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The Doctor Whisperer - the BUSINESS of medicine

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Chats about the business of medicine! Some podcasts will offer tips about running a medical practice, promoting it, and hiring! Other episodes will interview doctors and other professionals in the medical industry to help you navigate through your business.
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Today's episode of The Doctor Whisperer Show features Jennifer Thompson! Jennifer serves as President at Insight Marketing Group. She founded the medical marketing company in 2006 after an unsuccessful run for political office (which she went on to win in 2010 & 2014). Jennifer has two decades experience in marketing in the areas of technology, retail and medical for small businesses and Fortune 100 companies. She’s a serial entrepreneur who wakes up every day at 4am ready to change the world. When it’s time to recharge, Jennifer enjoys being on the water and dreaming up her next big idea. You can check her website HERE: --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Episode #6 of The Doctor Whisperer Show brings you MY own personal healer, Ashley Smith, of Into the Heart. Ashley resides in St. Petersburg, Florida where she leads Sacred ceremonies, retreats, and offer Spiritual guidance and mentoring based on her own experiences and transformation to help awaken others to their Truth! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
The Doctor Whisperer Show brings you Maria Gianfilippo, MS, CCC-SLP, Co-Founder of Organic Speech Therapy.  Maria a Speech-Language Pathologist licensed by the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the state of Florida and certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has experience in acute care, inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as with early intervention in the preschool setting. Maria is passionate about patient, family and community education, believing knowledge is power. She enjoys empowering her patients through education so they can work together to live life to the fullest. Organic Speech Therapy provides speech therapy services targeting speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing disorders across a variety of diagnoses and ages. It is our mission to improve quality of life through quality, client-centered Speech Therapy. Organic Speech Therapy serves Clearwater and Dania Beach, FL and the surrounding areas. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
The Doctor Whisperer Show Episode #5 brings you Sarah Connolly.  Sarah is a fractional General Counsel or “outsourced in-house" to growing businesses that need a lawyer, but don’t need a full time attorney. She’s created a Legal Platform that helps you grow your business, rather than just a cost of doing business like traditional law firms. She also offers flat fee and fixed fee essential documents and policies, and speaks about and trains teams on the legal topics that most impact your company. She specializes in the healthcare and technology industries, and working with veteran, women, LGBTQ, and minority-owned businesses. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Episode 4 of The Doctor Whisperer Show brings you Tracy Hobbs, the Director of Operations for Bravadas. Bravadas was birthed from the desire to care for women dealing with hair loss. Bravadas is a warm and welcoming place where courageous women come for hair loss solutions. They specialize in personalized care in a beautiful salon setting filled with a large selection of quality wigs, toppers, extensions, and wig care products.  About Tracy: "My relationship began with Bravadas in 2001 when the salon was in the developmental stages. It has been my passion since those humble beginnings to make a difference in the lives of women who are experiencing hair loss. In addition to heading up the Bravadas team this past 19 years, I was a Hair U Wear educator traveling the country teaching classes on wigs, hairpieces and extensions. From the beginning to this day I absolutely love what I do. My passion is to educate others on the benefits of wigs and hairpieces, to give back to the community and improve the lives of anyone experiencing the devastating effects of hair loss. We have been told by our clients that we change lives, and I do believe that we accomplish just that. We give back something that has been lost and that is the best feeling in the world. We not only give them hair but we create friendships that last a lifetime. Bravadas has been my passion for the last 19 years and continues to fulfill my desire to make a difference in the industry. My mission in this business is for all women who experience hair loss to come to a local Bravadas where they will find the perfect solution to maintain a great hair day everyday." -Tracy Hobbs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
