By Entrepreneur Rx
Successful physicians have many of the same skills they need to become a successful entrepreneur; often, they simply lack any business training. Each week join John, one of the nation’s leading medical entrepreneurs, as he interviews other physicians who have successfully started a business that’s helped them secure their future by creating alternative sources of income and opportunities. If you’re ready to capitalize on your medical background to achieve your entrepreneurial vision this is the podcast for you, Entrepreneur Rx with John Shufeldt.
RX57: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with David H. Berger, MD, MHCM, CEO of University Hospital at Downstate
Welcome back to another episode of Entrepreneur Rx! This week on the podcast, John talks about physician leadership, digital health, and burnout with Dr. David H. Berger, CEO of University Hospital at Downstate and the main teaching affiliate of Downstate Health Sciences University. Mentorship and networking have been pillars present in the opportunities that led David toward a leadership role in healthcare. Throughout the conversation, he discusses the importance of physician leaders running healthcare organizations and how he is helping other physicians in that transition. They talk about how digital tools will revolutionize the healthcare industry and relieve the current burnout, pondering on the incoming generations of physicians and highlighting suicide prevention amongst fellow colleagues. Tune in to this episode to learn about being a physician in a leadership role who embraces the incoming change in healthcare!
November 16, 2022
RX56: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Emilio Galan, CEO of Robin Healthcare
Welcome again to another episode of Entrepreneur Rx! This week on the podcast, John has a packed conversation with Emilio Galan, co-founder, and CEO of Robin Healthcare. Robin is a medical technology company that improves the experience of both doctors and patients by removing the healthcare billing and insurance-related paperwork through a smart recording device. Emilio dropped out five months before getting his M.D. when he realized the doctor experience has taken the back seat within the healthcare ecosystem and started Robin as a way to directly address it using AI-powered smart devices to record the patient’s visit, allowing the doctor to focus on care. Emilio talks about the inner works and pricing, adoption, and application of Robin devices and explains how this technology relieves expenses on paperwork and insurance-related hindrances becoming a staple tool for patient care. Tune in to this episode to learn how Robin will make the doctor experience about providing care again!!
November 02, 2022
RX55: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Stacy Blain, Ph.D, Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and acting CEO at Concarlo Therapeutics
Welcome back again to Entrepreneur Rx! This week on the podcast, John has a very awe-inspiring conversation with Stacy Blain, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Concarlo Therapeutics. The team of scientists at Concarlo is developing new medications that use p27, a natural inhibitor, to stop cancer cells from multiplying in drug-resistant patients. A discovery made in a university setting led Stacy Blain to pursue a further investigation and drug development on her own, for which she had to navigate an extensive process of entrepreneurship, assembling her own team, and finding funds to change the way cancer is treated. She shares the journey it took her to get Concarlo to where it currently is and explains the work they are doing with p27, in addition to targeted therapy, to bring cancer patients a treatment that is less toxic and seeks to avoid remission, mutations, or ultimately, drug resistance. Tune in to this episode and learn from Stacy’s experience venturing into business with her discovery!
October 19, 2022
RX54: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Orrin Ailloni-Charas, MD, MBA, Founder, Managing Partner at Cura Capital
This week on Entrepreneur Rx, John has a very valuable conversation with Dr. Orrin Aillioni-Charas, Founder and Managing Director at Cura Capital. Cura Capital is a venture fund that is raising $50 million dollars to invest in Seed and Series A US-based digital health and MedTech companies. As an anesthesiologist, Orrin felt commoditized and followed his gut from medicine into the venture capital world. In this episode, he talks about his entrepreneurial journey and what his venture fund does and looks for in health and MedTech companies. Both he and John believe that doctors have everything in them to become entrepreneurs, and so, Orrin provides advice to those who might have a calling to do something of their own. Tune in to this episode and listen to how the business world has lessons to be learned that you probably didn’t learn in medicine!
October 12, 2022
RX53: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Steven Charlap, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO at SOAP
In this week’s episode on Entrepreneur Rx, John is delighted to have Steven Charlap, founder and CEO of SOAP Health. SOAP, standing for Subjective Objective Assessment Plan, is a company that focuses on reducing misdiagnosis and improving early disease detection. Steven went down a non-traditional path in medicine after losing his brother to a late cancer diagnosis, event that ignited his mission to solve these cases through SOAP and its AI-powered digital human called Perfect Medical Interviewer. This tool works to eradicate cognitive biases and misdiagnoses in physicians. He also explains the research and development of the AI tool and how it works with existing EHRs.
October 05, 2022
RX52: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with David Albert, MD, Founder at AliveCor Inc.
