DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast. Doctors devote their lives to caring for others, but the time has come to prioritize the health and wellness of physicians. As physicians, we make decisions every day about how to prioritize our time, energy, focus, attention, and money. Our lives are in our own hands. But are we making these as conscious choices or are we satisfied with speeding through life in default mode? Hosts Jen Barna MD, Coach Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer interview physicians to explore ways to embrace life AND a medical career, some who’ve chosen a path less traveled and others who have optimized their lives on a traditional medical career path. As coaches from the DocWorking team, Gabriella and Jill discuss actionable tips from their experience coaching physicians. We also invite guests on business, leadership, building financial independence, and other pertinent topics to physicians. If you’re a physician, we want to hear your story! Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at email@example.com to be considered. Want to learn more? https://www.DocWorking.com
Monday Aug 08, 2022
Monday Aug 08, 2022
Monday Aug 08, 2022
“The concept came to me for a book series, or media series, called What Your Doctor Wants You to Know when I realized that I was having the same conversation with patients and there were just things that I wanted to scream from the rooftops.”
- Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, Internal Medicine Physician and Author of What Your Doctor Wants You to Know Book Series
Approximately 8-9 medical bills out of 10 generated in the U.S. contain errors that do not benefit the patient. Today, DocWorking brings guest speaker Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, MD and author of her book series What Your Doctor Wants You to Know to Crush Medical Debt onto the podcast. CEO of DocWorking and cohost of the podcast Dr. Jen Barna has an informational conversation with Dr. Ellington about how you can best confront medical billing to assess for errors. The passionate Dr. Ellington speaks with listeners about her book series and the steps she encourages you to take to tackle medical debt. Hear how Dr. Ellington’s background in internal medicine and balancing work and life as a doctor mom inspired her to write this book series.
Virgie Bright Ellington, MD, is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School.
After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her What Your Doctor Wants You to Know series. She also hosts a weekly radio show on VoiceAmerica by the same name. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines.
Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and three children.
Learn more at www.crushmedicaldebt.com.
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