Interview with Dr. Brent Lacey

For today’s interview, we discuss money issues, coaching, podcasting, and how to master your finances.

I have the pleasure of speaking with a fellow podcaster, and one of our Mentors on the Clinicians Career Cooperative, Dr. Brent Lacey.

Brent received his medical degree at the UT Health San Antonio program. Then, he completed his internal medicine residency and his gastroenterology fellowship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. And while still in training, he became an instructor for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Unversity. Instructing the course helped cement his personal finance knowledge. And it enables him to teach you how to master your finances.

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Helping to Master Your Finances

Gastroenterologist Brent Lacey is passionate about his patients. However, he is also committed to helping physicians succeed with business and personal finances. As a physician, he understands how overwhelming it can be to step out of training and into a career. And he has seen firsthand the huge educational gap that exists in running a practice and managing money. 

He has coached hundreds of families to eliminate debt. And he has spoken to physician groups around the country on these topics. Subsequently, he founded The Scope of Practice website, blog, and podcast.  


Brent has quickly grown his coaching business. It seems there is an endless need for education addressing personal finances and running a clinical practice. Too, there are certain skills for balancing the two and reserving time for family.

The biggest thing to recognize is that you've gotten through medical school so that means that you are extremely capable. – Dr. Brent Lacey.

Brent is active on every major social media site: @businesscoachmd on Twitter, and @thescopeofpractice on Instagram. The easiest way to find his Facebook Group is to use this link: In the group, he and other members discuss practice issues, investing, and how to master your finances.


Brent teaches us through his example that you can balance a thriving practice with a podcast and coaching business. And if you listen to his podcast or engage him for coaching, he will teach you how to do the same.

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Music Note: I decided to make good on my promise to record and use my own Intro and Outro music (at least for a few episodes). This is a short recording of Whisky Before Breakfast (public domain tune). I'm using a “flatpick” on my D28 Martin Acoustic Guitar about as fast as I can play it without missing too many notes. I recorded it directly into GarageBand on my MacPro using a Blue Yeti microphone. Then I added the rhythm component on the second track using the same set-up once the first track was laid down. Other than trimming the beginning and end of the audio file, I did not edit or manipulate the recording in any way and ran it at normal speed.

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