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MRMA 053: Crucial Conversations 005 - Larry Benz and Erich Herkloz: Year's Biggest Deal Reveals Keys To M&A Success During The Pandemic

Paul Martin's Crucial Conversations

The Year's Biggest Deal Reveals Keys To M&A Success In A PandemicTo the surprise of many people, M&A deals have been getting done right through this pandemic. In fact great deals are getting done. How is that possible? Great buyers and sellers are coming together to form great teams that are getting it done with the help of great tools and protocols. Join Paul as he interviews Larry Benz of Confluent Health and Erich Herkloz of Strive Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, the inspired leaders of the largest deal done in 2020 and definitely one of the best partnerships created in the rehab industry.Watch the video version of this podcast here: https://vimeo.com/user45549532/review/509914046/4cb2479b00

41mins

23 Feb 2021

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Ep.151: How to Manage Personnel for the Ideal Company Culture Interview with Dr. Larry Benz

Physical Therapy Private Practice: Secrets of the Top 10%

36mins

17 Feb 2021

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Episode 021: Called to Care with Larry Benz

The Better Outcomes Show

The post Episode 021: Called to Care with Larry Benz appeared first on Rehab U Practice Solutions.

43mins

17 Feb 2021

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Putting the 'Patient' Back into Patient Care with Dr. Larry Benz

Prospective Doctor (from MedSchoolCoach)

Dr. Larry Benz, a physical therapist and founder of Confluent Health discusses the application of positive psychology and empathy in medicine. [00:41] Dr. Benz’s Background in Physical Therapy and Positive Psychology [03:51] Positive Psychology Courses [05:46] The Importance of Doctor-Patient Relationships [08:42] How to Cultivate Empathy [10:22] Humanities in Medical School Curriculums [12:55] Technology and AI in Healthcare [17:32] Virtual Reality Therapy for Chronic Pain [20:44] Burnout and Dehumanization Among Doctors [28:50] Needed Change in Current Healthcare System [30:29] Direct Primary Care Movement [32:02] Dr. Benz’s Advice to Pre-Med and Medical Student Dr. Larry Benz is a physical therapy doctor with a master’s degree in applied positive psychology. He is the co-founder of Confluent Health; a physical therapy company that aims to lower healthcare costs while improving overall health for everybody. Recently, Dr. Benz published Called to Care: A Medical Provider's Guide for Humanizing Healthcare. In his book, he talks about the application of positive psychology and empathy in medicine. The Importance of Doctor-Patient Relationships Doctors have an extensive knowledge about diseases, diagnoses, and interventions. Objective expertise is important but doctors should also pay attention to how they interact with patients. Establishing a good doctor-patient relationship has a positive effect on treatment outcomes. Not only that, but a quality connection between doctors and patients also prevents physician burnout. From a business standpoint, showing that you genuinely care for your patients can become a competitive advantage. How to Cultivate Empathy Everyone is born with different capacities for empathy. Although some people are more gifted, empathy is a skill that can be developed the more you put it into practice. Empathy has several facets and people may score differently on its constructs. When students graduate medical school, they have even less empathy than when they started. Fortunately, studies have shown that empathy can be taught and replenished. Medical schools are including philosophy, literature, and humanities once again in their curriculums. To cultivate empathy, people need to be constantly reminded and taught. Technology and AI in Healthcare Technology and AI should be used to make healthcare more efficient. A good example of leveraging the use of tech is virtual reality therapy for chronic pain. After just 6 sessions, chronic pain patients have reported decreased hospital visits, depression, and anxiety. However, there is still no substitute for human interaction in administering care. Delivering care in an indifferent manner has been found to be less effective due to the lack of connection. Physicians should also take note of non-verbal cues like body language, facial expression, and changes in tone to be able to have meaningful interactions. Emphasizing the human element in care leads to better outcome and lower costs. Quality connections also improve doctor well-being. Burnout and Dehumanization Among Doctors Doctors spend a lot of time on documentation, approval, and authorization. External hassles compete for their time to practice medicine. Prolonged exposure to these factors can lead to burnout wherein doctors no longer feel effective and happy. Burnout develops over the years, but physicians also face the problem of dehumanization in everyday practice.  Dehumanization occurs when doctors view patients as cases rather than as unique individuals. This may happen when physicians are overwhelmed with their workload. To cope, doctors detach themselves when seeing patients. Burnout and dehumanization can be overcome by reminding yourself of the reasons you entered a career in medicine and by engaging in stress relieving activities. Needed Change in Current Healthcare System The current healthcare system is very complex, with too much regulatory constraints that do not bring value to medical professionals or patients. As a consequence, there are many who need medical attention but there are not enough care givers. Treating patients instead of filling out paperwork would be a more effective use of a doctor’s time. We need to bring “care” back into healthcare by letting physicians practice in their field of expertise. The long and exhausting regulatory and administrative processes lessen the impact of healthcare and this needs to change.   Dr. Benz’s Advice to Pre-Med and Medical Students As we deal with daily stressors, we forget why we were called to become doctors. We take our patients for granted because we have become so accustomed to the heroism in medicine that it no longer becomes meaningful. Look back at the reasons why you entered healthcare to rekindle your passion. Healthcare practitioners must put in regular effort to prevent burnout and dehumanization. Dr. Benz’s book, Called to Care: A Medical Provider's Guide for Humanizing Healthcare, describes these issues in great detail and discusses the role of positive psychology in medicine. It is available on the book’s official website and on Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations.

