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Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters podcast. I am your host Dr. Tarang Patel, a practicing diagnostic radiologist in Phoenix, AZ. I started this podcast as a way to share knowledge about financial matters as they relate to health care professionals. We spent many years learning about the science and art of providing patient care but most of us have relatively little knowledge about reaching financial well being. I know that I had no formal training in setting up investment accounts, negotiating contracts, buying insurance, buying real estate, etc. I just learned by reading and also by making many mistakes. Health care professionals are trusted to take put their patients needs first and we in turn assume everyone in other fields work the same way. Unfortunately this is not always true. By talking about these topics, I hope we can reduce the many financial mistakes that prior generations of doctors have made. Those physicians were able to overcome these mistakes because of shorter training periods, less debt, and they were more likely to be in private practice. Today we no longer have those luxuries and many of us have significant debt burdens. The good news is that we also have access to information that the prior generation never had. A little background about me. As I said before I am a practicing radiologist in Phoenix, AZ. I went to undergrad at Indiana U. (Go Hoosiers), medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Now AT Still Univ) in Missouri, moved east and did my radiology residency at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. I then moved west to serve my Air Force commitment at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV. I then did a fellowship in Body/Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Since I finished training I have been in a hospital employed group for the last 6 years. I have always enjoyed learning about finance and have read (listened to) many of the financial books. I also spent time reading on the bogleheads.org forum which I found to be a valuable source of information. Finally I just observed that many of my colleagues and I had the same questions about relatively basic financial matters but it was difficult to find clear answers. Hopefully you find these podcasts useful. I encourage you to subscribe to them, that way you will be updated when any episodes are released automatically. Also please let your friends and colleagues know about this podcast. Please give us good feedback on iTunes, Google Play and stitcher and if you have suggestions on topics or how to improve the podcast please send your emails to comments@doctormoneymatters.com Social media links: twitter @drmoneymatters Facebook www.facebook.com/doctormoneymatters/ Please understand that this show is for entertainment and education only and you should do your own research and speak with the appropriate experts prior to making any changes in regards to material you may have heard on the show. The opinions from the guests on this show are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the host or of Doctor Money Matters, LLC.

Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters podcast. I am your host Dr. Tarang Patel, a practicing diagnostic radiologist in Phoenix, AZ. I started this podcast as a way to share knowledge about financial matters as they relate to health care professionals. We spent many years learning about the science and art of providing patient care but most of us have relatively little knowledge about reaching financial well being. I know that I had no formal training in setting up investment accounts, negotiating contracts, buying insurance, buying real estate, etc. I just learned by reading and also by making many mistakes. Health care professionals are trusted to take put their patients needs first and we in turn assume everyone in other fields work the same way. Unfortunately this is not always true. By talking about these topics, I hope we can reduce the many financial mistakes that prior generations of doctors have made. Those physicians were able to overcome these mistakes because of shorter training periods, less debt, and they were more likely to be in private practice. Today we no longer have those luxuries and many of us have significant debt burdens. The good news is that we also have access to information that the prior generation never had. A little background about me. As I said before I am a practicing radiologist in Phoenix, AZ. I went to undergrad at Indiana U. (Go Hoosiers), medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Now AT Still Univ) in Missouri, moved east and did my radiology residency at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. I then moved west to serve my Air Force commitment at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV. I then did a fellowship in Body/Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Since I finished training I have been in a hospital employed group for the last 6 years. I have always enjoyed learning about finance and have read (listened to) many of the financial books. I also spent time reading on the bogleheads.org forum which I found to be a valuable source of information. Finally I just observed that many of my colleagues and I had the same questions about relatively basic financial matters but it was difficult to find clear answers. Hopefully you find these podcasts useful. I encourage you to subscribe to them, that way you will be updated when any episodes are released automatically. Also please let your friends and colleagues know about this podcast. Please give us good feedback on iTunes, Google Play and stitcher and if you have suggestions on topics or how to improve the podcast please send your emails to comments@doctormoneymatters.com Social media links: twitter @drmoneymatters Facebook www.facebook.com/doctormoneymatters/ Please understand that this show is for entertainment and education only and you should do your own research and speak with the appropriate experts prior to making any changes in regards to material you may have heard on the show. The opinions from the guests on this show are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the host or of Doctor Money Matters, LLC.

