EMRA*Cast Host

Will Smith, MD

Emergency physician in Northern California
Graduate, Nuvance Health/Vassar Brothers Medical Center Residency
@WTSmithMD | wtsmithmd
EMRA*Cast Episodes

OMI Don't Ya NOMI

May 16, 2024

In this episode with host Will Smith, MD, Nuvance Health emergency physician Domenico Mastandrea, DO, will take us through STEMI and physiologic STEMI equivalents, with key can't-miss findings when you're reviewing all those EKGs on shift.

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Seizure Management

April 15, 2024

Seizure management can be tricky in the undifferentiated patient. Join EMRA*Cast's Will Smith, MD, as he discusses the latest in first-, second-, even fifth-line medications with Col. Roderick Fontenette, MD, FACEP.

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Ortho Stuff: Just the Tips

Feb. 16, 2024

Orthopedic injuries might seem more straightforward than your average undifferentiated weak-and-dizzy presentation in the emergency department. But don't be fooled! Learn some key sports medicine tips from Washington Capitals physician Landon Mueller, MD, and EMRA*Cast's Will Smith, MD.

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EMRA*Cast and EM Over Easy: A Sit-Down with Mark Cuban

Dec. 11, 2023

When Mark Cuban realized the "rebates" he was getting from his PBM were actually paid for by his sickest employees, he couldn't opt out of the broken system fast enough. Now Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. is changing the game. What’s next? And how can EM be part of this revolution? Find out with EMRA*Cast and EM Over Easy.

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Traumacology: Debating Resuscitation Medications

Nov. 15, 2023

In this episode, EMRA*Cast host Will Smith, MD, and Kyle Weant, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCP, discuss the evidence (or lack thereof) behind some of the most commonly used resuscitation medications.

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Silencing Your Inner Critic: Part 2

Aug. 31, 2023

Imposter syndrome robs you of confidence - and it can imperil your team, especially in a moment of crisis. Learn how to down-regulate yourself and the whole team, with host Will Smith, MD, and physician/coach Rob Orman, MD. (Pro tip: Tune in to Part 1 first to learn how to recognize that inner critic.

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Silencing Your Inner Critic: Part 1

Aug. 15, 2023

In this 2-part series, physician and coach Rob Orman, MD, explains how to deal with our inner critic so that we can be at our clinical best. He also touches on imposter syndrome and shares tips for dealing with the anxiety that sometimes comes with the territory for emergency physicians. Join host Will Smith, MD, to gain valuable insight from Dr. Orman.

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How to Be an Effective Mentor/Mentee

May 15, 2023

Mentorship is a huge part of physician success in medicine. For as hard as we have worked and as much sacrifice as we have made, at some point, we have all had someone (or multiple people) play an integral role in our achievements. How can you be an effective mentee? And what, exactly, makes an effective mentor? EMRA*Cast host Will Smith, MD, speaks with one of the greats, Arlene Chung, MD, MACM.

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Gettin' Piggy with It

Feb. 15, 2023

As emergency docs, anytime there is something in the chest cavity that should not be there, such as air, blood, or fluid, we often feel compelled to get it out. For many decades that barbaric task was done with a 40 French chest tube and some low-wall suction. But is that what is best for the patient? EMRA*Cast host Will Smith, MD, gets into the evidence with Marco Propersi, DO.

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Headache and the LP:
To Tap or Not to Tap?

Nov. 15, 2022

Roughly 1 in 20 subarachnoid hemorrhages are missed during initial presentation in the emergency department – substantially increasing the risk of complications and mortality. That’s scary. But is it a reason to do a lumbar puncture every time a patient’s head hurts? EMRA*Cast host Will Smith (@WTSmithMD IG/Twitter) shares some expert insight from Lt. Col. Roderick Fontenette (@RodFontenette1).

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