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Ever wondered what a doctor really thinks of the latest health crazes, the anti-vax movement and vegan diets? Join Dr Polyvios, a doctor who discusses everyday topics in health, fitness and mental wellbeing including health issues that can affect all of us in today’s society. By teaming up with special guests and experts in their field, this podcast also provides an insight into medical life and its challenges including work related stress and burnout. All from a light-hearted but opinionated doctor’s perspective. Have a topic that you'd like to have discussed on the show? Visit us at: adoctorsview.uk Instagram: @adoctorsview Twitter: @DrPolyvios *Disclaimer* Please note that all opinions and the content of this Podcast represent those of the host and the show's guests. The content of this podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your own GP/doctor. Please ensure you seek medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare professional if you have any concerns regarding your health or have any medical questions. Under no circumstances shall the Podcast's host or guests be responsible for any damages arising from the use of the Podcast.

Ever wondered what a doctor really thinks of the latest health crazes, the anti-vax movement and vegan diets? Join Dr Polyvios, a doctor who discusses everyday topics in health, fitness and mental wellbeing including health issues that can affect all of us in today’s society. By teaming up with special guests and experts in their field, this podcast also provides an insight into medical life and its challenges including work related stress and burnout. All from a light-hearted but opinionated doctor’s perspective. Have a topic that you'd like to have discussed on the show? Visit us at: adoctorsview.uk Instagram: @adoctorsview Twitter: @DrPolyvios *Disclaimer* Please note that all opinions and the content of this Podcast represent those of the host and the show's guests. The content of this podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your own GP/doctor. Please ensure you seek medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare professional if you have any concerns regarding your health or have any medical questions. Under no circumstances shall the Podcast's host or guests be responsible for any damages arising from the use of the Podcast.

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Ever wondered what a doctor really thinks of the latest health crazes, the anti-vax movement and vegan diets? Join Dr Polyvios, a doctor who discusses everyday topics in health, fitness and mental wellbeing including health issues that can affect all of us in today’s society. By teaming up with special guests and experts in their field, this podcast also provides an insight into medical life and its challenges including work related stress and burnout. All from a light-hearted but opinionated doctor’s perspective. Have a topic that you'd like to have discussed on the show? Visit us at: adoctorsview.uk Instagram: @adoctorsview Twitter: @DrPolyvios *Disclaimer* Please note that all opinions and the content of this Podcast represent those of the host and the show's guests. The content of this podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your own GP/doctor. Please ensure you seek medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare professional if you have any concerns regarding your health or have any medical questions. Under no circumstances shall the Podcast's host or guests be responsible for any damages arising from the use of the Podcast.

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English


Episodes

Watching 'This Is Going To Hurt'. A Doctor's View

5/30/2022
**CONTAINS SPOILERS** In this episode I give my thoughts on the recent TV series based on the book "This is Going to Hurt" by Dr Adam Kay. In my opinion it was a masterpiece and will change the public perception of what a doctor does and has to go through.

Duration:00:28:30

Studying medicine at an international university and working in the USA

5/10/2022
In this episode we look at studying medicine at an international university vs a traditional medical school. I'm joined by Dr Josh Ramjist a graduate from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada to talk about these differences as well as offer advice to those looking to study or practice medicine abroad. We discuss: Working in the US As well as comparing and contrasting Josh's experience training and working in different countries and the advice he has for prospective...

Duration:00:38:44

Metabolic health and losing weight | Dr Philip Ovadia

2/9/2022
For this episode we are joined by a medical colleague in the USA. Dr Philip Ovadia is a board-certified Cardiac Surgeon and founder of Ovadia Heart Health. Once a morbidly obese heart surgeon, struggling to lose weight Dr Ovadia learnt about the importance of metabolic health. This helped him lose over 100 pounds. Dr Ovadia has since been determined to help patients improve their metabolic health and ultimately teach them new habits which could save their lives. He has written a book about...

Duration:00:50:03

Psychology of medicine with Dr Haidar Al-Hakim

2/3/2022
We are joined once again with our friend Dr Haidar Al-Hakim for a candid discuss. We discuss the evolution of physician psychology within medicine, hierarchies, the importance of change within ourselves to help us become more balanced and content. Listen to Dr Haidar Al-Hakim's podcast: Surgical Spirit podcast click here

Duration:01:02:42

Consequences of burnout in medicine

12/5/2021
A discussion with our friends at Doctor’s in Distress; a charity which is dedicated to supporting healthcare workers suffering within the NHS and prevents suicide within the profession. With 3 guest speakers we discuss: Links: Doctors in Distress Permitted to Pause Bios: Dr Gavin McColl Gavin is a trustee of 'Doctors in Distress' a charity that supports healthcare workers and prevents suicide within the profession. He helped establish the 'Primary Care Gambling Service', an integrated...

Duration:01:03:29

Imposter syndrome and perceived failure

10/15/2021
In this episode I take a look at imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome leaves you feeling like you don’t deserve your success. You feel as if you have achieved everything through luck, easy obstacles and without merit. This can make you constantly afraid of being ‘found out as a fraud’, prevent you from applying for a better position and constantly belittling your own abilities. I also discuss the reasons as to why imposter syndrome is affecting more and more people progressing through their...

Duration:00:19:45

Choosing a specialty in medicine and why I left surgery

4/25/2021
I left surgery to pursue a career in anaesthetics or anaesthesiology for our friends in the USA. In this episode aimed at medical students and Foundation Year Doctors I talk about why I left surgery, my general experience when it comes to choosing a specialty and why I think it’s important to take lots of things into consideration before disregarding other specialties. For the general public, this episode definitely serves a purpose into providing an insight into the different choices a...

Duration:00:15:37

From nurse to bodybuilder

3/14/2021
From amateur gym goer to winning a professional bodybuilding competition, all on top of being an intensive care nurse. With an inspiring story of how you really can achieve anything you put your mind to, Lauren shares her story as well as providing an insight to the hidden world behind the camera and how social media posts aren’t always what they seem. She also talks of the dangers and misconceptions regarding fad weight loss regimes, insecurities and learning to be comfortable in your own...

Duration:00:55:23

Organ donation - A recipients view

1/18/2021
Danny Hiles, received a liver transplant which saved his life. He was diagnosed with Wilson's disease which is a rare autoimmune disease. He shares his story about receiving his diagnosis and what it means to be an organ recipient. Danny's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7XGBd1JjV7U2ddoGeFooiQ Danny's Instagram: https://instagram.com/danny_hiles86?igshid=puzgnurvka08

Duration:00:30:50

A Doctor’s View

10/18/2020
Join me, Dr Polyvios for an opinionated view on popular health topics and an insight into medical life. *Disclaimer* Please note that all opinions and the content of this Podcast represent those of the host and the show's guests. The content of this podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your own GP/doctor. Please ensure you seek medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare professional if you have any...

Duration:00:00:32

Always pleasing others – Cause of unhappiness?

7/2/2020
How many times have you heard someone complain about a situation and then following with “I just have a hard time saying no.”? Insecurities and anxiety often result in unhappiness and depression, but do we actually recognise this as a reason for why we might be unhappy? In this episode I look at anxiety and more specifically ‘people-pleaser syndrome’ and how it may manifest in very subtle ways and why this may be the cause of depression as well as explain how many may not even realise they...

Duration:00:16:49

Nursing on the front-line. When feeling alone doesn't mean you are

6/4/2020
Mental health and wellbeing affects us all. Never has this been more true than over the last few months, especially for key workers and nurses on the front-line during the covid pandemic. Hollie Lawrence is a student nurse who has created a group called ProVent, a safe area where healthcare workers can discuss openly and confidentially matters that may be contributing to stress and burnout in the workplace including the ever increasing feeling of guilt that healthcare workers have felt when...

Duration:01:10:23

When controversy meets laughter - a roundtable discussion

5/24/2020
A special episode. A roundtable discussion hosted by Dr Haidar Al-Hakim host of the Surgical Spirit podcast joined by Dr Shan Hussain host of Enduring Health podcast, Dr Suhail Hussain a portfolio GP and senior tutor and myself discussing a range of topics that are not usually talked about within the medicine including racism in the NHS, the sustainability of our health system and the flaws of protocol driven medicine. This is an entertaining yet highly charged and controversial discussion...

Duration:01:17:44

Caffeine - Harmful? How much is too much?

5/5/2020
In view of the recent lockdown one thing that a lot of us have probably noticed is just how much tea and coffee we are drinking. This episode looks at the physiological effects of caffeine on the brain and how the effects of adenosine and dopamine help to explain why we love our morning cup of coffee so much. But is our love of caffeine harmful? And how much is too much? *Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0*

Duration:00:14:15

Mental burnout when working on the front line. Feat. Doctors in Distress

4/21/2020
Joined by Amandip Sidhu of Doctor’s in Distress and Dr Katie Carpenter, a newly qualified junior doctor to discuss the different stresses on mental well-being that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can have on medical staff and why we should still be vigilant when looking out for our colleagues and indeed our own mental health. We also learn about the roles medical students are playing in helping hospitals on the front line. Useful links: Doctors in...

Duration:00:51:07

A personal reflection on my experiences - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

4/7/2020
After a night shift, I reflect on a some of the hidden pressures that healthcare workers can face as well as an update on the current situation within hospitals. I give my thoughts on the of the coronavirus testing program for NHS staff and take a look at some of the articles that I believe may be offering a false sense of security regarding the severity of COVID-19.

Duration:00:29:12

New Kidney. New life. Coping with stress using yoga - Ciara Roberts

3/24/2020
After undergoing a kidney transplant at young age, Ciara Roberts, author of Wholly Aligned, Wholly Alive discovered new ways to cope with the stresses involved with such a treatment as well as new challenges she would have to face in every day life. Using nutrition and yoga as her tools, she created Wholly Aligned; a way to help corporations, medics and people in positions of stress deal with the challenges of difficult environments. Click here for Ciara's website Buy Wholly Aligned,...

Duration:00:53:09

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - A warning, a plea and a thank you

3/22/2020
An episode I wish I didn't have to publish. I shed an insight into how bad things looking in hospitals and discuss the differences between coronavirus and flu and why we should pay attention to the warning signs and the advice given. A brief but essential podcast. *Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0* Useful links: NHS guidance: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ If you’re pregnant and worried about coronavirus... advice...

Duration:00:11:16

Professionalism and bullying - my experience

3/10/2020
A look at my experiences of professionalism and bullying within the NHS. This episode looks at the reasons why what we wear to work is important as well as discussing the controversial topic of whether a doctor should introduce themselves by their first name. With depression and suicide rates within the NHS continuing to rise, I talk about my past experiences with bullying and discuss the use of bullying as a 'training tool'.

Duration:00:16:32

Sleep, health and night shifts

2/25/2020
Sleep is essential for all of us and a good sleep cycle is key part of health. Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes as well as a shortened life expectancy. A poor sleep pattern is very common in shift-workers like healthcare professionals. Joining me this week to talk about how crucial sleep is to our physical and mental health and how shift-work can impact junior doctors as well as some sound advice for healthcare...

Duration:00:51:30