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Doctor Money Matters -- random thoughts

7/18/2018
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Congrats to new residents. It’s great to see your enthusiasm and brings back energy to everyone of us. We all remember the feelings of panic we had during our first days as actual doctors. Even when you talk to grizzled old attendings, if you are nice and enthusiastic, they will teach you.I have taken a hiatus from the podcast this month. We took a family road trip in upstate new york. Beautiful and underrated area. If you have not seen niagara falls or the thousand islands, I suggest you...

Duration:00:06:21

Episode 34. Quynh-Lan Nguyen, MD -- Credit card hacking

6/25/2018
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On this episode, I interviewed Dr. Quynh Lan Nguyen, a traveling hospitalist and blogger about how she and her husband have turned credit card hacking into a lifestyle that allows them to travel around the world. We talk about her strategies and recommendations and whether its still possible to do this today. We also talk about her interest in the FIRE movement and how she and her investment banker husband both want to enjoy their life sooner rather than later. I myself was using credit...

Duration:00:28:53

Ep 33. Amy Shah, MD -- Creating a successful side gig

6/13/2018
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Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. In this episode I talk with Dr. Amy Shah, an allergy specialist and good friend who turned her passion for nutrition and health into a few solid side gigs. Before I introduce Amy, I would like to talk a bit about why so many doctors are looking for side gigs. It seems crazy that people would undergo 11-17 years of post high school training and then want to look for an additional job after they worked so hard to achieve the primary one. It...

Duration:00:41:34

Ep 32. Jason Mizell, MD -- Teaching medical students about finances

6/7/2018
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Episode 32 Jason Mizell, MD First I would like to thank you all for continuing to listen to the podcast and also for those of you who have joined the Doctor Money Matters facebook group. Group has grown by nearly 50% last month and the discussions have been spirited. Please continue to add your physician and medical professional colleagues so they can join in the conversation. Some of the popular topics recently have been determining your retirement number and Dr. Meru, an orthodontist in...

Duration:00:35:11

Ep 31. Ike Devji Part 2 -- Assorted legal questions

6/1/2018
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Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters Podcast. This is a podcast about financial topics related to the healthcare professional. I am your host Dr. Tarang Patel, a diagnostic radiologist in Arizona. Our guest on this episode is Ike Devji, JD an attorney in Phoenix, AZ. Ike is our first returning guest. He previously discussed asset protection on episode 3 which remains one our more popular episodes. Today we will be talking about estate planning on part 1 and an update to asset protection...

Duration:00:25:01

Ep 30. Ike Devji part 1-- Basics of estate planning

6/1/2018
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Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters Podcast. This is a podcast about financial topics related to the healthcare professional. I am your host Dr. Tarang Patel, a diagnostic radiologist in Arizona. Our guest on this episode is Ike Devji, JD an attorney in Phoenix, AZ. Ike is our first returning guest. He previously discussed asset protection on episode 3 which remains one our more popular episodes. Today we will be talking about estate planning on part 1 and an update to asset protection...

Duration:00:43:28

William Bernstein, MD -- Lessons from an investment guru

5/14/2018
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Episode 29. On this episode, I interviewed a physician investing legend, Dr. William Bernstein. He is a neurologist turned financial author and investment advisor. Now most of us will not be able to reach the asset threshold need for him to manage our money, but the good news is we don’t have to. He provides great advice for the rest of us also. I have admired Dr. Bernstein’s approach to investing for many years and want to acknowledge him as one of the pioneers of index investing. His...

Duration:00:47:45

Ep 28. Esaias (Kayee) Tong -- Managing medical school and cryptocurrencies

5/3/2018
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Episode 28 Doctor Money Matters. Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. In this episode I talk with Esaias (Kayee) Tong, a medical student in TX who is a cryptocurrency expert and recently wrote a post on passiveincomemd about paying for medical school and college with profits from cryptocurrencies. I have mentioned my thoughts about bitcoin previously but let me reiterate that I don’t feel like its an investment rather a speculation. I am not an investment professional, and...

Duration:00:35:27

Episode 27. Drs Nisha Mehta and Parag Butala -- Achieving Balance in a Dual Physician Household

4/25/2018
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Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. This episode is about striving for work life balance within the context of a dual physician couple. I talk with a physician couple, Drs. Nisha Mehta and Parag Butala from Charlotte, NC. They are both specialists in demanding fields (Nisha is a radiologist and Parag is a plastic surgeon). In this episode we discuss: How they balance their professional goals between 2 high achieversWhat did each of them give up and how did they structure the...

