Are You Intrigued or Entertained by These 50 Physician Authored Blogs?

Fifty Blogs and a Podcast Worth Visiting

This month I am adding 20 blogs to my initial list, to present 50 physician authored blogs. You may recall that I posted my first list of 30 blogs at My Fascination with Physician-Authored Blogs. I’ve added twenty new sites. All 50 of them are included in this updated table. The new ones are listed at the top.

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In the updated list, there are several that have more of a commercial bent. That is to say that they have been monetized to some extent.

Probably the ultimate example of this is KevinMD. This one is familiar to many of us. It is one of the longest running. I included a note that the “blogger” is an internal medicine specialist. That’s because it was founded by Kevin Pho, MD, an internist. However, anyone that has read its articles knows that it is actually a news blog that lists articles from hundreds of writers – many of whom are physicians.

My List of 50 Physician Authored Blogs

The table below lists blogs I have visited and read in some detail. I subscribe to many of them. My favorites are listed right here:

  1. UrgentCare Mentor
  2. The White Coat Investor
  3. Future Proof MD
  4. Physician on FIRE
  5. Investing Doc
  6. The Happy MD
  7. ZDoggMD

UrgentCare Mentor was added after I met and interviewed its owner, Larry Earl. I am currently a partner in, and medical director of, an urgent care center. So his content is especially useful to me. His site is a good example of a platform that supports his business, so it is another that has been monetized. Others that fall in this category include:

Some of the blogs in the orignal 30 were monetized through ads and affiliate links, but not to the extent of those listed above. However, the above blogs all contain valuable and interesting content. I have left out websites which do not offer substantial free content for readers.

Here is the updated list of physician authored blogs:

Updated Physician Authored Blogs

Name of BlogLinkSpecialtyTopic
UrgentCare Mentorhttps://urgentcarementor.com/Urgent CareMedical
Practice
The Happy Hospitalist
http://thehappyhospitalist.blogspot.com/HospitalistHumor
DB'S Medical Rants
http://www.medrants.com/Internal MedicineEclectic
Musings
MD Whistleblower
http://mdwhistleblower.blogspot.com/GastroenterologyMedical
Practice
Notes from Dr. RW
http://doctorrw.blogspot.com/HospitalistClinical
Updates
Musings of a Dinosaur
https://dinosaurmusings.wordpress.com/Family MedicineEclectic
Musings
Bad Science
http://www.badscience.net/ResearcherQuackery
People for Progress in Health Care
http://www.drkennethfisher.com/NephrologistHealthcare
Industry
Life as a Healthcare CIOhttp://geekdoctor.blogspot.com/Emergency MedicineInformatics
Live Free MDhttp://www.livefreemd.com/Sports MedicinePersonal
Finance
Keeping up with the Darkos
https://keepingupwiththedarkos.wordpress.com/Trauma Surgeon
OB/Gyn
Personal
Finance
The Entrepreneurial MD
The Entrepreneurial MDFamily MedicineEntre-
preneurism
The Physician's Odyssey Blog
http://mdoprogram.com/blog/Family MedicineCareer
Change
Physician Renaissance Network
http://www.prnresource.com/Plastic SurgeryCareer
Change
Wall Street Physician
http://www.wallstreetphysician.com/UnknownPersonal
Finance
DoctorCPR
http://www.doctorcpr.com/blog/OphthalologistCareer
Change
Dads, Dollars, and Debts
https://www.dadsdollarsanddebts.com/UnknownPersonal
Finance
NonClinicalJobs
http://www.nonclinicaljobs.com/Physician ExecutiveCareer
Change
Health Care Renewal
http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/MultipleHealthcare
Industry
Kevin MDhttp://www.kevinmd.com/blog/MultipleEclectic
Future Proof MD
http://futureproofmd.comRadiology
Personal
Finance
Physician on FIRE
http://www.physicianonfire.com/Anesthesiology
Personal
Finance
Investing Doc
http://investingdoc.com/UnknownPersonal
Finance
White Coat Investor
http://whitecoatinvestor.com/Emergency Medicine
Personal
Finance
Passive Income MD
http://www.passiveincomemd.com/Anesthesiology
Passive
Income
Rhea. MD
https://rheamd.wordpress.com/Pediatrics
Social
Commentary
Dr. Dan's Health and Hormones
www.drdanshealthandhormones.comEndocrinologist
Nutrition
Dr. Harrison's Blog
http://www.nzingaharrisonmd.com/blog/Psychiatrist
Mental
Health
The Pediatric Insider
https://pediatricinsider.wordpress.com/Pediatrics
Medical
Topics
Seattle Mama Doc
http://seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org/PediatricsMedical
Topics
Burnetts Ahoy
http://www.burnettsahoy.com/Radiology
Lifestyle
Pamela Wible MD
http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/Family Medicine
Ideal
Medical Care
ZdoggMD
http://zdoggmd.com/
Hospital Medicine
Humor
ethosofmedicine
https://ethosofmedicine.wordpress.com/Nephrologist
Humanity
of Medicine
American HealthScare
http://www.healthscareonline.com/Family Medicine
Healthcare Industry
DocThinx
http://suneeldhand.com/Hospital Medicine
Healthcare Industry
Doctor's Crossing
http://doctorscrossing.com/blog/DermatologyHappiness
Starla Fitch, MD
http://starlafitchmd.com/OphthalmologyHappiness
The Happy MDhttps://www.thehappymd.comFamily MedicineHappiness
The Happy Philosopher
http://thehappyphilosopher.com/UnknownHappiness
33 Charts
http://33charts.comPediatrics
Eclectic
Musings
gregsmithmd
https://gregsmithmd.com/Psychiatrist
Eclectic
Musings
A Country Doctor Writeshttps://acountrydoctorwrites.wordpress.com/"Country Doctor"Eclectic
Musings
Skeptical Scalpel
http://skepticalscalpel.blogspot.com/SurgeryEclectic
Musings
Liturgy of Life
http://liturgyoflife.com/Family Medicine
Eclectic
Musings
ChooseBetterLife
http://www.choosebetterlife.com/Emergency MedicineDreams and Balance
ChristopherJohnsonMD
http://www.chrisjohnsonmd.com/Pediatrics
Child
Health
peterubel
http://www.peterubel.com/Internal Medicine
Behavioral
Economics
Son of a Doctor
http://sonofadoctor.com/Maternal Fetal Medicine
Advice and
Guidance
Senior Resident
http://seniorresident.com/Radiology
Advice and
Guidance

