culture changed dramatically with the restoration of its physician lounge.  
11/29/2021 • 18 minutes, 10 seconds
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Duly Health and Care's Steven Nelson discusses reimagining care

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Steve Nelson, chief executive officer of Duly Health and Care, about how he’s making the health and well-being of his physicians a top priority and reimagining health care. 
11/22/2021 • 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH, on how overcrowded emergency departments are impacting patient care

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician in Houston, about overcrowded emergency departments—what she’s seeing, why it’s still happening and the impact on patient care.
11/18/2021 • 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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Strategies for managing suicidal ideation and reducing risk

Suicide experts share current data on suicidal ideation, the importance of screening early and often, and the connection between child mental health and mental health as an adult. Hear how a pediatrician implemented suicide screening, prevention efforts, risk assessment into their care setting and more.
11/12/2021 • 25 minutes, 36 seconds
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Scope of practice and patient safety with Michaela Sternstein, JD

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses scope of practice and the AMA’s ongoing efforts to address this important issue on behalf of physicians with Michaela Sternstein, JD, vice president of the AMA’s Advocacy Resource Center. For over 30 years, the AMA’s state and federal advocacy efforts have safeguarded the practice of medicine and defended the belief that patients deserve care led by the most highly educated, trained and skilled health care professionals: physicians. Through research, advocacy and education, the AMA vigorously works to #StopScopeCreep
11/11/2021 • 23 minutes, 25 seconds
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NHSC student loan repayment and scholarship programs with Dr. Luis Padilla

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses loan repayment and scholarship programs that provide financial incentives to recruit and retain primary care medical students and working health professionals in exchange for their service in communities in need with Dr. Luis Padilla, associate administrator of the Bureau of Health Workforce.
11/9/2021 • 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr. Jack Resneck Jr. discusses the future of telehealth

AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses how telehealth is key to the future of patient care and the related advocacy and payment issues tied to its long-term use with Dr. Jack Resneck Jr., the AMA’s president-elect and a professor and vice chair of dermatology at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine.
11/4/2021 • 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr. John Andrews and Dr. Candise Johnson on navigating virtual residency interviews

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. John Andrews, the AMA’s vice president of graduate medical innovations, and Dr. Candise Johnson, a transition-year resident at West Virgina University, about one of the biggest changes in the residency application process that came out of the pandemic—virtual interviews—and what medical students need to know to ace them. 
11/1/2021 • 16 minutes, 1 second
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BHI in practice: Establishing efficient workflows

In this Overcoming Obstacles webinar, practice experts share how they successfully integrated behavioral health care into their practice workflow creating a seamless experience for patients and the care team. They discuss how integration took place in a manner that supported efficiency and care quality, while avoiding disruption to the practice operations. For more about the BHI Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles Series, go to www.ama-assn.org/bhiresources
10/29/2021 • 28 minutes, 35 seconds
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Life on the Line: Young doctors come of age in a pandemic

Life on the Line: Young Doctors Come of Age in a Pandemic
10/26/2021 • 46 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr. Jesse Rafel discusses changes to the USMLE Step 1 Exam

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. Jesse Rafel at the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York about changes to the USMLE Step 1 Exam and what medical students need to know.  Join the AMA's upcoming webinar “Navigating changes to Step 1” on Oct. 27, 2021, 7–8 p.m. Central time. Register now: ama-assn.org/step-1-changes 
10/25/2021 • 14 minutes, 12 seconds
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Natalia Solenkova, MD, PhD, on the vital role of international medical graduates

In honor of the AMA’s International Medical Graduate, or IMG, Recognition Week, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. Natalia Solenkova, an intensivist physician and international medical graduate about her personal experience as an IMG, and as a vocal physician working on the frontlines in Miami during the pandemic. 
10/21/2021 • 16 minutes, 27 seconds
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Daniel Rivers talks U.S. clinical experience opportunities for IMGs

In honor of the AMA’s International Medical Graduate, or IMG Recognition Week, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Daniel Rivers, partnerships director at AMOpportunities in Chicago, about the benefits of a United States Clinical Experience (USCE), including what they are and how to land one. 
10/18/2021 • 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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Physician experts on beating burnout with behavioral health integration