34mins

3 Dec 2020

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E 166 Placebo Empathy and Kindness to Halt Physician Burnout with Larry Benz DPT

A Doctor's Perspective Podcast

Larry Benz PT DPT OCS MBA MAPP talks to Dr. Justin Trosclair, DC on A Doctor's Perspective PodcastGo beyond empathy in connecting with your patients and learn about biopsychosocial aspects, positive psychology and even using placebo to your and the patients benefit. Also find ways to avoid burnout with physical therapist Dr. Larry Benz.Dr. Larry Benz, PT DPT OCS MBA MAPP has just a ton of educational experience and degrees. He also teaches, has a private clinics, handles continuing education across the USA, wrote a book, is a veteran, has an organization in Haiti and his passion for physical therapy has no end in sight.Today we focus on the PsychoSocial factor of physical therapy.We also discuss the impact Doctor Empathy and Communication with the patient has on their outcomes.Therapeutic Alliance, Bed Side Manner - what role do these play?Bio-Psycho-Social Attributes were aspects covered in his Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Degree. The capstone project is what led to his book Called to Care. Topics like: research on empathy, compassion, what is a high quality connection, goal setting for patient care, peak end effect lead to, placebo and Nocebo effects and capitalization.How to reduce your own burnout?The care and outcome is better - better EQ the outcomesBusiness gets better as wellIs Dehumanization and Burnout the Same thing? How does the term Calcification play in and can it set in a little each day or is it all encompassing.Besides the PQRSST piece of the exam (who, what, when. why), how many of us ask How the patient is Feeling about the scenario. What is their truth with their situation and how it affects them and their life?BODY LANGUAGE is important: tone of voice, facial expressions and body movements.With a telehealth visit the doctor can lose at least 2 of these with the patient. That means the patient doesn’t since the empathy from you and clinical outcomes may be less.Excessive documentationThe number one complaint is that it robs the patient of actual practitioner time. Too much is spent clicking buttons or dictating notes. Too much documentation is number one reason for physician burnout by the way.What role does Placebo play for the patient? Should we use it more and how can we?In trying to get students to retain more information, you can even tell them that a placebo is happening and it will still get them to retain more than if it wasn’t mentioned at all or no unknown placebo was in place.Positive words and the way you set up positive parameters of outcomes can play a huge way to get an ethical placebo effect.Nocebo Effect: if you tell people it will hurt, then it will actually make it hurt more. A percent of people will get those negative effects only because you mentioned them.Keep a relationship healthy by creating Novelty (curiosity) and watching your Cognitive Biases (the stories you tell yourself about things aka don’t be judgemental).Process improvements ; like excessive documentation, regulations, and a variety of other hoops and ladders have replaced time spent with patients.An emphasis on kind, compassionate care will give you and your practice a differentiation in the marketplace that converts to market share and profitability. For more information, please visit PThelpforHaiti.org and CalledtoCarebook.com.BOOKS:Dr. William R. Miller Motivational Interview, Kevin Hogan Covert Persuasion, Malcolm Gladwell Outliers, Blink, Helen Reese Empathy ability to make me the best, Steve Herz Dont Take Yes for an Answerwww.calledtocarebook.com www.goconfluent.com larry@physicaltherapist.comShow notes can be found at https://adoctorsperspective.net/166 here you can also find links to things mentioned and the full transcript.Full Transcript of the Interview (it will have grammatical errors and mistakes). Just Click to expand. Thanks audioburst!

