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Welcome to the Why Urology podcast with Dr. Todd Brandt.

This podcast is my personal attempt to teach you about your genito-urinary tract, what can go wrong, and how your urologist may just become your superhero.

The name of the podcast comes from my ongoing need to answer the question that I get so often from patients, friends, and family, “Why Urology? Why did you choose to become a urologist?”

Nov 2, 2020

The idea of a keystone habit I think is attributed to Charles Duhigg in a book called, The Power of Habit.

As I understand the concept, a keystone habit is a habit that leads to multiple other behaviors, and positive outcomes in your life. A keystone habit sparks a chain reaction.

When you focus on, when you become intentional about, building keystone habits those few habits that will have a ripple effect.

The Four Habits Model are four simple keystone habits a doctor can employ during a clinic visit to improve communication, outcomes and patient satisfaction.

The Four Habits are invest in the beginning, elicit the patient’s perspective, show empathy and invest in the end.

Identifying and being intentional about developing these keystone habits can have a major impact in the lives of our patients.

Here is the Wikipedia link to Aequanimitas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aequanimitas

You can find more information about the Four Habits Model at

http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/files/Fall1999/habits.pdf