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AMA STEPS Forward® podcast

Jun 22, 2022

Guest Kaiyti Duffy, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, discusses how to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ patients—including sensitivity training for care team and staff, use of expansive and affirmative language, and respectful assessment and response to past medical...


Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Kyle Christiason, Medical Director and Family Medicine Physician at UnityPoint Health, shares how his child coming out as transgender began a personal and professional journey that ultimately led to the founding of a clinic dedicated exclusively to LGBTQ+ health care in Cedar Falls, IA. Learn more:


May 25, 2022

Dr. Jillian Horton, Associate Chair of the Internal Medicine department at the University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine and author of We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing, explains the importance of physicians sharing their own burnout stories and why personal storytelling is a...


May 11, 2022

COVID-19 is the most far-reaching public health emergency in generations, and its long-reaching effects have overwhelmed and overtaxed the health care community. Guest Dr. Reena Patel, an emergency medicine physician, shares her personal story about how the last two years treating patients amid staffing shortages...


Apr 27, 2022

Dr. Nigel Girgrah, Chief Wellness Officer at Ochsner Health System, discusses strategies for creating a culture of well-being at your health care organization – including addressing mental health stigma, building a strong EAP program, employing an opt out vs opt in approach, and encouraging leadership to be vulnerable...