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Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters podcast. I am your host Dr. Tarang Patel, a practicing diagnostic radiologist in Phoenix, AZ. I started this podcast as a way to share knowledge about financial matters as they relate to health care professionals. We spent many years learning about the science and art of providing patient care but most of us have relatively little knowledge about reaching financial well being. I know that I had no formal training in setting up investment accounts, negotiating contracts, buying insurance, buying real estate, etc. I just learned by reading and also by making many mistakes. Health care professionals are trusted to take put their patients needs first and we in turn assume everyone in other fields work the same way. Unfortunately this is not always true. By talking about these topics, I hope we can reduce the many financial mistakes that prior generations of doctors have made. Those physicians were able to overcome these mistakes because of shorter training periods, less debt, and they were more likely to be in private practice. Today we no longer have those luxuries and many of us have significant debt burdens. The good news is that we also have access to information that the prior generation never had. A little background about me. As I said before I am a practicing radiologist in Phoenix, AZ. I went to undergrad at Indiana U. (Go Hoosiers), medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Now AT Still Univ) in Missouri, moved east and did my radiology residency at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. I then moved west to serve my Air Force commitment at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV. I then did a fellowship in Body/Musculoskeletal Imaging at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Since I finished training I have been in a hospital employed group for the last 6 years. I have always enjoyed learning about finance and have read (listened to) many of the financial books. I also spent time reading on the bogleheads.org forum which I found to be a valuable source of information. Finally I just observed that many of my colleagues and I had the same questions about relatively basic financial matters but it was difficult to find clear answers. Hopefully you find these podcasts useful. I encourage you to subscribe to them, that way you will be updated when any episodes are released automatically. Also please let your friends and colleagues know about this podcast. Please give us good feedback on iTunes, Google Play and stitcher and if you have suggestions on topics or how to improve the podcast please send your emails to comments@doctormoneymatters.com Social media links: twitter @drmoneymatters Facebook www.facebook.com/doctormoneymatters/ Please understand that this show is for entertainment and education only and you should do your own research and speak with the appropriate experts prior to making any changes in regards to material you may have heard on the show. The opinions from the guests on this show are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the host or of Doctor Money Matters, LLC.

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Episodes

Ep 62. Doctors and Social Media -- Dana Corriel, MD

7/30/2020
On this episode we talk about social media with Dana Corriel MD, an internal medicine physician and creator of the SoMeDocs group. She recently left the practice of medicine to help physicians develop their online presence. Her goal is to help empower physicians reach their patients, a broader audience, and develop their brand and yet balance it with responsibilities as professionals, employees, etc. We talked about why she left medicine to pursue this opportunity. Dr. Corriel runs master...

Duration:00:47:42

Ep 61. Gita Pensa, MD -- Malpractice litigation and its impact on the physician

7/16/2020
Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters Podcast. In this episode we talk with Gita Pensa MD, an emergency medicine physician and fellow podcaster who created an incredible podcast which is a must listen about lawsuits in medicine and the personal impact it had on her. Its a “Serial” type podcast which is extremely well done. I highly recommend it. Note this episode was recorded just prior to the Covid shutdowns in March 2020. Please support our sponsor Pearson Ravitz if you are in the market...

Duration:00:54:06

Ep. 60 -- Student loan basics with Ben White, MD

7/7/2020
Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters Podcast. In this episode we talk about student loans with Ben White, MD a radiologist and blogger who writes about various topics but has written a FREE book about student loans. Note this episode was recorded pre covid so there have been some changes relating to loan deferrals so please check with your loan servicer prior to making any changes. Please support our sponsor Pearson Ravitz if you are in the market for disability insurance and especially if...

Duration:00:46:56

Ep 59. Joel Greenwald, MD CFP -- Withdrawing assets in retirement

6/11/2020
Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters Podcast. It has certainly been an eventful spring between the Covid crisis and the national protests bringing more attention to the unequal treatment of African Americans by law enforcement, and also the financial market volatility. Our guest was Joel Greenwald, MD a physician turned financial planner in Minnesota who has a long term financial planning business managing mostly physicians money called Greenwald wealth management. We talk on this episode...