For this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John is delighted to interview Dr. David Albert, a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and MD, that has founded three successful companies: InnovAlarm, Lifetone Technology, and AliveCor, and has worked in several startups. David shares how he started down the inventor path while still at college, what his experience has been like in the world of health entrepreneurship, and offers advice for upcoming medical inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs. David shares how he’s taking inventions all the way to market, how building a consumer brand is important without risking the medical validity of the product, and gives advice for people that have reached out to him saying they want to do the same as he did when he was young.
September 28, 2022
RX51: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Andrew Le, MD, CEO and cofounder at Buoy Health
n this week’s episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John has the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Andrew Le, CEO and cofounder of Buoy Health, a Boston-based digital health company that uses AI technology to provide personalized clinical support. Andrew tells us the story of Buoy’s foundation, his entrepreneurial journey within healthcare, taking a leap of faith when not following the traditional physician journey, and starting a business from the ground. He also encourages aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs to not let their own thoughts put them down; if they have an idea worth fighting for, go ahead and explore it!
September 14, 2022
RX50: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Katrina Firlik, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at HealthPrize Technologies
This week’s guest on Entrepreneur Rx is Katrina Firlik, a neurosurgeon turned digital health entrepreneur, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of HealthPrize, whom John is honored to have on the show. HealthPrize is a company that brought education, behavioral science, and way to improve health outcomes together in one single place. Katrina didn’t initially think she would dedicate her life to medicine, less take the entrepreneurial road in life, but she did both! She reflects deeply on her career, entrepreneurship, starting a company while keeping practice and changing patient’s behavior for better outcomes. Tune in to this wonderful episode full of insights and advice for any type of entrepreneur!
September 07, 2022
RX49: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Lyndsey Harper, MD, FACOG, IF, Ob/Gyn & Founder/CEO of Rosy
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John Shufeldt is pleased to introduce Lyndsey Harper, an entrepreneur, board-certified gynecologist, founder, and CEO of Rosy. Rosy is an app that helps women with decreased sexual desire, other sexual issues, and concerns around women’s health. Lyndsay not only shares her beginnings as a physician but also as an entrepreneur and how still working as a hospitalist helps her stay on top of what is going on in the industry besides taking care of patients. Taking into account the context, background, and culture women come from, Rosy wants to expand internationally to help increase education and resources around the concerns patients may have about their sexuality. Tune in to this episode and listen to Lindsey’s entrepreneurial journey!
August 31, 2022
RX48: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Jamie Colbert, MD, MBA, SVP Care Delivery at Memora Health
Welcome back to Entrepreneur Rx! In this episode, John Shufeldt is honored to host Jamie Colbert, Senior Vice President of Care Delivery at Memora Health. Memora seeks to deliver better guidance and connectivity to patients through technology automating manual tasks and allowing providers to focus on patient journeys. Jamie recalls the career path he took as an entrepreneur with Memora Health, and how his passion for supporting and guiding patients that are not in the clinic led him to take risks. Fortunately, his endeavors were successful as Memora Health is able to provide more longitudinal care effectively through an easy, engaging, text-based platform that uses AI and natural language processing. Join this episode to listen to Jamie’s risky but rewarding journey and how Memora Health is helping patients in need!
July 20, 2022
RX47: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Uli Chettipally, MD, MPH, Founder at Sirica Therapeutics, Founder and President at InnovatorMD
Welcome again to Entrepreneur Rx! In this episode, John Shufeldt is honored to host Uli Chettipally, an emergency physician, researcher, innovator, and author, founder of InnovatorMD and Sirica Therapeutics. Uli walks us through his career and the different entrepreneurial ventures he’s had over the years in the healthcare technology space. Most prominently, he talks about his work at Kaiser Permanent, his current startup Sirica Therapeutics, and the work done by the InnovatorMD community. He explains how Sirica Therapeutics comes from being inspired by his daughter, who has autism, to create an engaging physical device enhanced with virtual reality to provide task-oriented therapy for people with all kinds of degenerative developmental or acquired disorders of the brain. Uli also explains how InnovatorMD is a community that seeks to help physicians share their ideas with the world and get resources, through different options available, to take them to market. Join this episode to learn how Uli Chettpally caught the entrepreneurship bug and where that took him!
July 13, 2022
RX46: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Mary O'Connor, MD, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vori Health
Welcome to yet a new edition of Entrepreneur Rx! In this episode, John Shufeldt is honored to host Mary O’Connor, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vori Health, a virtual musculoskeletal company led by physicians whose mission is to guide humanity to a better and healthier life. Mary talks about her journey as an entrepreneur and physician, how her whole life has been themed-centered, and the challenges she has faced trying to decrease inequities in healthcare. She also reflects on her years at Mayo Clinic and at Yale, how mentors and colleagues were essential for her success, how the process of Vori Health came to be, and how they are changing the system to give non-surgical care to people. Join this episode full of insights into the healthcare system and how it functions!