Three physicians share how implementing behavioral health integration (BHI) has helped to increase joy and satisfaction in their practice. They highlight the benefits brought by BHI in practice and underscore best practices that have helped to reduce administrative burden and increase physician satisfaction prior to and during the course of the pandemic. For more about the BHI Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles Series, go to www.ama-assn.org/bhiresources.
10/15/2021 • 29 minutes, 55 seconds
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Stephanie Johnson discusses making self care and heart health a priority for Black women

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Stephanie Johnson, the AMA’s Vice President of Communications and Product Strategies, about the AMA’s ongoing efforts to encourage Black women in taking preventive action to protect their heart health and an important event happening this weekend that’s an extension of that work. 
10/14/2021 • 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dr. Willie Underwood explains why there's #NoTimeForFlu this year

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. Willie Underwood, a board-certified urologist, AMA Board Trustee and executive director of the Buffalo Center for Health Equity in Buffalo, New York, about a new flu vaccine campaign and what physicians need to know about this year’s flu season. Join the conversation on social by using #NoTimeForFlu
10/12/2021 • 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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Brittany Ikwuagwu on the power of medical student advocacy

Kicking off the AMA’s Medical Student National Advocacy Week, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Brittany Ikwuagwu, the AMA's government relations advocacy fellow in Washington, D.C., about the power of medical student advocacy to create change. 
10/11/2021 • 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Tait Shanafelt on addressing physician burnout

Virtual registration closes Oct. 6 for this year’s American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH), a scientific conference sponsored jointly by the AMA, Mayo Clinic and Stanford University, taking place Oct. 7-9. Visit https://www.physician-wellbeing-conference.org/ to register now.AMA will be hosting a webinar with Dr. Shanafelt on Thursday, Oct. 21. To virtually attend, email: [email protected]
10/5/2021 • 26 minutes, 36 seconds
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It takes a community: an empathetic approach to COVID-19 vaccine concerns

Marcus Christopher Griffith, MD, emphasizes the need for everyone to join forces to lead this fight against COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy...    Read the AMA news article on ama-assn.org Editor’s note: In minute 16, in reference to the polio vaccine, the editor and Dr. Griffith want to also note Albert Sabin’s contribution to the oral version in the 1960’s.
10/5/2021 • 25 minutes, 24 seconds
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Todd Askew on advocacy issues that matter to physicians

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with AMA Senior Vice President of Advocacy in Washington, D.C., about the AMA’s latest advocacy efforts. Topics include details from the Build Back Better Act that impact physicians and preventing Medicare payment cuts at the end of the year.
10/4/2021 • 18 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dr. Alexa Kimball shares how she is closing gaps for women in medicine

To wrap up the AMA’s Women in Medicine month, AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. Alexa Kimball, president and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, about her mission to close gaps for women in medicine through mentorship, sponsorship and leadership.
9/30/2021 • 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr. Bobby Mukkamala reviews findings from the 2021 Overdose Epidemic Report

For more information and resources, visit: https://end-overdose-epidemic.org/
9/27/2021 • 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ochsner Health's leadership on protecting patients and community post-Hurricane Ida

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Ochsner Health President and CEO Warner Thomas and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Hart about the impact of Hurricane Ida and Ochsner’s efforts to safeguard its patients and community in the aftermath.  
9/23/2021 • 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dr. L.J Tan talks about a call to action to increase adult immunizations

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. L.J Tan, chief policy and partnerships officer at the Immunization Action Coalition, about the importance of staying up-to-date on adult immunizations and a recent call to action that explains how physicians can help.
9/21/2021 • 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dr. Fred Cerise discusses building trust in health care during COVID and beyond

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. Fred Cerise, president and CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, about the importance of building trust in health care during COVID and beyond. 
9/20/2021 • 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Corey and Jennifer Feist on addressing physician mental health

In recognition of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses physician suicide with Corey and Jennifer Feist, founders of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation that aims to reduce burnout of health care professionals and safeguard their well-being.
9/16/2021 • 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr. Omar Maniya talks frontlines to family practice

AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. Omar Maniya—an emergency physician who went from the frontlines of the pandemic to family practice—about his journey and what private practices can do to stay successful. 
9/15/2021 • 25 minutes, 25 seconds
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A checklist for residency programs to increase diversity and inclusion

