I’m thrilled to announce a collaboration with Dr. Bradley Block, host of The Physician’s Guide to Doctoring Podcast. Dr. Block is an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician and an enthusiastic conversationalist, so this was a really fun episode to record. In it, we talk about The Swiss Army Knife of Specialties, Interventional Radiology (IR). The aim of the podcast is to cover “everything we should have been learning while we were memorizing the Krebs cycle.” It overflows with fascinating content from thought leaders across the world of medicine. I definitely recommend you check this one out. Below, I’ll share a guide to our podcast together, followed by some of my favorite episodes you may want to listen to next.
The beginning of the episode covers my bio, an overview of our conversation topic, and my mission on the TiredSuperheroine platform.
At 2 minutes, we discuss the crux of IR: image guided procedures.
3 min: Are all IR practitioners hospital-based?
4 min: A mention of some thorny challenges in practicing clinical IR in an RVU-driven practice model.
7 min: Misconceptions about diagnostic radiology.
9:30 The importance of understanding the imaging relevant to one’s own sub-specialty.
11 min: The interdisciplinary nature of IR with fibroid treatment as an example.
14 min: Expansion of IR services is needed beyond the major metro areas to improve access to care.
16 min: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the community.
19 min: We discuss the need for general anesthesia in some minimally-invasive procedures.
22 min: I introduce some locoregional therapies IR can offer to cancer patients.
24:30 Broad strokes touching on other IR service lines.
27 min: Dr. Block and I discuss the common consult: “Please help.”
28 min: He seeks the specialty-specific frustrations experienced by IR.
29:20 Health disparities in IR.
30:40 What’s new and exciting in IR?
32 min: We discuss subspecialty education and parallels to surgery.
36 min: The cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive measures relative to other therapies.
37 min: Ethics in IR, a conversation just getting started.
38-40 min: We editorialize on end of life care and associated challenges within our health system.
41 min: The role of IR in end of life care.
41:40 Why I built TiredSuperheroine.com.
42:30 When women are empowered, good things happen.
Listen to our conversation anywhere you get your podcasts! Here are some links for your preferred medium:
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I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I do.
Leave your comments on our Swiss army knife episode below. And share a podcast you’d like to recommend for women in male-dominated fields like IR and surgery. I appreciate you!
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