July 06, 2022
RX45: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD, Founder and Executive Chairman at Digital Diagnostics
Welcome to another episode of Entrepreneur Rx, in which John Shufeldt has the privilege of interviewing Dr. Michael Abramoff, Founder and Executive Chairman of Digital Diagnostics, the first AI diagnostics company to receive the FDA authorization for autonomous AI in the nation. Michael reflects on his journey as an MD as well as the applications AI has had in patient outcomes and in research. He also shares how autonomous AI is helping patients get preventative care for diseased that may not have a cure down the road. With 20 patents under his belt, Michael also talks about his process of patenting AI and how groundbreaking that was. Tune in and join this conversation full of advice around.
June 29, 2022
RX44: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Bill Goodwin, Senior Director II at Walmart Health Virtual Care & MeMD and CEO at MeMD
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John has a delightful conversation with a friend, the CEO of MeMD, and entrepreneur Bill Goodwin. MeMD is a company that provides high-quality, convenient, and affordable healthcare on-demand, and was recently acquired by Walmart Health. Even though Bill is not a physician, he is an incredible entrepreneur that has the power of scaling any business he touches. He goes over his eclectic background in businesses all his way to MeMD, his thoughts on company culture and the self-determination theory, how he approaches new companies, and lessons from his entrepreneurial journey. This episode is a complete treat if you’re working in a startup environment or beginning your own entrepreneurial endeavors. Tune in!
June 22, 2022
RX43: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr Gregory Charlop, Founder at From Soccer to C-Suite and Women's Sports Forum
Welcome to another edition of Entrepreneur Rx, where John Shufeldt has the honor of speaking with Dr. Gregory Charlop, a philanthropist, wellness expert, author, father, and co-founder of Women’s Sports Forum, and founder of Retired Athlete Health. Gregory reflects on how he chose his preferred field of medicine that could give him time to attend to his entrepreneurship desires. He also shares what he’s learned from his journey as an entrepreneur, the challenges he’s faced with his practice, the business model, and working in a sector dedicated to women. Join this episode; we know that some of Greg’s experiences will be useful to you.
June 15, 2022
RX42: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr Keith Matheny, CEO and Founder of US ENT Partners, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Septum Solutions
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John has the privilege of chatting with Dr. Keith Matheny, a medical entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of US ENT Partners, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Septum Solutions, Otolaryngologist, and Head & Neck Surgeon. US ENT Partners is a consulting company that works to improve practice operations, elevate patient care and engage as an industry-leading partner in the field of otolaryngology. Keith shares what ignited his entrepreneurial passion within medicine, his journey as a serial entrepreneur, and his several companies. He also shares how he got introduced to the technology and device development world within the medical industry. Tune in to listen to Keith’s over-the-top experience in our business.
June 08, 2022
RX41: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr Priyanka Mathur, Founder & CEO at MediPocket
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John has the honor of talking to Dr Priyanka Mathur, CEO & Founder at MediPocket. MediPocket is an online platform that increases accessibility to healthcare through artificial intelligence and connecting patients to top specialists and top hospitals in the US. Priyanka shares her experience working in three different healthcare systems in three countries: Russia, India, and the United States, and how increasing access to healthcare became her life-long passion and mission. She also reflects on her personal and entrepreneurial journey, and how changes make resilient professionals. Tune in to this episode and wonder about Priyanka’s incredible experience!
May 11, 2022
RX40: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Laurence Girard, CEO at Fruit Street Health
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John interviews Laurence Girard, the CEO & Founder of Fruit Street Health and serial entrepreneur. Fruit Steet Health is a telemedicine company that deploys a CDC diabetes prevention program around the nation. Laurence reflects on how Street Fruit grew during the 2020 isolation and quarantine periods and how they repurposed COVID.MD, another attempt at entrepreneurship, and their talent towards the first company. Culture, talent, and balance are key things Laurence mentions are critical to every startup company. Tune in to listen to Laurence’s journey in growing businesses and his advice for newbies and old entrepreneurs!
