Drew, Tanner and Andy discuss something EVERY physician has gone through since the day they started medical school: Family and Friends seeking medical advice. This episode dives into the idea of each of us overnight becoming our “Family Doc”. Drew shares the story of helping his family deal with the death of his Step Father (make sure you have the kleenex close). Our hope at the end of this episode is that you as a physician or even any other emergency medicine medical professionals can listen to this, feel like you are part of our family and provide better medical advice/translation to you and yours.
Episode 24: #FamilyDoc
EM Over Easy Take Home Tips:
- Don’t discredit their concerns.
- Practice the phrase “Go to your Family Doctor”.
- Don’t speak outside your medical expertise, Be OK saying I DON’T KNOW.
- Find your family good readable information as a way to educate them when they have questions.
A BIG THANKS to Rob Rodgers (@EM_Educator) for being a catalyst to this conversation/episode.