Duration:01:01:53

Ep. 58 Real Estate Investing with Cory Fawcett, MD

5/18/2020
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 was Cory Fawcett, MD a retired surgeon in Oregon who has written books for medical professionals including The Physicians guide to Real Estate Investing which we talked about on the show. It and his other books are available on Amazon or his own website FinancialSuccessMD.com We talk on...

Duration:00:53:13

Ep 57. Introducing What's Up Docs?

3/6/2020
This is a special episode of the podcast in which I am introducing a new project I am working on with Dr. Disha of the Frugal Physician. We are starting a YouTube series called What’s Up Docs? to talk about what's trending in physician social media. In this episode we discuss: a proposed residency for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in emergency medicine that had physicians in an uproar, particularly because they were going to be paid more than PGY3 EM residents. This program...

Duration:00:43:53

Ep 56. Karen Sibert, MD -- Good luck finding a doctor in 10 years.

1/22/2020
Dr. Karen Sibert, an anesthesiologist in California, wrote an article that went viral last week and this weekend as a response to the repeated attacks on physicians by the media and by economists or other "policy experts". The Washington Post said physicians were behaving like muggers. A Noble prize winning economist called us rent seekers. We discuss why she wrote this article. Why she sees concerning trends about the future physician workforce and areas where things are improving though...

Duration:00:44:54

Ep 55. Ian Ippolito -- How to approach crowdfunded real estate investing

1/16/2020
On this episode we talk with Ian Ippolito who runs a real estate crowd funding website which is a valuable resource for those who are interested in this space. We talk about Ian's approach to real estate investing. Evaluate sponsor first (experience through a full business cycle)Lots of sponsors right now have not gone through a downturnLook at the deal itselfLeverage (65% leverage or less)Sponsor has invested also (skin in the game)What is the deal structure (how does sponsor make...

Duration:00:34:05

Ep 54. Falgun Chokshi, MD --Artificial Intelligence in medicine

1/8/2020
On this episode we talk with Dr. Falgun Chokshi, a radiologist and thought leader in artificial intelligence. We talk about the role of AI in the future of medicine. Will AI replace radiologists? Will there be fewer jobs for physicians in the future? What are the capabilities of AI and where does it fall short? We also talk about why the stakes are so high in medicine vs other fields and why the pace of innovation is slower in patient care. What are the stakes for new and recent grads in...

Duration:00:52:14

Ep 53. Opportunity Zones -- Dan Gauthier

11/4/2019
On this episode, my guest is Dan Gauthier of the Rose Law Group in Scottsdale, AZ. We are talking about Opportunity Zones. We discuss what they are, how they can be a tax advantage investment. Dan has written about these previously in national media and I thought he would be a great resource to learn more about them. He is not selling anything which is why I wanted him to explain it in an unbiased way. Opportunity Zones are geographic areas designated by the states and approved by the...

Duration:00:42:49

Ep. 52 -- Surprise (Balance) Billing with Dr. Amy Cho

8/21/2019
On this episode, my guest is Amy Mecozzi Cho MD, an emergency medicine physician in MN who is passionate about making sure physicians voices are heard, particularly on the issue that is all over the news lately, Surprise (Balance) Billing. This is when the medical group providing the care charges the patient the balance between their fees and the (low) rates the insurance companies will pay. Obviously this is an unfortunate position for patients to be put in and physicians end up taking the...

Duration:00:43:18

Ep 51 -- Starting a DPC practice

8/15/2019
On this episode, my guests are a group of physicians who are in the Direct Primary Care space. They each have their own practice. Dr. Jessica Edwards is starting a practice in TX. Dr. Mitch Li is starting one in the Chicago area. Dr. Clodagh Ryan has a 2 year old practice also in Chicago and is a veteran and mentor in this space. In the era of physician burnout, loss of autonomy, dissatisfaction, etc, it’s refreshing to hear about doctors taking charge and executing their vision of...