April 27, 2022
RX39: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Alexander Young, MD, Founder & CEO at Virti
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John has the amazing chance of talking to Dr. Alexander Young, an incredible surgeon, and entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Vitri. Vitri is a company whose mission is to improve human performance by making experiential training affordable and accessible to everyone on the planet. Dr. Young shares how his love for gaming led him to code, his curiosity to learn more was propelled by his family background, and his taking risks to change careers. The leap of faith he took when leaving medicine is one of the best decisions Alexander has ever made, and his company, Virti, has scaled so much in 3 years. Tune in to listen to his experience!
April 20, 2022
RX38: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Pamela Sullivan, MD, Chief Clinical Officer at Landmark Health
John had a spectacular time chatting with Dr. Pam Sullivan in this episode, she is the Chief Clinical Officer of Education and Lifecycle Operations at Landmark Health. Landmark Health is a company that approaches care using the patient’s personal health characteristics, not historical utilization, they work with and for patients with multiple chronic health conditions that rely on a hospital’s emergency room as their primary source of care. Dr. Pam goes over her experience working two full-time jobs and the pivotal moment when she asked herself what could she do to make things better, dealing with imposter syndrome, and her take on leadership and company culture. Landmark has a special team that travels across the country and Pam shares how she hires for this team, and how important it is to be truly moved by a company’s mission, vision, and purpose, so please tune in to this wonderful interview full of insightful tips around leadership and entrepreneurship!
April 13, 2022
RX37: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Michael Hill, MD, FACEP, President and CEO at Rural Health Solutions
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John had the honor of chatting with Michael Hill, an accomplished healthcare executive and leader, technology geek, and emergency physician, and one of the founding fathers of emergency medicine. Michael Hill is a great friend and partner-in-crime in many of John’s projects, and in this week’s episode, he shares how he wrote and instated emergency department procedures in the Air Force, how with the help of colleagues he’s improved ERs across the nation, and built quality programs. He also reflects on the consulting in ERs side of business with Empath, the differences between emergency medicine and consulting, the impact of each of them, and how keeping every door open defined his trajectory in life.
April 06, 2022
RX36: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Bobby Green, MD, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Medical Officer at Thyme Care
For this week’s episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John had the pleasure of interviewing Bobby Green, a medical oncologist and Thyme Care’s Co-Founder, President, and Chief Medical Officer. Thyme Care is a personalized care team providing support, resources, and high-value care to cancer patients so they can make confident choices and take action quickly. In this episode, Dr. Green shares why oncologists are entrepreneurial, how he was introduced to the business side of medicine, and his experience in scaling a medical oncology practice. He talks about Thyme Care's mission, the problems it addresses, how it drives down costs and increases care, possible partnership plans, and the company’s hybrid model. Tune in to this episode and find out how Thyme Care provides the best support for cancer patients!
March 30, 2022
RX35: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Amy Baxter, MD, FAAP, FACEP, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Pain Care Labs
This week on Entrepreneur Rx, John has the pleasure of speaking with Amy Baxter, a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, inventor, entrepreneur, and Founder & CEO at Pain Care Labs. Pain Care Labs created Buzzy and VibraCool, pain relief solutions that are helping people manage their pain without any drugs - all while being noninvasive compared to traditional methods like injections or surgeries. Dr. Baxter talks about her impressive medical background, her love for research and academia, and her current focus which is managing pain using a multimodal pain device to stop people from starting their opioids. She also traces her entrepreneurial efforts and recounts her interesting experience with Shark Tank. Learn more about needle fear and how to find funding for your research in this fast-paced conversation with Dr. Baxter. Please tune in!
March 23, 2022
RX34: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Paula Muto, MD, Founder and CEO of UBERDOC and Director of the Vein Center at Mutosurgica
This week on Entrepreneur Rx, John has an amazing interview with Dr Paula Muto, general and vascular surgeon, and the founder and CEO of UBERDOC. UBERDOC is a revolutionary platform that connects patients with the best doctors around for an affordable price. In this episode, Dr Muto talks about what it's like to work in healthcare today as both a surgeon and an entrepreneur. She shares her family's influence on her love for medicine and entrepreneurship, how UBERDOC started and scaled, the challenges she experienced in fundraising as a female entrepreneur, and her insights on the importance of telemedicine for all physicians. There are plenty of business insights to gain from this interview so please tune in!
March 16, 2022
RX33: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Erik Kulstad, MD, MS, Co-Founder and CMO of Attune Medical
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John has the incredible opportunity of chatting with Erik Kulstad, a healthcare professional with an incredible background, co-founder of Attune Medical, and Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Attune Medical is a company that is committed to advancing temperature management therapy in all clinical contexts with three pillars in mind: clinical needs, the state of science, and patient safety. Together, they talk about the entrepreneurial path that Erik has taken, how he got into medicine after some years as an auto mechanic and chemical engineer, how the device they’ve created is helping patients, their pros and cons, and ultimately what else they’re currently developing. Erik also covers a little bit of the story of the patent process and starting the company, how doctors worldwide have been using their technology and his piece of advice for newcomer entrepreneurs.
