CMDA Matters

CMDA Matters is the premier audio resource for Christian healthcare professionals. Hosted by CMDA CEO Dr. Mike Chupp, it is a weekly podcast that includes interviews with experts from Christian healthcare professionals. Topics include bioethics, healthcare missions, financial stewardship, marriage, family and much more. Listen to CMDA Matters today on the CMDA Go app, iTunes and the CMDA website. When you subscribe to our iTunes channel or Google Play, you will get notified about the podcast episodes on a weekly basis.

At First Light

Dr. Walt Larimore joins Dr. Mike Chupp and talks about his latest book At First Sight, which shares the emotional tale of Phil Larimore, Walt’s dad, and his journey from Memphis, Tennessee to the beaches of Italy during the final stages of World War II and then back home to the U.S. on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

Available Episodes of CMDA Matters for Members and Non-Members

At First Light

May 19, 2022

Dr. Walt Larimore joins Dr. Mike Chupp and talks about his latest book At First Sight, which shares the emotional tale of Phil Larimore, Walt’s dad, and his journey from Memphis, Tennessee to the beaches of Italy during the final stages of World War II and then back home to the U.S. on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

Fighting for Religious Freedom in Finland

May 12, 2022

Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor who has been a member of the Finnish Parliament for 27 years, joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s episode. She shares her story about how she has been involved in a legal battle to protect her religious freedoms for the last three years.

Spiritual Care and Patient Care

May 5, 2022

Dr. Harold Koenig, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University and one of the foremost voices in the research on the effects of spirituality and health joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

Gender Ideology and Its Effects on Our Patients

April 28, 2022

Dr. Miriam Grossman, a practicing pyschiatrist whose practice focuses on gender-confused young people and their parents, joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s episode.

Speaking Like Jesus

April 21, 2022

Fouad Masri presents how to effectively share your faith on a daily basis from a recent talk he gave at CMDA’s Remedy22 medical missions conference on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

Revisiting The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

April 14, 2022

We’re re-releasing an episode from 2021 with Dr. Carl Trueman in advance of the 2022 CMDA National Convention, where Dr. Trueman will be speaking about his book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.

The Pitfalls of Consumer Medicine

April 7, 2022

Dr. Chris Lisanti joins Dr. Mike Chupp to discuss the pitfalls of consumer medicine and how his current research is exploring the intersection of medicine, philosophy and theology on this week’s episode.  

Becoming One through Reconciliation

March 31, 2022

Pastor Dennis Rouse, the Bible teacher for the upcoming 2022 CMDA National Convention, talks with Dr. Mike Chupp about how God’s church can become one through racial reconciliation in this week’s episode.

Mending A Broken Mind

March 24, 2022

Dr. Andrew White, who recently released a book entitled Mending a Broken Mind that shares his journey through clinical depression and how he uses his experiences to help others through depression, joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Pastor Bert Jones in this week’s episode.

Ukraine Healthcare Crisis

March 14, 2022

Dr. Peter Saunders, the CEO of the ICMDA and Dr. Jim Peipon, the President of Ukraine Medical Outreach, join Dr. Mike Chupp to talk about the situation on the ground in Europe and to share about a God-ordained opportunity for you to help the people of Ukraine in this special episode of CMDA Matters.

Street Medicine from Small Beginnings

March 10, 2022

Jennifer Zamora, a physician assistant from California, joins Dr. Mike Chupp to share about how she is actively engaging with students to provide street medicine to the homeless and underserved in her local community on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

Is Direct Primary Care for Me?

March 3, 2022

Dr. Dean Bartholomew and Dr. Steven Manning join Dr. Mike Chupp to share about their work in direct primary care, as well as an update on CMDA’s Family Medicine Section on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

Capstone Panel Discussion

February 24, 2022

3 CMDA members who heard and responded to God’s call to get involved in missions during the later parts of their careers join Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

Being on Mission in Your Practice

February 17, 2022

Dr. Youseff Beshai, a family practice physician from California joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast. Dr. Beshai shares his experiences about how to stay on mission in healthcare and serve the underserved through domestic missions in the United States.

Leveraging Your Skills for the Kingdom

February 10, 2022

Dr. Daisey Dowell, a primary care physician from Lawndale Christian Health Center who is also a plenary speaker at the 2022 CMDA National Convention joins Dr. Chupp on this week’s episode.

The Chosen and Healthcare

February 3, 2022

Dr. Mike Chupp is joined on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters by Dallas Jenkins, the creator and director of the largest crowd-funded media project of all-time, a multi-season series about the life of Christ entitled The Chosen.

Healthcare Response to Human Trafficking

January 27, 2022

Dr. Jeff Barrows interviews Ashleigh Chapman on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters. Ashleigh is a human rights lawyer who has spent more than 20 years fighting to end human trafficking, and she shares how healthcare professionals play a critical role in this fight.

Championing Women’s Health Around the Globe

January 20, 2022

Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows are joined on this week’s CMDA Matters episode by Valerie Huber, the President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Health, who is fighting against abortion on an international level.

Gender Identity from the Eyes of Parents

January 13, 2022

Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows are joined on this week’s CMDA Matters episode by Diane and Mark, who are the parents of three children, as they share their experience as parents with a child going through gender dysphoria and a gender identity crisis.

Following the Call into Cross-cultural Missions

January 6, 2022

Dr. Mike Chupp is joined on this week’s CMDA Matters episode by Dr. David Stevens and Dr. Greg Neal to discuss the Christian Healthcare Executive Collaborative, a growing specialty section of CMDA that connects healthcare leaders with opportunities to connect with one another, as well as to serve the kingdom of God through cross-cultural missions.