A discussion with Dr. Mercy Adetoye, a clinical lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, about specific ways residency programs can improve the recruiting and training experience of under-represented minorities.
9/7/2021 • 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr. Bobby Mukkamala discusses physicians' role in addressing the national overdose epidemic

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, chair of the AMA Board of Trustees and the AMA task force working to prevent deaths and improve patient outcomes, discusses efforts to address the national overdose epidemic, help patients in pain and improve access to evidence-based care—and how physicians can get involved.
8/31/2021 • 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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AMA President Dr. Gerald Harmon says don't socially distance from your doctor

A discussion with AMA President Dr. Gerald Harmon, a family medicine specialist, about the importance of patients returning to care and how physicians can play a key role in making sure that message gets heard.
8/23/2021 • 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. Grayson Armstrong explains how tele-ophthalmology is transforming the future of eye care

An in-depth discussion with Grayson W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, an ophthalmologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, about telehealth's impact on—and other digital and technological advances emerging in— ophthalmology.
8/12/2021 • 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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Heading into the start of the academic year: Filling gaps in the UME to GME transition

A discussion with Dr. Meg Wolff, associate program director of the University of Michigan Pediatrics Residency Program, and Dr. Kimberly Lomis, AMA’s vice president for undergraduate medical education innovations, about gaps learners experience in the transition between medical school and residency and what the AMA is doing to address them.
8/9/2021 • 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Data disaggregation: Why counting is crucial

There is extensive diversity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and consequently, their health behaviors, beliefs, and challenges deserve distinct attention. In this episode, AMA Sr. policy analyst Joaquin Baca and emergency medicine resident Dr. Anna Yap, discuss the foundation that aggregating data has set in creating health inequities in the U.S. and the need for its disaggregation for physicians to fully attend to the unique needs of AANHPI patients.
8/4/2021 • 56 minutes, 16 seconds
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Todd Askew on advocacy issues that matter to physicians

A discussion with Todd Askew, the AMA’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy in Washington, D.C., about the recently released proposed rule for the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, telehealth developments and advocacy efforts in the fight against the National Overdose Epidemic.
8/3/2021 • 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Effective BHI strategies for independent practices

Independent physician practice experts share their experience integrating behavioral health, how they got started, the challenges they encountered, and how they continue to measure success. For the full, interactive presentation, ama-assn.org/bhi-strategies. For more about the BHI Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles Series, go to www.ama-assn.org/bhiresources
7/28/2021 • 51 minutes, 38 seconds
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Todd Askew discusses the Supreme Court's decision on the ACA

A discussion with Todd Askew, the AMA’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy in Washington, D.C., about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Affordable Care Act and what it means for the future of health care.
7/22/2021 • 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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Black Men in White Coats: physicians share their stories

7/21/2021 • 58 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dr. Clyde Yancy on the importance of research for students and residents

A discussion with Dr. Clyde Yancy, vice dean of diversity and inclusion, and chief of the Division of Cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine about the important role of research in medicine and how students and residents can get involved.  
7/19/2021 • 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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Physicians leading the charge: Dismantling stigma around behavioral health conditions and treatment

Experts share examples of how physicians, and other non-physician clinicians of the care-team can be leaders in breaking the stigma barrier and normalizing treatment for people with mental health conditions with an emphasis on those who are underserved or are of special populations. For the full, interactive presentation, ama-assn.org/bhi-stigma. For more on the BHI Collaborative, visit ama-assn.org/bhiresources
7/13/2021 • 53 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr. Maya Green discusses how to effectively care for your Black and LGBTQ+ patient population

A discussion with Dr. Maya Green, regional medical director for communities on the south and west side of Chicago at Howard Brown Health, who shares highlights from a recent webinar: “Black and LGBTQ+: At the intersection of race, sexual orientation and gender identity,” and shares her own experience in treating Black and LGBTQ+ patients.
7/13/2021 • 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. Mike discusses using social media to combat medical misinformation

A discussion with Dr. Mikhail Varshavski (Doctor Mike), a board-certified family medicine physician and content creator, who will share how he’s been using his social media, which has more than 16 million followers, to combat medical misinformation and change the way we talk about medicine. 
7/12/2021 • 22 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. William McDade discusses health equity and resident education

