76. Pediatric Practices: Find Your Balance

Dr. Phil Boucher is a direct care pediatrician in Lincoln, Nebraska, and father of 6.  He is also the host of two amazing podcasts. In Raising Good Parents Podcast, he focuses on helping parents enjoy parenthood more while in Pediatrics 2.0 Podcast, Dr. Boucher and his guests discuss the latest trends in pediatric practices from clinical updates to research advancements to revolutions in care delivery.

He paid a visit to Pediatric Meltdown to talk about his journey to pediatrics, his reasons for going solo, and the need for pediatricians to use their voices to inform the general public and our legislators in shaping our healthcare system for the better.

 

[00:01] Opening Segment

  • Dr. Phil Boucher talks about the story behind his pursuit of pediatrics
  • The fun about the science of pediatrics that we both enjoy

[05:08] Launching a Direct Primary Care Practice

  • The challenges that Phil needed to face early on in his pediatrics career
  • His motivations for opening a solo pediatric direct primary care practice
  • The difference between direct primary care from traditional practice
  • The benefits of launching a solo practice according to Phil

[15:24] Creating Content for Both Parents and Patients

  • The more difficult challenge brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What’s more difficult than physical and financial challenges?
  • Phil gives us an important reminder about our use of social media
  • The lessons that listeners can learn from his 2 podcats

[25:12] A Pediatrician’s Role in Shaping the Healthcare System

  • How pediatricians can use their expertise in sharing relevant information to the public
  • The role that pediatricians can play in informing legislators about health-related issues
  • Phil’s message for his younger self that you should hear too!

 [35:51] Closing Segment

  • Final takeaways
  • Be brave and find what works for you
  • Why Phil pursued solo practice
  • Why create a podcast
  • What pediatricians can learn from Phil’s podcast, Pediatrics 2.0
  • Expert advice for parents that they can hear from Raising Good Parents Podcast
  • The opportunity to build relationships with parents and patients
  • Promoting our advocacies through social media
  • Connecting with legislators to advance our advocacies
  • Finding fellow advocates in your local community
  • Why we should embrace change

Key Quotes:

“Direct [primary care] really means a direct relationship with patients and the physician rather than having the insurance middleman that kind of dictates care.” – Dr. Phil Boucher

“If you can provide good information, you are able to capture attention and change hearts and minds because of your relatability, your authenticity, and your credibility as a physician.” – Dr. Phil Boucher

Resources mentioned:

Email [email protected] to connect with Phil or check out https://library.drphilboucher.com/drphilboucher to know more about his work.

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