March 09, 2022
RX32: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Kait LeDonne, Founder and CEO of Brandwise Media
Welcome to another episode of Entrepreneur Rx where John had the pleasure of speaking with Kait LeDonne, a personal branding expert, speaker, personal branding instructor, and founder and CEO of Brandwise Media. Brandwise is a personal brand consultancy based in New York which does personal branding using content marketing strategies through social media. In this episode, John and Kait discuss her entrepreneur journey and the influences that prompted her to do it, what branding is, knowing your audience/market and their challenges, narrowing your niche, and being clear on your corporate values, mission, and vision. They also cover the impact of COVID on branding and culture, how to handle multiple businesses successfully, and why it is important to think of the exit when you start a business.
February 23, 2022
RX31: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Richard E Moore, Medical Director and Owner at The Edge for Men and The Lifestyle Center
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Richard Moore, an internal medicine hospitalist, pioneer, and national speaker in the field of minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures, owner and medical director at The Lifestyle Center, and founder and medical director at The Edge for Men. Dr. Moore shares his business background and how he transitioned from the medical field as an internist to become an entrepreneur. He also talks about the challenges of establishing a business that was quite ahead of its time and how he pivoted to aesthetic services; How to deal with competition, the evolution of non-invasive body sculpting devices and procedures, and how to manage your own business. Tune in to this episode and learn more about the aesthetic and med spa business in this informative conversation with Dr. Moore.
February 16, 2022
RX30: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Gurpreet Padda, President and CEO at Red Pill Kapital
Join us this week for another episode of Entrepreneur Rx as John speaks with Dr. Gurpreet Padda, an anesthesiologist, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and President and CEO at Red Pill Kapital. Red Pill Kapital is a physicians' commercial real estate investment, development, and management company. In this episode, Dr. Gurpreet discusses the concept of crisis investing, why he got so interested in it, why physicians need to learn about it, and how it can help in investments. He also explains the reason for the market nosedive after the reports of COVID. This conversation is packed with financial literacy, so please tune in!
February 09, 2022
RX29: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Angela Reddix Founder, President, and CEO at ARDX and Founder of Envision Lead Grow
Get ready to be inspired in this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, where John had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Angela Reddix, a USA Today and Wall Journal Best-Selling Author, innovator, entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of ARDX, and founder of Envision Lead Grow. ARDX is an award-winning healthcare management and technology consulting firm committed to helping people get better access to better health and lowering the cost of care. EVL is a non-profit organization assisting girls in shifting their mindsets and transforming themselves into business owners.
February 02, 2022
RX28: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Tracy Gapin, Founder of Gapin Institute | Founder & CMO at ONOV
Welcome to another episode of Entrepreneur RX. John had the honor to interview Dr. Tracy Gapin, a board-certified physician, urologist, founder of the Gapin Institute, founder and CMO at ONOVI, author, and entrepreneur. With the Gapin Institute and ONOVI, Dr. Gapin is helping men live healthier, increase their performance, and be in charge of their lives. Dr. Gapin reflects on his journey from physician to entrepreneur. He tells us how he took the reigns of the use of robotics in Sarasota, coining some concepts that are now resounding across the medical fields, creating awareness about the men’s health pandemic we are going through, and how he can help you get healthier. Tune in to this episode and enjoy listening to Dr. Tracy Gapin’s incredible journey from physician to entrepreneur.
January 26, 2022
RX27: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Lee M. Weinstein, President at Core Smiles Consulting
In this episode of the Entrepreneur Rx, John had the privilege of hosting the outstanding Dr. Lee Weinstein, a Pediatric Dentist and President of the Core Smiles Consulting. Core Smiles Consulting is designed to motivate, educate, and create positive environments for pediatric dentists and their patients while streamlining the practice to minimize costs and maximize profits. Dr. Weinstein shares why he chose to be a pediatric dentist and the importance of having a business educational background. He also talks about the different hats he has worn as an entrepreneur, educator, and consultant. Tune in, and don’t miss his tips on how to start your business as a dentist!
January 19, 2022
RX26: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Daniel L. Stickler, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Apeiron ZOH Inc
This episode of Entrepreneur Rx features Dr. Daniel Stickler, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Apeiron ZOH Inc., Medical Director of Neurohacker Collective, blogger, speaker, and entrepreneur. Dr. Daniel reflects on the complexity of the human system, epigenetics, the five categories we have to work on to have an extraordinary life, the use of research, peptides, and how he uses them. He also dives deep into a current issue for physicians regarding empathy with their patients and how MDMA therapy can help us achieve our potential.
