Podcast Episodes

016 Mrs. Maisel and Medicine:

35 minutes · September 1, 2020

ScopeMD is celebrating Women in Medicine Month by exploring the lives of female physicians and nurses in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, a time period highlighted in the Emmy award winning show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Dr. Dominique Tobbell, Associate Professor and Director of the Program in the History of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, outlines the challenges and opportunities of female physician and female nurse in the late 1950’s and 1960’s.  Learn how these amazing women helped to pave the way for current and future women in healthcare.


015 Navigating the Upcoming School Year

35 minutes · August 3, 2020

This upcoming school year is shaping up to be a school year like no other.  Laura Hermann and Jodi Jensen join ScopeMD to share their experiences with remote learning last spring and to offer their insights into the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming school year.

Laura Hermann is an advanced practice nurse in oncology at Allina Health.
Jodi Jensen is a technical specialist at Allina Health Laboratories.

Online articles by Dr. Catherine Ohmstede discussed during this podcast:



014 How to Lead And Participate In Effective Meetings in the Remote Meeting Era

35 minutes · August 3, 2020

Liana Kreamer provides tips and strategies for leading effective meetings, with an emphasis on how to effectively lead and participate in remote meetings.   Liana highlights  the importance of posing agenda items as questions, using the consent agenda effectively, how to encourage engagement in meetings, and how maximize remote meeting tools including voting apps and chat rooms.

Kreamer, L &Rogelberg, S.G. (2020, April 2). Break up your Big Virtual Meetings. Harvard Buisness Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2020/04/break-up-your-big-virtual-meetings

Kreamer, L. & Rogelberg, S.G., (2020, April 29). Break Up Your Big Virtual Meetings. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2020/04/break-up-your-big-virtual-meetings

Steven Rogelberg’s Book: The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance.  https://www.stevenrogelberg.com

013 Overview of Immunotherapy for Healthcare Providers, Cancer Patients and Their Families

25 minutes · July 15, 2020

This episode is designed for healthcare providers who are not oncologists as well as cancer patients and their families who are interested in learning about immunotherapy.

Dr. Joe Leach provides an overview of the role of immunotherapy in cancer treatment, including the history of immunotherapy,  what cancers are currently treated with immunotherapy, and the future of immunotherapy.

Dr. Joe Leach is an oncologist at Minnesota Oncology and is Chief Medical Officer at Prime Therapeutics.


A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation – Treatment and Management of Lung Cancer Video

American Cancer Society

Journal article referenced in this episode:
Hellmann, Matthew D. et al “Circulating Tumor DNA Analysis to Assess Risk of Progression after Long-term Response to PD-(L)1 Blockade in NSCLC.” Clinical Cancer Research 26.12 (2020): 2849-2858. Web. 11 July. 2020.

012 How to Avoid Work Related Injuries in Medicine with Dr. Chris Leisz

40 minutes · June 30, 2020

Dr. Chris Leisz joins ScopeMD to discuss work related injuries in medicine. Dr. Leisz highlights the prevalence of work related injuries in medicine and offers tips and strategies you can use each day to avoid back, wrist, shoulder, neck and other work related injuries.

Dr. Chris Leisz is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

011 Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism with Sue Hawkes

48 minutes · May 26, 2020

Sue Hawkes provides tips and strategies for overcoming Impostor Syndrome and perfectionism.

Sue is an executive coach, CEO of YESS! and author of the book, Chasing Perfection–: Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success

Link to Sue Hawkes’ book and other merchandise: http://www.sayyess.com/shop

010 Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback with Dr. Sarah Bean

36 minutes · May 19, 2020

Dr. Sarah Bean, pathologist at Duke University, joins ScopeMD to discuss effective strategies for giving and receiving feedback. Our conversation focuses on a journal article she coauthored in 2019 entitled Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback: A Review Article and How-To Guide.

Dr. Bean is an associated professor at Duke University, Program Director of the Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology Fellowship programs at Duke University, and is an Advisor to the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Curriculum Committee, a committee charged with determining the medical education needs of pathologists nationwide.

Article: Rachel Jug, Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang, and Sarah M. Bean (2019) Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback: A Review Article and How-To Guide. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: February 2019, Vol. 143, No. 2, pp. 244-250. https://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/full/10.5858/arpa.2018-0058-RA

009 On Being a Physician and a Patient- Dr. Michaela Tsai

29 minutes · May 7, 2020

Dr. Michaela Tsai shares her patient story, and how her decision to have postmastectomy tattooing has impacted her work and the cancer patients she cares for.

1. Chicago Tribune Article Featuring Dr. Tsai and Tattoo Artist David Allen:  https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-sun-david-allen-mastectomy-tattoos-20160929-story.html
2. Allen D. Moving the Needle on Recovery From Breast Cancer: The Healing Role of Postmastectomy Tattoos. JAMA. 2017;317(7):672–674. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0474

Other Resources
Young Survival Coalition  https://www.youngsurvival.org
FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)   https://www.facingourrisk.org
Cancer Support Community https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Gilda’s Club-Twin Cities Chapter  https://www.gildasclubtwincities.org

008 Telehealth with Dr. Chad Ellimoottil

26 minutes · April 28, 2020

Telehealth expert Dr. Chad Ellimoottil joins ScopeMD to discuss the evolving role of telehealth.  Dr. Ellimoottil also summarizes barriers to telehealth and provides strategies and tips to maximize telehealth success. 

