The Doctor's Lounge Radio Show

Hosted by Dr. Hal Scherz and Dr. Michael J. Koriwchak

Real doctors from the front lines of medicine engage the man-made crisis in American Healthcare. Hal Scherz, MD FACS (Pediatric Urologist) and Michael J. Koriwchak, MD, Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgery) airs The Doctor's Lounge on America's Web Radio on Thursdays at 8:00 am Eastern.

"Every hospital has a private area where Doctors go to get a cup of coffee and get together to talk amongst themselves to discuss medical and health care matters... This show is a window into the private conversations doctors have that impact your world."

A Virtual Debate

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 From CNN to Contentious Nominee Hearings

Michael Koriwchak, MD

The past weeks have seen a contentious health care debate on CNN and an interrogation style HHS nomination process.

Dr. Michael Koriwchak is hosting a special virtual debate and virtual nomination process this week by engaging the tough questions from a doctor’s perspective on the front lines of medicine.

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The Future of Health Care

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The Trump Administration, HHS, and Congress

Dr Hal Scherz hosts a special episode of the Doctor’s Lounge where he personally unpacks the first sixty days after the Inauguration.

A key campaign promise for President-Elect Donald Trump was to repeal and replace ObamaCare.  Work is about to begin.

Dr. Scherz will explore several larger principles – how do you lower cost systemically?  How do you empower patients and doctors?

Tune in for the future of health care.

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Charging the Hill

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GA Senator on the ACA & Health Care Policy

 In case you missed it with the holidays – an important Doctors Lounge:

Georgia State Senator Judson Hill (R-Dist 32) returns to the Doctor’s Lounge.

Hill has long been a advocate for DPC style health care delivery at the State level.

Join host Michael Koriwchak, MD as they talk about the ACA and the free market approach to health care policy.

Senator Hill hopes to fill the large shoes of long time friend of D4PCF, Representative Tom Price, who has been chosen to lead the Department of Health & Human Services.  If approved by the Senate, the 6th District of Georgia will become vacant and Georgia will hold a special election.

 

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The Free Market Forces on Health Care

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The Beginning of Post-ObamaCare 

Sally PipesLong time friend of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation, Sally Pipes returns to the Doctor’s Lounge to discuss all things health care.

Pipes is the president of the Pacific Research Institute, a free market think tank.

Pipes recently published an editorial in Forbes.com to debunk the myths of the defenders of ObamaCare and clear the field for honest debate.

From the goal of universal coverage to the myth that coverage means care, Sally Pipes is cutting through the hyperbole to facilitate a real debate over how to do the most good.

The editorial in Forbes is worth a read here.

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The Business of Health Care

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Two Guest Special

Don LeeHost Mike Koriwchak invites two business leaders serving the health care community into the Doctor’s Lounge.

Don Lee hosts #hcbiz – a blog, weekly tweet chat and talk show that takes a practical look at The Business of Healthcare.

Randall OatesIn the second segment, Randall Oates, the developer of SOAPware – a EHR provider (among many other services for the health care industry) – steps into the Doctor’s Lounge to round out our business episode.

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Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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Business Consequences of ObamaCare

Alfredo OrtizThe president of the Job Creators Network steps in to the Doctor’s Lounge to discuss the impact of ObamaCare on business.

Now, with the sea change in Washington, DC coming, is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Alfredo Ortiz is the President and CEO for the Job Creators Network, a nonpartisan organization founded by entrepreneurs like Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus who believe the best defense against bad government policy is a well-informed public.

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The Godfather of Free Market Medicine

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Up Front Pricing for Surgery

G. Keith Smith, M.D.G. Keith Smith, M.D. has long been known as the guy “lighting a candle rather than cursing the darkness” in American medicine.

His famed Oklahoma Surgery Center posts its prices up front for all to see.  Patients travel from around the world able to fly in, stay in hotel accommodations, and get a needed surgery for less than staying home and going through traditional third party payer systems.

Smith steps into the Doctor’s Lounge fresh off speaking to our DPC conference in October.  Smith has been shaking up the system for years – often through his vlog, worth a follow.

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Election Recap 2016

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What Do We Do Now?

With election results that are making waves all over the world, what impact will President-elect, Donald Trump have on the future of health care?

Dr. Michael Koriwchak discusses all the election results and explores the opportunities ahead for real health care reform.

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State Champion of Direct Primary Care

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Michigan State Senator Led the Fight & Won

Sen ColbeckState Senator Patrick Colbeck steps into the Doctor’s Loungeto tell the story of codifying Direct Primary Care into law in Michigan.

Colbeck joined Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation at our hugely successful conference training Physicians to launch their own DPC practice this past month.  As ObamaCare continues its downward spiral, legislators like Colbeck are innovating the future and overcoming the bureaucratic obstacles to patient care by promoting legislation protecting the Doctor/Patient relationship from the threat of insurance regulators.

Senator Colbeck maintains a clear explanation of direct primary care on his website well worth a read.

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Training for Membership Medicine Practices

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The staggering success of our first CME credited conference to train doctors on starting their own Direct Primary Care practice was breathtaking to behold.

With little more than word of mouth and a modest social media outreach, hundreds of physicians learned the nuts and bolts of creating a practice that charges a monthly flat fee for a family’s primary health care needs.

Host Hal Scherz will debrief us on the conference and give some behind the scenes insights into the training and mentoring that is giving birth to a model of medicine the resurrects the sanctity of the Doctor/Patient relationship.

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