January 12, 2022
RX25: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Leah Houston, Founder and CEO at Evercred
For this episode of Entrepreneur RX, John had the privilege of featuring the amazing Dr. Leah Houston, an emergency trained physician, and founder of HPEC and Evercred. HPEC is a platform leveraging blockchain technology that allows physicians to store decentralized identities.Leah shared her experiences with identity theft and blockchain in this episode. She explains how HPEC started, the confusing processes and verifications required in healthcare, the need to restore physician autonomy by alleviating redundant credentialing systems, and the importance of Evercred. This credential issuing system is interoperable with HPEC. Leah shares a lot of knowledge, tune in and enjoy!
January 05, 2022
RX24: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Rishi Verma, Co-Founder & CEO of Stethy
In this fun episode of Entrepreneur Rx, Dr. Rishi Verma joined John in the podcast. Rishi is known as the aerospace engineer turned doctor, and he is also the CEO and co-founder of Stethy. During this episode, Rishi shares with John his experiences as an aerospace engineer and how he transitioned to the medical field. Their conversation covers various topics such as the different product offerings of Stethy, building the AI, EMRs integration, Australia’s healthcare system, challenges in scaling the business, their lightbulb moments, revenue models, MVP, and so much more!
December 29, 2021
RX23: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Erik Ilyayev, Founder and Former CEO of MyHouseVisit.com
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, John had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Erik Ilyayev, a physician, 2-times entrepreneur, investor, educator, and mentor. Erik is the founder and former CEO of MyHouseVisit.com. In this insightful interview, Erik shares his incredible journey in medicine and entrepreneurship, starting with some background story from when he immigrated to the US with his parents from Russia to his successful start-up. He shares plenty of anecdotes and realizations, mentoring tips for would-be physicians and entrepreneurs, and a gem to be used when giving medical advice to patients.
December 22, 2021
RX22: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Bridget Williams, Founder, Medical Director, and Life Coach at Green Harvest Health LLC
For Episode 22 of Entrepreneur RX, John was all ears to an unknown topic for him with Dr. Bridget Williams, a board-certified family physician, author, and CEO of Green Harvest Health, a medical cannabis clinic in the state of Ohio. Dr. Bridget goes deep into the misconceptions of CBD and cannabis in today’s world, life coaching, responsible use of cannabis, challenges faced by physicians, where medicine might be headed in terms of safe using psychedelics, and her overall experience as a coach. Others share her innovative point of view towards treatment in this sometimes dangerous ground in the field, and it can be the future of medicine.
December 15, 2021
RX21: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Brian S Dooreck, MD Gastroenterology | Gut Health ➕ Patient Advocacy with Navigation ➕ Life Balance
For episode 21 of Entrepreneur RX, John had the privilege of connecting with the outstanding Dr. Brian Dooreck, a gastroenterologist, founder, and CMO at Executive Health Coaching. Brian wears many hats; he is also the founder and director of Colorectal Cancer Provider Outreach Program (CRC POP), a dedicated partner of thousands of Gastroenterologists (GI physicians) nationally. We cover his experience as a gastroenterologist and entrepreneur, what led him to the path of entrepreneurship, how his patients navigate the complicated healthcare system, and CRC POP’s mission. He emphasized the importance of communication, adding value, and always looking at the bigger picture.
December 08, 2021
RX20: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Anwar A. Jebran, MD Co-Founder of Arabicmediacompany.com
In this episode of Entrepreneur Rx, I have the honor to talk to Dr. Anwar Jebran, a clinical informatics fellow at the University of Illinois in Chicago, entrepreneur and internal medicine physician. Anwar shares how he started in medicine and entrepreneurship back home in Syria, how he came to the United States, the differences between the American med school system and the one he had back home.
December 01, 2021
RX19: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Barbara Wirostko MD, Co-Founder and CMO of Qlaris Bio Incorporated
In Episode 19 of Entrepreneur Rx, I had the privilege to feature Dr. Barbara Wirostko, an ophthalmologist, CMO, and co-founder at Qlaris Bio Incorporated. She's also a serial entrepreneur and has an excellent track record in global pharmaceutical drug and device development. Barbara shares how her career branched out from ophthalmology to drug development; we also talk about her business ventures, success as an entrepreneur, and the Joseph James Morelli Foundation. Don’t miss this great session of Entrepreneur Rx with Dr. Barbara Wirostko.
