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The Human Doctor

English, Health / Medicine, 6 seasons, 91 episodes, 1 day, 18 hours, 5 minutes
Dr. Kimberly Manning and Dr. Ashley McMullen are two dope academic internists who use the power of storytelling to explore the human side of medicine, along with teaching, living, learning, and all things in between
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Meeting to Meaning (Live from SGIM 2024!)

Live from the Society of General Internal Medicine 2024 annual meeting in Boston, MA! Kimberly and Ashley share the stage to tell the story of their first meeting and a meaningful connection that would lead to the beginnings of The Human Doctor Podcast and so much more. 
5/22/202437 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mother's and Babies

In the final episode of this season, Ashley shares a story about a profound experience in residency that shaped her perspective on patients and their families, and how we care for both. 
4/17/202428 minutes, 54 seconds
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Have a friend, be a friend

Who are the friends that you can call on no matter what the circumstance? Who are the those that you can trust to love and care for you, even when you feel you don't deserve it? In our busy adult lives, we often miss opportunities to form deep connections beyond the bounds of traditional family and romantic partnerships. However, on this episode Kimberly takes the time to celebrate one of these connections and what it means to her. 
4/10/202427 minutes, 57 seconds
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Joy, Pain, Sunshine and Rain

This week Ashley is back on the mic sharing a story from early adulthood when an unexpected message resonated in unexpected ways. 
4/3/202431 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Holdovers

Each of us at some point in our lives will have the experience of not being chosen for something or not getting the thing we desperately wanted. This week, Kimberly shares her reflections on this experience and some important lessons along the way. 
3/13/202436 minutes, 23 seconds
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Real Talk

When it comes to difficult news, what we say and how we say it matters a lot, especially in medicine. Today, Ashley recalls a moment in training where this concept became very clear. 
3/6/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Strong Black Woman

Many of us have heard the disheartening statistic that Black women experience the highest rates of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States, 3x that of white women, and regardless of socioeconomic status. This week Ashley offers a humanistic lens to this fact by sharing the story of her own mother's experience bringing her into this world. 
2/21/202429 minutes, 4 seconds
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When Somebody Loves You Back

On this episode, Kimberly reflects on a really difficult but necessary choice that she made when she was younger. It's a choice that she still makes routinely today. 
2/14/202430 minutes, 11 seconds
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Fleeting Moments

This week, Ashley reflects on a moment where so much changed in the blink of an eye.
1/18/202426 minutes, 24 seconds
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Love Languages

This episode, Ashley shares a recent experience in clinic that helped reshape her views on gifts and giving. We want to also wish all of our listeners a wonderful and safe holiday season. We'll be back in the New Year!
12/23/202328 minutes, 4 seconds
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Come See About Me

This episode Kimberly shares another compelling story along with some unforgettable advice she received while on the wards at Grady Hospital **************************** BLR Benefit 2023: The Narrative Arc
12/13/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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We're back and excited to kick-off another season of storytelling on the Human Doctor Pod. This week, Ashley is on the mic to tell you about an experience in medical training that needed a time-out for serious reflection. 
12/6/202332 minutes, 56 seconds
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The choice is yours

This week Ashley shares a narrative from her first year on faculty where a difficult patient interaction helped her realize a sense of agency in terms of how the experience unfolded.  ------------- Topics Discussed: "Diastolito" at Yeppa & Co, Buckhead, Atlanta The Nap Ministry - Rest as Reparations  The Nocturnists episode with Eric Topol, MD, author of Deep Medicine Clinical Problem Solvers Juneteenth episode w/ Kimberly and her dad, Mr. William Draper
8/9/202328 minutes, 14 seconds
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Who’s (Re)liable?

Stepping into a more senior role often comes with greater responsibilities, as well as greater repercussions for adverse events. Ashley reflects on her first experience stepping into a new attending role and the challenges that came with it.  ------------- Topics Discussed: Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson named an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at its 56th National Convention Dr. Manning's email away message Documentary (on Disney+) - Wild Life
7/26/202331 minutes, 29 seconds
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Do Stuff

When was the last time you did something big, purely because you wanted to do it? This week Kimberly shares some wisdom she received from a Grady patient, and how that led to a pivotal moment in her life.
7/19/202328 minutes, 58 seconds
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Wade in the Water

This episode, Ashley shares about a recent experience where she had to push herself outside the boundaries of her comfort zone. 
7/12/202331 minutes, 44 seconds
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We Gon’ Be Alright

This week Dr. Manning shares an uplifting reflection on the critical role of representation and what it means to push the boundaries of what we think is possible for ourselves as well as others.
7/5/202330 minutes, 7 seconds
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If you know, you know (#IYKYK)

This week, Kimberly shares an incredible story about an exchange with a young patient who was anticipating a life-changing event.  
6/21/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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Know better, do better

As healthcare providers, we are often in a zone of learning new information and new ways of doing things. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how your care of a person may have changed had you known back then what you know now? In this episode, Ashley shares a story about a time where she would have done things differently. 
6/7/202330 minutes, 46 seconds
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Little Mercies Everywhere

This week, Ashley is back in the storytelling hot seat, sharing about a very memorable experience and how it has shaped her perspective going forward. 
5/10/202328 minutes
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No Fear in Love

