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CONCIERGE MEDICINE AND HORMONAL WEIGHT LOSS
Dr. Griffin joins the show to discuss the current state of concierge medicine, careers in membership medicine, and the Duke Diet.
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THE CURE FOR THE COMMON DOCTOR SHOW
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IS LIBERTY ALIVE IN AMERICA?
Professor of Economics, author, and syndicated columnist Walter E. Williams is on the show to discuss liberty, the constitution, and moral decline. Is the American public more agreeable to tyranny than liberty. Was is the difference between a democracy and a republic and which one did the founding fathers plan for our country? Dr. Williams is the former chairman and current professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is the author of over 150 publications including his latest book American Contempt for Liberty.
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WHY EMPLOYERS SHOULD DO BACKGROUND CHECKS
Kristin Jackson is a sales and relationship manager with TSI Legal and joins the show to discuss the importance of doing background checks for employers. Learn how an ounce of prevention can be worth much more than a pound of cure. Also we discuss the problem of insurance fraud and how it costs us all when it is committed. We also talk about college sports and SEC football.
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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE AND DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AT PATRIOTDIRECT FAMILY MEDICINE
Dr. Jeff Wacks combines functional medicine with direct primary care to create a true root cause analysis of problems and find solutions to medical issues. Dr. Wacks completed his residency in Family Medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DOS AND DON’TS
Chris Paradies is an intellectual law expert who helps entrepreneurs develop and protect their intellectual property through his Tampa law office and an internet-based IP consulting firm. We cover the basics of intellectual law and the steps you should go through to protect your intellectual property.
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HOW COMPANIES SAVE MONEY BY SELF-INSURING
McKensie Dopps isn’t your typical insurance broker. Working in a field dominated by older men, she has carved out a niche by helping companies find the most affordable health plans for their employees. What is a third-party administrator? Learn about employee ‘premium’ holidays that can occur when the insurance plan saves the company money.
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SOCIAL NETWORKING, PHOTOGRAPHY, & BEING A DAD
Matt Sweetwood USA President and CEO of beBee, Inc. joins the show to talk about a new kind of social networking with beBee, a social networking platform that allows you to create a personal brand. We also discuss The Man-Up Project, a multi-dimensional program he created to support single fathers and photography as hobby and form of therapy.
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FIVE HUMAN RESOURCES TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Paula Mathews talks about the steps that business owners should take when hiring and managing employees. What is a pre-employment process? How do you do a background check. How do you properly document an employee’s conduct to protect yourself from legal action upon termination? Learn how to develop a company culture that allows your business to thrive.
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SAVE MONEY ON INSURANCE
The Insurance Lady, Paula Blanda joins the show to talk about how things are looking up for insurance customers. Learn what you should look for in your insurance policy and what you can take advantage of during home renovations to save money with your insurance policy.
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GET IN SHAPE, TIPS FROM AN IFBB PROFESSIONAL
Alana Hernandez is an IFBB Figure Professional Competitor and personal trainer. Alana uses her years of experience to help her client optimize their genetic potential by improving their body composition. Alana shares the challenges of being a professional athlete and how being in top shape can be challenging for the body.
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MEMBERSHIP MEDICINE FOR PATIENTS AND BUSINESS
Dr. Robert Steves, the TownDr.com, returns to the show to talk about how he is helping businesses in Tennessee save money while improving medical care.
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OPTIMIZING HEALTH
Chris Babulall shares his story from being a healthy young man to being bedridden with multiple medications after a health scare. Chris talks about how he overcame a TIA to be successful businessman who loves to travel.
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TRANSFORMING MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY CONTINENTS AWAY
Brian McKenzie SVP of Patient Integration at MEDx eHealthCenter joins the show from Kyrgyzstan to discuss healthcare innovation. Brian is working to achieve improved medical care delivery by providing access to a healthcare provider, telemedicine services, and payment services all via a mobile delivery service without CPT codes, ICD codes, or meaningful use tripwires.
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WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF PATIENTS AND DOCTORS
Richard E. Ralston joins the program to discuss why medical care should be a free exchange between patient and doctor. Does the government have a role in determining who should receive healthcare and is there a ‘right’ to medical care. How much control should individuals have over their own medical care and how much should be directed by Washington, D.C. Also discussed are the origins of third-party payers.
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MARKETING MEMBERSHIP MEDICINE
Editor-in-Chief of Concierge Medicine Today and the DPC Journal, Michael Tetreault tells us what works and doesn't work for marketing a concierge medicine or direct care practice.
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CONCIERGE MEDICINE AND DIRECT CARE MEDIA GIANT
Editor-In-Chief of Concierge Medicine Today and The DPC Journal, Michael Tetreault joins the program to discuss how free market medicine choices are improving the lives of patients and doctors.
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HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS - YOUR BEST WAY TO SAVE MONEY FOR HEALTHCARE
Rob gives us an overview of HSAs and lets us know why we should consider them as a retirement vehicle (hint: doesn’t count against you for social security)

You should contact your own financial advisor before making any financial decisions.
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WILL THE GOVERNMENT TAKE CARE OF YOU IN YOUR OLD AGE?
