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Taking Back Medicine & The Climate of Healthcare Discourse

With Arian Nachat, MD, ABEM/ABHPM and Doug Sumaraga

Date: July 12, 2022
Time: 11:30AM EST | 9:30AM MT | 8:30AM PST
Duration: 30 Minutes

What’s it like being a physician on social media today? How can physicians make space for their mental health in unprecedented times? What can physicians do about the rampant spread of misinformation online?

Join Doug Sumaraga and Arian Nachat, MD, ABEM/ABHPM, founder of Pallity, Inc. and advocate for palliative care and advance care planning, as they discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of ViTel Signs.

In this episode:

  • Strategies for physicians on social media
  • The struggle of declining respect for professionals and subject matter experts
  • The challenges of bureaucratic red tape when it comes to patient care

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Arian Nachat, MD, ABEMABHPM

Arian Nachat, MD, ABEM/ABHPM

Dr. Nachat is the CEO & Founder of Pallity, Inc. and Encompassing Care Alliance, PC. She is committed to helping patients and providers with advance care planning and improving the quality of life of patients nearing end of life through reducing pain and symptoms related to their disease or treatment they're receiving. Encompassing Care Alliance is a consulting and advocacy company with the mission to empower patients, providers, and medical institutions to work together through advance care planning.

Dr. Nachat is a specialist in emergency medicine, hospice, and palliative care, and completed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.


Doug Sumaraga

Doug is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience managing and developing technology firms in the Silicon Valley as CTO, COO, & CEO.  As a strategic advisor and technology consultant to several Fortune 50 companies (IBM, SAP, Apple, Adobe, Agilent, Microsoft, HP, Northrop Grumman, Boeing among them), Doug offers business acumen and technical expertise as a transformational leader, architect, and “let’s get it done” executor. 

Doug holds Biology (pre-med) and Medical Technology degrees in the Adventist Educational Health System and found his passion in technology continuing his post grad studies in Informatics and programming at UC Berkeley.

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