A discussion with Dr. William McDade, chief diversity and inclusion officer at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME, about the importance of incorporating health equity in resident education.  For more information on the AMA's GME Competency Education Program: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/gcep For more information on the AMA's UME Curricular Enrichment Program: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/ama-ume-program
7/7/2021 • 13 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dr. Pieter Cohen explains dietary supplements and regulations

A discussion with Dr. Pieter Cohen, an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Internist at Cambridge Health Alliance, about what physicians need to know about dietary supplements to help keep their patients safe.
7/6/2021 • 17 minutes, 47 seconds
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Advancing health equity through BHI in primary care

Click here to view the BHI compendium or other BHI resources.
6/29/2021 • 52 minutes, 9 seconds
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Addressing COVID-19 vaccine confidence & equitable distribution

Experts share how to address COVID-19 vaccine concerns from equitable distribution and access to efficacy among communities that experience health disparities.
6/22/2021 • 57 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr. Dale Okorodudu talks about a collaborative effort to increase the number of Black men in medicine

In recognition of Juneteenth, the AMA talks with physician and social entrepreneur, Dr. Dale Okorodudu, about “Black Men in White Coats,” a collaborative effort that seeks to increase the number of Black men in the field of medicine through exposure, inspiration and mentoring.
6/17/2021 • 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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Incoming AMA President Dr. Gerald Harmon looks at the year ahead

A discussion with the AMA’s incoming president, Dr. Gerald Harmon, a family medicine specialist, who shares his priorities for the coming year.
6/15/2021 • 14 minutes
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What physicians need to know: Vaccine misinformation

Numerous studies have shown that physicians and other health care professionals are the most important–and most trusted–voice in answering patient questions about the vaccine. In this episode, experts respond to rumors, misinformation, and disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine that is circulating among the American public.
6/10/2021 • 53 minutes, 43 seconds
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Obesity in Communities of Color – A Closer Look at Addressing Existing Disparities

Even before the pandemic, obesity has affected communities of color disproportionately, due to systemic racism and other health inequities. In this episode, experts discuss and debunk obesity health myths among patients of color.
6/8/2021 • 58 minutes, 33 seconds
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What you need to know about the pause on the J&J vaccine

Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), joins AMA President Susan R. Bailey to discuss the most up-to-date vaccine information, including the recent paused distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
4/14/2021 • 57 minutes, 24 seconds
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Lifting the voices of women in medicine

Hosted by Chris Grant, this podcast episode from Permanente Medicine Podcast, features AMA President Dr. Bailey and Dr. Margaret Ferguson, president and executive medical director of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group.   Visit permanente.org for more.  
4/7/2021 • 28 minutes, 35 seconds
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COVID-19 Vaccines: What doctors wish patients knew

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, Dr. Tyeese Gaines and Dr. Wayne Grody discuss misinformation about the vaccines and what they wish patients knew about safety and efficacy.
3/25/2021 • 26 minutes, 40 seconds
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The importance of health systems science with Dr. Maya Hammoud

AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium has collaborated with the “InsideTheBoards” podcast to bring medical students USMLE study aid. In this episode of the series, Dr. Maya Hammoud gives an overview of health systems science and discusses its growing importance due to COVID-19. Dr. Hammoud is senior advisor for Medical Education Innovations at the AMA. Listen to the full series at insidetheboards.com/hss
3/18/2021 • 33 minutes, 56 seconds
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Physical distancing in schools: what doctors wish patients knew

School physician Dr. Tyeese Gaines and Dr. Wayne Grody, professor at UCLA School of Medicine, discuss what they wish patients knew about physical distancing as a measure against COVID-19, especially as schools navigate the decision to reopen.
3/17/2021 • 19 minutes, 44 seconds
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Grey Rainbow: LGBTQ Patients and Aging, Part II

In the second and final episode in the series, we pick up the conversation with our two experts, Jill Dispenza, director of HIV and STD hub and hotline resources at the Center on Halsted and Dr. Magda Houlberg, Chair of the LGBTQ Advisory Committee from Howard Brown Health on the health care needs and disparities elderly LGBTQ patients may face.
1/14/2021 • 26 minutes, 36 seconds
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Grey Rainbow: LGBTQ Patients and Aging, Part I