Financial advisor Rob Klein gives us the lowdown on whether or not you can count on Medicare and Social Security in your later years.

You should contact your own financial advisor before making any financial decisions.
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DIRECT CARE PIONEER
Dr. Jeff Gold started the first direct care practice in Massachusetts, Gold Direct Care, and hasn't looked back since.
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A DOCTOR’S INSPIRING STORY
Fired for putting patients before insurance, Dr. Robert Steves fires insurance and does something amazing.
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TAMPA’S ONLY 3D PORTRAIT STUDIO
Ever want a 3-D model of your dog, or yourself? Chris Lee tells us how to do it.
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DIRECT CARE FOR PATIENTS AND EMPLOYERS
Bill Cossart explains how doctors, patients, and employers all win with direct care and concierge medicine.
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OBAMACARE, BEETHOVEN, AND DIRECT CARE
Bill joins the show to discuss Obamacare, health sharing ministries, and how direct care is helping self-funded employers provide affordable medical coverage to their employees.
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CONVERTING TO MEMBERSHIP MEDICINE
Bill Cossart of MedFirst Partners joins the show to talk about how he helps doctors start a membership medicine practice. Also what can patients expect when their doctor changes to a membership medicine model?
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TO ZAMBIA AND BACK
Missionary and mechanical engineer Howard Fox shares his work with us. Howard travels to Zambia to preach the gospel and drill wells in remote villages.
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MORTGAGES AND MULTIVITAMINS
Multivitamins and Mortgages. Gilbert Bennett of My Easy Mortgage discusses renting vs. buying in Tampa and how you can find a good loan. Dr. Tommy discusses how to find a good vitamin.
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WEIGHT LOSS BLUES
Mississippi hill country blues, the Black Keys, and Weight Loss Blues intersect on the Ask Dr. Tommy Show.
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HERE TO HI-PO
Eric Wilson, co-author of the book Here to HI-PO: An Insiders Guide to High Potential joins the show to talk about the book, and how its target audience (young working adults) can develop High Potential talent. Eric and co-author Dr. Joe DeAngelis have nearly 50 years of combined experience and pass along lessons learned in developing HIPOs.
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OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE: HEALTH + WEALTH
Financial advisor Eric Wilson joins the show to discuss the Optimize Your Life program presented by Echelon-Health and Principal and the controversy surrounding the musicianship of drummers.
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AS OBAMACARE TURNS SIX, ARE YOU BETTER OFF THAN YOU WERE SIX YEARS AGO?
Dr. Merrill Matthews joins the show to discuss the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and whether or not it has lived up to the promises made by its proponents.
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FIVE STEPS TO BETTER BRAIN HEALTH
Dr. Hoffmann is a professor of neurology and author of Cognitive, Conative and Behavioral Neurology and Brain Beat. He joins the show to discuss the 5 steps to better Brain Fitness and more in this special edition show.
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DISPENSE MEDICATIONS IN YOUR OFFICE
Mike Gould is the founder of ScripsNow which allows you to dispense medications in your physician’s office. Learn about how supplying your patients with medication can help the bottom line, increase compliance, and add value to your practice.
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THE DOCTOR WHISPER
Sharon Fekete understands what makes marketing doctors different from other professions. As a co-author of her new book “Things I Never Learned In Medical School, or How I Found My Doctor Whisperer”, Sharon and Dr. Savel illustrate many of Sharon’s out-of-the-box marketing ideas, tips and tricks that created huge results for her clients over the years.
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MEMBERSHIP PHARMACY FOUNDER
Phil Baker, PharmD was led by God to start a pharmacy that serves the needs of the community by giving clients wholesale pricing on drugs. As the founder of Good Shepherd Pharmacy he is able to provide affordable medications (sometimes even free) for nearly the entire Southeast.
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BURNOUT AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT
Dr. Stacey Funt is radiologist and lifestyle medicine specialist who helps people overcome obstacles in their lives that can lead to poor health. A specialist in environmental toxins, Dr. Funt became a personal health coach so she could help people identify other sorts of ‘toxic’ elements in their lives and eliminate them.
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SPECIALIST IN SENIOR CONCIERGE SERVICES
Learn about some of the things you should consider when you are helping your older loved ones and what types of services are available. Candy Cohn is a patient care advocate.
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OVERCOMING TRAUMA WITH ADVANCED THERAPY
Yolanda Harper is a mental health therapist who helps clients overcome prior traumatic exposure with counseling combined with Accelerated Resolution Therapy which is an eye-movement technique that helps treat trauma.
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INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT
Laurence Kotlikoff is running for the office of President of the United States. What does he think about the current candidates and their ideas for fixing our current political and economic problems?

Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977.
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HOW TO BLOW PAST TRAINING PLATEAUS
Exercise and fitness expert Stephen Marcotte is on to talk about avoiding overtraining and overcome plateaus. What is the most effective way to alternate training modes between strength and cardio. We also discuss emotional health. What is the best way to unwind and reflect?
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GATOR FOOTBALL AND SEC PREVIEW
Reptile specialist Travis Thomas, MS joins the show to discuss his work with Nature Coast Biological Station. Travis has studied wildlife throughout his career with a concentration on aquatic reptiles. He and Dr. Tommy discuss his work and University of Florida football along with other college football teams in this mini-preview.
