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Ep 438 Creative Solutions to OBL Misadventures with Dr. Omar Saleh and Dr. Mike Watts
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Office-Based Lab (OBL) Podcasts

Listen to leading physicians discuss office-based lab (obl) on the BackTable VI Podcast. Get tips, tricks, and expert guidance from your peers and level up your practice.

Episode #438

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In this episode, Dr. Omar Saleh and Dr. Mike Watts discuss the challenging aspects of vascular interventions in the OBL setting, focusing on ‘oh $#!%’ moments and how to address various complications. Both Dr. Saleh and Dr. Watts are vascular and interventional radiologist, practicing in Southern California and New Jersey, respectively.

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Episode #431

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, Teri Yates explores the nuances of choosing between an Office-Based Lab (OBL) and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) for private practices. Teri is the CEO of Accountable Physician Advisors, a consulting firm which specializes in OBLs, ASCs, and hybrid models for private-practice physicians. She is also President of DocCentric, a company focused on supporting physicians building and leading their own ASCs.

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Episode #416

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews guest Dr. Charles Nutting about prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in the outpatient-based lab (OBL) setting. Dr. Nutting is an interventional radiologist at Endovascular Consultants in Lone Tree, Colorado. The doctors discuss procedure techniques, patient selection, follow-up care, and benefits of the OBL environment over the hospital.

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Episode #410

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In this episode of BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Ally Behati invites interventional cardiologist Dr. Thomas Davis, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, to discuss re-entry devices, with a focus on the Pioneer Plus Catheter.

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Episode #407

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews Dr. Eric Secemsky about the efficacy of drug eluting technologies in vascular interventions, with Dr. Secemsky offering insight into his own practice. Dr. Secemsky is an interventional cardiologist practicing at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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Episode #405

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In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews Dr. Michael Cumming about the issue of site of service differentials in healthcare. Dr. Cumming is an interventional radiologist and the founder of Vascular and Interventional Experts.

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Episode #399

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In this episode of The Backtable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts and guests Dr. Mahmood Razavi and Dr. Mark Garcia discuss the intricacies of owning and operating an outpatient-based lab (OBL). Dr. Razavi and Dr. Garcia are practicing interventional radiologists at Vascular and Interventional Specialists of Orange County (California) and American Vascular Associates (Florida), respectively.

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Episode #385

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In this episode of BackTable, Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Aaron Fritts explore the benefits of transitioning to an office-based Lab (OBL) with guest Dr. Donald Garbett.

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Episode #376

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In this episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Dana Dunleavy about spinal tumor ablation and vertebral augmentation. Dana is an interventional radiologist and Director of Windsong Interventional & Vascular Services.

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Episode #367

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Aaron Kovaleski on good old-fashioned TV and radio marketing. Aaron is an interventional radiologist and founder of Endovascular Consultants of Colorado, who has found success in using tried and true methods of advertising to grow his practice.

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Episode #366

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In this episode, host Aaron Fritts is joined by Teri Yates, CEO of Accountable Physician Advisors, who offers essential guidance for successfully establishing and managing Office-Based Labs (OBLs).

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Episode #357

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In this episode, host Aaron Fritts is joined by Lake Odom and Chas Sanders. Lake is an IR technologist with over a decade of experience, and Chas is the founder and CEO of MARGIN, a company that handles supply chain and outpatient OBLs and ASCs. They focus on the vital role that techs play in maintaining the culture, workflow, and efficiency in an office-based lab (OBL).

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Episode #351

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In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Saher Sabri and vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Arko about their perspectives on a July 2023 New York Times article about the ethics of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatment in outpatient based labs (OBLs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

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Episode #329

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In this episode, host Dr. Aparna Baheti interviews Dr. Bill Julien about the evolution of the outpatient based lab (OBL), its role in expanding patient access to IR care, and its relationship with other IR practice models around the country.

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Episode #310

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Jim Melton and Amanda Stanley about intravascular lithotripsy in the ASC, including reimbursement trends, patient selection and the future of the device.

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Episode #307

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In the second part of our IR Locums series, guest host Dr. Shamit Desai interviews Drs. Kavi Devulapalli and Vishal Kadakia, reuniting at SIR 2023, to discuss the process of finding and negotiating locum tenens opportunities. They each provide an update on their clinical practice and perspectives about the job market in the last year.

