Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rappin' Hospitalist

I love discovering entrepreneurial physicians who are doing something different, and having fun with their efforts. Author of the blog "ZDoggMD: Slightly Funnier Than Placebo," Zubin Damania MD is a rapper-hospitalist in Northern California with roots in music and stand-up comedy. In the mood for a chuckle? Check out his latest video.

I love discovering entrepreneurial physicians who are doing something different, and having fun with their efforts! Author of the blog "ZDoggMD: Slightly Funnier Than Placebo," Zubin Damania MD is a rapper-hospitalist in Northern California with roots in music and stand-up comedy.

Want to stop and chuckle for a few light-hearted moments?

For those of you who want to sing along, here are the lyrics:

It’s the Hard Doc’s Life for us

Hospital Doc’s Life for us

Specialists, they got it made

We do the work while they get paid

It’s the Hard Doc’s Life

From standing on the unit roundin’

To learning some of the thickest charts a doc has ever seen

and hearing some of the sickest hearts a doc has ever heard

Do the weekend, working nights and, all the shifts between

You know me well from Pull & Pray and the Ulcer Rap

Still I take crap from insurance and the housestaff

Eff that

To PCPs treatin’ sick folks

Mad props

While the consultant’s tellin’ dick jokes

That flop

I fill out paperwork all day long

No doubt

Then nurses tell me that I did it wrong

White out

See 20 patients but get paid squat, uh uh

The radiologist just bought a yacht, what the?!?

Nurses be laughin’ at the ties I bought

Shop frugally and save money at Marshalls and Ross

Payless

They call a code when I come thru

Just don’t be asking me to run it, man, I got notes to do.

It’s the Hard Doc’s Life for us

Orthopods consulting us

See their train wrecks every day

They fix the bone then walk away

It’s the Hard Doc’s Life

I flow for those gomed out; sundowning

Locked down in the Posey vest, just tryin’ to bust out

I roll with old folks, got no veins for IV pokes

Septic and found down, in stool, a Code Brown

Yellow gown itchin’, deep in debt from med school tuition

c diff, MRSA, up in my kitchen?!?

Intern’s bitchin’ bout work hours, he’s checkin’ the clock

But I’mma be on call whether I’m on call or not

We went from lukewarm to hot; fillin’ the hospitals with docs

Who practice evidence based logic like Spock

Straight talk from my homies who work in the ED

Mad luv, ‘less you’re calling ’bout another syncope

I disagree with the phony UM docs, mess with my homies

I’m like still, y’all don’t control me, s***

I like to bill, but when my patient census ain’t improving

I’m tryin’ to dispo everything moving

It’s the Hard Doc’s Life for us

Too many patients for each of us

Try to discharge, make ‘em pack

Overdo it, they bounce back

It’s the Hard Doc’s Life for us

Hospital Doc’s Life for us

Hardest job we’ll ever do

Next to cleanin’ baby poo

It’s the Hard Doc’s Life"

From Freelancemd.com: "Zubin Damania MD is a physician specializing in inpatient internal medicine and a member of the multi-specialty Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He practices at Stanford University Medical Center and Washington Hospital (in Fremont, CA). His current project merges his medical background with his extensive experience teaching and performing stand-up comedy for diverse audiences. As ZDoggMD, he writes, performs, produces, and distributes satirical yet educational videos and music relating to important topics in healthcare."

Since I define physician entrepreneurship as a radical act of creativity, I think he qualifies, don't you?