Gynecologic Surgeons Unscrubbed
Patient Advocacy with Dr. Veronica Lerner

Patient Advocacy with Dr. Veronica Lerner

May 24, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Veronica Lerner, ​​a Gynecologic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Lerner shares how her journey in medicine began and the personal impact of growing up in a family from the former Soviet Union with a background in medicine, passionate about helping others. She talks about how she approaches surgical education today and the importance of considering time and surgical complexity when teaching.

She also talks about how she believes simulation can help trainees fine tune their surgical training experience in the long run. Dr. King and Dr. Lerner have an in depth discussion on the value of honesty in leadership, the importance of patient advocacy and why focusing on the delivery of quality care, over being motivated by the furthering of science and teaching is necessary.

 

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Reimagining residency with Dr. Helen Morgan

Reimagining residency with Dr. Helen Morgan

February 18, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Helen Morgan, ​​Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan. Dr. Morgan shares her insights on the diversification of the physician workforce. She also discusses how to optimize residency interviews, including the benefits of a standardized letter of evaluation, and the integration of coaching with medical education. Dr. Morgan talks about American Medical Association’s (AMA) reimagining residency grant “Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One,” where she is currently co-investigator and program evaluation lead.

 

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Advocating for yourself with Dr. Kelly Wright (Part 2)

Advocating for yourself with Dr. Kelly Wright (Part 2)

January 14, 2022

In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Dr. Kelly Wright, a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Kelly discusses the power of social media and how to set boundaries with technology, including email and the ever expanding virtual world. She also offers pro-tips on how to capitalize on telehealth to optimize patient care.

 

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Advocating for yourself with Dr. Kelly Wright (Part 1)

Advocating for yourself with Dr. Kelly Wright (Part 1)

January 7, 2022

In the first part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Kelly Wright, a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Kelly dives into the impact of gender bias in all areas of medicine and how she manages this in the operating room. She also discusses the power of social media and how she advocates for herself for appropriate compensation when she’s approached by the industry for her opinion.

 

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Integrating APPs in your Healthcare Organization with Dr. Matthew Barker, MD (Part 2)

Integrating APPs in your Healthcare Organization with Dr. Matthew Barker, MD (Part 2)

December 23, 2021

Welcome to the second part of this two-part episode; Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Matthew Barker, a Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He is the Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Avera Health. For 12 years at the University of South Dakota, Matthew has been a Professor of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine, and Neurosciences. 

 

In this episode, Matthew opens up on his journey into private medical practice in South Dakota, how he ended up having an idea for a full APP course, and how he engages his team in creating a meaningful culture at work.

 

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[01:55] How the APP course came into being and its mission

[06:47] Allowing APPs to work in your clinic is the starting point of medical magic 

[08:16] Available resources you can use to measure the level of your APPs mastery

[10:36] The noble and incomparable roles of medical practitioners to the society

[12:27] Matt’s Piano lessons and his hobbies

[18:34] Ending show

Connect With Dr. Matthew Barker 

Website: https://www.avera.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MA_BARKER_MD

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-a-barker-m-d-f-a-c-o-g-313971/

 

Integrating APPs in your Healthcare Organization with Dr. Matthew Barker, MD

Integrating APPs in your Healthcare Organization with Dr. Matthew Barker, MD

December 17, 2021

The world of healthcare is evolving, and it is important to keep up with the changes in the industry. Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) play a big role in this evolution.

Welcome to the first part of this two-part episode; Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Matthew Barker, a Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He is the Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Avera Health. For 12 years at the University of South Dakota, Matthew has been a Professor of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine, and Neurosciences. 

In this episode, Matthew opens up on how he incorporates Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into his clinic as well as into his operating room, how his mother inspired his advocacy for women’s wellness, and the importance of connecting with our patients.

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[01:30] Meet our today’s guest, Dr. Matthew Barker

[04:22] How many APPs, how he efficiently trains and integrates them 

[05:38] How he transitioned APPs from clinics to the operating room

[07:21] The process of training APPs for surgery procedures 

[09:47] Why do you need an APP for your healthcare organization’s success?

[10:56] How Matt manages the operations of APPs when in the operating room 

[12:28] Billing and reimbursement tips for APPs

[16:08] The importance of connecting with our patients

[20:20] How Matt started living in South Dakota

[21:55] Medical practice vs. furthering his education after graduation

[25:36] It’s okay to be nervous in the operating room

[27:12] First time experiences and anxiety into medical practice

[29:37] Preparation tips before doing surgery or operating room

[32:56] Ending Show

 

Connect With Dr. Matthew Barker 

Website: https://www.avera.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MA_BARKER_MD

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-a-barker-m-d-f-a-c-o-g-313971/

Surgeon volume and ethics with Dr. Louise P. King (Part 2)

Surgeon volume and ethics with Dr. Louise P. King (Part 2)

December 1, 2021

In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Dr. Louise P. King, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Surgeon within the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Brigham and Women's. Lousie dives into the importance of appropriate reimbursement for gynecologic procedures as well as action items to help close these gaps. She also discusses the difficulties in navigating the medical system, especially for endometriosis care from the patient’s perspective.

 

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Surgeon volume and ethics with Dr. Louise P. King (Part 1)

Surgeon volume and ethics with Dr. Louise P. King (Part 1)

September 23, 2021

In the first part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Dr. Louise P. King, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Surgeon within the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Brigham and Women's. Louise opens up about what led her to switch careers from law into medicine. She also talks about the importance of critical thinking and the ethical considerations about disclosing volume to our patients.

 

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Double Discrimination, the Pay Gap in Gynecologic Surgery, and Its Association With Quality of Care by Katie L. Watson and Louise P. King

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 2)

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 2)

July 28, 2021

In the second part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King continues her conversation with Shannon Cohn, a film producer and an advocate for endometriosis. Shannon opens up about her own personal struggles with endometriosis and how she subsequently has become an advocate for this disease through her films, Endo What, and her upcoming documentary, Below the Belt, coming out this fall. She also discusses how she has secured millions of research dollars for endometriosis through DOD funding and also the impact of her school nurse initiative, which is working to cut down the diagnosis time for endometriosis in adolescents.

 

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Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 1)

Advocacy for endometriosis with Shannon Cohn (Part 1)

July 21, 2021

In the first part of this two-part episode, Dr. Cara King speaks with Shannon Cohn, a film producer and an advocate for endometriosis. She is the producer and director of the documentary, Endo What, with a second film called Below the Belt coming out this fall. Shannon talks about her journey from international law into the graduate film program at NYU. She also shares where she finds her creativity and how her time in West Africa shaped her future.

 

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