Dr. Salber’s Monthly AJMC Podcasts Feature Interviews with Experts at the Cutting Edge of Health Policy.

Latest Podcast

The GOP’s Vision for Healthcare: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Nathan Bays

Just hours before House Republicans released their long-awaited Affordable Care Act replacement bill, Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, of The Doctor Weighs In, and Nathan Bays, general counsel and executive director at the Health Management Academy, discussed what was expected to be included in the final bill and mostly accurately predicted the main provisions of the new bill.

Past Podcasts

Climate Change and Health: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Dr Georges Benjamin

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, was involved with putting on the replacement meeting for the CDC’s canceled conference on climate change and health. He discussed how climate change is a social justice issue, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the health impacts of climate change in an interview with Patricia Salber, MD, MBA.

Elements of ACA Replacement: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Sally Pipes


Dr. Patricia Salber Interviews conservative health policy expert Sally Pipes about key elements of Republican replacement plans for the ACA. Listen for an insightful discussion with views from the right and the left.

Caring for Complex Patients: Dr Patricia Salber Speaks With the Camden Coalition


During an interview with 3 members of the Coalition, Dr. Patricia Salber discussed the work of the Coalition, scaling its success, the upcoming conference, and more.

ACOs and Healthcare Transformation: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Travis Broome

As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based care and accountable care organizations and other new financial models gain greater importance, Aledade is looking to guide physicians to success. Dr. Patricia Salber interviewed Travis Broome of Aledade on the mission of Aledade and healthcare transformation.

Drug Formulary Exclusions: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Dr James Chambers

Researchers from Tufts Medical Center analyzed findings from 26 studies to determine how drug exclusion policies affect patients and healthcare costs. They found that in most cases, exclusion policies work. Dr. Patricia Salber interviewed the lead author, Dr. James Chambers, to discuss his findings.

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