What are the health care needs of LGBTQ patients age 65 and older? How are these needs similar, and different, to those of cis, heterosexual seniors? How can physicians mitigate concerns such as social isolation, gender-affirming services, and mental health problems? We talk with experts Jill Dispenza and Dr. Magda Houlberg, about connecting patients with resources.
1/7/2021 • 19 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trans Teens: What Doctors Should Know, part two

In the final episode of our series on trans teenagers, we discuss the specifics of gender affirming healthcare and how to support teens and their families.
12/10/2020 • 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Time to prioritize mental health as we enter the winter months

As the days get shorter and the pandemic continues to rage, mental health should become top priority for doctors and patients.
12/9/2020 • 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trans Teens: What Doctors Should Know, part one

As more children and teenagers are expressing discomfort with their assigned sex at birth or their assumed gender identity, parents may be panicking. Physicians have a unique role in explaining the options available to trans teens. We discuss the differences between sex and gender, as well as the concerns that trans teenagers bring to the office.
12/8/2020 • 22 minutes, 44 seconds
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The ethics of treating the president

We speak with the AMA's director of ethics policy about the ethics of treating the president during the pandemic, and the questions that it poses for physicians.
12/2/2020 • 17 minutes, 16 seconds
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Vaccine Update with AMA President Susan R. Bailey, M.D.

The push for a COVID-19 vaccine is in full swing. We speak with AMA President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., about her conversation with two CDC physicians about the COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution plan.
11/12/2020 • 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dr. Anthony Fauci on the year ahead

In this exclusive interview, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and AMA CEO Dr. James Madara explore the impact of COVID-19 and what lies ahead for physicians and medical students.  
11/11/2020 • 27 minutes, 27 seconds
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Will patients trust the vaccine?

As researchers work to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines, public trust in the vaccine development process is being undermined. We speak with Dr. Peter Hotez about the uphill battle for science first in vaccine development and how to improve patient confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine.  
11/5/2020 • 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr. James Madara explains the hard math on herd immunity

AMA CEO James Madara, MD, discusses the association's pandemic response and the math and science behind herd immunity and COVID-19.
10/29/2020 • 15 minutes, 22 seconds
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The long haul

Some patients with COVID-19 do not fully recover and spend weeks or months experiencing symptoms. We talk with two "long-haulers" (including a physician) about their experiences and what we know about the long-term impact of this disease.
10/22/2020 • 21 minutes, 53 seconds
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Maintaining heart health in a pandemic

Good blood pressure control can be difficult for patients during 'normal' times. During the pandemic, BP control has stagnated. We discuss the importance of maintaining cardiovascular health during COVID-19.
10/15/2020 • 17 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Latinx community and COVID-19

As part of the AMA's ongoing recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we discuss the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the Latinx community.    Download the report at http://cloud.e.ama-assn.org/20-1643-COVIDLatinx    
10/8/2020 • 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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Slowing the death rate

As the pandemic rages, it's vital to reduce the death toll as much as possible. The AMA's current president, immediate past president and president elect discuss the factors we can control in reducing the number of deaths going forward.
10/1/2020 • 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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Gender inequity: Creating systemic change, part 2

In the second part of her discussion at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, Esther Choo, MD, MPH, discusses practices and processes that eliminate gender bias in hiring, promotion, leadership and inclusivity. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
9/30/2020 • 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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What doctors wish patients knew about wearing masks

More than six months into the pandemic, we know that wearing a mask is essential for slowing the spread of COVID-19. The AMA speaks with physicians about the 6 things they wish their patients knew about masks.
9/24/2020 • 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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Gender inequity: Creating systemic change, part 1

In the first of a two-part discussion at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, Esther Choo, MD, MPH, explores the impact of gender bias in the health care workplace. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
9/23/2020 • 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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Pregnant in a pandemic

During COVID-19, managing high-risk pregnancies has become even more complex. As part of Women in Medicine Month, we talk with experts about the challenges of pregnancy care during the pandemic. 
9/17/2020 • 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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Research update with Dr. Howard Bauchner

Our understanding of COVID-19 evolves quickly. We discuss the latest research on vaccines, antibodies, and more with JAMA editor-in-chief Dr. Howard Bauchner.
9/10/2020 • 14 minutes, 10 seconds
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Staying ready: Lessons from a health system preparing for a surge this fall

