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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

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