All in Physician Podcast

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Hemang Acharya shares with us a story from his Emergency Medicine Sub-I. While on shift, paramedics radio in that they are bringing in an 80 year old man who was hit by a car. Everyone in the Emergency Department activates and prepares themselves for the worse. In the end Dr. Acharya learns that some legends aren’t born, they’re made.

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Jacobs returns to share a story from his time in a small community hospital in Anaheim California. A situation that was initially under control rapidly devolves when a patient on Meth decides to flip a gurney. Weapons used in this battle include an IV pole and pepper spray. In the end the hazmat team had to be called in.

The Pediatric Emergency Department is its own unique world. Most of the time shifts go smoothly without any problems. But when things go wrong in the Peds ED things really go wrong. In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Basrai shares a story of a pediatric cardiac arrest. Initially the resuscitation is mechanical but all of that changes when the patient’s father is brought into the room.

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Jacobs shares with us a story from his time working in an Emergency Department in Anaheim, California. Concierge physicians would commonly treat guests staying at hotels next to Disneyland. The care provided by these physicians was highly variable and on one particular instance the care provided resulted in a critical patient landing in Dr. Jacobs’ ED. The happiest place on Earth isn’t always happy.

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast first time contributor, Dr. Scott Jacobs, shares with us a story from his emergency medicine practice. What should have turned out to be a routine exam on a pregnant woman transitions into a cascade of events that will stay with him and his staff forever. He shares how EM can be isolating with no outlet for the horrifying things we see and deal with as providers.

In this episode, Jessica shares with us a memory from her EM sub I. She enthusiastically comes to her shift and is assigned a patient by her attending. Her attending gives her a brief overview of the patient but when she performs her own history and physical things don't line up exactly. What ensues is a case of mistaken identity.

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Zahir shares with us a story of when an emergency suddenly ended his vacation. He had just returned from a "soul searching" trip to India and South East Asia, when he decided to go bowling with old friends. On his drive home the traffic on the freeway suddenly stopped. What he found was a motorcyclist on the ground that had been involved in a terrible accident. Dr. Zahir struggles with dealing with an emergency outside of the comfort of an Emergency Department. He feels useless as he tries to figure out what to do to help begin the resuscitation of the patient. Luckily paramedics arrive before the patient loses his pulse and are able to scoop and run. Link to the full written narrative piece: http://www.blog.numose.com/physician/vacationsover


In this episode Dr. Zahir shares the story of inserting his first chest tube. After a long overnight call, the cobwebs are suddenly cleared when he summons the power of Hulkamania to complete the procedure.  Under the watchful eyes of surgeons, Dr. Zahir hears his fans cheering him on and successfully inserts the chest tube.