This fall, more COVID-19 cases are expected, just in time for cold and flu season. As health systems and communities prepare, it's vital to look back at the tactics that succeeded earlier this year. We discuss lessons from Henry Ford Health System as they plan ahead.
9/3/2020 • 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Contact: the challenges of scaling up contact tracing

As the pandemic continues, contract tracing is an important tool to track the spread of COVID-19. We speak with Marcus Plescia, MD, chief medical officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, about the progress of contract tracing in the U.S.
8/27/2020 • 18 minutes, 59 seconds
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100 Days of COVID-19: the latest numbers and info

In the 100th episode of the AMA COVID-19 Update, Mira Irons, MD, shares details about new testing and a cautiously optimistic look at the latest numbers and trends.
8/20/2020 • 16 minutes, 32 seconds
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Still here: Fighting the overdose epidemic during a pandemic

As the U.S. continues to cope with COVID-19, opioid addiction and abuse continue to be a deadly problem. Join AMA immediate past president and chair of the AMA Opioid Taskforce, Patrice A Harris, MD, MA, and other addiction specialists as they discuss the nation's continued drug overdose epidemic. Subscribe to daily COVID video updates from the AMA at ama-assn.org/COVIDupdate
8/13/2020 • 18 minutes, 59 seconds
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U.S. Census 101 for Physicians, Part II

Accurate decennial statistics play a critical role in the equitable distribution of federal assets, and dedicated census officials are working to ensure complete and accurate enumeration despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
4/29/2020 • 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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U.S. Census 101 for Physicians, Part I

Physicians have a unique opportunity to drive health equity forward by acting as a trusted voice, encouraging patients to participate in the decennial census. For more information on responding to the 2020 census, you can visit the official website at 2020census.gov
4/22/2020 • 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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Women leaders in medicine, part 2

Part two of this panel discussion on women leaders in medicine touches on non-traditional paths in medicine, as well as how to negotiate things like fair compensation and benefits. Neha Siddiqui moderates the panel with Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., Marilyn Heine, M.D., and Donna Woodson, M.D.
10/23/2019 • 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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Women leaders in medicine, part 1

The first part of this panel discussion features Women Physicians Section council members sharing unique challenges and experiences regarding their pathway to leadership in medicine. The panel aims to promote discussion around growth as a woman in the medical field. Neha Siddiqui moderates the panel with Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., Marilyn Heine, M.D., and Donna Woodson, M.D.
10/16/2019 • 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pop medicine: How media shapes perceptions of health care, part 2

In part two of this discussion on medicine’s presence in entertainment and social media, Michael Metzner, M.D., and Jeanne M. Farnan, M.D., M.H.P.E., discuss topics such as online doctor ratings, anti-vaccine attacks on social media, celebrity doctors and more.
10/9/2019 • 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pop medicine: How media shapes perceptions of health care, part 1

For better or worse, pop culture has had a significant impact on the way patients view and understand health care. In part one of this discussion on portrayals of medicine in television and social media, the AMA medical student section’s Committee on Bioethics and Humanities is joined by Michael Metzner, M.D., and Jeanne M. Farnan, M.D., M.H.P.E.
10/2/2019 • 22 minutes, 23 seconds
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Replay: #MeToo in the medical field, part 2: Dr. Tiffani Bell and David Gabor on consequences

In honor of Women in Medicine Month, the AMA is excited to share this presentation by Tiffani Bell, MD, a former AMA Resident and Fellows Section representative, and David Gabor, a partner at the Wagner Law Group. Together they discuss the psychological effects and legal ramifications of sexual harassment and discrimination. This episode is the second of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry.
9/25/2019 • 17 minutes, 57 seconds
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Replay: #MeToo in the medical field, part 1: Dr. Reshma Jagsi on harassment

In honor of Women in Medicine Month, the AMA is excited to share this presentation by Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, from the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting. In her discussion, Dr. Jagsi provides an overview of sexual harassment and discrimination in the medical field. This episode is the first of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry.
9/18/2019 • 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Gender inequity: Creating systemic change, part 2

In the second part of her discussion at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, Esther Choo, MD, MPH, discusses practices and processes that eliminate gender bias in hiring, promotion, leadership and inclusivity. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
9/11/2019 • 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Gender inequity: Creating systemic change, part 1

