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Dr. Hal Scherz


Hal C. Scherz MD has been practicing pediatric urology for 23 years. He has been in private practice in San Diego, California and in Atlanta, Georgia and has been on the faculty of the University of California- San Diego and Emory University. He has been involved in resident and fellow training for all of his career, and has published over 75 peer reviewed articles and contributed chapters to 6 academic texts. He has been a reviewer for over 20 years for the major peer reviewed journals in Urology, has been a primary investigator in numerous clinical research projects and been invited to be a visiting professor in a number of institutions. Dr. Scherz is a former president of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists.

Dr. Scherz has been the chief of Pediatric Urology and Managing Partner of Georgia Pediatric Urology since 1994. He has served on the boards of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Ambulatory Surgery Center, The Children's Helthcare Network, and Georgia Pediatric Subspecialists. He currently is involved in the exploratory committee to organize a city wide Pediatric ACO in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Scherz has been the Medicaid reviewer for Pediatric Urology since 1996. He has been named as one of the top physicians by Atlanta Magazine, every year since 2005.

In May of 2009, Dr. Scherz founded the physician group, Docs 4 Patient Care, which has subsequently become one of the most prominent physician groups in championing sensible healthcare reform. He was a featured speaker on a healthcare panel at CPAC in 2010. He has had 2 Wall Street Journal opinion pieces published in 2010 and others featured in Real Clear Politics and other online publications. He has appeared on over 50 nationally syndicated radio shows and on Fox News shows.

Dr. Mike Koriwchak


Dr. Michael J. Koriwchak received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1988. He completed both his Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. Koriwchak continued at Vanderbilt for a fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice.  He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

After training Dr. Koriwchak moved to Atlanta in 1995 to become one of the original physicians in Ear, Nose and Throat of Georgia. He has built a thriving practice in Laryngology, Care of the Professional Voice, Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and General Otolaryngology.  A singer himself, many of his patients depend on their voice for their careers. Some are well-known entertainers.

Dr. Koriwchak has performed thousands of thyroid, parathyroid and head and neck cancer operations.  He was also one of the first to offer balloon sinuplasty for the treatment of chronic sinusitis.

Dr. Koriwchak has also been working with information technology since 1977. While an undergraduate at Bucknell University he taught a computer-programming course. In medical school he wrote his own software for his laboratory research. In the 1990’s he adapted generic forms software to create one the first electronic prescription applications. Soon afterward he wrote his own chart note templates using Visual BASIC script. In 2003 he became the physician champion for ENT of Georgia’s EMR implementation project. This included not only design and implementation strategy but also writing code. In 2008 the EMR implementation earned the e-Technology award from the Medical Association of Georgia. He has been writing about health information technology since 2010 and has 2 articles published on Townhall.com.

Latest Episodes

09/05/19 Challenging the Orthodoxy on Transgender

Dr. Hal Scherz topic: Challenging the Orthodoxy on Transgender

57 MIN1 weeks ago
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09/05/19 Challenging the Orthodoxy on Transgender

08/29/19 Unpacking the History of Drug Litigation

While no fan of the pharmaceutical industry, Host Mike Koriwchak, M.D. unpacks the history of drug litigation, the principles, and little known facts around the rulings.

55 MIN2 weeks ago
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08/29/19 Unpacking the History of Drug Litigation

08/15/19 Health Care For All

Join Dr. Mike Koriwchak in the Doctor's Lounge as he outlines how the death of Jeffrey Epstein reveals - once again - we cannot trust the government with our health. Political "mad scientist", Bernie Sanders is building a Frankenstein monster called, "Medicare for All". If it comes to life, the health care of every American will be behind bars.

54 MINAUG 17
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08/15/19 Health Care For All

08/08/19 Guest Cynthia Fisher

Dr. Hal Scherz and his guest, Cynthia Fisher, talk about Price Transparency in Healthcare.

59 MINAUG 10
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08/08/19 Guest Cynthia Fisher

06/27/19 Unpacking President Trump's Executive Order

Join host Dr. Hal Scherz as he discusses the executive order signed by President Trump on Monday. It is a game changer and we were there. I will unpack what it says and what it means for US healthcare and for patients.

57 MINJUN 29
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06/27/19 Unpacking President Trump's Executive Order

06/13/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross

Host Dr. Hal Scherz will bring the President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation, Dr. Lee Gross in to unpack the impact of the CON (certificate of need) repeal in Florida. Dr. Gross will update listeners on the Trump administration's efforts on DPC (Direct Primary Care), and the areas it falls short.