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Episode #296

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In this episode, cohosts Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Krishna Mannava interview vascular surgeon Dr. Sean Hislop about building an ambulatory surgery center, including where to purchase property, how to plan your build, and how to prepare for expansion.

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Episode #295

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In the second part of this series, host Ally Baheti interviews interventional radiologists Donald Garbett and Nicholas Petruzzi about starting their outpatient based labs (OBLs) within a combined IR/DR group. They discuss the rewards of having an outpatient practice and how they navigate challenges that arise during the practice-building journey.

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Episode #287

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Jim Melton, vascular surgeon, and Dr. Blake Parsons, interventional radiologist, about progress in the OBL and ASC space, including reimbursement updates, partnering with a private equity firm, and value based care.

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Episode #266

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In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews interventional radiologist Dr. David Johnson about practice building in an IR/DR group, including factors that make a good job, and how he formed one of the largest PAE practices in the Southeast.

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Episode #236

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Drs. Chad Laurich and Neal Khurana about how they looked past traditional competition between IR and vascular surgery to build a multidisciplinary practice to meet market need and provide comprehensive patient care for an underserved community in South Dakota.

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Episode #230

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In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Aneesa Majid and Dr. Roger Tomihama about how an MBA can benefit physicians and their career goals, and how they both went about getting their MBAs as mid career interventional radiologists.

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Episode #225

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Dr. Shamit Desai talks with Dr. Kavi Devulapalli and Dr. Vishal Kadakia about Locums work, including the current market and opportunities, different practice models, navigating finances and taxes, and how to organize your life around this unique practice style. Meet the locums chameleon!

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Episode #224

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In this episode, host Dr. Mary Costantino interviews Dr. Kathy Krol, interventional radiologist and former SIR president about the evolution of interventional radiology, her various leadership roles, and the growth of women in IR.

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Office-Based Lab (OBL) Articles

Read our exclusive BackTable VI Articles for quick insights on office-based lab (obl), provided by physicians for physicians.

OBL & ASC Business: Starting Up & Navigating Market Forces

Developing confident financial projections, overseeing major construction projects, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements are among the major challenges of starting up a new interventional practice.

OBL & ASC Business: Common Operating Pitfalls of Private Practices

Private OBLs and ASCs can be risky ventures, and are subject to a number of business challenges. Common pitfalls include finding and keeping referrals, a lack of awareness of political, financial, and business pressures associated with independent practice, and administrative hiring.

OBL & ASC Business: Personnel & Staffing

Developing confident financial projections, overseeing major construction projects, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements are among the major challenges of starting up a new interventional practice.

Disclaimer: The Materials available on https://www.BackTable.com/ are for informational and educational purposes only and are not a substitute for the professional judgment of a healthcare professional in diagnosing and treating patients. The opinions expressed by participants of the BackTable Podcast belong solely to the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of BackTable.

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Podcasts

Creative Solutions to OBL Misadventures with Dr. Omar Saleh and Dr. Mike Watts on the BackTable VI Podcast)
OBL or ASC for Your Private Practice? How to Decide with Teri Yates on the BackTable VI Podcast)
PAE in the OBL with Dr. Charles Nutting on the BackTable VI Podcast)
True Lumen Re-Entry with Pioneer Plus with Dr. Thomas Davis on the BackTable VI Podcast)
The Evolving Role of Drug Eluting Stents in PAD with Dr. Eric Secemsky on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Iliofemoral Stenting: Decision-Making & Best Practices Explored with Dr. Kush Desai and Dr. Steven Abramowitz on the BackTable VI Podcast)

Articles

OBL & ASC Business: Starting Up & Navigating Market Forces

OBL & ASC Business: Starting Up & Navigating Market Forces

OBL & ASC Business: Common Operating Pitfalls of Private Practices

OBL & ASC Business: Common Operating Pitfalls of Private Practices

OBL & ASC Business: Personnel & Staffing

OBL & ASC Business: Personnel & Staffing

Contributors

Dr. Goke Akinwande on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Goke Akinwande

Dr. Joseph Couvillon on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Joseph Couvillon

Dr. Kavi Devulapalli on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Kavi Devulapalli

Dr. Sean Hislop on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Sean Hislop

Dr. David Johnson on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. David Johnson

Dr. Bill Julien on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Bill Julien

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