Searching and Sorting the List

I decided to make this table searchable and sortable, so if you want to see all of the Personal Finance or Happiness blogs together you can easily do so. Also, I have set the table to display 20 sites at a time. You can see the next 20 by clicking Next at the bottom of the table. I think you can also adjust the number of rows being displayed if you prefer.

The table is in no particular order. The sites are all fairly active with multiple posts within the past few months or so. There are four new Personal Finance blogs in the updated list. There are also four blogs devoted to Career Change. I would point out that the sites listed as Happiness also spend some time addressing Career Change, but are not focused primarily on that topic.

I attempted to categorize the 50 physician authored blogs the best I could, without providing detailed notes from their About Pages. It is easy to identify a site as Personal Finance in nature. But some of the other descriptions are rough approximations of their content at best.

And one minor warning: a few of the blogs appear to promote a political bias. None of the sites I have read were included or excluded based on this apparent bias, as long as there was entertaining or educational content on the site. I personally try to avoid any political posturing on the Vital Physician Executive.

The more I search, the more blogs I find. Many are strictly clinical in nature. I have purposely not listed those. I did include Notes from Dr. RW because it was just so clean and readable.

What About Podcasts?

Here is a link to the 10 Best Medical Podcasts on iTunes. These are mostly about healthcare and medicine. I’m not sure I agree with Samantha Hendricks’ statement that these are the best.

podcast 50 physician authored blogs

But one of the podcasts I want to call out is Docs Outside the Box. I have been listening to it for a few weeks and I really like it. Dr. Nii Darko says in Episode 1 that his intention is to address “topics covering career advice, entrepreneurship, personal finance, technology, and more.”

I listened to the latest (18th episode) today, so he is early in his podcasting journey. Nii Darko (trauma surgeon) and his wife Renee (OB/gyn) also produce their blog Keeping Up with the Darkos which is one of the new blogs added to my list.

By the way, I featured FutureProofMD here before and Dr. Darko happened to interview FPMD in Episode 17, which I also enjoyed.

Request and Next Steps

Check out some of the sites at your leisure and let me know what you think. Also, send me the name of your favorite physician authored blog or podcast, and I will add it to my list.

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