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8 best podcasts for doctors and healthcare providers

Stay current with healthcare and business with some of the best medical podcasts for doctors.

best podcasts for doctors

At a Glance

  • Podcasts for doctors are a way to stay up to date on healthcare industry and business news with limited hours in the day.
  • Some top podcasts for doctors include Curbsiders, Healthcare Happy Hour, and NEJM.

It can be tough today up to date on contemporary conversations in medicine and business. Podcasts are a good solution for swamped professionals to stay up-to-date on industry happenings and even learn about how to grow a healthcare practice. Below are some of the best podcasts for doctors to listen to along a commute, walk outside, or visit to the gym.

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The best podcasts for doctors

1. The Curbsiders

The Curbsiders internal medicine podcast covers "clinical pearls, practice-changing knowledge, and bad puns" since 2016. Showrunners and hosts Matthew Watto, MD, and Paul Williams, MD, along with a network of associate editors who include students, residents, and clinician educators, draw on interviews with expert guests to address their "pain points." Their chosen experts range from more established physicians to those earlier in their careers, as long as they have advanced knowledge of the topic to hand. Some recent conversations cover PrEP for HIV prevention, recognizing sepsis, and common ear complaints.

2. The #HCBiz Show!

Because healthcare is such a complex industry, The #HCBiz Show! hosts Don Lee and Shahid Shah take the approach that you can’t “just innovate.” In order to innovate, you must know how to run well first. In each episode, they discuss the dynamics of technology, policy, administration, and psychology. Their conversations help you create space for innovation in healthcare through technology and workflow.

The #HCBiz Show! evolved from Twitter chats to a YouTube Live program and now exists as a podcast, a perfect easy-to-consume medium for busy healthcare professionals interested in business and marketing for doctors.

3. Healthcare Happy Hour

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) releases a new podcast every Friday afternoon. Their hosts cover a recap of weekly topics in healthcare and health insurance politics and policy.

Listeners enjoy their happy-hour puns, like “what’s on tap” for what’s coming up next and “toast of the week” to thank someone, plus the valuable tools and insights for the health (insurance) industry professional. Listen in to receive weekly legislative updates on benefits developments in less than 20 minutes.

4. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

This weekly medical journal also publishes podcasts that are the ultimate solution to staying current. The less-than-30-minute episodes cover the latest and greatest when it comes to all things medical research.

NEJM This Week is the audio summary of The New England Journal of Medicine RSS feed. It’s a quick audio recap of the latest developments in the literature.

NEJM Interviews features different doctors and topics in each episode, giving an editorial opinion to clinical best practices.

Subscribe to NEJM This Week and NEJM Interviews on Spotify.

5. Dentalpreneur

Dr. Mark Costes hosts Dentalpreneur, a podcast for dentists who want to “become more profitable, less stressed and more fulfilled in your dental career.” Costes is an author, speaker, business coach, and practicing dentist who advises listeners on how to balance life and work, while also boosting practice profits.

Listeners get inspired to reach their full potential and truly love the dental profession.

6. Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket brings together the most inspiring leaders in healthcare to find solutions to industry problems. To highlight a wide range of topics, each episode features a different guest with their own perspective on healthcare leadership.

Podcast host Saul Marquez comes from a background in medical device sales and has a passion to help others. He says he hopes Outcomes Rocket can help break down the silos in healthcare to inspire and improve patient outcomes.

7. Digital Health Today 360

Digital Health Today podcasts are a resource for healthcare providers looking to better understand healthcare in the digital age. They focus on “global health innovation and the entrepreneurs, innovators and organizations that dare to revolutionize healthcare.” Episodes are released weekly.

Start listening today to get insights from innovators and leaders in the health and well-being space.

8. 2 Docs Talk

In 2 Docs Talk, hosts Kendall Britt, MD, and Amy Rogers, MD, have the conversations they wish they could have with their patients but often don’t have time for. They know how doctors feel when they inevitably find themselves drowning in documents, coding, and billing instead of getting to focus on the patient.

Britt, an internist, and Rogers, a physician turned medical writer, sat down once a week for a 15-minute “appointment” to discuss the doctor-patient relationship and hot button medical topics, such as medical marijuana, and vaccines.

Although they haven’t released an episode since March 2020, the takeaways in the 136 episodes that have been released are invaluable to practicing physicians and healthcare workers everywhere.

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Jean Lee is a content expert with years of journalism and marketing experience — along with a constant passion to help and engage others through storytelling. She is the managing editor at The Intake, and is excited to support independent practices with content, insights, and resources that help them thrive.

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