In the first of a two-part discussion at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, Esther Choo, MD, MPH, explores the impact of gender bias in the health care workplace. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
9/4/2019 • 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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Is there a vaccine for burnout? Part 2

In the second part of this panel discussion, the AMA's team of experts on physician burnout discuss what to do if you think a friend or colleague is dealing with burnout and how the health care system can cultivate physician resiliency. Kathleen Blake, M.D., M.P.H., leads the panel with Marie Brown, M.D., Jan Kief, M.D., Ryan Ribeira, M.D., M.P.H., and Hunter Pattison, M.D.
8/28/2019 • 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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Is there a vaccine for burnout? Part 1

In the first part of this panel discussion, some of the AMA's foremost experts on burnout research share their personal experiences managing burnout and address potential system-wide solutions. Kathleen Blake, M.D., M.P.H., leads the panel with Marie Brown, M.D., Jan Kief, M.D., Ryan Ribeira, M.D., M.P.H., and Hunter Pattison, M.D.
8/21/2019 • 21 minutes, 10 seconds
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Physician’s guide to advocacy: Part 2 with Todd Askew

In his presentation at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA Director of Congressional Affairs Todd Askew focuses on three hot topics on Capitol Hill: preventing gun violence, efforts to improve MACRA and protecting patients from surprise medical bills. This episode of Moving Medicine is the second of two parts about federal advocacy for physicians. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update. 
8/14/2019 • 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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Physician’s guide to advocacy: Part 1 with Cynthia Brown

In her presentation at the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA Vice President of Government Affairs Cynthia Brown reviews a variety of the most pressing health care issues facing America today. This episode of Moving Medicine is the first of two parts about federal advocacy for physicians. You can subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
8/7/2019 • 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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The opioid epidemic and emerging public health policy priorities

In his presentation at the 2019 AMA National Advocacy Conference, Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, reviews the current state of opioid abuse in America. Dr. Giroir, the Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health, also discusses potential solutions. You can follow along with Dr. Giroir by viewing his presentation deck at ama-assn.org/giroir-mm and subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
6/12/2019 • 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why does the U.S. spend so much on health care? Learning from world comparisons, part 2

In the second part of his keynote address at the 2019 AMA State Advocacy Summit, Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, director of Harvard Global Health Institute, talks about the tradeoff of positive and negative outcomes stemming from high prices in America’s health care sector. You can follow along with Dr. Jha by viewing his presentation deck at ama-assn.org/jha-mm and subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
6/5/2019 • 26 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why does the U.S. spend so much on health care? Learning from world comparisons, part 1

In the first part of his keynote address at the 2019 AMA State Advocacy Summit, Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, director of Harvard Global Health Institute, discusses why the U.S. spends so much more on health care than other countries and reviews data on potential sources for this high spend. You can follow along with Dr. Jha by viewing his presentation deck at ama-assn.org/jha-mm and subscribe for exclusive advocacy news at ama-assn.org/advocacy-update.
5/29/2019 • 21 minutes, 34 seconds
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Physician Well-being, part 3: Developing a culture of wellness with John P. Fogarty, M.D.

John P. Fogarty, M.D., dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, shares the outpouring of grief following a medical student’s suicide and outlines the FSU Wellness Committee's efforts to create a culture that promotes wellness for students. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and subscribe for our exclusive Burnout Management Tip of the Week emails at ama-assn.org/physician-burnout.
2/27/2019 • 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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Physician Well-being, part 2: Personal and professional satisfaction with Brooke M. Buckley, M.D., FACS

Brooke M. Buckley, M.D., FACS, talks about setting a course for personal and professional satisfaction, excelling as a leader and mentor, and learning from failure. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and subscribe for our exclusive Burnout Management Tip of the Week emails at ama-assn.org/physician-burnout
2/20/2019 • 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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Physician Well-being, part 1: Organizational changes with Michael Tutty, PhD

Michael Tutty, PhD, provides an overview of the AMA's efforts to reduce physician burnout by focusing on organizational transformation. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and subscribe for our exclusive Burnout Management Tip of the Week emails at ama-assn.org/physician-burnout
2/13/2019 • 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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Expanded rooming and discharge protocols with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to discuss expanded rooming and discharge protocols. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/patient-discharge-and-rooming.
12/19/2018 • 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Advocacy Year-End Wrap Up, Part 1