In this final episode of Season 4, Ashley looks back on a few key moments in her professional life and personal journey towards greater love and self-acceptance. 
3/1/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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Flag on the Play

Have you ever had an experience that felt out of completely out of control? Even in the midst of turmoil, sometimes we must throw down a flag and find a moment to reflect. This week, Ashley shares a story and the lessons learned from it. 
2/15/202331 minutes, 8 seconds
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No One Can Tell You What You Know

Oftentimes the best thing we can do for those we care for, as well as for ourselves, is to be still and know exactly who we are. On today's episode, Kimberly drops some serious wisdom as she recalls an experience when she first learned this lesson well. 
2/8/202326 minutes, 27 seconds
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Everybody Can’t Go

How many of us struggle to say no to the many tasks and asks that place a heavy toll on our well-being? This week, Kimberly reflects on a time where she had to reconcile what was being asked of her and how much she could give. 
1/25/202328 minutes, 14 seconds
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N of 1

At many points in life, we may find ourselves tasked with letting go of our attachments, but not our hope. This week Ashley reflects on an experience where this lesson be very real.
1/11/202331 minutes, 35 seconds
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Finding Me

For many of us, early experiences in childhood can have a major impact on how we view ourselves and others going forward. In today's episode, Ashley shares one of these moments. 
11/30/202227 minutes, 51 seconds
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Me, Myself, and Mahalia

We often face choices that are very painful but also can lead us to a life of greater authenticity. Along the way, it's important that we affirm our truest selves and recognize that each of us is uniquely incredible. This week Ashley shares a story about part of this journey. 
7/13/202225 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sorry, not sorry

In this profession we routinely experience a roller coaster of human emotions. Yet, we're often limited in how or when we are able express those feelings. This week, Kimberly tells us about a pivotal moment in which she recognized the power of letting her emotions show.
12/8/202126 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mistakes were Made

We're human beings. Human beings make mistakes. Yet, we don't seem to talk about it enough in medicine. In this episode, Ashley reflects on a mistake that was made during her training and how it impacted her afterwards. 
12/1/202125 minutes, 47 seconds
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Declare Yourself

Errors and adverse events in medicine are complicated. They often stem from so much more than a missed diagnosis or failed procedure. Kimberly reflects on a difficult experience she had as an attending physician and the important lessons she learned.
8/24/202126 minutes, 45 seconds
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Stop Everything

In this episode Ashley shares a story about a time when her world effectively stopped, but not everyone noticed. On days that feel very ordinary for us, how do we stop and make space for folks whose lives have become anything but ordinary?
8/18/202125 minutes, 26 seconds
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#38 HOT

Kimberly recalls a valuable lesson she learned from a Grady elder and how it helped her deal with a situation where emotions ran high. Often times we must realize, it's not about us. 
8/11/202130 minutes, 32 seconds
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Truly Excellent

Do you want to be truly excellent, or just seem that way? Ashley shares a story about a really difficult experience and the opportunity for meaningful growth. 
8/4/202122 minutes, 18 seconds
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Flying On One Wing

This week Kimberly shares a story about a time when someone gave her the strength to get through a particularly difficult task. When you see a person flying on one wing, do you help give them the strength to soar, or keep on moving? 
7/28/202121 minutes, 53 seconds
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Becoming is Better than Being

Ashley shares a story reflecting on the last time she felt real joy. When we focus on individual achievement and "being the best" or "being the expert", how do we find joy in the process of becoming?
7/21/202126 minutes, 55 seconds
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Let Folks Shine

Kimberly reflects on a conflict she experienced during residency. Medical education can sometimes feel like more of a competition than a collaborative learning environment. How do we create spaces where folks can shine without dimming the light for others?
7/14/202125 minutes, 30 seconds
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Sticking the Landing

Ashley shares a story about going above and beyond to help a patient during residency. Have you ever felt pressure to "do the most" to make up for failures of the healthcare system?
7/7/202124 minutes, 42 seconds
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What Matters Most

Kimberly reflects on the importance of recognizing what matters most. When you take an inventory of your priorities, what or who comes first?
6/30/202122 minutes, 4 seconds
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Physician, know thyself

Ashley shares a very personal story about knowing her true self and the journey towards welcoming others in to know her as well. 
6/23/202124 minutes, 40 seconds
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Excuse me, miss?

Kimberly shares a story about being interrupted by strangers at work. Is there a type of energy we bring into a space that makes us more or less "stoppable"?
6/16/202122 minutes, 19 seconds
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Oh, do you work here?

Ashley shares a story on being seen in the workplace. How do you respond when someone's bias renders you invisible?
6/8/202124 minutes, 50 seconds
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Some Folks Just Don't Like Pizza

Kimberly shares a story about receiving some very unsatisfying feedback. How do you respond when the issue is not the work you do, but the essence of you?
6/8/202121 minutes, 35 seconds
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#BlackWomanMagic - An Introduction

Welcome to The Human Doctor Podcast! Get to know Drs. Kimberly Manning and Ashley McMullen, along with two other regularly featured guests...Jewels and Mahalia
6/5/202122 minutes, 29 seconds