NexGenMed: The podcast by med students for med students on free market healthcare
Episodes #20 – #54
Episode #54: Gayle Brekke is an actuary and doctoral student at University of Kansas doing research on DPC
Gayle Brekke explores the proper role of insurance companies and how DPC can challenge the status-quo of US healthcare.
Episode #53: Leah Houston, MD is a founding partner of HPEC
Leah Houston, MD says a hospital stole her identity. To prevent this from happening to other physicians Dr Houston wants utilize block chain technology to create a self-soverign digitial identity for doctors.
Episode #52: Zak Holdsworth is the CEO of the DPC solutions company Hint Health
Zak grew up on a farm in New Zealand and from a young age dreamed of going to Silicon Valley. He made his dream come true and is the CEO of Hint in San Francisco. Hint (which stands for Health Intelligence) works with doctors that want to remove 3rd party payers from their practice.
Episode #51: James Price talks of his experience fighting to end Step 2 Clinical Skills and testifying before Wisconsin State Assembly about DPC
James Price is a 4th year medical student who fought to end Step 2 Clinical Skills. In its current state James believes Step 2 CS’ cost outweighs the benefit. James also tells us about his experience testifying about DPC before the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Episode #50: Naomi Lopez Bauman is the Director of Healthcare Policy at the Goldwater Institute
Naomi believes that DPC is the future of primary care in the United States. She also discusses the high cost of prescription drugs and possible solutions.
Episode #49: Rafael Fonseca, MD shares his thoughts on the fiduciary responsibility of the physician to the patient
Rafael Fonseca, MD is a consultant in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Mayo clinic in Arizona and a visiting healthcare fellow at Goldwater Institute. Dr. Fonseca discusses the fiduciary responsibility of the physician.
Episode #48: Tony Dale, MD joins NexGenMed to talk about Sedera Health
Tony Dale is a former physician from Great Britain. He became interested in US health care when he had surgery in the US in the 1990s. Dr. Dale knew there had to be a better way so he created Sedera Health in 2014.
Episode #47: Caren Gallaher, MD discusses her concern for expanding the scope of practice for NPs and PAs
Caren Gallaher, MD shares her thoughts on the expanding scope of practice for NPs and PAs. Dr Gallaher believes integrated medical teams led by physicians is best for America.
Episode #46: John Inazu, JD, PhD, talks about his book ‘Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference”
John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. He writes and speaks frequently to general audiences on topics of pluralism, assembly, free speech, religious freedom, and other issues. Dr. Inazu joins NexGenMed to share his ideas on thriving in society with deep differences.
Episode #45: Allison Edwards, MD left academic medicine to open her own DPC clinic
Allison Edwards, MD shares her journey from academic medicine to running her own DPC practice. She discusses the challenges and opportunities in running your own practice without third-party payers. Dr. Edwards talks about doing locum tenens work in the ER, how she learned to run a business, her consulting work with tech start ups, and more!
Episode #44: Christion Rice, MD owns multiple free standing, direct pay emergency centers
Dr. Rice is an advocate for physician executives and of physician-owned healthcare models. He believes that the US health care system can be best improved when compassionate American physicians provide physician-led and free-market solutions.
Episode #43: Michael J. Daugherty is the CEO of LabMD
Michael spent years fighting the FTC and won. Listen to him share his story and discuss his book, “The Devil Inside the Beltway:
The Shocking Exposé of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business.”
Episode #40: Daren Blonski, CFP gives financial advice to medical students
When should a medical student get a financial adviser? Should you shop around for medical school loans? What should you look for in an adviser? Daren Blonski explains.
Episode #39: Aamir Hussain, UChicago Pritzker medical student, talks about his experience getting a Master’s of Arts in Public Policy
How can a Master’s of Public Policy benefit medical students? Aamir explains.
Episode #38: Maggie Wang, 3rd year med student, talks about her experience with Canadian and US health care
Maggie grew up in Canada and she shares her thoughts on Canadian style healthcare in America.
Episode #37: Jeffrey Singer, MD, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, talks about his research on the opioid problem in America
Jeffrey Singer, MD is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and works in the Center for the Study of Science and the Department of Health Policy Studies. He is principal and founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., the largest and oldest group private surgical practice in Arizona.
Episode #36: Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute, talks about the Right to Try law
Christina Sandefur is a co-drafter of the Right to Try Initiative that was signed into federal law by President Trump in May 2018. Right to Try protects terminally ill patients’ right to try safe investigational treatments that have not yet been fully approved by the FDA.
Episode #35: Juliette Madrigal, MD explains how she started her own DPC practice right out of residency
Jules Madrigal, MD is the former president of AAPS and owns her own DPC practice. She discusses her journey to DPC and the genuine doctor-patient relationship she enjoys.