34mins

11 Nov 2020

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Is Empathy Real? Conversation with Larry Benz Author of Called to Care

Therapy Insiders Podcast -->>Physical therapy, business and leaders

How can a clinician best help their patient? The answer seems simple. Fix their problem. But what if the problem goes beyond a diagnosis. How can a clinician best help their patient? By caring about the human being in front of them. This takes empathy. But is empathy even real? On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Larry Benz, author of Called to Care. Hear his take on empathy and what he's learned over his career as a physical therapist and business owner.  Get your copy of Called to Care: https://www.calledtocarebook.com 

28mins

16 Sep 2020

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Larry Benz from ProRehab Louisville

Terry Meiners

Larry Benz from ProRehab Louisville talked about their daily operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discussed essential versus non-essential, “physical distancing,” telehealth, and the positive unintended consequences from COVID-19…

6mins

30 Mar 2020

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Larry Benz from ProRehab Louisville

Terry Meiners

Larry Benz from ProRehab Louisville talked about their daily operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discussed essential versus non-essential, “physical distancing,” telehealth, and the positive unintended consequences from COVID-19…

6mins

30 Mar 2020

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Interview with Larry Benz

Profiles in Leadership

Larry Benz is the President and CEO of Confluent Health. He has over 35 years experience in growing physical therapy and healthcare companies with a focus on developing the best clinicians and leaders in the profession. Larry served in the US Army as a Captain in the Army Medical Specialists Corps and received the Meritorious Service Medal. He was in the mountains of Colorado in a cabin in the woods as we chatted over the phone and discussed his leadership philosophy. He also has a leadership podcast so we interviewed each other and this discussion will be released on this podcast as well as through EIM.

1hr 11mins

22 Jul 2019

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Larry Benz- Professional & Educational Development Outside of DPT School/Clinical Practice

The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Larry Benz comes onto the show today to discuss the topic of professional development outside of DPT education/clinical practice. Larry discusses his definition of professional development, advice to the clinician looking to progress their own  development, recommendations for development for aspiring educators, real world barriers to professional development, burnout and how to get out of it, how to help others out of burnout, and much more! Biography: Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP is the President/CEO of Confluent Health which includes the following companies: Evidence In Motion, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, ProRehab-Louisville, Fit For Work, Breakthrough Physical Therapy, PT Central, The International Spine Institute, and the NeuroRecovery Training Institute. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine. Dr. Benz's current interests include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. With over 150 invited presentations to PT programs, national conferences, and MBA programs throughout the country, Dr. Benz has been on APTA's Advisory Panel on Practice and The Board of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is currently a Trustee with the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist Business Alliance (PTBA), and University of Louisville. He is the recipient of numerous business and physical therapy awards including the Kentucky Physical Therapy's Outstanding Physical Therapists award and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the year for his region. He is the co-developer of physicaltherapist.com, and blog.evidenceinmotion.com, a blog devoted to the principles of EBP in physical therapy. His Foundation is the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation in Haiti which can be found at PThelpforHaiti.org. Larry Benz's CV: https://my.evidenceinmotion.com/SIS_DocumentRepository/1019_0_20160705082601_=_Laurence%20N%20%20Benz%20CV%2007June2016.pdf Larry's Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/PhysicalTherapy Larry's Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/physicaltherapist/ Confluent Health Website: www.goconfluent.com/ Evidence In Motion Website: http://www.evidenceinmotion.com/ Evidence in Motion Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-evidence-in-motion/id1133977524?mt=2 PhysicalTherapist.com : https://www.physicaltherapist.com/ 

39mins

20 Jan 2018

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