Why Your Medical Bill is So Expensive

Everyone knows our medical system is expensive. There’s been books written on the topic. As a medical student, I’ve often felt idiotic when someone asked me about their healthcare bill in the hospital, and I’ve responded that I don’t know anything about it and I have to resort to talking to them about their treatment. …

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Rating 6/10 (Buy it on Amazon) Short Summary After a breakup with her boyfriend, a therapist goes to therapy. She needed someone to talk to in order to process her feelings about her break up, and also needed someone to help her through her process of healing after the breakup. She also weaves the narratives …

Dr. Brian Sutterer Talks about Building a Sports YouTube Empire

LISTEN HERE Dr. Sutterer is a 4th year physical medicine and rehabilitation resident physician and will begin a sports medicine fellowship this summer. He is also a YouTuber with nearly 450,000 subscribers on his channel where he provides educational videos about sports medicine and injury analysis. You’ll want to listen if you’d like to hear …

Taming the Tiger

Imagine that you’ve just bought a baby tiger. It’s pretty tame, and it laps up anything you feed it—cocaine, alcohol, pills, meth, and any other drugs. It’s a weird tiger in that aspect. It only likes highly addictive drugs. It’s pretty cute—it makes you take a hit when you’re going out to parties, it makes …

How to Get Straight A’s Without Trying (Too Hard)

This book, How to Be a Straight A Student by Cal Newport, changed my life. In high school, I succeeded in my classes not by employing the most efficient study strategies but rather those which were brute force. Because of the upfront time costs, I didn’t really think about applying myself to learning more about …

Monthly Report: May 2021

An Aside As you can see, I failed at pursuing multiple goals. This month, I learned that it’s not possible to try to make progress on multiple, disparate goals, if you don’t have some sort of keystone habit to pull them all into place and you have bad ways of prioritizing them. I think that …

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

Rating 8/10 (Buy it on Amazon) Short Summary The weather forecast that we pull up on our phones is far from simple. It takes a myriad of satellites, observations, and computing power to handle. How we got here, is an interesting story of people trying to predict where battleships would strike, how the weather would …

Brett and Jared Dashevsky are Making Healthcare Simple

LISTEN HERE Today, I’m interviewing Brett and Jared Dashevsky. They’re brothers, and a dynamic duo who run a media company called Healthcare Huddle. If that’s not enough for you, Brett is also a project manager at Capital One,, and Jared has a Masters in Healthcare Systems Engineering and is a current medical school student. Jared …

Attending: the Surgery

I put my arms under the warm water, looking around for my resident. Over the fingers, through the webbed part, and onto the back, I thought, as I repeated the scrubbing technique I learned yesterday. I realized that my arms were shaking, and I took baby steps to make sure that I wasn’t breaking sterility …