Episode #33: Christopher Habig is the CEO and co-founder of Freedom Healthworks
Originally planning on being a physician, Christopher Habig changed course and decided to create a business designed to help direct care doctors. Freedom Healthworks helps doctors transition their practices to a direct primary care model as well as helping young doctors establish new DPC practices.
Episode #32: Brian Dixon, MD, shares his ideas for improving healthcare in America
Brian Dixon, MD, owns a direct care child psychiatry clinic in Texas. He explains his ideas for improving US healthcare and Physicians Rise.
Episode#31: Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD is the president-elect of AAPS
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD, president-elect of AAPS, talks about their mission, conferences, upcoming essay contest, and her ideas to fix the American health care system.
Episode#30: Marion Mass, MD discusses GPOs, PBMs, and why we should repeal Safe Harbor Laws
Marion Mass, MD, has been a practicing pediatrician for over 20 years. Recently she has concentrated her time on political advocacy, specifically fighting to repeal Safe Harbor Laws for Group Pruchasing Organizations (GPOs) and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).
Episode #29: Joel Bessmer, MD is on the board of directors for AAPP and runs his own DPC practice
Joel Bessmer, MD tells his story from academic medicine to DPC. He realized that he wasn’t getting the career satisfaction or work/life balance he wanted, so he created his own DPC practice.
Episode #28: John Flo, BRI leader emeritus on a well-rounded med school experience
John Flo, medical student, BRI-SLU chapter founder and mentor, BRI and Heritage Foundation intern, on taking charge of one’s medical education and innovation in other aspects of healthcare.
Episode #27: Beth Haynes, MD Free Market Medicine Apologetics: Healthcare as a Right
Beth Haynes, MD, BRI’s medical director, drills into what constitutes a right, and is claiming that healthcare is a right really in accordance with our Constitutional principles?
Episode #26: Twila Brase, Ctizens Council for Health Freedom
Twila Brase, RN co-founded the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, an organization designed to empower average citizen patients to advocate for their own health freedom.
Episode #25: Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute
The Way Out of Obamacare
Sally Pipes, founder of Pacific Research Institute and BRI, examines the realities of government medicine and recommends ways to end it before it becomes entrenched in the US.
Episode #24: Will Craghead, PA, A.T. Still University
While a Physician Assistant student, Will Craghead researched students’ attitudes towards Direct Primary Care. In spite of institutional obstacles, he was able to gather some eye-opening information.
Episode #23: Jason Fodeman, MD, MBA Assistant Professor of medicine, Internal Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
Dr. Fodeman uses both his MD and MBA degrees to expand understanding all facets of healthcare. Being able to analyze healthcare in an informed manner from many angles is critical to holding effective healthcare conversations. He has held several fellowships and is a prolific writer and advocate for doctoral freedom in medicine. One of his main concerns is how doctors have for the most part been side-stepped in the entire healthcare policy conversation, and he is pleased to be seeing more young doctors, medical students, and season physicians beginning to take more of an active role.
Episode #22: Philip Eskew, MD, JD, MBA VP & General Counsel at Proactive MD, Site Medical Director at Corizon Health, CEO at DPC Frontier
Lawyer-MD uses both disciplines to further healthcare freedom.
Dr. Phil Eskew obtained his JD degree by design prior to pursuing an MD. Now he uses knowledge from both domains for the purposes of furthering healthcare freedom, specifically in the area of direct primary care (DPC). Dr. Eskew exposes the fundamental flaws behind much of healthcare policy reasoning today, which are often economics based.
Episode #21: Michel Accad, MD Cardiologist & Internal Medicine, San Francisco, CA
A Socratic Challenge to the Theory & Practice of Population Medicine
Physician and author Dr. Michel Accad reflects on his journey through system-based medicine and how his skepticism of population medicine led him to establish his own private practice. Dr. Accad was a featured speaker at the 2017 BRI leadership conference in St. Louis. He regularly publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals on philosophical aspects of healthcare and medicine, and has lectured nationally and internationally. His perspective is frequently solicited in media interviews and podcasts, and his commentaries on medical science, medical ethics and healthcare economics also appear on his blog: AlertAndriented.com.
Episode #20: Aishat Olanlege, MD, Graduate of Ibadan Community Hospital, Nigeria
Nigeria: Medical school process, challenges and opportunities
Aishat Olanlege, MD, was BRI’s first international medical student leader. She established the Ibadan BRI chapter and was one of BRI’s most prolific leaders. She combined her thirst for knowledge with a desire to improve the quality of life in her community through entrepreneurial efforts. Dr. Olanlege continues to work on healthcare policy and improving community health in her area.
Dr. Olanlege has recently secured her internship, an obligatory requirement for a permanent medical license in Nigeria, at the Lagos State Health Service Commission.