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The 8 best podcasts for doctors and healthcare providers

Stay current with happenings in healthcare and business with these informative podcasts for doctors.

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Face it, doc, you’re busy. Busy caring for patients, busy with miscellaneous business tasks, with continuing medical education and in your personal life. We don’t need to tell you that it can be tough to quickly get all of the information you need to also 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 along their commute, or at the gym or 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, sat down once a week for a 15-minute “appointment” to discuss the doctor-patient relationship and hot button medical topics, such as medical marijuana, and vaccines.

Although they haven’t released an episode since March 2020, the takeaways in the 136 episodes that have been released are invaluable to practicing physicians and healthcare workers everywhere.

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. Their conversations help you create space for innovation in healthcare through technology and workflow.

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. Healthcare Happy Hour

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) releases a new podcast every Friday afternoon. Their hosts cover a recap of weekly topics in healthcare and health insurance politics and policy.

Listeners enjoy their clever happy hour puns, like “what’s on tap” for what’s coming up next and “toast of the week” to thank someone, plus the valuable tools and insights for the health (insurance) industry professional. Listen in to receive weekly legislative updates on benefits developments on the Hill in just less than 20 minutes.

Subscribe to Healthcare Happy Hour.

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.

Subscribe to NEJM This Week and NEJM Interviews on iTunes.

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.

Despite not releasing a new episode since 2020, the density of topics, and clever way of covering issues is why this podcast is on the list. 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. Dentalpreneur

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 Dentalpreneur on iTunes.

7. Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket brings together the most inspiring leaders in healthcare 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 in 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

Digital Health Today podcasts are a resource for healthcare providers looking to better understand healthcare in the digital age. They focus on “global health innovation and the entrepreneurs, innovators and organizations that dare to revolutionize healthcare.” Episodes are released weekly on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

Start listening today to get insights from innovators, leaders and pioneers in the health and wellness space.

Subscribe to Digital Health Today Podcast.

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