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BREAST AUGMENTATION OPTIONS
Dr. Anahita Azharian educates us on the different types of breast implants that are available and which ones are best for which situation.
BOTOX, FILLERS, AND FACELIFTS
Dr. Anahita Azharian joins the program to discuss what options are available to patients seeking cosmetic facial improvements.
COSMETIC SURGERY FOR WOMEN AND MORE
Dr. Anahita Azharian joins the program to discuss weight loss surgery, liposuction, scar revision, and the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, breast augmentation. Co-host Tracy Hoyle and Dr. Azharian discuss cosmetic surgery as it relates to women and changes associated with weight loss and pregnancy. Also we tackle reconstructive surgery for children and skin cancer excision.
CONCIERGE MEDICINE FROM A PATENT PERSPECTIVE
Chris Yates joins the show to talk about how having a personalized approach to medicine has helped him become healthy. Chris and Dr. Tommy discuss the philosophy of membership medicine and how it helps both doctor and patient become focused on the same goal—optimizing patient health.
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SALES AND MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Brian Cogan, business development manager for Blue Dot Promotions joins the program to give us ideas gleaned from 20+ in sales in marketing. We discuss cold calling, promotional items, and other creative ways businesses can conduct B2B sales.
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EXPLORING ATLAS.MD AND THE GROWTH OF MEMBERSHIP MEDICINE
Dr. Josh of AtlasMD and Dr. Tommy discuss how Atlas.MD EMR is the most affordable and remarkable EMR for membership medicine practices.
Also we discuss why membership medicine, direct care and concierge medicine, is providing patients involved in the ‘Buyer’s Journey’ the last step in their journey toward better health.
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SHRUGGING OFF MEDICAL BUREAUCRACY
Dr. Josh of AtlasMD joins the show to discuss why he chose to practice medicine outside of the insurance-based model. He explains how the oath to do no harm to patients extends to 'do no financial harm,' and how AtlasMD delivers on that promise with medical care and an EMR built for patients and doctors.
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HOW TO DO BUSINESS NETWORKING
Mark O’ Donnell, President of RGA Network, comes on the show to give some tips on how to make the most of your networking opportunities. What is an ‘elevator speech’ and how do you develop a good one and more tips.
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SPONTANEOUS CORONARY ARTERY DISSECTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Marleen Geyen, President and CEO of Geyen Group South, joins the show to share about how a rare condition called SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) caused her to have a heart attack. Also learn about the importance of your carpet for the environmental health of your office.
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THE MORAL BASIS FOR THE CONSTITUTION
Dr. Jenna Ellis joins the show to discuss the Constitution and why it is important for individuals to learn about it in order to preserve their freedom and liberty. Is the the Constitution’s ‘preserve and protect the rights granted by God’ or a just a historical document to give legislators and judges some guidance on how to rule over citizen?
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PODCAST PRODUCTION 101
Audio producer Roy Stegman joins the show to share his expertise on selecting the right equipment and software to start your own podcast. Roy is an audio producer and musician who got started in production by recording his own compositions.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY SALUTE
We celebrate freedom every podcast on the Ask Dr. Tommy Show and it’s our honor to reflect on the words that established freedom as an unalienable right on this July 4, 2016, 240 years later.
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MAKING YOUR OWN WAY IN BUSINESS
Cynthia Factor joins the show to discuss how she was able to transition from careers in laboratory medicine to computer systems to working for herself as executive manager for Arbonne International. We discuss how the pressure to increase volume in a patient care business can lead to lower quality and potentially cause medical errors.
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MEMBERSHIP MEDICINE TO THE PRIMARY CARE RESCUE
Founder and CEO of Diamond Physicians, Dr. James Pinckney joins the program to explain how and why membership medicine is disrupting a stagnant primary care world.
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WHELTON MYOFASCIAL REFERRAL TECHNIQUE™ TO RELIEVE PAIN
Ryan Whelton, DPT, joins the show to describe his discovery that allows patients to enjoy quicker recovery and almost instant pain relief. Watch his videos and judge for yourself. Is it real?
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A LADY GATOR RISES UP IN THE TREE BUSINESS
Paola Rodriguez joins the show to share how a she went from the College of Business at the University of Florida to Director of Operations at Miller and Sons Tree Service in Tampa.
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STEPHEN MARCOTTE - ORANGE THEORY HEAD TRAINER
Stephen shares his journey from Kansas to Wesley Chapel and why he enjoys being a trainer. Learn the theory behind Orange Theory and why interval training works so well.
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OBAMACARE: WHAT LIES BENEATH
Erin Davis, Lead Law Clerk at RLG in Tampa, FL, joins the show to discuss her article Obamacare: What Lies Beneath. Has the ACA sunk your medical ship?
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ASK DR. TOMMY - NETWORK, RECORD A COMMERCIAL, AND MORE
Robyn Hatfield and Tracy Hoyle discuss the upcoming Ask Dr. Tommy event where you can record your own commercial and learn how to podcast.
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