Welcome to episode 80 of the Final Surge Podcast where we welcome medical doctor Josh Emdur to the show. Josh has an interesting practice, he works for SteadyMD which changes the way the people interact with their primary care physician. Imagine, instead of calling your primary care doctor for an appointment you texted them and shortly thereafter you were talking to your doctor via a video chat. Dr. Emdur's practice does just that and he specializes in working with runners. You can find him at SteadyMD.com/running.
Josh is doing some interesting thing around medicine for runners
If you could tell us how you got started as a runner?
What was it working with a coach that really changed things?
You are online at SteadyMD.com/running can you tell us what this site is about?
How does that work, how do you treat patients virtually?
I’ve seen on your social media that Neely Spence Gracey uses you, being in Boulder are you working with a certain level of runners or anyone?
You have mentioned you are more like a primary care doctor for athletes. Why do I need a primary care physician when it seems specialist is more of the trend these days?
Can you practice in any state?
You are obviously using technology to make this work, what do you with the future of healthcare technology such as all the data that Apple Health is grabbing, Do you or can you use and monitor that?
It seems that technology is lowering the costs for just about everything in our lives these days, but the one place it is not lowering is our healthcare costs. Healthcare costs total about 18% of our GDP last I saw, without getting into the politics of health care and ObamaCare, do you see subscription services like this as a future way to lower costs?
If someone is already paying obscene amounts for health insurance why would they spend the $79/mo on this too?
I don't go to the doctors often, I don't think I have been to a Dr. in at least 7-8 years. Last time I was there I had an appointment and all I remember is it took almost an hour longer before I was able to see the doctor. How would an appointment work with you online?
If received a prescription from you would insurance cover it?
I wake up this AM and not feeling well and want a consultation, how long would it take to get an appointment?
What does an appointment with you look like?
What do you think is running related injuries vs general health issues for your clients?
I wake up on a Tuesday morning with a race this weekend and I am feeling something coming on. You are off on your vacation for a couple weeks rock climbing in South America, what happens if i need service while you are gone?
You mentioned you can be a team member with an athlete and their coach, can you give me an example of how that would work?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? - Born to Run
Current trainers you are wearing? - Newton
Favorite race? - Boston or any race where people are excited to be there
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Cholocate Milk
Your favorite workout - Anytime pushing myself usually on trails