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Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dr. Steven Eisenberg
Episode 3115th March 2021 • Now to Next with Nick Nanton • Nick Nanton
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Nick Nanton is joined today by Dr. Steven Eisenberg, a triple-board-certified physician and author of the new book "Love Is the Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion", which comes out on May 25th, 2021.

Dr. Eisenberg was the first recipient of the Dr. Emanuel Fliegelman Humanitarian Award, an award for the doctor most exhibiting highly compassionate care during residency. Dr. Eisenberg also co-founded cCARE, California’s largest medical oncology practice. He serves as its Medical Director of Integrative Oncology, as well as its unofficial CEO, or Chief Empathy Officer.

Building on his expertise in health care technology, he joined the faculty of Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine program and was one of the first graduates of FutureMed at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. He has won numerous hospital awards for his uniquely empathetic bedside manner and commitment to meaningful patient engagement. His practice of writing songs with his patients has earned him the nickname “the singing oncologist” and has helped him become the most followed oncologist on Twitter.


  • 3:42: Nick asks Dr. Eisenberg, "How would you re-brand 'cancer'?"
  • 6:00: Dr. Eisenberg recounts the life-changing event he experienced while riding his bike to school as a child
  • 9:06: Dr. Eisenberg explains why he was able to sing before he could speak while recovering from his accident and how this would inspire him to turn to music while working with patients later on in life
  • 13:56: Dr. Eisenberg explains the difference between a D.O. and an M.D. medical degree
  • 18:38: Nick and Dr. Eisenberg discuss "The 10 C's of Medicine"
  • 21:30: Dr. Eisenberg shares stories of hope and overcoming cancer
  • 26:25: Dr. Eisenberg tells the story of the first time he had a patient that he incorporated song into their treatment
  • 30:46: Dr. Eisenberg goes into more detail about how and why he writes songs with patients
  • 35:54: Nick asks Dr. Eisenberg to provide his perspective on death and loss of life
  • 39:06: Learn more about Dr. Eisenberg's new private Facebook group, "Cancer Fight Club"


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