Healthcare podcasts have become an increasingly popular way for practitioners to connect with a wider audience and share their expertise. Dr. Taz Bhatia (aka Dr. Taz) is on a mission to empower women to tap into their innate superpowers, embrace their purpose, and experience health and wellbeing.
Aside from being Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and Pediatrics, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Nutrition Specialist, she’s also a best-selling author, is regularly featured as a medical expert in the media, and the creator of the Super Woman Wellness podcast, which has had over one million downloads.
I interviewed her about why she started her podcast and tips she has for healthcare professionals interested in launching one of their own.
Jess Cording: What inspired you to start a podcast?
Dr. Taz Bhatia: As a busy woman myself, I wanted to be able to reach a larger audience that is often on the go, juggling but still wants information and inspiration. Podcasts seemed to be a good medium for the busy superwoman trying to do it all.
Cording: How can podcasts help enhance people’s understanding of health and wellness?
Dr. Taz: I think they are the conversations you may want to have but just don’t have time to have or to do the research on those specific topics. It also is a way to be inspired and increase your general knowledge. I know I listen to podcasts all the time to help my own personal development.
Cording: What do you wish you had known when you were starting your podcast?
Dr. Taz: It’s ok to be yourself—goofy, silly and serious—I think I had this buttoned-up approach to it all and it’s taken me awhile to find and be comfortable with my voice.
Cording: As a healthcare professional, what are some of the considerations you have to keep in mind when preparing and promoting content?
Dr. Taz: We never want to make claims or false promises, but the information should be educational and should challenge us to think and push our own boundaries a bit.
Cording: How do you decide which topics to cover?
Dr. Taz: I think wellness is such a broad term, but the story of the stress on women and how they manage it is critical. I focus on anything that really is relevant to that topic—and teaches us a new tool, makes us think or clarifies misconceptions or just helps us navigate our partners, children, communities and more.
Cording: What advice do you have for a healthcare practitioner interested in starting a podcast?
Dr. Taz: Go for it. Decide what is relevant to your mission and don’t be afraid to be you.