“writing about healthcare.”
The Frontier Psychiatrists is strange, personal, and opinionated, and you’re likely to learn—it’s why so many of my readers are C- level executives in healthcare!
If the book “Consider the Lobster” was compiled essays about healthcare, this is what it would look like.
Readers Are Saying:
“You are a change agent and unique force of nature. 😎”
—Executive Recruiter, TX
“Seems to be making a good point…eventually”
—Therapist, London, U.K.
“I think I've been patiently awaiting a citation of an article within the article itself.”
—Health Care Operations Lead, NY
“I am still confused how you ended up in medicine. Did you have a parent in medicine or grandparent? Just reading through it, why did you not pursue trial law?”
—Physician, Brooklyn, NY
“written in a horribly grating… style I found off-putting.”
—Psychologist, London, U.K.
“Your writing style is a blast. The authenticity is definitely there. The activism is cocooned so nicely in analysis and facts that one just gets "activized" without a huge us v them vibe. Because, it's less activism and more fact and empiricism...”
—Substance Use Disorder Specialist, Las Vegas, NV
“The post was pretty hysterical. Lots and lots of conflicts. And cute photos.”
—Hospital System Administrator, New Haven, CT
“Haven’t made time to read it”
—Founder, Austin, TX
“Your writing is always good. Except when it gets so esoteric about the matrix or nfts I can't follow it. But your strongest writing is when you write about suicidal kids.”
—Licensed BCBA, New York, NY
We Are Off to See The Wizard…
Owen Scott Muir, M.D. is the lead author, an ABPN dual-board certified Child, Adolescent, and General Psychiatrist. He’s a big fan of the late author David Foster Wallace, and it shows. He’s also a multiple time health tech founder, published author in academic science and the humanities, and a musician and recording engineer in his (limited) free time. He is an award winning journalist, as an alumni member of the Rudin Fellowship’s Master Scholars Program in the Ethics and Humanities. He’s also an official supervisor in Mentalization-Based Treatment through the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families, in the UK, A Visiting Lecturer at the Pratt School of Design, And has held academic appointments at NYU School of Medicine, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, and The Baylor College of Medicine.
Owen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in 2001, and received his Medical Doctorate from The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he graduated with honor as winner of the Benjamin Rush prize in 2011. He completed general psychiatry residency at the Barbara and David Zucker Hofstra-Northwell SOM program at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, and awarded the Florence Feinstein at graduation in 2015, and Child and Adolescent Fellowship at the NYU School of Medicine program in 2017.
Most healthcare writing is boring. Even more of it is polite. Neither of those things are likely to be true here.
Between opinion pieces and edutainment, this column, originally born in the crucible of pandemic era clubhouse d-list celebrity status, will amuse and educate.
O. Scott is joined by Carlene MacMillan, M.D., For editing or co-authorship at times, A Harvard Trained Psychiatrist of repute and VP of Clinical Innovation at Osmind. They share both a worldview —and the joy of parenting their two children, Trent and Quinn Muir. Yep, they are Married. Can you imagine?
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Be part of a community of humans who want to change the possible in healthcare. Readers of this column include an over-representation of C-level executives at major healthcare companies, physicians, founders, healers, technologist, thinkers, and the kind of people who share an uncommon understanding—change is coming, and this is the writing they read to keep up with it.
The Frontier Psychiatrist is a song by the Avalanches. It’s an homage to that!