Your Career In Healthcare



Second only to your patients, your career in healthcare is of utmost importance to all healthcare professionals.  Your Career in Healthcare is a series of informative programs that will help you make the most of your career from a business and employment perspective. The series will provide you with the information and perspective you need to make the most of your career and practice choices.


  • Alternative Career Choices After Fellowship


    Host: Tim Rush Guest: Bassam Rimawi, MD Currently completing a second fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Bassam Rimawi shares his unique journey in medicine and reveals some alternative career choices for fellows.

  • Physicians Helping Physicians: Switching to a Non-Clinical Career


    Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, Author of "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" Guest: Michelle Mudge-Riley, DO With all the recent updates in healthcare, more and more physicians are turning to non-clinical careers, and resources like Physicians Helping Physicians aim to make that transition easier. Here to talk about all the ins and outs of this coaching service with Dr. Andrew Wilner is the founder of Physicians Helping Physicians, Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley.

  • Improving Patient Quality of Care Through Healthcare Partnerships


    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Richard Snyder, MD Get a behind-the-scenes look into how Independence Blue Cross teamed up with Penn Medicine to identify opportunities for improving patient satisfaction and their access to and coordination of care by utilizing EMR data and medical claims data. Richard Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Independence Blue Cross, shares his insights into this venture.

  • Pros & Cons of the EMR System in Healthcare: From a Nurse's Perspective


    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Jeanne Venella, DNP, MS, CEN, CPEN Jeanne Venella, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Stel Life, Inc., talks about the benefits and limitations of the electronic records system in healthcare from her perspective as a nurse.

  • How Is Technology Contributing to the Personalization of Healthcare?


    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Daniel Tropeano Join Daniel Tropeano, CEO of the Pennsylvania and Delaware Region with United Healthcare, as he shares how technology has helped improve the personalization of healthcare and the utilization of the various wellness programs available to healthcare members.

  • How Is Social Media Driving Patient Education?


    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Carmine Attanasio Get a glimpse into the future of healthcare as Carmine Attanasio the Senior Product Manager with Digital Mylemoa Marketing at Celgene, shares how social media is changing the landscape in patient education.

  • Computerization of Healthcare: Are Your Patients Better Off?


    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Christopher Spagnuola, MD, FAAOS As with any technology, there are benefits and limitations to the computerization of healthcare. On the plus side, as Dr. Christopher Spagnuola explains, electronic medical records are streamlining communication between medical providers when it comes to prescriptions, and telemedicine is revolutionizing post-op following orthopedic surgery. But there are unfortunately some downsides to this technology as well.

  • The Emerging Importance of the Physician Advisor


    Host: Prathima Setty, MD At the Physician Advisor and Medical Director Summit in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Prathima Setty goes live alongside Dr. Kalyana Kanaparthy. As the System Medical Director of the Physician Advisor Program at Rochester Regional Health, Dr. Kanaparthy speaks to the value of the physician advisor's role within the healthcare industry. They discuss not only the financial implications, but also how physician advisors strive to maintain a hospital's obligation of accuracy in patient status.

  • A Global Look at Locum Tenens: An International Career


    Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Bryan J. Smith, MD Are you a physician whose passion is practicing medicine? Or are you a jet-setter looking for international intrigue? As it turns out, you can be both! Once hospitalist Dr. Bryan Smith discovered Global Medical Staffing, he packed his bags and boarded a flight bound for New Zealand. A year and a half later, he chronicles his experiences abroad with Dr. Shira Johnson. In riveting detail, Dr. Smith sheds light on the benefits and challenges of foreign cultural paradigms in medicine.

  • Livin' la Vida Locum: A Globetrotter's Journey


    Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: William Lemaire, MD Dr. Shira Johnson welcomes Dr. William LeMaire, author of Cross-Cultural Doctoring: On and Off the Beaten Path, who chronicles his transformation from a faculty member at the University of Miami to an international, jet-setting Ob/Gyn with the help of Global Medical Staffing. He depicts healthcare challenges many countries face today, including the continued need for medical basics.