Duration:00:58:30

Episode 26. David Anderson, DO and Victor Mangona, MD

4/12/2018
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Episode 26 Doctor Money Matters. This is the second part of the Episode 25 podcast. Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. This is a double episode with guests in 2 separate locations in Texas. I split the conversation into 2 separate episodes (25 and 26) so please make sure you listen to both. I interviewed David Anderson, DO and Victor Mangona, MD, 2 of the most detailed oriented and helpful members of the various physician finance facebook groups including the Doctor Money...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 25. Victor Mangona, MD and David Anderson, DO

4/10/2018
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Episode 25 Doctor Money Matters. Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. This is a double episode with guests in 2 separate locations in Texas. I split the conversation into 2 separate episodes (25 and 26) so please make sure you listen to both. I interviewed David Anderson, DO and Victor Mangona, MD, 2 of the most detailed oriented and helpful members of the various physician finance facebook groups including the Doctor Money Matters group. There was a little technical issue...

Duration:00:46:18

Episode 24. Physician on Fire, MD -- Achieving Financial Independence

4/4/2018
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Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. This is a great episode. I got to interview one of the superheroes of physicians and finance, the Physician on Fire, the anonymous anesthesiologist who started the very popular financial blog by the same name. In this episode we talk about how he decided to go down the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) path, his plans now that he has reached FI (financial independence), and his advice for those who are interested in following this...

Duration:00:50:14

Episode 23. Eric Tait, MD MBA -- Altering your financial mindset due to changes in medicine.

3/28/2018
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Episode 23 Doctor Money Matters. Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. In this episode I talk with Eric Tait, MD, MBA, an internist and asset manager who started his own investment firm. We discuss why physicians need to achieve financial independence. Dr. Tait’s has a very well thought out perspective on the future of medicine and we talk about how he separated his financial success from the practice of medicine. Eric was influenced by his work for an insurance company while...

Duration:00:54:31

Episode 22. Ali Chaudhary, MD -- Striking out on your own

3/21/2018
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This episode is about taking control as a physician and learning your value. Many doctors don’t understand their dollar value as practicing physicians. It’s not discussed formally in most training situations and we generally are happy with the increase in salary we get from residency/fellowship to becoming attendings. My guest today Dr. Ali Chaudhary had similar experiences as many of us as he transitioned from training. However, he decided to do something about and start his own locums...

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 21. Peter Kim, MD -- Help with buying your home

3/14/2018
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Episode 21 Doctor Money Matters. Welcome to another Doctor Money Matters episode. I would like to thank you for listening. It’s been a year since I started this podcast and creating it has been a great educational experience for me. I really appreciate all my guests for participating and joining me on this journey and I hope you the listener have gotten something out of it as well and my ultimate goal is to help physicians and other health care professionals reach financial independence...

Duration:00:27:52

Episode 20. Kevin Pho, MD -- Social Media for healthcare professionals

2/22/2018
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Episode 20. Kevin Pho, MD -- Kevin MD This episode is about using social media to spread your voice beyond the your local area. Obviously social media has had a tremendous impact on our lives in its relatively short existence from connecting with friends and families to how we get our news to professional development. But how can physicians and other healthcare professionals really take advantage of it and should they? I discuss this with my guest Dr. Kevin Pho. He started this website...

Duration:00:25:37

Episode 19--Bonnie Koo, MD

2/14/2018
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Episode 19 Doctor Money Matters. On this episode, my guest is Dr. Bonnie Koo, a dermatologist/finance blogger who is helping educate physicians about the essentials in personal finance. Since we recorded this episode, Bonnie has had many changes in her life including becoming a mother, moving from NY to Philadelphia (Super bowl Champs) and changing her practice type from employed to private practice. Many of you may have heard Bonnie on the Hippocratic Hustle podcast hosted by my fellow...

Duration:00:31:03

Episode 18. Drs. Bepko -- Military medicine to world travelers

1/23/2018
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Episode 18 Doctor Money Matters. On this episode, my guests are Drs. Steven and Jenny Bepko, 2 retired Air Force Physicians who are now traveling around the world with their children. In this episode we talk about their careers in the military, the nuances of the military medical system, their experience with finances and deployment. Finally we talked about their world tour with their children this year. I hope this episode gives you an insight and appreciation of military medicine. I...

Duration:00:44:47

Episode 17. Valerie Jones, MD -- Retired from medicine at age 37

1/10/2018
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Episode 17 Doctor Money Matters. On this episode, my guest is Valerie Jones, MD an OB/GYN physician who decided to retire from medicine at age 37. We talk about her background and what led her into and eventually out of medicine. We also discuss how she was financially able to retire at such a young age and advice she has for other physicians. Dr. Jones currently blogs at www.obdoctormom.com and also has written some articles for the Kevin MD website. I think many physicians will be able...

Duration:00:33:42

Episode 16. Tom and Kim Rairdon -- High Income Parents

9/28/2017
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How do you balance finances and family? It’s a challenge for most physicians, particularly with school age children. In this episode I talk with Tom and Kim Rairdon of the High Income Parents blog. They focus on many of the financial and family issues that physicians with children face including college savings, retirement, balancing work and family. Tom is an anesthesiologist in Texas. He and Kim have 5 children, who she homeschools. Listen to the episode and how they talk about how...

Duration:00:43:26