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All Posts by Mitchel Schwindt, MD

About Mitchel Schwindt, MD

Dr. Mitchel Schwindt is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who practices in a variety of clinical settings. He completed his residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As part of Michigan State University, Butterworth was renamed Spectrum Health, and is one of the busiest level 1 emergency and trauma centers in the United States. He served as chief resident his final year. While there he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a prestigious medical honor society. He also devoted a significant amount of time working as a flight physician (helicopter) for an aeromedical company.

Dr. Schwindt has served on many committees and steering groups related to health care, quality and process improvement and was a former trauma program medical director. He serves as a volunteer physician for local sporting and martial arts events. He is a consultant and medical advisor to several dental groups and has developed protocols and policies related to medical issues in the dental practice.

Wellness and nutrition are a passionate interest for Dr. Schwindt. He writes extensively on the subject and has published several related books. He is a member of the A4M – The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is currently pursing a functional and sports medicine fellowship.

In his free time, he enjoys competing in triathlons, skiing, water sports, time with family, foreign travel and pursuing entrepreneurial activities.

Rural Medicine: Go Small to Win Big

practicing medicine in a rural area

Though not as glamorous as taking jobs in the big city, rural physician jobs offer a variety of benefits. Many rural hospital teams report a higher level of camaraderie and ingenuity, and it can be easier to have a voice on a smaller team. Sometimes you need to go small to win big.

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The Potential of Smart Contracts in Healthcare

Smart contracts potential

Imagine a world where doctors are paid instantly after procedures and office visits, or where a patient could get preapproved for an MRI in minutes instead of days or weeks. Immediate access to medical records is vital in emergency situations, and it can happen through the use of smart contracts and the blockchain.

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A Different Script – Preparing for Legal Issues in Life and Medicine

preparing yourself for legal issues

Dr. Mitchel Swindt offers his experience-based opinion on preparing for legal eventualities in your professional and personal life with the assistance of expert counsel.

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Alternative Career Options for the Burned Out Physician

Alternative Career Choices for those in Medicine

For physicians burned out by the busy nature of patient care, there is great reassurance in knowing about the plethora of alternative career options available. From writing to consulting, here is a list of diverging career paths doctors can take when leaving medical practice.

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Limitations and Pitfalls of Telemedicine

A female patient consults with her physician via a telemedicine appointment

The landscape of telemedicine is vast. New companies sprout often, and the structure varies widely. The following comments are based on the author’s decade of providing startup advice to new companies and delivering consults on various telemedicine platforms for companies spread across the country.

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Merit Badges and Early Retirement

Merit Badges and Early Retirement

Administrative bureaucracy has a tendency to crush the spirit of those working on the front lines. This article serves as a lament from one physician on the notion of merit badges, and mandated recertifications.

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Emerging Medical Technologies That Will Improve Healthcare

A doctor holds up a vaccine to the coronavirus

Emerging and advancing medical technologies reached new heights in 2020 and show no signs of stopping marching into 2021. The COVID crisis has led to many innovations and advancements, and it seems this trend isn’t over yet.

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Healthcare Provider Survival Tools for 2021

a toolkit laid out on a table

Many reading this may find themselves with rounded shoulders and aching backs from long days seated, staring at screens. Don’t become a physical casualty. Reward your persistence, for you deserve self-care every single day. Consider the following tools as options for your survival as 2021 unfolds.

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Healthcare in 2020 – A Physician Perspective

Doctors in santa hats clink champagne

2020 has brought innumerable challenges to the healthcare field; burnout, telemedicine, differing opinions on controversial topics, and beyond. Here is one retrospective perspective from a physician on the matter.

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The Stoic Physician

Man overlooking sunset on the ocean

The daily struggles of life spare no one. The adoption of a stoic mindset allows the application of ancient philosophy to modern times, and nowhere can this better be applied than in healthcare.

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