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.
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:
- UrgentCare Mentor
- The White Coat Investor
- Future Proof MD
- Physician on FIRE
- Investing Doc
- The Happy MD
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:
- The Entrepreneurial MD
- The Physician's Odyssey Program
- Physician Renaissance Network
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:
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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.
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.
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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