In this episode, Rusha interviews Dr. Gregory L. Taylor, II, MBA, MD. Gregory Taylor is the Founding Medical Director of Keck Signature Care of USC Concierge Medicine. He discusses that with the pandemic going on for around two years now, and the study of medicine has been making progress in terms of understanding the virus and developing vaccines. He shares that although the pandemic is causing a lot of deaths around the world, it’s also allowing us to look deep inside ourselves and reflect on our relationship with others. He reflects on how things are going in the pandemic and how it caused many people to distrust one another. He also points out that there are fundamental differences between how people in developed countries are handling COVID compared to those in developing countries, where there is still an understanding of traditional medicines and ways to deal with problems.

Key Highlights:

[00:45 – 04:55] – Opening segment

  • Rusha introduces Dr. Gregory Taylor
  • Gregory shares his story
  • Our mutual beneficial relationship with microorganisms with dealing with the pandemic
  • The concern you have for your neighbor who has the disease
  • Making progress with vaccines on a scientific level

[04:56 – 14:40] – How capitalism plays a big part in navigating the pandemic

  • Gregory stated the fundamental issues that we are not tackling that has brought us as a nation
  • What capitalism means to an average person and how much you can extract from a broken person
  • Staying positive to be able to negotiate and navigate the pandemic

[14:41 – 19:47] – A way to make sustainable long-term change

  • Gregory talks about seeing people’s true personalities in times of crisis
  • The state of the global environment in times of crisis
  • Behavioral change is key to the health in general
  • Achieving sustainable long-term change

[19:48 – 26:37] – Changing the healthcare system to make it better for the average person

  • The youth being the hope for our future
  • Streamlining the healthcare system
  • The disconnect between the service, the payer, and the person who benefited from the service
  • Changing the healthcare system and how to make it better for the average person

[26:38 – 34:22] – Getting over financial restraints by being a physician entrepreneur 

  • Advocating for physician entrepreneurs
  • The cause of burn out as a physician
  • Getting over financial restraints

[34:23 – 43:18] – The fundamental difference between a small unit versus a well-seasoned legacy

  • Gregory discusses the lack of control of the environment by physicians
  • The business model that drives healthcare
  • How big companies envision a different world
  • Healthcare is ever evolving

[43:19- 47:43] – Social Economics of healthcare

  • Gregory and Rusha discusses if change can occur
  • How the government is the primary player in terms of healthcare
  • The disconnect between people who have control of their lives
  • The results in an outcome based healthcare system

[47:44 – 52:15] – Closing Segment

  • Communicating in a visceral sense
  • Reforming the healthcare system


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Dr. Gregory L. Taylor, II, MBA, MD – “We need physicians to go into leadership positions either in the corporate world or in politics and being entrepreneurs. That’s what I’m really advocating for physician entrepreneurs.”

Dr. Gregory L. Taylor, II, MBA, MD – “Behavioral change is key to the health in general. A lot of this lies in the hands of the future leaders, these young folks and giving them opportunities to understand that without their participation, things won’t get any better. “

Rusha Modi – “Unless you communicate in a core visceral sense, what the value proposition is for whatever you’re creating in a way that’s intuitive. It’s not going to fly whatever you’re trying to create, people have to get it.”

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