Face it, doc, you’re busy: busy caring for patients, busy with miscellaneous business tasks, busy with continuing medical education, busy in your personal life. We don’t need to tell you that it can be tough for busy people to quickly get all of the information they need to feel well informed.
Podcasts are a good solution for swamped professionals to stay up-to-date on industry happenings and even learn a thing or two about how to grow a healthcare practice. Here, we’ve listed nine of the best podcasts for doctors to listen to on their commute, at the gym, or at home.
1. 2 Docs Talk
In 2 Docs Talk, hosts Kendall Britt, MD, and Amy Rogers, MD, have the conversations they wish they could have with their patients but often don’t have the time for. They know how doctors feel when they inevitably find themselves drowning in documents, coding, and billing instead of getting to focus on the patient.
Britt, an internist, and Rogers, a physician turned medical writer, sit down once a week for a 15-minute “appointment” to discuss the doctor-patient relationship and hot button medical topics, such as medical marijuana, vaccines, and the Affordable Care Act.
Subscribe to 2 Docs Talk on iTunes.
2. The #HCBiz Show!
Because healthcare is such a complex industry, The #HCBiz Show! hosts Don Lee and Shahid Shah take the approach that you can’t “just innovate.” In order to innovate, you must know how to run well first. In each episode, they discuss the dynamics of technology, policy, administration, and psychology — plus how to align this with your business incentives.
The #HCBiz Show! evolved from Twitter chats to a YouTube Live program and now exists as a podcast, a perfect easy-to-consume medium for busy healthcare professionals interested in business and marketing for doctors.
Subscribe to The #HCBiz Show! on iTunes.
3. The Future of Healthcare
Nathan Dollinger, a recent college graduate on his way to medical school, hosts The Future of Healthcare podcast, where he learns from health professionals all across about the industry landscape, from technology to policy and much more.
Currently working as an EMT and in cancer-genetic researcher, Dollinger’s experiences in the field have inspired him understand more about the direction of healthcare. Join in on the journey to discover how to make an impact on the future of healthcare.
Subscribe to The Future of Healthcare on iTunes.
4. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
This weekly medical journal also publishes two podcasts that are the ultimate solution to staying current. The less than 30-minute episodes will keep you in the know about the latest and greatest when it comes to all things medical research.
NEJM This Week is the audio summary of The New England Journal of Medicine RSS feed. It’s a quick recap of the latest development in the literature you can listen to.
NEJM Interviews features different doctors and topics in each episode, giving an editorial opinion to clinical best practices.
5. This Won’t Hurt A Bit
If you’re really looking to be entertained, look no further than This Won’t Hurt A Bit from FOOLYBOO. This podcast explores everything from the amazing, the historical, and the gross in medical care. Using humor to discuss the scientific, This Won’t Hurt A Bit ultimately hones in on what it means to be human.
Follow the narrative of different doctors’ stories throughout each episode to learn how the human experience impacts medical care.
Subscribe to This Won't Hurt A Bit on iTunes.
6. The Dentalpreneur Podcast
Dr. Mark Costes hosts Dentalpreneur a podcast for dentists who want to “become more profitable, less stressed and more fulfilled in your dental career.” Costes is an author, speaker, business coach, and practicing dentist who advises listeners on how to balance life and work, while also boosting profit at your practice.
Get inspired to reach your full potential and truly love the dental profession. You can also access even more resources covering marketing for doctors and dentists on his website, TrueDentalSuccess.com.
Subscribe to The Dentalpreneur Podcast on iTunes.
7. Outcomes Rocket
Outcomes Rocket brings together the most inspiring leaders in healthcare in order to find solutions to industry problems. To highlight a wide range of topics, each episode features a different guest with their own perspective on healthcare leadership.
Podcast host Saul Marquez comes from a background of medical device sales and has a passion to help others. He says he hopes Outcomes Rocket can help break down the silos in healthcare to inspire and improve patient outcomes.
Subscribe to Outcomes Rocket on iTunes.
8. The Practice Growth Podcast
One of the newest podcasts for doctors is The Practice Growth Podcast. Produced by PatientPop and hosted by Lisa Christy and Jessica Neyer, The Practice Growth Podcast is an educational resource for healthcare providers looking to better understand marketing for doctors in the digital age. Episodes are about 15 minutes and include a conversation with a healthcare marketing expert on topics like local search, online reputation, and website best practices.
Subscribe to The Practice Growth Podcast on iTunes.