Dr. Pranathi Kondapaneni is a physician, writer, and explorer-in-chief. At the age of sixteen, she was accepted into medical school through a combined BA/MD program. By the time she was twenty-four, she had completed four degrees: two bachelor of arts degrees (economics and biology), a master’s in public health, and a medical degree. After completing a residency in neurology and two fellowships, one in sleep and the other in epilepsy, Dr. Kondapaneni spent a decade as a private practice attending physician.
Due to her frustration with clinical medicine, Dr. Kondapaneni set out on a series of adventures to help improve communication in the medical office and to combat physician burn-out. These adventures included everything from comedy routines to classes on artistic visual observation. Dr. Kondapaneni enjoys exploring other disciplines in order to find ways to empower physicians to improve communication and combat burn-out.
These adventures have resulted in two books: Prescription Technology, and Prescription Comedy.
The secret to opening physician-patient communication channels, reducing physician burnout, and achieving real results for patient health outcomes lies in the embrace of technology.
In Prescription Technology, author Dr. Pranathi Kondapaneni shows healthcare professionals how current and future technology tools can be leveraged to reduce stress for the doctor and increase the patient’s adoption of modified lifestyle behaviours.
Imagine never again having to suffer through another electronic medical record meltdown, or worry about where to find time to update patient charts. In Prescription Technology, explore how technology can solve the dysfunction caused by a system that perversely values economic incentives over patients’ health.
Dr. Kondapenini has written this book for physicians and medical leaders, but technology professionals may also find it useful in learning how physicians regard current cumbersome technology tools, and how the growing impact of technology can benefit patient care.
The secret to healing from physician burnout, re-connecting with loved ones and rediscovering daily joy resides in an unlikely place: the comedy club.
In Prescription COMEDY, Dr. Kondapaneni sshares her personal journey with burnout and how an almost accidental foray into the world of comedy proved key to her cure.
Dr. Kondapaneni’s personal quest to improve the physician-patient communication bond led her to discover and explore comedy, and she now offers some simple lessons that can help you defeat physician burnout.