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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Episode 19--Bonnie Koo, MD

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...


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

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...


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

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 and also has written some articles for the Kevin MD website. I think many physicians will be able...


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

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...


Episode 15. Eric Levi, MD -- The dark side of doctoring

In this episode I talk with Dr. Eric Levi, an ENT surgeon who created a viral article recently relating to physician burnout and lack of job satisfaction called the Dark side of doctoring. Eric wrote this article based on his experience as a specialist nearly completing the long process of training in Australia, but I think his experiences are comparable with listeners in the US and other western nations. He has a series of these articles that I encourage to you read on his...


Episode 14. Bob Collins -- Physician Recruitment

In this episode I talk with Bob Collins of the Medicus Firm, a physician recruitment firm. Bob has spent many years in this field and gives great insight into the job hunt. Many physicians now use a recruiter to help with searching for the right job. We talk about the job market and what is hot right now in the medical field, what can a recruiter do for you, and some of the tips he has gained from years in this field. Primary care and psychiatrists seem to be in major demand. Whether you...


Episode 13. Charles Cochran, MD --

Welcome to the DMM Podcast. I am doing a series on social media and a few of my upcoming guests will be physicians who have used social media to create a strong following. I think it is important to understand the pros and cons of social media, and to realize that many of our patients use it to access information about us as practitioners and for health topics in general. Its also a great way to network and educate ourselves about the latest topics in our fields. Finally some physicians...


Episode 12. Tarang Patel, DO -- Roboadvisors

This is my first solo episode. I talk about roboadvisors and the pros and cons of using them. I also review some of the larger and most popular companies providing this service. What is a robo-advisor? It is a computer algorithm based approach to managing your investments. (Note this generally applies to your stock market accounts) A robo advisor is designed to eliminate the need for an individual to make trading decisions about the stocks or ETFs in an account. This is not the same as...


Episode 11. Keith Smith, MD -- Fixed Cost Surgery

As healthcare professionals, we can all agree that the healthcare system in the US is broken. It's too difficult to maneuver for patients and practitioners alike. Today we talk with Dr. Keith Smith, anesthesiologist and a founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. This practice is a pioneer in cost transparency and as you will hear during our interview, charges a fixed price for many common outpatient surgeries. Dr. Smith and his partners understood many years ago the challenges of dealing...


Episode 10. Kenyon Meadows, MD -- Real Estate Investing

Are you looking for passive income? Are you afraid of putting all your investment eggs in the stock market? Have you ever thought about buying real estate as an investment? My guest today had those thoughts when he decided to get into real estate investing after the economic downturn of 2008-2009. Dr. Kenyon Meadows is a radiation oncologist in SE Georgia who has branched out his investments to include real estate in the form of single family homes, hard money lending, and crowdfunding. I...


Episode 9 Joseph Kim, MD MBA -- What you need to know about physician MBAs

Have you ever thought that you need more business knowledge? Are you considering an MBA so that you can move into the administrative or corporate world? I have thought about it for years. My guest on this episode is Dr. Joseph Kim, MD, MBA. He has served as faculty for the American Association for Physician Leadership (formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives). He has written articles for the Physician Leadership Journal (formerly known as the Physician Executive...


Episode 7. Travis Hornsby -- Student Loans

This episode is about student loans. If you are or recently were in medical, dental, or other health professional school, you already know that education costs are out of control. Costs at the Univ of Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s best medicals schools was $1200 in 1960, rising to $20000, by 1990 and $58000 by 2016 (according to their website This is insanity and completely unsustainable. Incomes have not kept up with...


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