November 24, 2021
RX18: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Navin Goyal MD Co-Founder and CEO of LOUD Capital
For Episode 18 of Entrepreneur Rx, I had a great chat with Dr. Navin Goyal, a physician, angel investor, and entrepreneur. Navin is currently the CEO of LOUD Capital and author of the book Physician Underdog. During the episode, Navin shares his background in medicine, how and why we ventured down the entrepreneurial path, how he met his partner and then founded LOUD Capital, his take on angel investment, and how physicians are affected by entrepreneurism. This is an episode you surely don’t want to miss; Navin gives you all the information you need regarding venture capital and investments.
November 17, 2021
RX17: Entrepreneur Rx Interview with Dr. Teresa Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP, ACC, Founder of Master Physician Leaders
For Episode 17 of Entrepreneur Rx, I had the privilege of hosting Terri Malcolm, a certified physician executive and founder of Master Physician Leaders. Master Physician Leaders is a coaching firm for physicians and faculty leaders willing to grow and achieve higher levels. We talk about physician leadership and entrepreneurship, focusing on Terri’s journey, what physicians are struggling with, her passion for helping them become better leaders, and the importance of setting priorities.
November 10, 2021
RX16: Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
For episode 16 of Entrepreneur Rx, I had the pleasure to talk to Dr. Arlen Meyers, president, and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. SOPE is an impressive entrepreneurial network of physicians that provides members with education, resources, networks, mentors, and experiential learning. This episode talks about Arlen’s desire to become an entrepreneur, how SOPE started, his opinion towards MBAs and the entrepreneurial mindset physicians should have.
November 03, 2021
RX15: Sharon T McLaughlin, MD, FACS, Founder of The Female Physician Entrepreneurs Facebook Group
For Episode 15 of Entrepreneur Rx, I was delighted to talk to Sharon T McLaughlin, a plastic surgeon and entrepreneur with tremendous experience in digital marketing through Sharon Mack Wellness and Sharon Mack Consulting. She is also the founder of Female Physician Entrepreneurs, a Facebook group that connects women physicians. We discussed her experience as a surgeon and entrepreneur, how Female Physician Entrepreneurs started, the power of building a network and having several income streams.
October 27, 2021
RX14: Jonathan Kaplan, MD, MPH, CEO & Founder of BuildMyHealth®
For Episode 14 of Entrepreneur Rx, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, a plastic surgeon and CEO/Founder of BuildMyHealth®. BuildMyHealth is a unique platform that helps consumers check potential costs for healthcare services. During this episode we discuss how Jonathan became interested in plastic surgery, the start of BuildMyHealth, the functionality of BuildMyHealth, how he built his team and his advice for entrepreneurs.
October 20, 2021
RX13: Sanjay Prasad, MD, FACS, CEO of SurgiPrice Inc
In Episode 13 of Entrepreneur Rx, I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Sanjay Prasad, a surgeon, and physician with over 30 years specializing in Neurotology and Otology. Sanjay is the CEO of SurgiPrice, SurgiQuality, SurgiConnect, and the author of Resetting Healthcare. Sanjay shares his background, how his companies allow patients to choose their surgeon based on quality scoring, what his company is focusing on now, his monetization strategy, and advice for others interested in becoming entrepreneurs. His insightful and enlightening discussion is one you won’t want to miss.
October 13, 2021
RX12: Charles Theuer, MD, President and CEO, TRACON Pharmaceuticals
This week, John welcomes Dr. Charles Theuer, the President and CEO of TRACON, a biopharmaceutical company that develops targeted therapies for cancer. He’s also the author of Unnecessary Expense: An Antidote to the Billion Dollar Drug Problem. Charles talks about what inspired his transition from the operating room to the pharmaceutical, and how TRACON is changing the way drugs are developed today.
September 29, 2021
RX11: John Paul Tutela, MD, Founder, Tutela Plastic Surgery
John's guest this week is John Paul Tutela, a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in New York City and New Jersey. John has been featured in the Daily Mail and Reader’s Digest after becoming the go-to plastic surgeon for the cast of The Jersey Shore. John talks about being part of three generations of doctors in the Tutela family, why he chose plastics, and how he leverages social media to improve his outreach.
September 15, 2021
RX10: Shantanu Nundy, MD, Author, Care After Covid
Joining John this week is physician and entrepreneur Dr. Shantanu Nundy. Shantanu is the Chief medical officer at Accolade, where he oversees the company’s clinical strategy and solutions to improve health outcomes, and he’s the author of the new book, “Care After Covid.” Shantanu shares his circuitous journey into healthcare, the inspiration to write about the pandemic, and why he thinks his 3D model (distributed, digitally-enabled & decentralized healthcare) can transform medicine.