  • Life Lessons on Coping with the Stress & Pressure of Being a Healthcare Provider


    Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Physicians have one of the most stressful careers out there, forcing them to learn how to cope with high pressure on a day-to-day basis. And with the rates of physician burnout on the rise, adding a little laughter to your life and practice could be just what the doctor ordered. Sharing their experiences on learning to cope with these pressures and incorporating humor into their practice are Dr. Brian McDonough and Dr. John Kelly, Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Mid-Career Change: Transitioning to Locum Tenens


    Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Thomas O'Mara, MD Transitioning to a full-time locum tenens position may sound daunting when you’re in the middle of your career and run a private practice. But through CompHeatlh pulmonologist, Dr. Thomas O'Mara, found working as a locum tenens for the past 12 years has provided him and his family with flexible scheduling and opportunities to create a better work-life balance. Dr. Shira Johnson speaks with Dr. O'Mara about his personal journey as a locum tenens that began with uncertainty and led to happiness.

  • A Sailor's Life for Me: One Doctor's Quest to Live & Practice from a 40-Foot Sailboat


    Host: Tim Rush Guest: Robin Mcalister Mangione, MD Ever dreamt about selling everything, moving onto a sailboat, and traveling across the world? That’s exactly what Dr. Mangione did when she decided to become a locum tenen physician. With help from resources like Weatherby Healthcare, she can practice her passion wherever the winds may blow.

  • From Residency to Locum Tenens: A Young Physician's Unique Career Path


    Host: Tim Rush Dr. Johnny Shen, a family practice physician trained in Houston, TX, investigated whether there could be another way to achieve work-life balance early in his career. What he discovered was locum tenens. This aha moment set him on a unique and fulfilling career path that has both defied his expectations and changed the perception of the healthcare industry.

  • Road Warrior Physician: A How-to Guide for Locum Tenens


    Host: Tim Rush Guest: Noel Lumpkin, MD Dr. Noel Lumpkin, author of Road Warrior Physician, produces a must-read for all physicians, no matter their career stage. Through her insights, Dr. Lumpkin will equip you with the tools you need to begin your career as a locum tenens physician—from the steps to take, the benefits received, and job landscape.

  • Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health


    Data, artificial intelligence, and telehealth protocols are three of the biggest buzzwords in the health care industry right now, but it’s not all just hype. Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine Dr. Lloyd Minor reveals how these three elements are part of his strategic plan for advancing 21st century biomedicine and medical education.

  • Overcoming Career Fatigue, the Healthcare Professional's Epidemic


    Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Joanna Petrides, PsyD Career fatigue is a staggering epidemic where not only the healthcare professionals suffer, but so do their patients and family members. Join Dr. Jennifer Caudle as she speaks with Dr. Joanna Petrides, Clinical Psychologist and Resident Research Director of Family Medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, about the warning signs physicians need to be aware of and the preventative measures that can be implemented to help keep them healthy.

  • The Art of Asking Patients for a Review


    Host: Randall Wong, MD Host: Russell Faust, MD Gone are the days when asking for reviews seemed desperate or unprofessional. Now it is much more acceptable, and in fact, patients expect it! Join Drs. Russ Faust and Randy Wong as they explain the importance of getting past the embarrassment and asking patients for reviews.

  • Top Tips: 8 Ways to Build Your Dream Practice


    Host: Randall Wong, MD Host: Russell Faust, MD When it comes to your practice, you probably have some conditions that you’d rather treat than others…we all do! That’s why Drs. Russ Faust and Randy Wong break down the key strategies that will get you noticed by the patients you want to reach the most.

  • HTTPS Compliance: The Key to Your Website’s Success


    Host: Randall Wong, MD Host: Russell Faust, MD With more and more browsers requiring websites to obtain an SSL certificate, Drs. Russ Faust and Randy Wong explain why you need to tell visitors—and even more importantly, browsers—that your website is secure and trustworthy.

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