Concierge Docs and Whatnot
Irreverent Health - 025 - Concierge Docs and Random Facts


Once again, we are rambling.  This discussion touches on concierge medicine, acupoint injection therapy, metformin, and various tests available to consumers.  In other words, we hit record and said, "Let's see what happens."

Once again, we are rambling.  This discussion touches on concierge medicine, acupoint injection therapy, metformin, and various tests available to consumers.  In other words, we hit record and said, “Let’s see what happens.”


In this conversation, Matt and Tom catch up and discuss various topics. They talk about Tom’s upcoming trip to Denver and his excitement to learn about acupoint injection therapy. Matt shares his experience with a comprehensive physical examination and the importance of having a doctor who takes the time to understand his health. They also discuss the specialized knowledge of doctors and the need for a personalized approach to healthcare. The conversation touches on self-consciousness about privilege and the importance of being proactive in maintaining health. They end the conversation with a humorous encounter with a neighbor. In this part of the conversation, Tom and Matt discuss the challenges of dealing with stress and the benefits of meditation and sauna for stress management. They also talk about the importance of self-care and different meditation techniques. They explore different wellness devices and share their experiences with regrettable purchases. They discuss the effects of intense massages and the potential benefits of exercise and aging. Finally, they touch on the potential side effects of metformin and the fascination with rapamycin. In this conversation, Matt and Tom discuss various topics related to longevity, health optimization, and personal growth. They explore the pursuit of continuous learning and the value of diversifying knowledge. They also discuss the never-ending journey of self-improvement and the paradox of longevity. The conversation touches on the importance of personal motivation and the loneliness of pursuing unconventional paths. They also discuss the consequences of ignoring self-care and finding joy in life’s adventures. The conversation concludes with a discussion on health tests and examinations and the approach of embracing health challenges as learning opportunities.



  • Having a doctor who takes the time to understand your health and create a personalized plan is important for comprehensive care.
  • Specialized knowledge in specific areas of medicine can provide valuable insights and guidance.
  • Being proactive in maintaining health, such as getting regular check-ups and tests, is essential.
  • It’s important to be aware of and address any self-consciousness about privilege in discussions about healthcare. Stress management is crucial for overall well-being, and practices like meditation and sauna can be effective in reducing stress.
  • Self-care is important for maintaining physical and mental health, and investing in wellness devices can be beneficial.
  • It’s important to be mindful of purchases and consider their long-term value before making a decision.
  • Different meditation techniques and apps can provide a variety of experiences and benefits.
  • Exercise and aging are interconnected, and staying active can have positive effects on overall health and longevity.
  • Metformin and rapamycin are drugs that have gained attention for their potential anti-aging effects, but they also come with potential side effects and should be used under medical supervision. Continuous learning and personal growth are essential for a fulfilling life.
  • The pursuit of longevity and health optimization requires a holistic approach.
  • Personal motivation and self-care are crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Embracing unexpected challenges can lead to valuable learning experiences.


00:00Introduction and Catching Up
03:22Upcoming Trip to Denver
08:05Comprehensive Physical Examination
14:10In-depth Medical Testing
19:16Specialized Knowledge of Doctors
22:21Self-consciousness about Privilege
23:36Preparation for Colonoscopy
27:23Discussion on Massage Therapy
28:15Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
30:27Encounter with Neighbor
31:57The Challenges of Dealing with Stress
33:18The Benefits of Meditation and Sauna
36:11The Importance of Self-Care
39:23Different Meditation Techniques
41:08Exploring Different Meditation Apps
43:35The Opus Bed and Other Wellness Devices
48:13The Coolest Cooler and Other Regrettable Purchases
50:53The Effects of Intense Massages
55:28The Benefits of Exercise and Aging
59:09The Potential Side Effects of Metformin
01:01:02The Fascination with Rapamycin
01:03:48Exploring Longevity and Health Optimization
01:04:26The Pursuit of Continuous Learning
01:05:16The Endless Quest for Personal Growth
01:06:12The Value of Diversifying Knowledge
01:07:11The Never-Ending Journey of Self-Improvement
01:07:50The Paradox of Longevity
01:08:12The Importance of Personal Motivation
01:08:56The Loneliness of Pursuing Unconventional Paths
01:09:38The Consequences of Ignoring Self-Care
01:10:31Finding Joy in Life’s Adventures
01:11:12The Temptation of REI
01:13:20Embracing the Unexpected
01:14:02Navigating Health Tests and Examinations
01:16:45Approaching Health Challenges as Learning Opportunities
01:16:55Looking Forward to Exciting Guests