Duration:01:00:17

Ep 50. Dividend Investing with Nick McCullum

6/13/2019
On this episode, my guest is Nick McCullum of SureDividend.com. We talk about dividend investing as a strategy. Everyone likes the idea of passive income and dividends are about as passive as it gets. Money comes in monthly, quarterly, or whatever frequency the company pays it out. Sure there are risks, but over the long term, dividend paying stocks have had lower volatility than the overall stock market. In this episode we go over the basic terminology (yield, growth rate, DRIPs, etc.)...

Duration:00:44:01

Ep 49. Dr. Disha MD -- The Frugal Physician

5/9/2019
On this episode, my guest is Dr. Disha of The Frugal Physician blog. We talked about her journey from being in debt to quickly paying off loans as a primary care physician despite a few financial setbacks. Obviously it is easier to payback loans in a dual high income couple but for many of my listeners, there is only one earner or one high income earner in the family, so we talk about how she did this. Disha is an internal medicine physician who caught the financial independence bug after a...

Duration:00:43:28

Ep. 48 -- Rick Ferri, CFA

4/25/2019
On this episode, my guest is Rick Ferri, CFA, a well known advocate of index fund investing. Passive investing (just using ETFs does not mean passive investing)What to do before you do portfolio constructionAccumulation of assets (savings rate first and then portfolio optimization)Living below your meansAccumulating knowledgePortfolio constructionThe stages of investor education (Core4)DarknessenlightenmentComplexitySimplicity We go over some common scenarios about how to invest and Rick...

Duration:00:54:54

Ep. 47 Ryan Inman, CFP

4/8/2019
This is a special episode of the Doctor Money Matters podcast. I am doing a cohosted joint podcast with Ryan Inman of the Financial Residency podcast. In this episode we interview each other. Ryan is a CFP who runs his own financial planning firm catering to physicians. His wife is a physician as well so he really understands the issues that physician families face. In this episode we talk about: The FIRE Movement for physiciansCommon issues facing early and mid career physiciansWhy the...

Duration:00:47:18

Ep 46. Sarah Fallaw PhD -- The Next Millionaire Next Door

2/21/2019
My guest on this podcast is Sarah Fallaw, PhD author of the new book. The Next Millionaire Next Door. This is a follow up to the blockbuster book that her father wrote, The Millionaire Next Door. Sarah and her father worked on the follow up together, but he passed away prior to the release. That book was a big inspiration for me to get my financial house in order. Sarah is an industrial psychologist who runs the firm Data Points where she now studies behavioral finance and the ability for...

Duration:00:35:28

Ep 45. Disability Insurance part 2(Q & A with a broker and lawyer)

2/14/2019
This is part 2 of the podcast are Ed Comitz and Stephanie Tsang. Ed is an attorney in AZ who specializes in disability insurance lawsuits. Stephanie is a broker who deals with who deals with disability insurance. Ep 44 is part 1, which you should listen to first if you have not done so yet. We talk about the basic information needed for physicians regarding disability insurance. We clear up some of the misconceptions. We discuss individual policies, association policies, and employer...

Duration:00:37:27

Ep. 44 Disability Insurance (Q&A with a disability lawyer and broker)

2/13/2019
My guests on this podcast are Ed Comitz and Stephanie Tsang. Ed is an attorney in AZ who specializes in disability insurance lawsuits. Stephanie is a broker who deals with who deals with disability insurance. We talk about the basic information needed for physicians regarding disability insurance. We clear up some of the misconceptions. We discuss individual policies, association policies, and employer policies and which ones are generally better for you the physician. There are definite...

Duration:00:29:09

Ep 43. Crushing student loan debt with Drs Renee and Nii Darko

1/31/2019
My guests on this podcast are Drs Nii and Renee Darko who paid back significant educational loans nearing nearly $670k over a 3 year period in order to take back control of their financial futures. Nii is a trauma surgeon and Rene is a Ob/Gyn and they worked very hard to pay down this debt. We talk about how they acquired so much debt. What was the moment they realized that this debt was out of control and how they changed their life to pay down this debt. They also talk about their...

Duration:00:50:26