58 MINJUN 15
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06/13/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross

06/06/19 Guest Dr. Robert Berry

Host Dr. Mike Koriwchak and his guest, Dr. Robert Berry, of Greenville Tennessee, discuss the takeover of the health care market by Ballad Health, and state-supervised inpatient healthcare monopolies.

56 MINJUN 8
Comments
06/06/19 Guest Dr. Robert Berry

05/30/19 President Trump's two major pushes in health care

Dr. Hal Scherz discusses the Trump Administration's two major pushes in health care - Surprise Billing and Price Transparency.

57 MINMAY 31
Comments
05/30/19 President Trump's two major pushes in health care

05/23/19 The Doctors Lounge

Host Dr. Mike Koriwchak talks about his How to Save Medicare meeting at the White House, and his meeting with The Office of Health Information Technology.

57 MINMAY 24
Comments
05/23/19 The Doctors Lounge

05/09/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross

Join Host Dr. Mike Koriwchak, and his guest, Dr. Lee Gross, President of the Docs4PatientCare Foundation, as they discuss the passage of bills in Georgia and Florida that give the green light to Direct Primary Care.

56 MINMAY 10
Comments
05/09/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross

Latest Episodes

09/05/19 Challenging the Orthodoxy on Transgender

Dr. Hal Scherz topic: Challenging the Orthodoxy on Transgender

57 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
09/05/19 Challenging the Orthodoxy on Transgender

08/29/19 Unpacking the History of Drug Litigation

While no fan of the pharmaceutical industry, Host Mike Koriwchak, M.D. unpacks the history of drug litigation, the principles, and little known facts around the rulings.

55 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
08/29/19 Unpacking the History of Drug Litigation

08/15/19 Health Care For All

Join Dr. Mike Koriwchak in the Doctor's Lounge as he outlines how the death of Jeffrey Epstein reveals - once again - we cannot trust the government with our health. Political "mad scientist", Bernie Sanders is building a Frankenstein monster called, "Medicare for All". If it comes to life, the health care of every American will be behind bars.

54 MINAUG 17
Comments
08/15/19 Health Care For All

08/08/19 Guest Cynthia Fisher

Dr. Hal Scherz and his guest, Cynthia Fisher, talk about Price Transparency in Healthcare.

59 MINAUG 10
Comments
08/08/19 Guest Cynthia Fisher

06/27/19 Unpacking President Trump's Executive Order

Join host Dr. Hal Scherz as he discusses the executive order signed by President Trump on Monday. It is a game changer and we were there. I will unpack what it says and what it means for US healthcare and for patients.

57 MINJUN 29
Comments
06/27/19 Unpacking President Trump's Executive Order

06/13/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross

Host Dr. Hal Scherz will bring the President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation, Dr. Lee Gross in to unpack the impact of the CON (certificate of need) repeal in Florida. Dr. Gross will update listeners on the Trump administration's efforts on DPC (Direct Primary Care), and the areas it falls short.

58 MINJUN 15
Comments
06/13/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross

06/06/19 Guest Dr. Robert Berry

Host Dr. Mike Koriwchak and his guest, Dr. Robert Berry, of Greenville Tennessee, discuss the takeover of the health care market by Ballad Health, and state-supervised inpatient healthcare monopolies.

56 MINJUN 8
Comments
06/06/19 Guest Dr. Robert Berry

05/30/19 President Trump's two major pushes in health care

Dr. Hal Scherz discusses the Trump Administration's two major pushes in health care - Surprise Billing and Price Transparency.

57 MINMAY 31
Comments
05/30/19 President Trump's two major pushes in health care

05/23/19 The Doctors Lounge

Host Dr. Mike Koriwchak talks about his How to Save Medicare meeting at the White House, and his meeting with The Office of Health Information Technology.

57 MINMAY 24
Comments
05/23/19 The Doctors Lounge

05/09/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross

Join Host Dr. Mike Koriwchak, and his guest, Dr. Lee Gross, President of the Docs4PatientCare Foundation, as they discuss the passage of bills in Georgia and Florida that give the green light to Direct Primary Care.

56 MINMAY 10
Comments
05/09/19 Guest Dr. Lee Gross