The 3rd Episode of The Doctor Whisperer Show features Dr. Kym Caporale, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM).  Dr. Caporale owns an acupuncture practice in St. Petersburg, FL. Her patient-centered approach incorporates the best of modern and holistic medicines and sets her treatments apart from standard protocols. A Florida licensed and board certified acupuncture physician, Dr. Caporale holds Masters degrees in oriental medicine, communication disorders and education. She is a recent doctoral graduate of Pacific College, San Diego.  She has over 40 years of experience in clinical settings and shares her expertise with clients and practitioners throughout the United States. In addition to running her clinical practice and offering acupuncture in Tampa Bay Florida, she is an adjunct instructor at East West College, a clinical supervisor and sits on the institution’s oversight committee. She believes in a personalized approach to medicine, combining therapies as needed to assist with disease prevention and elimination of stress and pain through immune system enhancement. Her infertility patients often experience success as Dr. Caporale works in tandem with their reproductive endocrinologists. She partners with Tampa Bay’s finest physicians to offer patients a comprehensive approach toward optimal health and wellness. Check out her website: --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
The Doctor Whisperer Show: Episode #2 featuring Shelly Khaldi.  Shelly Khaldi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Trinity, Florida. With over twenty years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of St.Thomas Theological Seminary specializing in Christian counseling, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are couples therapy, career counseling, and women's issues. In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Shelly Khaldi has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of depression, relationship issues, and parenting styles. Shelly Khaldi is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates  complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Not fair to YOU that I have all these great conversations with so many wonderful healers throughout the healthcare industry… now you can listen in…. I hope this brings you some peace through this temporary new normal.  We will heal together! This episode features Dr. Cesar Lara (@Drcesarlara) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
70% of teens say mental health issues are the #1 problem they face.  The recent school shootings, terror attacks, and social media pressures have created additional stress to our children.  I am so proud to present this interview with Adam Avin, he's pushing positivity and I'm a BIG fan! Fourteen year old Adam Avin, created the Wuf Shanti Children's Wellness Foundation, to teach mindfulness, so children can live in health and wellness, peace and positivity. Through videos, books, mobile app, music, fun, and games, children learn yoga, meditation, communication, inclusion, social emotional learning, and positive thinking to help them stay physically fit, mentally less stressed, able to cope with emotions, and interact with kindness. Wuf Shanti has been honored to receive many awards, and Adam is honored to have been published in many national publications, interviewed many pioneers for his “Partners of Peace” series, founded the Kids' Association for Mindfulness in Education, and to be co-founder and hosting the Mindful Kids Peace Summit. Visit Adam at or like our Facebook page at --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
The MUK the MUK the MUK is on FIRE!!!!!  Dr. Jessen Mukalel is an Interventional Pain Management doctor fired up about this opioid crisis!  His practice is all about getting people off opioids and he offers a multitude of alternatives that WORK!  Check out this episode where we talk all things PRP, pharmaceutical sneakiness, and we threw in a little song too.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
This podcast is dedicated to all the families who have lost someone from alcoholism and addiction.  My heart and is with you today on Valentine's Day.  The article I referenced in the podcast, PLEASE read to understand:  I pulled out all the words from this brave woman's article I thought you should read... to emphasize WHY it has impacted me so much.... to understand WHY we should all hold our children a little tighter and also to SHARE what has happened to you...the braver we all become, the less children have to die.  We also need not worry about what anyone thinks, our lives matter regardless of how we look, sound, what we do for a living, how much money we have or don't have, etc...  Amanda Poole Kruegere, thank you.  Your bravery inspires me and you are loved by many.  I have included my thoughts IN CAPS underneath her words.     "I found out he was using on July 24, 2017. We sent him to a rehab that cost $45,000 for 45 days. Then we sent him to intensive outpatient rehab for another 3 months, and then a sober living house in Mill Valley for a year. I WENT TO 2 REHABS AND A HALFWAY HOUSE.  MY PARENTS ALSO PAID FOR AN ATTORNEY.  I BLACKED OUT AND MOVED TO THE STATE OF MICHIGAN FOR 2 YEARS.  THEY THOUGHT I WAS DEAD COUNTLESS TIMES.  I PUT MY ENTIRE FAMLY THROUGH HELL AND ALL THEY DID WAS LOVE ME BACK TO HEALTH.  THEY SACRIFICED FOR ME TO KEEP ME ALIVE ...JUST AS THIS FAMILY SACRIFICED FOR GIANCARLO.   I AM HIM AND HE IS ME.  He relapsed and died alone in his bed. He was the most gentle soul. ALCOHOLICS AND DRUG ADDICTS ARE TYPICALLY THE NICEST AND MOST INTELLIGENT PEOPLE.  WE HAVE AN ILLNESS, WE ARE NOT LAZY AND COME FROM BAD PARENTS.  WE ARE LOVED AND BROKEN.  I WAS AN HONOR STUDENT IN A PRIVATE SCHOOL.  I WAS A TALENTED ATHLETE, SWIMMING, BASKETBALL, TRACK, VOLLEYBALL, AND SOFTBALL.  I HAD MANY FRIENDS.  I HAVE A LOVING FAMILY AND GREW UP IN A LOVELY NEIGHBORHOOD.  I HAVE THE DISEASE OF ALCOHOLISM AND DEPRESSION IN MY FAMILY BUT IT IS NOT SPOKEN OF MUCH DUE TO SHAME AND DENIAL (I SUPPOSE).  I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY MY OWN FAMILY THAT IT IS NOT A DISEASE AND IT'S SIMPLY A MATTER OF WILL POWER.  Kids are DYING, and people are too afraid to be honest even in obituaries because of the social stigma. He was my best friend. The last thing he said to me was: ‘I’m ok mom, I love you too.’ I HOPE TO HONOR MY PARENTS AS LONG AS I CAN FOR ALL THEY HAVE SACRIFICED FOR ME. I DO BELIEVE HE IS OK, THE PAIN OF ADDICTION IS NOW AT REST FOR GIANCARLO.  THANK YOU AMANDA, FOR YOUR COURAGE AND CONCERN FOR ALL OF US.  He said: ‘Giancarlo had an invisible disease that made him sad and he took medicine that the doctor did not give him, and it made him very sick and he died and went to heaven.’ I wasn’t there but my husband said that my son gave a gut wrenching scream that didn’t sound like it could come from a 6-year-old. He then brought him home through the back door, and he laid in bed with me and covered his face with a blanket and fell asleep. MY YOUNGER BROTHER WAS THE SAME AGE AS CLYDE WHEN I WAS USING.  THERE WAS A COURT ORDER AGAINST ME TO NOT GO NEAR HIS SCHOOL TO SEE HIM.  I DON'T REMEMBER THIS, IT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD.  I WAS IN A CONSTANT BLACKOUT FROM THE AGE OF 18-21, WHEN I FINALLY GOT CLEAN AND SOBER.  I WANTED TO DIE EACH TIME I TRIED TO GET SOBER BECAUSE OF MY CHEMICAL IMBALANCE ... I WAS SAVED FROM THIS INSIDIOUS (INVISIBLE) DISEASE.  WENT TO AA, GOT OUTSIDE HELP FOR MY DEPRESSION,  GOT A SPONSOR,  TRUSTED GOD, AND I HELP OTHERS.  TO THIS DAY I AM IN AWE OF MY LIFE BUT KEEP AT THE FO --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Michelle Gervais is one of my favorite attorneys in Tampa Bay! In this episode, she and I have a candid discussion about the importance of having certain contracts in place when you own a medical practice... and more! Also, the meaning of "ATFQ," my favorite acronym, is revealed in this episode!  A little background about Michelle Gervais: Michelle is currently a Partner at Blank Rome, LLP. She counsels high-profile individuals, athletes, and celebrities, as well as businesses and financial institutions, in the areas of sports and entertainment, matrimonial and domestic relations, commercial and business litigation, and consumer finance. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Dr. Okoh is the CEO of National Radiology Consultants and an all around awesome human!  He loves the opportunity to promote work from any location you choose.  PACS computer images from all modalities (MRI, CT's etc)...  You are not limited to the physician being in the hospital anymore to have images read.  Strive for better quality without shrinking care provided to the patient.  Dr. Okoh's company brings a sophisticated PAC system with access to docs all around the world.  Hospitals spend millions of dollars on PAC systems and now we have a modern way to interpret images around the clock from the cloud.  30 minute interpretations aren't an option in a hospital system today, this system provides us with that option.   --- Send in a voice message:
Happy New Year!  I thought I would share a little bit of my personal story with you to kick off 2019.  If you or anyone you know struggles with addiction or depression, this episode is for YOU!  --- Send in a voice message:
This episode is full of holiday cheer! Dr. Daoud and I sing a little verse of "These are a few of my favorite things" because we're so excited about the INVISALIGN holiday special at FeatherSound Smiles!! We hope you enjoy .... don't judge our singing too hard please LOL!! December day only full of holiday offerings including botox and teeth whitening. Don't miss it!! --- Send in a voice message:
