The Magician: Bob Baker, MD

Dr. Bob Baker’s driving passion is helping doctors rediscover the love of practicing medicine while boosting patient ratings and physician compensation. In his book, The Performance of Medicine, he shares unique techniques and strategies to help physicians better connect and communicate with their patients. He believes practicing medicine is the best job in the world and that even today, physicians can reignite their own passion for their work.

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The Spy: Lisa Gould, MD, PhD

Dr. Gould is the Associate Medical Director and Director of Research at South Shore Hospital Center for Wound Healing in Weymouth, MA. She brings her passion for research and education to her clinical practice and to the national organizations she serves, including the Wound Healing Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the American College of Surgeons.

…And she totally wanted to be a spy.

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Season 2 Preview

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for joining us during the inaugural season of our podcast. In this time, we’ve introduced you to some very interesting individuals, each with a unique story of how they’ve made their personal contribution to health care delivery. The list included physicians and nurses, clinicians and researchers, executives, vendors, and entrepreneurs. We’re giving our podcast a holiday break during the last few days of December, but starting January 6, 2020 we’ll be launching Season 2 of prescription for success and continue with a new episode every two weeks throughout the year.

The Navigator: Joy Sorensen-Navarre

Joy is a nationally recognized educator and expert on student loan debt. She is the President of the consulting firm, Navigate, which is relied on by health systems across the country to help physicians achieve student loan relief and her clients are on track to save over 153 million dollars. She is also a frequent speaker at residency programs, hospitals and conferences, and professional journals and websites throughout the medical community readily share her insight.

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The Gracious Leader: Janet Smith Meeks, MBA, BBA

The author of Gracious Leadership: Lead Like You’ve Never Led Before, Janet Meeks has devoted four decades of her professional life to the healthcare and financial services industries. During the course of her career, she honed a leadership philosophy that transformed organizations by emphasizing positive corporate cultures, accountability, and something called the “Head-Heart Connection.” In this podcast Janet shares the story of her journey.

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The Philanthropist: Dr. Steven Reich

In this interview we’ll meet Dr. Steven Reich, an orthopedic spine surgeon with a busy practice in central New Jersey.  In addition to his private practice, Dr. Reich has an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Woods Johnson University Medical School where he particularly enjoys working with medical students.  He has also been politically active for many years and was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to the New Jersey Commission on Spine Injury Research, which he also served as chairman. It was in that capacity that Dr. Reich testified before the U. S. Congress.

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The Exec: Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN

In this podcast, I talk with Jerry Mansfield, the first executive level leader for nursing and patient experience at Medical University of South Carolina, a Magnet-designated hospital for four consecutive years (2015-2019), Jerry is directly accountable for the practice of nursing (more than 2,000 FTEs) and establishing the strategic direction for patient care experience and engagement across all care delivery sites. By blending operational detail with sound strategy he creates innovative care delivery models, projects, and programs.

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The Advocate: Dr. Shikha Jain

In this interview, Dr. Shikha Jain tells us about her evolution from practicing oncologist/hematologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physician Director of Media Relations at Rush University Cancer Center in Chicago as well as a powerful advocate for gender parity in medicine.  Please join us for this enlightening conversation.     

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The Inventor: Dr. Patrick Vinck

In this episode, I’m talking with Dr. Patrick Vinck about how a brilliant young scholar with a background in biochemistry and molecular bio-physics transitions into a family doctor.  We’ll also explore his interest in a more efficient way to bring quality healthcare to underserved populations of Arizona. In addition to all this, Dr. Vinck is also an inventor, and he’ll tell us about his development of a device to more accurately measure the progress of pregnant women in labor.  This will definitely be a “why didn’t I think of that” moment. I hope you’ll join us.

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The Mentor: Dr. Duncan McRae, Jr.

Dr. Duncan McRae began his education in medicine and surgery as a teenager at the side of his father, a surgeon in McRae, Georgia.  After completing his education at Vanderbilt University and University of Virginia, he began a successful career as a general surgeon In Montgomery, Alabama.  Although teaching was not part of his original plan, he now finds himself as Associate Professor of Medicine for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Montgomery Regional Campus.  We’ll talk about that evolution from practitioner to mentor in this episode of Rx for Success.

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