Dr. Ellimoottil is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, a member of the Institute for HealthCare Policy and Innovation, and is director of the Telehealth Research Incubator at the University of Michigan.  The Telehealth Research Incubator is focused on studying the impact of telehealth on healthcare costs, quality, access, and patient experience.

University of Michigan Telehealth Research Incubator https://ihpi.umich.edu/TRI
Alliance for Connected Care http://connectwithcare.org
American Telemedicine Association  https://www.americantelemed.org
Center for Connected Health Policy  https://www.cchpca.org
American Medical Association https://www.ama-assn.org

007 Coping Strategies during COVID-19: Part 2 – Furloughs/Pay cuts, End of Life Care, Having Resilience and Hope

40 minutes · April 21, 2020

Kelly Grosklags returns to ScopeMD to discuss coping strategies during COVID-19. Kelly also offers advice on how to care for dying patients and their families during this unprecedented time.

Kelly Grosklags is a grief therapist who has over twenty years experience working with oncology patients and their families. She is the author of A Comforted Heart and founder of Conversations with Kelly.

Conversations with Kelly  kellygrosklags.com
Kelly’s book: A Comforted Heart


006 Barriers to Breastfeeding and Barriers to Pumping at Work

22 minutes · April 20, 2020

This episodes highlights the barriers to breastfeeding and the challenges healthcare workers face when trying to pump in the healthcare setting.

Dr. Shelly Shallat, pediatrician and medical director of the newborn nursery at OSF St. Frances Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, outlines barriers to breastfeeding. Rachel, a mother and healthcare worker, shares the challenges she has experienced with pumping in the healthcare setting.

2011 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21452448

Health Care Resources

Workplace Resources

Many thanks to Kathryn Bernstein, Nutrition Program Manager, Illinois Public Health Institute, for providing the above resources.

Work to improve breastfeeding support in Peoria is partially supported by the Illinois State Physical Activity and Nutrition program, led by the Illinois Public Health Institute with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

005 Robots, Art, and other Innovations at a Community Hospital

19 minutes · April 14, 2020

Laura Templin-Howk, lab manager at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota, joins ScopeMD to discuss the importance of innovation in the community hospital and clinic setting. We discuss Spencer, the robot used at Huchinson Health, and also discuss innovate ways to engage with the community, and innovative management techniques. Find out how innovative ideas can make big impact in patient care.


Video of Spencer (robot used at Hutchinson Health): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNVKZcKCsQI

Swisslog website: Swisslog.com

Connect with Laura Templin-Howk via email: Jljtempy@gmail.com

Connect with Lori Ryan via email: lori@scopemdpodcast.com


004 The Importance of Networking and Clarity in Finding and Advancing your Career

32 minutes · April 8, 2020

Business coach Susan Katz highlights the importance of clarity and networking in advancing your career and when you are looking for a new job. Learn how clarity helps to ensure you make the right connections and ask the right questions when networking.

Susan Katz is the chief executive officer at Susan Katz Advantage in Baltimore, Maryland.

Connect with Susan at: https://susankatzadvantage.com

Susan’s book: Create Your Dream Job: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life Additional Resource: Core Value Index Core Value Index (CVI) is a tool that can help you identify your strengths and what drives you. This tool helps to you seek out the work you are meant to do.

003 Coping strategies during COVID-19: Hope, Gratitude, and Resilience

23 minutes · April 5, 2020

Kelly Grosklags offers coping strategies for healthcare workers, focusing on the importance of hope, gratitude, and resilience. Kelly also offers advice on how to support colleagues and friends who have recently lost a loved one.

Kelly Grosklags is a grief therapist and has over twenty years experience with oncology patients. She is the author of A Comforted Heart and founder of Conversations with Kelly.


Conversations with Kelly kellygrosklags.com

Kelly’s book: A Comforted Heart

002 The Vital Role of Nurse Coordinators

54 minutes · March 26, 2020

This episode highlights the important role of nurse coordinators/nurse navigators. These specialized health care providers help patients with complex medical conditions navigate the healthcare continuum, ensure seamless patient care. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of this role from two lung cancer nurse coordinators, Jill Wines and Laura Hermann.

This episode also highlights the importance of lung cancer screening and the benefits of patient support groups.

Additional resources:

Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

001 Welcome to ScopeMD

1 minute · March 13, 2020

Introductory episode for ScopeMD

This podcast explores the scope of challenges and opportunities facing women in medicine, with an emphasis on highlighting innovative approaches colleagues have incorporated into their medical practice and life outside of medicine.

Connect with me at: lori@scopemdpodcast.com

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