“Incredibly moving and extraordinary”
The Frontier Psychiatrists is created by Owen Scott Muir, M.D. It is not boring as a goal and about health and it’s care as a topic. It’s reading for decision-makers. I would hope this is all of us.
At this point, virtually all of it is written by one person. There is some editing that others help with, because I have atrocious ADHD and dyslexia, which makes my writing require some editing.
It is not written by a robot. If there is content written by a robot, I will let you know it is!
Freemium: The Frontier Psychiatrists (a Newsletter).
Health and care related writing. New posts are free. Many of the older posts are paid. The publication is daily.
Free: The Frontier Psychiatrists (a Podcast).
It’s a podcast. Some of it is content from the newsletter, and some of it is not.
Paid: The Wizard of Odds
Is paid member content….It is a parody of the Wizard of Oz….but about healthcare. Yes, I’m doing the whole book.
Paid: The Palantir of the Discoverable
This is a parody fanfiction seven newsletter about legal discovery in the aftermath of the fall of Sauron. Artificial intelligence did help with this content for structure, but it has been heavily edited to turn it funnier material. I am a compliance enthusiast, but I will make less enemies by writing a parable about Compliance in the fictional world of the lord of the rings than I would about real companies.
Readers Are Saying:
“written in a horribly grating… style I found off-putting.”
—Psychologist, London, U.K.
“Your newsletter content is ridiculously engaging.”
—Med Tech Founder, San Antonio, Texas
“Seems to be making a good point…eventually”
—Therapist, London, U.K.
“You improved my relationship with my Eames chair. Once I started treating it as a thinking chair, everything changed.”
—Partner, Law Firm.
“Wickedly smart…a high-level change agent”
—Partner, Life Sciences Practice Group
“Thank you for your honesty… your work and dedication to fight against the stigma are appreciated.”
—CEO, Med Device Co.
“Wow Owen, just THANK YOU for doing what you do, and for writing about how you came to do this work through your personal experiences with bipolar disorder. We are all so lucky to have you”
—Psychiatrist, San Francisco
“I think you are a brave and selfless person to write as openly and personally as you do in Frontier Psychiatrist.”
—Health Care Executive, NYC
“I am still confused—how you ended up in medicine. Did you have a parent in medicine or a grandparent? Just reading through it, why did you not pursue trial law?”
—Physician, Brooklyn, NY
“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.”
— Reader, New York, NY
About the Author
When he isn’t writing, Owen Scott Muir, M.D. is a Child, Adolescent, and General Psychiatrist, and multiple-time founder, health care executive, forensic consultant, physician-scientist, and strategic advisor. He's kind of a big deal…but only according to him. There is some market validation of this conceit:
Chief Medical Officer, iRxReminder, LLC
Acacia Clinics, SVP, Strategy + Director, Pediatric Neuromodulation Service.
Guest Key Opinion Leader, BrainsWay
Adolescent Suicide and Self-injury: Mentalizing Theory and Treatment: published Springer Nature (with Laurel Williams, D.O.)
NYU Rudin Fellowship’s Master Scholars in Ethics and Humanities, Fellow.
AACAP Travel Grant, winner.
Florence Feinstein Award, Hofstra-Northwell SOM.
His psychiatric practice is called Fermata.
Education and Medical Training:
Amherst College in 2001, BA, Psychology.
Magna Cum Laude
Medical Doctorate, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2011
Benjamin Rush Prize, for Excellence in Psychiatry, winner
Medical Education Pathway, Graduate
General Psychiatry Residency, Barbara and David Zucker Hofstra-Northwell SOM program at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, 2015.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, NYU School of Medicine, 2017
Dual Board-Certified, ABPN
General Psychiatry, 2016
Child Psychiatry, 2018
Mentalization-Based Treatment Official Supervisor, Anna Freud National Centre For Children and Families, 2018
Most healthcare writing is boring. Even more of it is polite. Neither of those things is likely to be true here.
The Frontier Psychiatrist is a song by the Avalanches.