Really excited to bring you a brand new concept for a community grocery store that provides a health infused environment. Foods of Life will provide health and nutrition specialists to guide you through your journey through weight loss and more.... look out for their first community based location in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Dr. Jessen Mukalel is on a mission to get patients OFF of opioids so who better to speak to about PAIN AWARENESS MONTH!! The accomplished physicians at SUPERIOR PAIN RELIEF use advanced diagnostic techniques to pinpoint the source of your pain. We create comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plans to get you back to living a pain free life. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Today we all gathered at Feather Sound country club to celebrate International Women's Day! Our keynote speaker was as astronaut and an artist, there were leadership awards, and great support for each other. I highly recommend you getting involved in events in your community supporting International Women's Day... #PressForProgress --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Tune in TOMORROW, Thursday, 10/21/21, at 6:30am EST for a SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of The Doctor Whisperer Show featuring Futurist, David Houle! In this special episode, David Houle will be discussing the FIRST in-person event at The Sarasota Institute since the start of Covid-19. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker.  He has keynoted numerous conferences across the country and internationally. In the last fourteen years he has delivered 1200+ presentations and keynotes on 6 continents and 16 countries.He is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats. Houle won a Speaker of the Year award from Vistage International, the leading organization of CEOs in the world. He is often called the “CEOs’ futurist” having spoken to or advised 4,000+ CEOs and business owners in the past eleven years.  He has spoken on all six inhabited continents and in 16 countries. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys as co-executive Producer for a nationally syndicated children’s program, “Energy Express”. He won the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream and was nominated for an Academy Award. He writes the highly regarded futurist blog, Evolution Shift, with the tag line “A Future Look At Today.”   He also writes and edits a magazine on Medium called “the 2020s Decade”. During 2010 ,Houle was a featured contributor on He has been speaking about the future for 11 years and his influential first book The Shift Age was published in 2007. In December 2015 he published “This Spaceship Earth” with co-author Tim Rumage.  This book became the basis for Houle to found the global non-profit This Spaceship Earth, Inc. in April 2016.  The goal of this non-profit is to create “crew consciousness” as we face Climate Change. Houle has delivered speeches to scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden CO, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at Burning Man. He has delivered 5 TEDx talks in the last 10 years. Houle is Futurist in Residence and Guest Lecturer at the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida.   He is Honorary President and Futurist of the Future Business School of China. He is a Founding Member and Managing Partner  of The Sarasota Institute- A 21st Century Think Tank. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ Thank you to our incredible sponsor, TieTechnology, for sponsoring the show! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
Tune in on Monday, 10/18/21 at 6:30am EST, for a "Memorable Monday" episode of The Doctor Whisperer Show featuring CEO & Co-Founder of Riverside Recovery of Tampa, Kirk Kirkpatrick!  Kirk is a native Floridian, born at Eglin Air Force Base, where his father was a fighter pilot in the Air Force. His family moved to Tampa once his father retired. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and played football for Steve Spurrier. After his brief NFL career, Kirk worked for Merrill Lynch as a Financial Trader. In his 30’s, Kirk fell into addiction and lost everything. He caused a trail of destruction for many years. Finally, seeking help, he jumped into a life of recovery. Kirk’s life began improving and he thought there had to be a better way to treat those suffering from addiction. To treat people with love and empathy, and eliminate the stigma of addiction in recovery. Everything from the colors, smells and ambiance was created with recovery in mind. Kirk has 3 daughters, Olivia (20), Bella (18), & Graysen (9).  Thank you to our incredible sponsor, TieTechnology, for sponsoring the show!  #MemorableMonday #Rerun #RiversideRecovery #MentalHealth #Recovery #Addiction --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
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