Episode 26 – Five Myths that Sabotage Physician Leadership

In today’s encore episode, I am sharing an excerpt from an earlier episode discussing myths about physician leadership and dispelling those myths with evidence.  MYTH:  a widely held but false belief or idea   Time to bust some of the myths and stereotypes about physicians being arrogant, un-herdable cats and lone wolves who don’t understand teamwork, business or finances.…

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Episode 25 – Don’t Throw Away The Physician Career

For today’s episode, I asked Dr. Barbara McAneny about her upcoming talk: Stop Blaming the Doctors!  My main intention in asking Barbara to come back on the podcast (she was a guest on Episode #13) was to have her guide me through the malodorous sewer where Pharmacy Benefits Managers live.  But since I had her…

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Episode 23 – To be a Physician is to be a Leader

In this encore episode I highlight a portion of my conversation with Dr. Patty Gabow, former CEO at Denver Health.  During this 15 minute segment, Patty reacts to my question about the value of physicians’ tacit knowledge and the built-in leadership qualities physicians develop in their training.  Listen in as Dr. Gabow weighs in on why…

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Episode 22 – Provocative Questions and Leadership Challenges

In this episode, my longtime colleague and friend Lynn Elliott joins me to take a look at the arc of the Licensed to Lead Podcast’s first season. The first three episodes launched the podcast with data dives to support my foundational beliefs about physician leadership, then we turned to interviews with physician leaders and others…

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Episode 21 – If You’re Not Happy – You’re Not Helping

In this first Licensed to Lead “Espresso Shot” podcast—designed to be short but potent— the topic is the unhealthy underbelly of “helping” professions. Cory Katuna and Patty spin-off from their Episode #20 conversation when they talked about Levels of Energy or “mindsets.” They dive into a discussion of the connection between Level Four energy (a…

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Episode 20 – Culture, Levels of Energy, and “Leading A Deathbed Life”

Cory Katuna is a professional coach, writer, graphic artist and social influencer.  She joins Patty in this episode to talk about the ways her work and Patty’s work intersect, ultimately creating excellent organizational culture that truly brings out the best in each person. She takes the conversation through the seven levels of energy, a model…

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Episode 19 – Mother-Daughter Discussion on Physician Leadership

In the first of two special Mother’s Day podcasts, I’m in the guest chair along with my daughter, Jamie Katuna. Podcaster Keith Carlson, RN, (aka “Nurse Keith”) starts this interview by asking how we influenced and inspired each other as mom and daughter, in medicine and in leadership roles. I talk about my admiration for…

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Episode 18 – Physician Leader and Author Warns the Public of a Dangerous Trend

Niran Al-Agba, MD co-authored the book, Patients at Risk—The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare, which unearths the confluence of events allowing poorly trained practitioners to diagnose and treat patients. Dr. Al-Agba, who has a nurse practitioner in her own practice, believes NPs and PAs can provide high quality care.  In…

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Episode 17 – What is Direct Primary Care? Beautiful!

Jennifer McCabe Lentz, MD, and I talk about the Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice she built which transformed her professional life and home life.  In 2017 she launched her DPC practice. Direct Primary Care means there is no middle-man between the physician and the patient—their relationship is direct. She takes no insurance. Her patients pay…

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