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Podcast of ExBEM

Welcome to the Podcast of ExBem, the podcast of experience based emergency medicine, where dogma is challenged and new ideas born from clinical experience are explored.  If you agree with these ideas, great. If you disagree, all the better...  explain why in the comments section.  The podcast is also available on iTunes and subscriptions are free.

Sep 24, 2021

Covid 19 has exposed a dirty little secret that emergency physicians have helped keep for decades- there is not enough to go around.  Unfortunately the way things are headed, those best equipped to deal with the reality of limited medical resources are being pushed  aside - with predictable consequences.

Aug 30, 2021

The specialty of Emergency Medicine sprang into being in order to fill a need.  I'm concerned that we've lost sight of that need as we train those to whom we will pass the torch.  On this episode I begin a discussion of how and why our specialty developed and why keeping our fragile medical system afloat rests on our...

Jul 26, 2021

Pretending that there exists an "opiate crisis" obscures our society's real, much more difficult health crisis. On this episode I discuss what these real problems are and why accepting the delusion that opiates are the issue is leading us down a treacherous path.

Jul 1, 2021

Overdose deaths have tripled since our society acknowledged and declared war on an "opiate crisis".  Not surprising since much bigger problems are to blame.   In this episode I outline why beginning with the false premise that opiates are to blame only obscures our understanding of our troubles and thwarts our...

May 30, 2021

Unquestionably Americans are tragically dying of drug overdoses each day. In this episode I explain why calling this an "opiate crisis" is a smokescreen that obscures the problem making it more difficult to solve and perhaps making it worse.