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."

Doctor’s Lounge with Physicians Foundation

Host Michael Koriwchak, M.D. recorded a multitude of interviews with the thought leaders in Direct Primary Care and health policy at the 2018 DPC Conference.

This new series will bring the best insights from the conference in candid interviews conducted by participants after stepping from the main stage.

Physicians FoundationOur premiere episode features the primary funding organization fueling the success of our national conference, the Physicians Foundation. Listen in as Dr. Koriwchak interviews key leaders about the foundation and their support of DPC.

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Best of: Importance of Specialty Care

A DPC Style Disruption

Long thought to be the Achilles Heel of Direct Primary Care, extended specialty care is being addressed.

HIPnation out of Atlanta is a Direct Primary Care practice of physicians which ALSO offer specialty services.

Brian Hill, M.D., one of the founders of HIPnationsteps into the Doctor’s Lounge to explain the importance of specialty care and the disruption to the typical insurance model that happens when combined with Direct Primary Care.

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Best Of: Jam Packed News Hour

Sneak Peek DPC Conference, DC Trip, & The Tech Revolution Continues

Host Mike Koriwchak is preparing an hour of rapid fire news that will impact health care nationwide.

First, a sneak preview of the next DPC conference in Orlando, FL.

Second, a field report on the recent trip to brief policy makers in Washington, DC by Mike and fellow co-host Hal Scherz, M.D.

Third, the innovations in tech continue to impact the future.  Mike reviews the new Apple Watch with its FDA approval for a heart rhythm strip.

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Best of: Driving Docs Out of Medicine

Regulations Killing Doctors

As Forbes reported more than a year ago:

“In a recent survey, nine out of ten physicians were unwilling to recommend healthcare as a profession. In 2014, the American Medical Association found that 47% of practicing physicians reported high emotional exhaustion, 35% saw less value in their work and 41% were satisfied (not happy, but satisfied) with their work-life balance. The survey went on to identify the three problem areas:

  •  Loss of autonomy (75% now are in hospital-owned practices)
  •  Mental exhaustion (listing heavy workloads and increased clerical work, due to cumbersome electronic medical records)
  •  Asymmetrical rewards (success is expected, but mistakes come with heavy punishments)

And then there is the stress…”

Host Hal Scherz explores the way regulations are creating an environment driving physicians out of health care.

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Best of: Impact of Ideology

How the Left Hurts Health Care

Ideas have consequences.

The larger impulse to centralize the control and delivery of health care on the surface promises to lower costs and deliver care to everyone – by rule of law.

The reality became a legion of bureaucrats creating a new regulation for every problem under the sun. Costs skyrocketed creating the “big medicine” leviathan of government, insurers, and vast administrative health care delivery systems.

Host Hal Scherz, M.D. explains how the best intentions have morphed into a philosophy whose only answer is controlling doctors and restricting care.

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New Fed Plans Feature DPC

Dr Gross on HHS Innovations

Just off of testifying before the US Senate Health, Education,Labor, and Pensions Committee, Dr. Lee Gross has published an OP-ED in the Washington Examinerentitled, “Direct primary care can rein in America’s out-of-control healthcare costs”

Dr. Gross joins host Mike Koriwchak to discuss the policy rolling out at the Department of HHS and the reasons behind spiraling health care costs.

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Best of: Pre-Occupied with Single Payer Medicine

The Centralized Hell to Befall Us

Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute has been a publishing machine this past quarter, providing editorial after editorial highlighting the failures of socialized medicine around the world.

Pipes, a member of the D4PCF Advisory Board, steps into the Doctor’s Lounge to discuss the catastrophic impact of single payer medicine.

This episode is especially timely as the Kaiser Family Foundation reports the student caucus convinced the AMA to study reversing the long-held position against socialized medicine.

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Jam Packed News Hour

Sneak Peek DPC Conference, DC Trip, & The Tech Revolution Continues

Host Mike Koriwchak is preparing an hour of rapid fire news that will impact health care nationwide.

First, a sneak preview of the next DPC conference in Orlando, FL.

Second, a field report on the recent trip to brief policy makers in Washington, DC by Mike and fellow co-host Hal Scherz, M.D.

Third, the innovations in tech continue to impact the future.  Mike reviews the new Apple Watch with its FDA approval for a heart rhythm strip.

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