RxForSuccess Podcast- David G. Armstrong: The Storyteller

What a pleasure to participate with master interviewer Dr. Randy Cook in this great visit on the Rxforsuccess podcast.

54. The Moderator: Dana Corriel, MD Rx for Success Podcast

Dana Corriel, MD, is a board certified internist (with 14 years in practice), digital healthcare expert, and founder of SoMeDocs, or DoctorsonSocialMedia.com, an online platform with digital resources for empowering physicians and a public space where the public can find health experts to follow. Having personally experienced growth through her own online endeavors, Corriel now helps physician build thought leadership, through facilitating impactful online connections, providing services that help doctors stand out, and using clever marketing content. SoMeDocs has served as the spark for physician innovators, many of whom successfully occupy top healthcare positions, appear in influential outlets, and accomplish feats doctors never thought possible. Corriel has earned various recognitions, including Top Ten Internists to Follow on Twitter by Medical Economics and Top 20 Social Media Physician Influencers by Medscape. She has appeared in major outlets including LA Times, Gastro & Endo News, MDMagazine, The Boston Globe, Huff Post, Medscape, and EP News. Serving as guest faculty at conferences (including yearly at the Harvard’s Healthcare Writers’ Conference) has been especially meaningful for Corriel, who values opportunities to pass on her skills through large projects like these. She led her own successful Writer’s Summit in Feb 2021, and plans to help fuel many more impactful events in her future. Unlock Bonus content and get the shows early on our Patreon Follow us or Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Amazon  | Spotify Michael L. Relvas, is a CFP professional and insurance agent committed to helping physicians nationwide with their term life and disability insurance needs. He provides an objective, transparent and education-focused process that aims to help physicians make prudent decisions and avoid over-complicating things. He exclusively offers Own-Occupation disability insurance policies for residents, fellows, and attending physicians. We really like Michael and know he’s got your best interest at heart when it comes to disability insurance. We know he’d be happy to help you with whatever your needs are. You can find Michael at doctorpodcastnetwork.com/mrinsurance or contact him at 800-817-4522. Show notes at https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/54 Report-out with comments or feedback at https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/report Music by Ryan Jones. Find Ryan on Instagram at _ryjones_, Contact Ryan at ryjonesofficial@gmail.com  
  1. 54. The Moderator: Dana Corriel, MD
  2. 53. The Showrunner: John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL
  3. 52. The Writer: Natalie Newman, MD
  4. 51. The Champion: Rebekah Bernard, MD
  5. 50. The Innovator: Desh Mohan, MD

Dr. Armstrong’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Folks don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care: Show a sincere interest in the person in front of you, not just their problem..

Number 2: Don’t be a what I call a kiss up, kick down kind of person: Be the leader who knows the name of everyone that he or she sees when he or she is walking into work. Those interactions, those relationships are ultimately the most meaningful.

Number 3: Don’t procrastinate: Run your list and if you can get something done now, get it done now.

Number 4: Hard things are hard for a reason: Just because something is hard, doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile. If given the choice between doing that thing that’s hard and clocking out for the day, do the thing that’s hard and you’ll grow because you did.

Number 5: The best gift you can give anyone, besides your love, is perspective: Periodically, step back and try to regard what you’re doing. No matter how great your work, if you regard what you’re doing, you’ll find little bits and pieces you can tweak.

Number 6: Be a collector of mentors and learn from them: Pay them respect by seeking their advice and guidance.

Connect with Dr. Armstrong:

Email: armstrong@usa.net

Website: diabeticfootonline.com

Faculty website: https://keck.usc.edu/faculty-search/david-g-armstrong/

Notable Quotes from Dr. Armstrong’s interview

The greatest gift you can give people is to make them feel better.

A lot of the work we do in tissue repair and wound healing and limb preservation is treating people that do not have the gift of pain. So a lot of times, our success is often measured in millimeters and over months and years, not just in that one patient visit.

Nothing ruins a good surgery, like follow up.

I think, ultimately, we’re not judged by how many manuscripts we’ve written, how many lectures we’ve given and how many countries? How many cylinders are in our car, how many dollars are in our bank account, or how much money we’ve gotten in grants. All that’s great, and it’s fun to keep score on that stuff. But ultimately, it’s a fleeting thing. I think we’re judged by our personal progeny, both your children and your professional progeny.

There’s plenty of feet to go around.

(On Fellowship) How’d you like to make one fifth the amount of money, but five times the difference?

My greatest mentor is my wife.

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