The Future of Medicine

June 10, 2019

Dr. Eugene Kim will never forget the words of a woman with stage IV cancer that he met during medical school, “Remember my face,” the patient said, “when you have a tough day in the hospital because you have changed my life.” In the final podcast of the 2018-2019 season, Drs. Eugene and Mackenzi Kim tell us about being newly minted medical doctors and how tomorrow, they will begin the next phase of their clinical training as residents. “Having those moments of co...

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Three Ways to Deliver

June 02, 2019

This week’s podcast guest knows a thing or two about delivery. Having delivered three children using three different methods—including a breech baby and ECV (version) procedure—Jackie shares her experiences regarding labor and delivery. From a private birthing suite with a midwife to a team of 10 obstetricians and nurses in a teaching hospital, Jackie provides listeners with tips for recovery after a C-section, reasons to consider a VBAC, questions to ask at your next OB/GYN...

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The Backseat Driver

May 24, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Tess vividly remembers the day she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. “I’m scared…I think I’m terminally ill…my life is entirely different.” As a teenager, she longs for independence and wants to manage her illness on her own; she orders her own supplies and picks up prescriptions on her own. “All of that preparation is making me feel better about the transition from high school to college”. Five years after her diagnosis, Te...

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A Profession of Unsung Heroes in Medicine

May 18, 2019

“So you’re more than just drug pushers?” asks the podcast host in this week’s episode about the unsung heroes of medicine. Drs. Katrina and Elie Jabbour—the podcast’s first clinical couple—reveal to listeners the relatively unknown world of pharmacy and how little we know about the profession beyond the prescriptions we get filled at the local pharmacy. As Elie states, “We are the invisible healthcare provider behind the scene” and adds, &...

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A Leap of Faith

May 13, 2019

Billy, a local activists, recounts his experiences as a member of the LGBTQ community since the 1970s. As Billy describes, “There were many doctors that wouldn’t even see you…if they knew you were gay or thought you had HIV.” Billy refers to the 1980s as the “Lost Years” where he buried several of his ‘brothers’ from AIDS and reflects on the current state of healthcare: “56% of LGB people and 70% of transgender and gender non-conforming p...

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