April 7, 2022

Ep. 54: Dr. Diane McIntosh

Ep. 54: Dr. Diane McIntosh

Telepsychiatry to Telco - that’s just a portion of the amazing journey that Dr @Diane McIntosh took. Diane is the founder of @SwitchRx, @PsychedUp, Chief Neuroscience Officer at @Telus, and an established author and podcaster.
 
You can find out more abo...


Telepsychiatry to Telco - that’s just a portion of the amazing journey that Dr @Diane McIntosh took. Diane is the founder of @SwitchRx, @PsychedUp, Chief Neuroscience Officer at @Telus, and an established author and podcaster.

 

You can find out more about SwitchRx at https://www.switchrx.com/, about PsychedUp at https://www.psychedupcme.com/, and about Blindsided, Diane’s new podcast at https://open.spotify.com/show/4xOv7TU5yn67D8dEGWIUdO?si=82c16acb1e8a4f9f.

 

Dr. McIntosh’s book - This is Depression - is available here: https://www.amazon.ca/This-Depression-Comprehensive-Compassionate-Understand/dp/1989025560 - it’s a really interesting read!

 

You can find out more about How Its Med at howitsmed.com, or https://plnk.to/howitsmed.

 

0:40 – 4:09 - Dr. McIntosh shares a little bit about her exciting elite athlete-focused foray into the podcasting world.

4:21 – 6:13 - Impostor syndrome affects everyone - Diane talks about her greatest achievements and her advice to her 15-year-old self in light of this.

6:24 – 12:56 - Diane describes her journey into medicine, then from pediatrics to psychiatry

13:08 – 17:05 - Psychiatric medications can be difficult to understand - Diane shares her impetus behind founding SwitchRx and PsychedUp.

17:27 – 20:13 - Dr. Diane McIntosh speaks about her transition from sharing her knowledge with family practitioners all the way to her current role.

20:24 – 22:14 - CNO? What’s that? Dr. McIntosh answers the question of what it means to be a Chief Neuroscience Officer.

22:23 – 32:06 - Diane shares with us some of the highlights of her work Telus, including the RAPIDS program as well as the multidisciplinary culture at telco in comparison to medical work culture.

32:28 – 40:30 - Knowledge translation is difficult at the best of times, and can be even more challenging in the field of medicine. Diane discusses this and highlights a contentious example in the role of safe algorithmic care and understanding its mechanism and how those 2 concepts aligned to each other.

40:30 – 42:56 - Diane’s advice to younger physicians who are aiming to have their own startup company or trying to join a larger organization.