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Casual conversations with purpose featuring interesting, inspiring, and innovative people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and industries. Everyone has a story to share, and every story is worth sharing.

Sep 19, 2017

This week I'm joined by Mindy Bartleson for a conversation about diabetes advocacy, being defined by a lack of a southern accent, her work supporting patient communities in Boston, and her upcoming, yet-to-be-titled book and the KickStarter campaign that will help finance its publishing.

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Sep 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma just came through the Greater Atlanta Area. Technically it was more of a Tropical Storm by the time it reached us, but it still knocked out power and internet for over a day. The result of those outages is this, a relative placeholder for what should be the proper episode of Just Talking this week. We'll...


Sep 5, 2017

Jamia Crockett joins me for a chat about patient advocacy, nostalgia for the Stanford Medicine X community, and most importantly a crash course on multiple sclerosis. We cover Jamia's diagnosis, the expanding treatment options available for someone living with multiple sclerosis, and the tricky nature of...


Aug 30, 2017

Renée Berry joins me for a conversation about the difference between hospice and palliative medicine, the value of end of life care, why she volunteers her time as a hospice and palliative care advocate, and the strength of the #hpm tweet chat community.

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Aug 22, 2017

Michelle Litchman joins me for a conversation about skiing in Utah, finding a purpose in helping people through practicing medicine, becoming a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic, and the value of online communities for people with diabetes. Most importantly, we talk about...