• Why Direct Primary care work for both patient and Physician

    8 MAY. 2024 · This episode features medical resident, Zach Hansen, as he interviews Dr. Sanders about his journey and experiences in family medicine. Initially from Utah, Zach moved east for his medical training and residency, eventually settling in Pennsylvania, a region known for its Amish communities. His professional path is influenced significantly by his desire to maintain a close and personal connection with his patients, reminiscent of the traditional, community-based family doctor. This commitment to relationship-driven care led him to explore the direct primary care (DPC) model, which prioritizes patient access and reduces dependence on insurance-based models, and put him in touch with Dr. Sanders at the Voyage Clinic. As the episode proceeds, Zach and Dr. Sanders discuss the benefits of DPC, noting its potential for better patient-doctor relationships and more sustainable health care practices. Dr. Sanders reflects on the challenges and rewards of medical practice away from conventional insurance-based models, emphasizing the personal satisfaction that comes from delivering thorough, unhurried care. The conversation also delves into his personal motivations and future aspirations within the field of family medicine, highlighting his dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of his patients while navigating the financial and professional pressures of modern healthcare.
    1h 33s
  • Placebo and the Power of Belief

    1 MAY. 2024 · In this episode, Dr. Sanders sits down with Derek Fairbanks and Eric Cheney, his two medical assistants who are both headed to medical school in the next year. The trio discusses placebo, the power of belief, and snake oil. They describe how medical research is performed, what different types of studies require, and what conclusions can be drawn from a study depending on its type and how it was performed.
    1h 6s
  • From Pain to Power: Transforming Your Musculoskeletal Health

    24 ABR. 2024 · This episode tackles the pervasive issue of musculoskeletal problems caused by our increasingly sedentary and forward-leaning lifestyles, emphasizing the negative impact this posture has on our back, neck, and overall musculoskeletal health, leading to chronic pain and other complications. Dr. Sanders shares invaluable advice to combating this pain through regular stretching, specifically of the pectoral muscles, and strengthening the posterior chain, including the upper back and neck. He introduces practical exercises such as chin tucks and shoulder stretches and recommends various pull exercises to balance out the commonly overworked front muscles of the body. The podcast also covers the importance of addressing weaknesses in specific muscle groups like the Vastus Medialis and adductors to avoid knee pain and other lower body issues. Dr. Sanders not only sheds light on common ailments like tendonitis and tendinosis resulting from neglect and improper exercise but also shares his personal journey of recovery from knee problems through dedicated strengthening routines. He stresses the importance of maintaining muscle mass and strength as we age to prevent injuries and improve overall health and provides tips on building muscle effectively through consistency and going to failure during workouts. This episode serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of musculoskeletal health and offers listeners a roadmap to a more balanced, pain-free body.
    9m 16s
  • Healthy Living in an Unhealthy World

    17 ABR. 2024 · In this episode of the Voyage Clinics Podcast, Dr. Sanders is joined by endocrinologist Dr. Ali Reza Falahati to tackle the urgent public health issues of obesity and metabolic syndrome. As they delve into the complexities of type 2 diabetes, they shed light on the critical roles that diet, lifestyle, and genetics play in the health of individuals and communities. After introducing Dr. Falahati, the conversation begins by examining the environmental and technological changes contributing to decreased physical activity and poor nutritional choices, highlighting the pervasive influence of high fructose corn syrup and other addictive additives in our food supply. Drs. Sanders and Falahati critique the modern food industry's role in perpetuating unhealthy eating habits and explore actionable strategies for individuals to navigate the supermarket jungle more healthfully. They emphasize the importance of whole foods, the dangers of sedentary lifestyles, and the deceptive nature of "health foods" that are actually loaded with sugars and unhealthy fats. Making lifestyle changes can be challenging amidst busy schedules and the cultural entrenchment of unhealthy eating habits. Both doctors advocate for a shift in societal attitudes towards food, comparing the current food epidemic to the historical battle against smoking. The podcast wraps up with practical advice for managing pre-diabetes and diabetes, including the potential of medical interventions like GLP-1 analogs, and the transformative power of dietary and lifestyle modifications. The discussion is a compelling call to action for individuals to take control of their health and for society to reconsider its relationship with food, with the ultimate goal of fostering a healthier, more informed population.
    1h 1s
  • From Skin to Sinew: Viral Menaces