September 01, 2021
RX9: Kevin Jubbal, MD, Founder, Med School Insiders
Past episodes have featured physicians that have leveraged social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to grow their entrepreneurial ventures, but this week John is joined by Dr. Kevin Jubbal, M.D., a Doctor and YouTube star. A few years ago, Kevin started posting videos because he wanted to help struggling medical students. Now, he has over a million subscribers to his channels dedicated to physician and student lifestyle content. On the podcast, Kevin shares why he chose to walk away from medicine and become a full-time entrepreneur, how his videos and websites help med students, and why his latest venture offers the most effective tool to learn and memorize high yield information for the MCAT.
August 18, 2021
RX8: Susan Nicholas, MD, Founder, SusanNicholas.org
This week John speaks with Dr. Susan Nicholas. Susan is a physician and surgeon turned serial entrepreneur, podcast host, author, and international speaker. Dr. Nicholas is a thought leader on human consciousness and often contemplates the interplay of essence and form. Susan shares how her conscious awakening influenced her to walk away from clinical medicine, how she inspires audiences to alter their relationship with money positively, and how she's transforming lives with her soul healing work.
August 04, 2021
RX7: Lily Talakoub, MD, Founder, Derm To Door
John welcomes Dr. Lily Talakoub to the podcast. Lily is a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Derm To Door, a customized online skin care experience. Lily talks about why dermatologists are almost uniformly entrepreneurial, whey she made the switch from orthopedic trauma to dermatology, her work in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and how her startup is using AI for virtual dermatology.
July 21, 2021
RX6: Krishan Ramdoo, MD, Founder, TympaHealth Technologies
John welcomes Dr. Krishan Ramdoo to the podcast. Krishan is the CEO and Founder of Tympa Health, a London-based start-up that has created the world’s first all-in-one hearing health assessment system. Krish talks about what inspired his transition from medicine to entrepreneurship, how he developed the hardware and software for Tympa Health, and what the future of hearing health looks like.
July 07, 2021
RX5: Nisha Mehta, MD, Founder, Physician Side Gigs
This week's episode of Entrepreneur RX features a conversation between John Shufeldt and Dr. Nisha Mehta, a radiologist and the founder of Physician Side Gigs. Nisha is an international speaker and writer specializing in physician advocacy and addressing physician burnout. She is the founder of two online physician community groups reaching more than 100,000 physicians. Nisha discusses the inspiration for her popular Facebook group, how side gigs helps with physician burnout, and the long term impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers around the globe.
June 23, 2021
RX4: Nadine Hachach-Haram, MD, Founder, Proximie
Joining John this week is Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, a surgeon, lecturer and clinical entrepreneur. Nadine is the co-founder of Proximie, a health technology business that uses augmented reality to allow the world’s top surgeons to virtually transport themselves into any operating room. Nadine explains why CNN dubbed Proximie the "future of surgery”, the future of Augmented Reality (AR) and medicine, and how it felt to be named to Worth Magazine's list of the 50 Women Changing the World along with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Melinda Gates.
June 09, 2021
RX3: Amy Lehman, MD, Founder, Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic
Not every medical entrepreneur builds the same thing; some build apps, some build groundbreaking devices, some build alternative care methods. This week’s guest built a floating hospital in the Congo. Her name is Dr. Amy Lehman and she’s the Founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, a revolutionary health clinic that is saving lives in Africa. Amy talks about how she transitioned from practicing medicine in Chicago to building a clinic in the Congo and what she's doing to change the lives of people in eastern Africa.
May 26, 2021
RX2: Shantanu Gaur, MD, Founder, Allurion Technologies
Medicine is hard, but there probably isn’t anything harder to solve in medicine than the obesity epidemic. The CDC considers 42% of Americans obese. That fact didn’t scare off John's guest this week. His name is Shantanu Gaur, the co-founder of Allurion Technologies, a leader in the development of innovative, scalable and weight loss solutions. Shantanu describes his journey from Harvard medical school to starting Allurion and how they built the Elipse Balloon, the world’s first and only procedureless gastric balloon for weight loss.
May 12, 2021
RX1: Dana Corriel, MD, Founder, SoMeDocs
John's first guest is physician turned entrepreneur, Dr. Dana Corriel. Dana is a board-certified internist and founder of SoMeDocs, a platform that connects physicians across the globe, providing networking opportunities to help form successful online brands. Dana discusses why she became disillusioned with healthcare, how she utilizes Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with doctors and what inspired her to found SoMeDocs.Find out more at SoMeDocs.com or DrCorriel.com.
April 28, 2021