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:
- White Hot Light: 35 Years in Emergency Medicine
- The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine
- Right of Thirst
- The Law of Invisible Things
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