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Alex Lickerman

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Think For Yourself, Part 1: Battling Misinformation With Guest Dr. Alex Lickerman, M.D.

Hold Me Back

In this two-part episode, Ash and Aidan discuss the biggest threat to Gen-Z: the erosion of critical thinking due to the digital world. They debate what's been called an "epidemic of cognitive contagion" with no end in sight. The boys explore the three biggest culprits to this epidemic: Motivated Reasoning, Tribalism, and the rampant spread of Misinformation. In Part 1 they welcome Alex Lickerman, M.D., a renowned physician and author, to discuss why healthcare is particularly vulnerable to misinformation and what Gen Z can do to separate fact from fiction in a world of unlimited and unfiltered content. Who was more convincing: Aidan or Ash? Vote at HoldMeBack.com

1hr 4mins

21 Jul 2021

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38: What is Direct Primary Care? | Alex Lickerman, Founder, ImagineMD

Trendbreakers

Connect with Alex:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-lickerman-md-96566330/Connect with Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-watson-cpa/*************************Are your employees okay with another year of insurance rate increases?Visit Trendbreakers.com to find out more on how I was able to lower the cost of benefits by 1k/employee which allow us to invest those savings back into the company and the employees.

28mins

12 Oct 2020

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Dr Alex Lickerman #2

Citizens of Jobland

Episode #2 of Citizens of Jobland features Dr Alex Lickerman, CEO of Chicago-based provider of direct primary care ImagineMD. We discuss how the innovative DPC model addresses the needs of patients that the traditional fee for service method can't, as well as the ways it can potentially revolutionize healthcare. Dr Lickerman talks about what he learned in his 20 years practicing medicine at the University of Chicago, the challenges faced by primary care physicians in the US and how he strikes a balance between caring for patients, running his business and writing books on resilience. Dr Lickerman's blog and books The Undefeated Mind and The Ten Worlds ImagineMD corporate resilience training Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Thanks to Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations Theme and incidental music by Jumblehead

42mins

13 Sep 2020

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EP. 36: CORONAVIRUS QA WITH DR. ALEX LICKERMAN, M.D.

Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks

At the moment as I publish this, there are 340,000 cases of the Coronavirus and over 9,700 deaths from it in the U.S. Over 70,000 deaths world wide.  The amount and velocity of information on the pandemic is overwhelming and much of it conflicts. Do this - don't do that. I need help parsing all of it.  Enter Dr. Alex Lickerman, M.D.  Alex is a direct primary care physician at ImagineMD, spending the first 20 years of his career as a leader at the University of Chicago, where he ran primary care for seven years and taught generations of today’s leaders in medicine. There he enjoyed a reputation as “a doctor’s doctor,” caring for many physicians who are themselves today considered leaders in their fields.  I wanted to talk with Alex about the Coronavirus because of his unique qualifications as a physician and his work in resilience. Alex is the author of, The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self that formed the basis of the landmark Resilience Project, which he began while at the University of Chicago. Short show (36 mins) but I get to ask a lot of questions that he kindly answers in detail Comparisons New York vs Chicago What's unique about the Coronavirus Current best treatments   Separating fact from the news  Symptoms and timeframes What should I do if I get sick? How long will this last? Tylenol, Advil - which ? The problem with hydroxychloroquine Percentages - sick or very sick Hospital capacity in the US On face masks How long will this last? Why and how we can be calm

36mins

6 Apr 2020

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The Ten Worlds with Alex Lickerman, MD & Ash ElDifrawi, Psy.D

Moments with Marianne

Alex Lickerman, MD, is a primary care physician, former assistant professor of medicine, former director of primary care, and former assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lickerman currently leads a direct primary care practice in Chicago called ImagineMD. Ash ElDifrawi, Psy.D., has built a reputation as a thought leader in clinical, social, and consumer psychology. Dr. ElDifrawi received his bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago, where he also conducted clinical research in the areas of neurology and bio-psychology. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Psychology, completed his internship at the world-renowned Family Institute at Northwestern, and then went on to be the inaugural fellow at the equally renowned Center for Family Health at the University of Chicago. https://thetenworlds.com

33mins

16 Nov 2019

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Episode #40 – Why an Eminent Family Practice Teacher Converted to the DPC Model with Dr. Alex Lickerman, Founder & CEO of ImagineMD

Primary Care Cures

In this episode Ron talks to Dr. Alex Lickerman. Alex is the Founder, CEO, and a Direct Primary Care Physician at ImagineMD. Here he discusses why he left the large group model to be an independent physician and pioneer in direct primary care. He dives into the benefits of the direct primary care model and how it is not just concierge medicine for the rich. DPC providers are much less prone to burnout and it is an attractive model to encourage more medical students to go into primary care. Here Alex presents his argument for direct primary care as the primary care model of the future. Alex spent the first 20 years of his career as a leader at one of the top academic medical centers in the world, the University of Chicago, where he ran primary care for seven years and taught generations of today’s leaders in medicine. There he enjoyed a reputation as “a doctor’s doctor,” caring for many physicians who are themselves today considered leaders in their fields. He is a master clinician, routinely diagnosing medical problems that leave other doctors puzzled. A nationally recognized speaker on the topic of resilience, his book, The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, details evidence-based steps one can take to increase resilience and formed the basis of the landmark Resilience Project, which he began while at the University of Chicago and exported to ImagineMD as the Undefeated Minds program. His second book, The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness, details an entirely new psychological paradigm that explains how it’s possible to achieve a kind of happiness that can’t be destroyed by anything. Living by medicine’s most famous aphorism, “The secret of the care of the patient lies in caring for the patient,” he counts his tenacity in designing preventive care interventions, managing acute and chronic disease, and making the right diagnoses as his greatest strengths. Read the Transcript The post Episode #40 – Why an Eminent Family Practice Teacher Converted to the DPC Model with Dr. Alex Lickerman, Founder & CEO of ImagineMD appeared first on Primary Care Cures.

34mins

1 Nov 2019

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Alex Lickerman MD – The Path to true happiness via Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science

Positive Impact Podcast

SUBSCRIBEAlex Lickerman is a physician, former assistant professor of medicine, former director of primary care, and former assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. He currently leads a direct primary care private practice in Chicago called ImagineMD.Alex’s first book, The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, published in 2012, has received numerous favorable reviews from many sources, including Publishers Weekly and his follow up THE TEN WORLDS: The New Psychology of Happiness written alongside his friend Ash El Difrawi has received critical acclaim from the literary psychology movement in how it blends the latest scientific research with ancient Buddhist philosophy.Alex has extensive speaking experience, having given talks at medical conferences throughout his career including a talk to an audience of over 3,000 at a Pri-Med Conference put on jointly by the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.Alex has been quoted in Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, The New York Times, and TIME, and has had articles appear in Psychology Today, Crain’s Chicago Business, USA Today, Slate, The Huffington Post, Counselor Magazine, and Medicine on the Midway. He’s also been a guest on NPR’s On Point. He’s also written a television pilot called Sessions that was optioned by DreamWorks Television, as well as several movie screenplays, including an adaptation of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Alex and I discussed the following in our conversation:How Alex was inspired to write his recent book over 20 years ago after getting involved in a secular form of Buddhism.The philosophical idea he discovered around the 10 worlds and how we cycle through these life states.How Alex’s best friend Ash became very interested in the Buddist philosophy and their joining together to write a book around happiness which is also linked to modern psychology.The way in which they were looking to hypothesize the Buddhist model, and create the notion that what creates these different worlds are our beliefs.How people are frustrated by having more things than ever before, but at the same time as being more unhappy than they have ever been.Hedonic treadmill effect, in acquiring new things and the short lived pleasure.Experience stretching can make you very unhappy but only temporarily How belief systems work and are formed.A belief is an emotional feeling about a statement that is true, we are born with beliefs about happiness but are also formed during life.How we form these core beliefs or core delusions as Alex calls it.The part dopamine plays in the reward mechanism of our brains and how it is the wanting chemical.In people who are drug addicted the spike of dopamine in their brains is far out of proportion to people who are not drug addicts. The effect of dopamine in Parkinson’s patients and addiction.There is a difference between pleasure and happiness, but without the feeling of pleasure you cannot feel happiness. We are wired to experience joy when experience something good, but joy, pleasure and happiness fires different parts of the brain.How you can influence the way in which emotional beliefs work, and the difficult part of making the emotional shift in awareness needed.Everyone has potential and awareness to reform their beliefs which are often unconscious.The idea of attachment and why certain types of attachment are healthier than others.10 worlds (in order of joy, low to high) are Hell, Hunger, Animality, Anger, Tranquillity, Rapture, Learning, Realisation, Compassion, Enlightenment.How we all cycle through the above worlds, and what beliefs throw you into certain worlds.The realisation you can come to about the worlds you spend a lot of time in and awareness.The process of interrupting yourself when caught in a world you don’t want to be into.How the attainment of happiness in the first 9 worlds are dependent on attachment but in the 10th world (enlightenment) happiness is based on perceiving something rather than having something. The loss of the sense of self during enlightenment state, and how you feel your best self when you lose your sense of self.The key is to practice losing your sense of self.How you can get in touch with Alex:www.the10worlds.comwww.alexlickerman.comhttps://www.facebook.com/alex.lickermanwww.twitter.com/AlexLickermanThe 10 Worlds Book CLICK HERE TO GET INVOLVED ON FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAMSUBCRIBE HERE