In this episode, we listen in to the first half of the Council on Legislation forum at the 2018 AMA Interim Meeting. Willie Underwood III, M.D., David T. Tayloe Jr., M.D., Marilyn J. Heine, M.D., and Mary S. Carpenter, M.D., each discuss the AMA’s advocacy efforts on issues in 2018.
12/13/2018 • 32 minutes, 22 seconds
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Advocacy Year-End Wrap Up, Part 2

Tune in to the second half of the Council on Legislation forum at the 2018 AMA Interim Meeting. Todd Askew, AMA director of congressional affairs, recaps results from the mid-term elections, while Richard Deem, AMA senior vice president for advocacy, reviews what those results mean for future health care policy in 2019.
12/13/2018 • 24 minutes, 19 seconds
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How pre-visit labs lead to richer patient-physician conversations with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to go over pre-visit laboratory testing. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/pre-visit-laboratory-testing.
12/12/2018 • 11 minutes, 36 seconds
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Developing a pre-visit planning process with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to answer questions about planning the current patient visit and preparing for the next. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/pre-visit-planning.
12/5/2018 • 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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Making the most of team meetings with Christine Sinsky, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Christine Sinsky, M.D., to teach you how to conduct effective team meetings. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/conducting-effective-team-meetings.
11/28/2018 • 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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How daily team huddles can save your practice time with Marie T. Brown, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Marie T. Brown, M.D., to discuss how to boost practice productivity and team morale by implementing a daily team huddle. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcastsand follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/team-huddles.
11/14/2018 • 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Annual Rx renewal to increase medication adherence with Marie T. Brown, M.D

In this episode, we’re joined by Marie T. Brown, M.D., to teach you about synchronized prescription renewal. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow along this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/synchronized-prescription-renewal.
11/8/2018 • 19 minutes, 33 seconds
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Building trust to support medication adherence with Marie T. Brown, M.D.

In this episode, we’re joined by Marie T. Brown, M.D. who discusses how to create connections with patients to support medication adherence. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts and follow this episode with the online module at stepsforward.org/modules/medication-adherence.
10/31/2018 • 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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#MeToo in the medical field, part 2: Dr. Tiffani Bell & David Gabor on consequences

Dr. Tiffani Bell, a former AMA Resident and Fellows Section representative, is joined by David Gabor, a partner at the Wagner Law Group. Together they discuss the psychological effects and legal ramifications of sexual harassment and discrimination. This episode is the second of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
10/3/2018 • 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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#MeToo in the medical field, part 1: Dr. Reshma Jagsi on harassment

Dr. Reshma Jagsi, director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan, provides an overview of sexual harassment and discrimination in the medical field. This episode is the first of two about how the #MeToo movement has affected the health care industry. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
9/26/2018 • 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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Helping at-risk patient populations, part 3: Dr. Paul H. Wick on senior patients

Dr. Paul H. Wick, the immediate past chair of the AMA Senior Physicians Section, discusses health issues and disparities unique to elderly populations. This episode completes our trio of podcasts about improving health outcomes for vulnerable patient populations. View all AMA podcasts at ama- assn.org/podcasts.
9/19/2018 • 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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Helping at-risk patient populations, part 2: Dr. Dionne Hart on incarcerated patients

Dr. Dionne Hart is the director of Care from the Heart, which provides patient advocacy and psychiatric consultation services. In this episode, she shares sobering statistics that may challenge your preconceived notions about individuals in the criminal justice system. This episode is the second of three about improving health outcomes for vulnerable patient populations. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
9/12/2018 • 16 minutes, 58 seconds
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Health care innovation, part 2: Dr. Richard Milani on inpatient and AI innovation

In part two of his presentation on innovation, Dr. Richard Milani outlines the need for innovation in the inpatient setting and offers tangible solutions that can drastically improve patient outcomes. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
8/29/2018 • 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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Health care innovation, part 1: Dr. Richard Milani on outpatient innovation

Dr. Richard Milani of Ochsner Health addresses the challenges of treating chronic disease in the outpatient setting and makes a case for leveraging behavior change as part of the solution. This episode is the first of two about health care innovation. View all AMA podcasts at ama-assn.org/podcasts.
8/13/2018 • 33 minutes, 52 seconds