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I am Dr. Todd Brandt. I am a urologist. 

These are words I couldn't have imagined myself saying as I was growing up thinking about medicine as a career. 

And I have been asked many, many times why I went into urology as a medical specialty. In this podcast I attempt to explain how I got here. Why did I choose urology as a specialty? Why do I like it? Why, if you are someone with a urinary tract, should you care? Get it? Why Urology.

This podcast is a personal experiment in medical audio content. I make the obvious disclaimer that this is not medical advice. You should be going to your own physician for that.

These episodes are meant to educate, entertain, inspire or inform you in some way with urology as the launching point for each episode. Each episode is varied in format and length as I have experimented with content. 

Listen, follow, share, rate, review, repeat...you know what to do.

If you have kidney stones, or prostate cancer, or another urologic health concern this podcast may help you.

If you have a loved one with any urologic health concern this podcast may help you. 

If you are someone who has asked, "How does my bladder do it's thing?", this podcast may help you.

If you make urine, or even if you don't, this podcast may help you.

Thank you for listening to this podcast. I do appreciated any feedback I get so please reach out to me at the link provided on this website. 

Be well,

Dr. Todd Brandt

Aug 25, 2018

 

Ken Mitchell is a physician’s assistant (PA) with a special expertise in Men’s Health.  In this interview Ken and I talk about his progression from PA school, through his early practice in primary care, his transition to Men’s Health and into our practice, and his current position at the Meharry Medical College where he is charged with establishing a Physician’s Assistant school at Meharry.

During my eighteen years of medical practice I have learned that a medical career is often a progression through several phases. A doctor (or any medical professional) may start with a learned skill set, but then must adapt over time as medicine changes.

Ken’s story is an example of how we can, as practitioners thrive in a changing medical environment by recognizing what our patients need and building programs to fill that need. In a very unique way Ken did that within our practice by developing our SIMS program for men having their prostates removed for prostate cancer, educating men and their families prior to the surgery and caring for them afterwards.

I think you will enjoy my conversation with Ken Mitchell. Ken has great insight into building programs and building a career, in medicine or any other profession. If you see a need, and you can fill that need, do it. Start small and build over time. Give a program or your people a little love and room to grow. Sit back and watch what happens.

 You can find old episodes of this podcast or contact me at whyurologypodcast.com.