    10 ABR. 2024 · In this episode, Dr. John Sanders expands the conversation beyond common colds and flu, shedding light on severe viral threats such as encephalitis and meningitis, which can have devastating consequences if left untreated. He shares a particularly alarming case of a patient with adenovirus and rhinovirus who developed a rare complication called MoGAD, highlighting the unpredictable nature of viruses and the importance of prompt medical attention. The discussion further delves into the nuances of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants, illustrating how common viruses can pose serious risks to the very young, and emphasizes the critical signs of respiratory distress that should never be ignored. The episode also explores a variety of skin-related viral infections, from the widespread HPV affecting both genders to the discomfort of shingles and its dermatomal rash patterns. Dr. Sanders provides an insightful overview of conditions like molluscum contagiosum and various forms of warts, offering practical advice for identification and treatment. He advocates for the importance of vaccination against HPV to prevent cervical cancer and underscores the necessity of quick treatment for shingles. Throughout the episode, Dr. Sanders emphasizes the value of having accessible medical advice, especially in a landscape cluttered with insurance and healthcare uncertainties. This podcast serves not only as an educational tool but also as a guide for recognizing when to seek medical help, aiming to empower listeners with knowledge and reduce undue fear surrounding viral infections.
    9m 27s
  • Healing Minds: Navigating Ketamine Therapy and Emotional Resilience

    3 ABR. 2024 · This episode features Dr. John Sanders and psychiatrist Dr. Brian Nyberg as they discuss the complex landscape of mental wellness. Dr. Nyberg sheds light on the importance of addressing the emotional and spiritual aspects of healthcare and offers some critiques on the limitations of the current medical model. Delving into topics such as resilience, neuroplasticity, and holistic approaches to mental health, they explore practical strategies for promoting emotional well-being, including exercise, gratitude practices, and nature immersion.  With a focus on innovative therapies like Ketamine and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the podcast offers valuable insights into cutting-edge treatments for psychiatric conditions, emphasizing the need for individualized care and ongoing collaboration between patients and healthcare providers. Join the conversation and discover pathways to lasting mental wellness in an ever-evolving healthcare landscape.
    1h 5m 10s
  • Getting Out of the Endless Viral Spiral

    27 MAR. 2024 · In this solo episode of the Voyage Clinics Podcast, Dr. John Sanders delves into the persistent issue of viral illnesses he’s seen surging after COVID. Addressing the array of symptoms and various viruses responsible, he emphasizes the natural diversity of immune responses among people, contributing to varying degrees of illness from the same virus, and discusses common viral symptoms, including respiratory issues, muscle aches, and gastrointestinal distress. Here you’ll find practical advice on over-the-counter remedies and supplements that can aid in recovery, and Dr. Sanders takes care to underscore the importance of proper dosages and timing. As the episode progresses, Dr. Sanders touches on the concept of opportunistic bacterial infections following viral illnesses and how to distinguish between the two. He offers guidance on when to seek medical attention for persisting symptoms, especially for infections of the sinuses, ears, and lungs, and stresses the importance of continued movement and exercise to boost the immune system during recovery. Throughout the podcast, he maintains a focus on education and reassurance, aiming to reduce fear and misunderstanding surrounding viral illnesses and advocating for a balanced approach to health and immunity.
    17m 20s
  • How to Jump Off a Cliff

    20 MAR. 2024 · This introductory episode features Dr. John Sanders along with his wife, Shaunna, and psychologist Mark Mauzy, discussing the adventure of starting a direct primary care clinic. Direct Primary Care as a model of healthcare delivery is gaining traction across the United States, in spite of, or perhaps because of, its grassroots, hyper-local nature. John talks about the experiences that drove him to chart a different course in healthcare and the ways that the direct care model has enabled him to deliver better medical care to the clients he serves.  The conversation encompasses the importance of connection and trust in the doctor/patient relationship, the pain points of the current insurance-driven healthcare system, and the ways that direct primary care disrupts and innovates in the space to alleviate those pain points. Mark Mauzy shares his own experiences in direct primary care and the ways it has changed his perspective on healthcare. Shaunna discusses the challenges they faced with a new entrepreneurial venture and teaches about the importance of stories in healthcare and in our lives more broadly.
    54m 26s

Welcome to the Voyage Clinics Podcast, where curiosity meets medical expertise. Join your host, Dr. John Sanders, a compassionate family physician, as he embarks on a journey through the intricacies...

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Welcome to the Voyage Clinics Podcast, where curiosity meets medical expertise. Join your host, Dr. John Sanders, a compassionate family physician, as he embarks on a journey through the intricacies of healthcare and wellness.

In each episode, lasting approximately one hour, Dr. Sanders delves into a myriad of medical and mental health topics, ranging from common ailments to complex conditions. Whether he's flying solo or engaging in enlightening conversations with fellow physicians across various specialties, Dr. Sanders brings clarity and understanding to the forefront.

Through insightful discussions and thoughtful questioning, Dr. Sanders makes technical medical information accessible to all listeners. From deciphering diagnostic procedures to exploring treatment options, the Voyage Clinics Podcast serves as a beacon of knowledge and empowerment in the realm of healthcare.

Join us as we navigate the seas of medicine, one episode at a time. Tune in, learn, and embark on your own journey to better health with the Voyage Clinics Podcast.
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