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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for ROBERT LINDEN. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about ROBERT LINDEN, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for ROBERT LINDEN. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about ROBERT LINDEN, often where they are interviewed.

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"THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL EMPIRE" - Robert Linden - Track 1/6 (2010.12.04 - Show #509)

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Introductions

He talks about his history and schooling

How he got into medical school

Where he went for internship in University of Tennessee in Memphis

Really hands-on work with patients

How he found his town for practice

In 1988 LMD = Local Medical Doctor

  • It became PCP

In 2006 he got tired of what was going on in Medicine

Apr 05 2020 · 21mins
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"THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL EMPIRE" - Robert Linden - Track 2/6 (2010.12.04 - Show #509)

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He was trying to find a replacement

How to find someone who is as passionate as he was.

The new guy came in September 2007

The malpractice issue came up

CMIC - insurance he started-up

The first case then he ended up leaving CMIC

Malpractice company

Robert was very casual with patients

  • he didn't have a glass window separating him from patients
    • It seemed like they were trying to get rid of internists
  • IF they didn't like certain doctors they just surcharged them

Discussion on this and Jacobus's comments about the change in the medical industry.

Apr 05 2020 · 23mins
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"THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL EMPIRE" - Robert Linden - Track 3/6 (2010.12.04 - Show #509)

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Call about retired physician and Academic Physician

  • overordering tests
  • No compassion for patients

Call about what is most important thing we can do to stay healthy

  • Keep weight down
  • Well - balanced diet

Consumer reports: 1 factor trumps everything - aerobic

Call about sewer water

Apr 05 2020 · 23mins
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"THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL EMPIRE" - Robert Linden - Track 4/6 (2010.12.04 - Show #509)

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PCP qualifications

PCP = family care physician

  • Pediatrician
  • OBGYN

PCP = LAST PLACE

Approved drugs are usually used by 3,000 people

Apr 05 2020 · 16mins
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"THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL EMPIRE" - Robert Linden - Track 5/6 (2010.12.04 - Show #509)

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Direct Consumer Advertising

There is not a drug for everything

  • To offset this they came out with celebrities in ads

There is a SAFETY issue - most studies are based on 3,000 person test

People believe that no ads should play until a product has been out for 2-3 years.

NEGATIVE studies are not being published (publication bias)

Now all studies need to be REGISTERED

Call about do we need more specialists and if so: in what fields

  • about 16,000 med-students are graduating every year
  • In Europe: work force committees that check what is needed in communities
  • PCP SHOULD be able to deal with diabetes and colds in one visit
  • Yes many people don't take care of themselves so it is very frustrating to be an internist
  • The only students going into PCP are RICH KIDS...
Apr 05 2020 · 21mins
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"THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL EMPIRE" - Robert Linden - Track 6/6 (2010.12.04 - Show #509)

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Call about consequences of industrialisation

  • need for having a doctor walking side by side someone who knows YOU, whom YOU know!
  • We're losing loyalty to losing service
  • New doctors are younger and don't connect with their older patients value system
  • New enthusiastic students need to be properly nourished

Call about his wife skin-cancer

Problem: the financial charges are astronomical.

  • doesn't understand the cost-structure
  • 30% of every medicine is wall-street medicine (Big Pharma)
  • Also: specialty based system - too many tests

Call about bad side-effects of Vioxx

Apr 05 2020 · 19mins