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Navigating Healthcare: How to Help Families in Medical Crisis With Dr. Daniel Carlin

Feb 17, 2021

We are lucky to be joined by Dr. Daniel Carlin, a board-certified emergency physician and national leader in the field of telemedicine. Dr. Carlin opens the show to speak about the most substantial healthcare gap he fills with his medical practice. Unfortunately, there is a massive problem around continuity and accountability in the healthcare system. There needs to be familiarity between the patient and their physician to get an excellent diagnosis. One way to create a strong relationship between physician and patient is through technology. Tune in as Dr. Carlin talks about the correlation between wealth and health and what you need to know about our healthcare system’s future.

In This Episode:

  • [01:10] About Dr. Daniel Carlin. He’s a medical doctor boarded in emergency medicine and for the last 22 years, he has been running a fairly unique medical practice.
  • [06:25] Substance abuse and misbehavior are tough conversations to have. They are even more difficult to have between a patient and a physician when there is no existing relationship. Dr. Carlin explains why trust is critical for these conversations.
  • [09:10] Dr. Carlin answers the question: does more money guarantee better health outcomes?
  • [17:50] Dr. Carlin explains how being a boarded emergency physician is like a practice of bonfires.
  • [21:20] We speak about the critical role of advocacy during the pandemic.
  • [24:00] What Dr. Carlin wants people to consider about our healthcare system.

Key Takeaways:

  • In order to get a great diagnosis, there needs to be familiarity between the patient and their physician. Unfortunately, patients are passed around too freely and easily.
  • The loss of continuity is actually quite costly when it comes to practicing good medicine, so the healthcare system needs to restore relationships with patients using connectivity.
  • Tough decisions in the healthcare world can’t happen for a patient if there isn’t trust and familiarity with the physician.
  • In general, more money guarantees a longer life. However, that may not equate to better overall health.

Meet Daniel Carlin, MD: 

Daniel Carlin, MD, pioneered WorldClinic’s innovative concierge telemedicine model after a decade of experience in demanding health care environments. Dr. Carlin is a national leader in the field of telemedicine and a recognized pioneer in the delivery of medical care to distant populations. He is a board-certified emergency physician and a former US Navy medical officer.

Dr. Carlin is a frequent speaker to medical and international development audiences. He has spoken at institutions such as the MIT Media Lab, the United States Naval Academy, and professional conferences such as the American Telemedicine Association and the International Development Council.

Dr. Carlin’s work has been featured in Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, FT, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Worth. Dr. Carlin has also been a guest speaker on The Today Show, Dateline NBC, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.


BS, Carnegie Mellon University
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Retired US Navy Chief Medical Officer


Website: https://worldclinic.com/

Profiles In Success: https://profilesinsuccessbook.com/profile-success/daniel-carlin/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-carlin-md-72a87010/

COVID blogs: https://worldclinic.com/blog/

JobSiteCare: https://jobsitecare.com/

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