Dr Miller, Founder And President, Metal Med discussed on Nobody Told Me!
The. Welcomed nobody told me I'm Laura Owens and I'm Jan Black. The healthcare system can be tricky, emotional, frustrating, and overwhelming, and that's why on this episode, we're very glad to welcome Dr bj Miller back to the podcast, Dr Miller is a longtime hospice and palliative medicine physician and educator whose Ted talk on what matters most at the end of life has been viewed more than eleven million times. He's the founder and president of a groundbreaking new organization called metal, health, which provides personalized consultations with patients and caregivers who need help dealing with the practical emotional and existential issues that come with serious illness and disability Dr Miller, thank you so much for joining us again. Guys thank you for having me. It's nice to be back. Tell us more about mental health where the name comes from and why there's really a need for it right now. We'll metal helps is very simply as a place you come to get extra support It's a place online where you can. You don't need a doctor referral you can just come right to us. And scheduled time and we can talk through. All sorts of things ranging from how to approach treatment decisions, how to communicate with your family around illness how to communicate with your doctor how to get what you need from healthcare system. What other resources you might need all sorts of things that go into managing life with serious illness we talk about grades. We do advanced care directives family caregivers are welcome as much as patients. We all know this. Illness doesn't happen to people in a vacuum. So this is a place to come to get support you need when you need it at where did the name come from? Well my partner selling and I were banning around the name for a long time and this. The the name set up because we heard the word used the word metal used and loved it so much simply metal being. One's inner reserve once it's someone finds their metal, they're finding their own resilience either own strength and that fit. So well with what we're trying to do here, we're trying to like coach council people to find their own research rather than this idea that you have to Kinda look outside yourself and master or acquire something new. It's rather a process of looking inward and finding your own strength and that's what we're here to help to and that's metal m. a. t. t. l. e. that's right. Yeah. It's part of the ADS it. Of course, is a lot like metal like with dis like your meddling in someone's business which supposes. Or Metal Med al but anyway, yes. M. E. T..