On episode 301 of The Nurse Keith Show, Keith interviews Frank Huyler, MD, a seasoned emergency physician, professor of medicine, and author based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just down the highway from Keith’s home in Santa Fe. Dr. Huyler’s latest book, “White Hot Light: 25 Years in Emergency Medicine,” is an insightful, heartbreaking, inspiring, lyrical, and poetic ode to the heartfelt practice of medicine and a life keenly observed.

Frank Huyler is the author of the essay collection The Blood of Strangers, the novels The Laws of Invisible Things and Right of Thirst, and a novella, The Castaway. He attended Williams College, Oxford University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He grew up in Iran, Brazil, and Japan. His new book is the memoir-in-essays WHITE HOT LIGHT: Twenty-Five Years in Emergency Medicine.


In the course of this episode, Keith and Dr. Huyler discuss:

  • Emergency medicine as a window into American life
  • The coronavirus pandemic
  • The tragedy of gun violence
  • The socioeconomic and cultural make-up of the diverse patient population in Albuquerque and New Mexico
  • Being a tenured professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • The opioid crisis
  • Healthcare reform
  • Working in a teaching hospital and teaching the next generation of physicians
  • How the doctor-patient relationship can be much more than simply a transactional interaction
  • And much more

Please consider ordering Frank’s books: 


The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence.

Health Podcast Network

I’m very privileged and grateful to announce that The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of Ars Longa Media, a collaborative network of podcasts, media entities, musical artists, and others with an aim to add a humanistic touch to professional education, educate the public from a scientifically informed perspective, and improve lives by strategically partnering with those who share our goals to address social ills.The Nurse Keith Show on Ars Longa Media

Please consider becoming a patron of The Nurse Keith Show by pledging monthly support at my page on Patreon and earn some pretty cool premiums, gifts, and benefits! Check it out, and thanks for your support! The Nurse Keith Show is adroitly edited and produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and social media and promotion are expertly handled by Mark Capispisan. It really helps more people find the show when you leave a rating and review of The Nurse Keith Show over on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen and download your favorite podcasts.
Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap