I met Taylor in Philadelphia, at a networking event organized through SoMeDocs. In our early days, we used to call them “SoMeDocs Engage,” and we’d have physicians from major cities across the US meet on random weeknights to just schmooze. It was a well-needed activity we didn’t do enough of, as doctors, and I was prepared to light that fire.
Taylor was there, among attendees of that night’s meetup, wearing a smile that’s become signature. For me, it was a a-ha moment to see it, because he had named his podcast ‘The Happy Doc’. I now knew why.
Over the years, I’ve valued the work Taylor has created, watching him put foot to pedal where it came to bringing ideas to fruition. We’ve teamed up for this podcasting series, and are excited to see Taylor become an active coach in SoMeDocs’ new podcasting services, helping professionals build the foundation to their own podcasts. It’s the natural ‘next step’ in the growth of our venture.
So voila, that’s a bit of background into how this series was born.
– Dana Corriel, MD, SoMeDocs founder
Taylor Brana DO is an attending psychiatrist and creator of multiple podcasts including The Happy Doc. Through his podcast networks he has amassed over 750,000 downloads and counting. His focus is on education and empowering students and health professionals to enhance their expertise through the world of podcasting and social media presence.
Find more of his work at thehappydoc.com
Dr. Dana Corriel is a board-certified internist who has taken a drastic pivot from seeing patients in the office to more creative entrepreneurial ventures. She founded SoMeDocs in an effort to empower physicians to use the online in order to innovate and therefore fuel positive change in healthcare. Dr. Corriel now regularly consults with individuals and companies, produces series, and markets thought leaders. You can check out a sprinkling of her creations in her self-named online portfolio, drcorriel.com.
Each episode brings together a nice mix of successful physician podcasters. Dr. Brana leads the conversation in a panel discussion on the mechanics of podcasting today. Dr. Corriel produces & designs the entire thing, to distribute through SoMeDocs. Our goal? To create interest in this growing communication medium and to help facilitate connections.
Alopi Patel, M.D. is a dual board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician. Her pain practice focuses on women’s health including pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines and more. Dr. Patel practices in NYC and is actively engaged in clinical research, academic leadership positions and advocacy in the field of anesthesiology. She has presented at national conferences and continues to give lectures within her institution as well as conferences on topics in the field of pain medicine and anesthesiology.
In March 2021, Dr. Patel and Dr. Meera Kirpekar launched their podcast, The Hurt by The Female Pain Docs. They discuss topics in the fields of anesthesiology, pain medicine and lifestyle medicine with a focus on women’s health topics including pelvic pain, pain in pregnancy, labor analgesia, sexual dysfunction, transgender medicine and more. As a physician podcaster, she has also become an advocate for the effective use of social media by physicians. Dr. Patel and Dr. Kirpekar have given several joint grand rounds on the use of social media to departments in academic institutions.
Today’s health experts are sharing expertise in audio form using podcasts as the medium. Join as we explore how to begin doing this and bring on physician innovators who are successfully leveraging the podcasting niche. Footage was live-streamed, on the date listed above
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