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This is narrative medicine at it's best. It's not a place to get the feels or to learn life lessons. This is an arena where doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers can share the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly in medicine. This is real life, not primetime television.

This is narrative medicine at it's best. It's not a place to get the feels or to learn life lessons. This is an arena where doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers can share the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly in medicine. This is real life, not primetime television.
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This is narrative medicine at it's best. It's not a place to get the feels or to learn life lessons. This is an arena where doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers can share the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly in medicine. This is real life, not primetime television.

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Episodes

23: Lick His Face

10/3/2018
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Being awake for 40 hours is really hard. Answering medical questions during rounds after being awake for 40 hours is really really hard. When the delirium from being awake for so long kicks in, it is hard to stay focused and to be on top of your game. In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Zahir shares a story of him being pimped on rounds.

Duration:00:03:31

22: Surprise Delivery

9/5/2018
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This episode of the Physician Grind Podcast is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael Smolens. It originally aired September 6, 2017. Dr. Smolens was an incredible physician, teacher, and mentor. He will be missed dearly. Dr. Michael is in the middle of his shift when a pregnant patient in labor is brought in. After examining the patient, Dr. Michael determines that the delivery is imminent and that there is no time to take the patient to labor and delivery. An OB/GYN intern rotating in...

Duration:00:04:02

21: At the Request of a Father

8/8/2018
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This episode of the Physician Grind Podcast is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael Smolens. It originally aired May 14, 2017. Dr. Smolens was an incredible physician, teacher, and mentor. He will be missed dearly. Dr. Michael shares a story from his days in training. A "father" requests to see his son one last time before the son heads to the Operating Room. What ensues is old school ER.

Duration:00:06:14

20: Rectal ROSC

7/11/2018
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Andy shares with us a story of one of the most unusual codes he has ever ran. Sometimes you have to think outside of the box in order to save a life.

Duration:00:02:39

19: Is there a Doctor on the Plane

6/13/2018
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There is nothing more terrifying than hearing the flight attendant call for a healthcare emergency. You never know what you are going to get yourself into. Is the patient about to code? Do I need to divert the flight to the closest airport? In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Zahir shares his experience with an airplane medical emergency. Share your Airplane emergency story in the comments

Duration:00:05:14

18: Vacation's Over

5/16/2018
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Zahir shares with us a story of when an emergency suddenly ended his vacation. He had just returned from a "soul searching" trip to India and South East Asia, when he decided to go bowling with old friends. On his drive home the traffic on the freeway suddenly stopped. What he found was a motorcyclist on the ground that had been involved in a terrible accident. Dr. Zahir struggles with dealing with an emergency outside of the comfort of...

Duration:00:05:50

17: Breakfast Burrito

4/18/2018
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Manny Celedon returns to share with us a story of when his end of shift breakfast burrito had to wait because of a critically ill, seizing patient.

Duration:00:06:38

16: The Other Side

3/21/2018
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In this episode new contributor, Marie MacMillan, shares with us a conversation she had with a patient who came to the brink of death.

15: Boston Strong

2/21/2018
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast we feature a brand new contributor, Sam Keif. A native of Boston, Sam shares with us his experience in health care at the time of the Boston Bombings.

Duration:00:06:12

14: Christening the Battleship

1/24/2018
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Zahir shares with us a story of his first shift in a newly constructed ER. The new ER does not quite feel like home. Luckily all it takes is one patient to remedy this problem.

Duration:00:04:00

13: The Power of Hulkamania

12/28/2017
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In this episode Dr. Zahir shares the story of inserting his first chest tube. After a long overnight call, the cobwebs are suddenly cleared when he summons the power of Hulkamania to complete the procedure. Under the watchful eyes of surgeons, Dr. Zahir hears his fans cheering him on and successfully inserts the chest tube.

Duration:00:02:27

12: Crop Dusted

11/30/2017
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In this episode Dr. Manny shares with us a story from his residency. In the mad dash at the end of his shift he picked up a seemingly innocuous patient that he thought he would be able to quickly see, work up, and discharge before the end of his shift. Like all things that are too good to be true, this patient threw Dr. Manny a curve ball that ultimately led to him getting crop dusted. If you enjoyed this episode: Hit the subscribe button Leave a rating and review Links to the...

Duration:00:06:04

11: You're Too Slow

11/1/2017
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Thanksgiving Special: In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Bryan returns to share with us a story of a patient that he treated while working on Thanksgiving day. Initially, the patient is calm and cooperative. But like most things in the ER that suddenly changes. The end result was that he was "Too Slow!!!!" If you enjoyed this episode: Hit the subscribe button Leave a rating and review Links to the show: iTunes:...

Duration:00:06:04

10: Upper Decker

10/4/2017
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Ben shares with us a story of a trauma patient that turns violent while in the CT Scanner. The result is an upper decker.

Duration:00:05:31

09: Surprise Delivery

9/6/2017
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Michael returns to share with us another one of his incredible stories from the Emergency Department. Dr. Michael is in the middle of his shift when a pregnant patient in labor is brought in. After examining the patient, Dr. Michael determines that the delivery is imminent and that there is no time to take the patient to labor and delivery. An OB/GYN intern rotating in the Emergency Department performs the delivery with no problem. However,...

Duration:00:04:14

08: The Trusty Satchel

8/10/2017
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Bryan shares with us the story of dealing with an "animated" trauma patient. The patient was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a car. The patient is screaming and refusing to answer any questions. One of the paramedics decides to look through his bag to see if there are any drugs that would explain his erratic behavior. Sometimes it's just better not to look through the contents of a Satchel.

Duration:00:03:45

07: False Positive

7/13/2017
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In this episode Dr. Todd Feinman shares a personal story where a false positive tumor scare resulted in him having an unnecessary and painful surgery. Dr. Feinman believed that his experience could have been avoided had there been user-friendly technologies in place that would enable patients/physicians to use the data found in clinical studies to determine the most effective test or treatment for a given medical issue - so he created his own company, Doctor Evidence, to solve this problem.

Duration:00:06:23

06: Final Goodbye

6/14/2017
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In this episode we share a story of intubating a burn victim. The extent of the injury is severe and the patient will likely die during her hospitalization. There is a haunting moment that occurs before a patient is sedated for intubation. A moment where eyes lock and the voice of the physician may be the last voice that the patient ever hears.

Duration:00:02:55

05: At the Request of a Father

5/17/2017
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In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Michael shares a story from his days in training . A "father" requests to see his son one last time before the son heads to the Operating Room. What ensues is old school ER.

Duration:00:05:57

04: Painted Wall

4/19/2017
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What happens when a happy drunk turns into a belligerent drunk? In this episode we share a story of when this wonderful transformation takes place. The end result a new paint job for a temporary wall. When violence in the Emergency Department is just part of another standard day at the office.

Duration:00:03:44