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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.

This episode of the Physician Grind Podcast is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael Smolens. It originally aired September 6, 2017. Dr. Smolens was an incredible physician, teacher, and mentor. He will be missed dearly. 


Dr. Michael is in the middle of his shift when a pregnant patient in labor is brought in. After examining the patient, Dr. Michael determines that the delivery is imminent and that there is no time to take the patient to labor and delivery. An OB/GYN intern rotating in the Emergency Department performs the delivery with no problem. However, as she is about to perform an episiotomy tear repair, she is greeted by a "surprise delivery".

This episode of the Physician Grind Podcast is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael Smolens. It originally aired May 14, 2017. Dr. Smolens was an incredible physician, teacher, and mentor. He will be missed dearly. 

Dr. Michael shares a story from his days in training.  A "father" requests to see his son one last time before the son heads to the Operating Room. What ensues is old school ER. 


There is nothing more terrifying than hearing the flight attendant call for a healthcare emergency. You never know what you are going to get yourself into. Is the patient about to code? Do I need to divert the flight to the closest airport? In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Zahir shares his experience with an airplane medical emergency. Share your Airplane emergency story in the comments