1hr 11mins

20 Sep 2019

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You’re Wrong About What Makes You Happy. Here’s The Truth with Dr. Alex Lickerman & Dr. Ash ElDifrawi

The Science of Success

In this episode we discuss how you’re wrong about what you think will make you happy. Research shows that the vast majority of people are terrible at predicting what will actually make them happy and even when you think you know what makes you happy, you’re often wrong. We break apart the core delusions that stop you from being happy, and we dig into a scientific analysis of the state of “enlightenment” to uncover that it’s not just something for Buddhist monks, but a measurable brain state that can achieved by anyone, anywhere with our guests Dr. Ash ElDifrawi and Dr. Alex Lickerman.Dr. Ash ElDifrawi is a thought leader in clinical, social, and consumer psychology. He's been featured in The Economist, Forbes, Bloomberg, the WSJ and much more.Dr. Alex Lickerman is the author of The Undefeated Mind and physician. He is the former assistant professor of medicine, director of primary care, and assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. His work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, USA Today and much more!What you think you need to be happy is wrong Your current beliefs about how to achieve happiness are “delusions” Most of the things you think will make you happy are “delusional beliefs"Does happiness come from getting the things you want?What happens when you lose the things that you’ve anchored your happiness to?It’s like a stick of gum - you get a hit, but then the taste and flavor fade over timeThe science shows that this is a neurological phenomenon - we habituate to any attachment we have. We start to take things for granted. It’s delusional to think that getting something you want is going to make you a happier person. Because of our psychology and our neurology - you can get stuck on a hedonic treadmill and you always come back to your baseline level of happiness. The question for happiness began with empirical study of science, psychology and researchBuddhist philosophers have been observing the mind for 2500 years, in many ways they were some of the earliest psychologists There has been an explosion of research on happiness and yet unhappiness is increasing, too much of the current research is too superficial How can the belief that happiness is about the avoidance of pain lead to more pain, suffering and unhappiness?The Nine “Core Delusions” that prevent you from being happy Any attachment, by definition it’s ability to provide you joy is temporary. All external attachments are eventually lost. All attachments are temporary. Every attachment contains the seed of future suffering. How do you get ENDURING INDESTRUCTIBLE HAPPINESS? Instead of temporary happiness?Could enlightenment be a reproducible life experience? “The default mode network” - the self referential part of the brain How do you “pierce the veil of illusion of the self?"Enlightenment, the scientific brain state of transdencent joy, is something that can be achieved by anyone, anywhere. It’s not just for buddhist monks. How can we reach for the state of awe in our every day lives? How can we move towards enlightenment in our everyday lives? Homework: Become mindful to the degree to which these core delusions determine how happy you are. When something makes you unhappy, ask yourself what has happened that has made you unhappy, what core belief has this event stirred up in you that has made you unhappy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

55mins

30 May 2019

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942: Soul-Share with Resilience Teacher Dr. Alex Lickerman

The Positive Head Podcast

Dr. Alex Lickerman's life mission is to alleviate suffering and his mission has taken him from a physician's practice and assistant professorship at the University of Chicago to write the books "The Undefeated Mind" and "The Ten Worlds", based upon the principle of resilience as the foundation for lasting happiness, where he discusses attendant concepts like expectations and purposefulness which support this core idea. (Now you can co-create the evolution of Positive Head at Optimystic.TV)

1hr 25mins

16 May 2019

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#22 Dr. Alex Lickerman: The Undefeated Mind and The Ten Worlds

Brendan Carr Podcast

Alex Lickerman is a physician, former assistant professor of medicine, former director of primary care, and former assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. He currently leads a direct primary care private practice in Chicago called ImagineMD. Get the book - https://amzn.to/2Dol262 http://alexlickerman.com/ In this interview, Brendan Carr and Dr. Alex Lickerman discuss how to turn painful experiences into wisdom.

51mins

23 Apr 2019

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