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Your Practice Made Perfect is a free podcast series where industry professionals discuss current issues and provide advice for today's practicing medical professionals. Our discussions cover everything from medical legislature to inspiring stories about addiction recovery. You won't want to miss an episode.

Episode Archive: Risk Education

Episode 138: When It Might Be Time to Part Ways
Jul 14, 2023

Tune in to this episode where we talk with SVMIC's Jeff Woods, Risk Education Manager, about dealing with difficult patients, giving all you can BEFORE terminating that physician/patient relationship, and what to do if that becomes your only option.

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Episode 123: Security Incident Response – Part 3
Mar 11, 2022

In the final installment of our three-part series on Cybersecurity, Justin Joy sits down with host J. Baugh to chat about how best to respond to security incidents and the rules around breach notifications.

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Episode 121: Security Risk and Cybersecurity – Part 1
Jan 14, 2022

In part one of our three-part series on Cybersecurity, Loretta Verbeck chats with J. Baugh about Security Risk Analysis and how it applies to medical practices in today’s world.

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Episode 104: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
Oct 09, 2020

Jean Byassee joins J. Baugh to discuss estate planning. They dive into the intricacies of creating a will and cover the basics of making sure your property makes it into the right hands after you’re gone.

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Episode 096: Financial Planning for Physicians: Don’t Let Your Money Control You
Jun 12, 2020

J. Baugh and John Dameron discuss financial planning for physicians, including taking inventory of what you owe and what you own, thinking about how having a partner plays into your finances, and the importance of your financial goals.

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Episode 082: Courtroom Combat
Nov 08, 2019

Brian Fortenberry chats with lawyer Ryan Wood on how things typically play out in the courtroom and some of the questionable tactics used by both sides to argue their case.

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Episode 073: Litigation 101
Aug 23, 2019

Katy Smith and J. Baugh walk through the basics of Malpractice suit litigation. What to prepare for, the statistics around some of these suits, and how a good partner can help a physician be prepared.

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Episode 069: Checks and Balances and Embezzlement
Jul 19, 2019

On this episode, Laura Watkins observes the frightening topic of embezzlement and how it might be more common than you think. Watkins walks you through what embezzlement looks like and steps to take to ensure that your practice doesn’t fall victim.

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Episode 061: Healthcare in the Line of Duty - Part 2
May 10, 2019

Dr. Missy Givens returns with host J. Baugh to continue her discussion on advancements in military medicine. Dr. Givens explores the latest innovative methods for prehospital care such as stabilizing, resuscitating, and treating pain in patients.

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Episode 060: Healthcare in the Line of Duty - Part 1
May 03, 2019

Dr. Missy Givens joins Brian Fortenberry to discuss how the military is innovating modern medicine and emergency response methods to reduce mortality rates in the field, and how these methods carry over to civilian care.

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Episode 054: Prepping Your Practice for Cybersecurity
Mar 15, 2019

Chris McCarty joins host Brian Fortenberry to shed light on the cybersecurity risks that face your business in today’s digital age. Chris gives advice on navigating the waters of disgruntled ex-employees, hacked email accounts, and hiring techies.

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Episode 043: Power to the Physicians
Nov 23, 2018

With host Brian Fortenberry, SVMIC Vice President of Corporate and Legal Sherie Edwards, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Tennessee Medical Association Yarnell Beaty, discuss medical legislation. When physicians get involved on Capitol Hill, it can really make a difference and turn the tide in legislation. They talk about how important it is to contribute to campaigns, get involved at the grassroots level, and establish relationships with elected officials so that physicians have a voice in what laws are being passed. Although the legislation discussed in this podcast episode was pending in 2018, the information regarding how you can become involved in the legislative process and why it is important is still valid today.

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Episode 017: The Technology Angle of Attack
May 25, 2018

As technology becomes even more integrated with healthcare and care management, security becomes a larger threat to medical professionals. In this episode, Kari Stern from NAS talks with host Brian Fortenberry about claims, coverage, and data management practices within Cybersecurity.

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