Self-care and lifestyle medicine are undervalued in the current healthcare systems. But I believe that you can redesign these systems that are not working for you by forming your own third opinion. When you learn how to think critically about the systems of healthcare and how to navigate through them, you now have the power to take care of yourself and be in charge of your healthcare journey. In this episode, I review the first two seasons, which helps you start the process to develop your health strategy.
How I Started Third Opinion MD Podcast
The idea for Third Opinion MD started in 2020 when I decided to leave corporate medicine. I wanted to speak out on matters in healthcare that needed reform. As an employed physician, however, I had little impact despite my efforts that included working in a leadership role. I wanted to find ways to inspire change, start conversations, and promote curiosity about achieving and maintaining health according to your design. Third Opinion MD podcast was my first opportunity to speak directly to you.
With almost three million podcasts out there, it’s tempting to think that making a podcast is easy. Some podcasts come with big sponsors, celebrities and teams to distribute episodes weekly and sometimes daily. When I decided to produce a podcast, I was and remain determined to produce quality content and sound. I spent time learning the tricks of the trade, including finding guests, interviewing, recording, editing, and publishing. Is this a lot of work? Yes! Has it been worth the effort? Absolutely! Podcasting for me, like other art I’ve created in the past, is a labor of love. Even if I make a difference in just one person’s life from an episode, that matters deeply to me. But I intend to share my messages of hope with as many people who want to listen.
Stay tuned for season 3 this Fall! Be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast player.
Here are the episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 with links:
Episode 1: An Introduction to Third Opinion MD: Time to Take the Doctor Out of the Equation and Put You in Charge of Your Health
Episode 2: Thinking Outside the Healthcare Box: Systems Theory Discussion with Guest Dr Shelly Smith-Acuña – Part 1
Episode 3: Thinking Outside the Healthcare Box: Systems Theory Discussion with Guest Dr Shelly Smith-Acuña – Part 2
Episode 4: Making Health Simple: An introduction to Qigong with Guest Master Liu He
Episode 5: The Scavenger Hunt of Your Family’s Historical Past to Find Your Inner Doctor
Bonus Episode: Inner Smile Meditation: A Bonus Guided Qigong Meditation
Season 2 Trailer: Imagining Integrative Healthcare, From the Inside Out (Season 2 Trailer)
Episode 6: Taking to the Streets of Portland to Ask People About Their Experience with Doctors and Healthcare
Episode 7: How Do the Doctors of Tomorrow Train in the US Today? Behind the Scenes of Integrative Medical Education with Alisha Harrington
Episode 8: The Strange and True History of Combating Health Fraud in America: Why and How the Boundaries of Orthodox and Unorthodox Medicine were Established with guest historian Dr. Eric Boyle
Episode 9: Healing Traumatic Stress with the Integration of Modern Science and Ancient Principles of Chinese Medicine: Interview with Guest Alaine Duncan
Episode 10: Client Interview: What It’s Like to Create Your Health Strategy with Dr. Barbara de la Torre at Third Opinion MD
Episode 11: Discover Yin Yang Principles for Your Best Health in the Modern World: Part 1 on the Language of Ancient Chinese Medicine
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