FHC #72: Fixing Healthcare flashback with Zubin Damana (ZDoggMD)

This holiday season, Fixing Healthcare hosts Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl are mixing things up with a look back in time—way back, in fact, to the first episode of the first season with Dr. Zubin Damania (aka ZDoggMD). Since this interview in 2018, Dr. Z has become one of this show’s most popular returning guests.

Zubin Damania is a UCSF- and Stanford-trained internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative primary care clinic and model for Health 3.0. As a way to address his own burnout and find his voice, he started producing videos and live shows under the pseudonym “ZDoggMD.” His persona became a grassroots movement, reaching more than 1 billion people across a wide array of different media.

Today’s program will be the first of three Fixing Healthcare flashback episodes airing throughout the holidays, each featuring ideas to fix American healthcare from some of the nation’s top leaders.

The purpose? To quote Dr. Pearl: “My hope in replaying these ideas is to help listeners once again realize how much could be done to transform American healthcare and improve people’s lives. And simultaneously, help them recognize how far we are from delivering the excellence in healthcare Americans want, need and deserve.”

Helpful links:

Season 1 explainer: ‘Welcome to the toughest interview in healthcare’

Episode 1 recap: ‘ZDoggMD has a plan to fix American healthcare’

The full transcript of this episode with Zubin Damania

ZDoggMD’s website: Health 3.0

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Dr. Robert Pearl is the author of a book about medicine’s invisible yet highly influential physician culture. Check out “Uncaring: How Physician Culture Is Killing Doctors & Patients.” All profits from the book go to Doctors Without Borders.

Fixing Healthcare is a co-production of Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr. Subscribe to the show via Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you find podcasts. Join the conversation or suggest a guest by following the show on Twitter and LinkedIn.