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Every other week The Layman’s Doctor invites you in to hear the candid conversations from Dr. Samantha Johnson covering the practice of medicine, the healthcare system and public health in Jamaica, with each episode feeling like you have a seat at the table. Informed guests and topics that matter to you, Dr. Johnson covers it all here on The Layman's Doctor Podcast.
 
Have you noticed the path to success isn't always what you think? In Layman's terms is designed to help you break through comfort zones, shorten the learning curve and succeed in business through the power of your relationships. You'll hear CEO's, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and experts share their strategies, mindset and specific how to's you can apply to your business and life.
 
We are a theology podcast for the average man in the pew. No more Ivory Tower "Minister Class" theology. God expects all of us to care about His Word, and we strive to apply The Gospel to every area of life. We're from Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee and we love our community. Our prayer is to help those in the Body of Christ to understand His Word and join us in the fight for The Kingdom of God and His Christ.
 
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In today’s episode, we discuss the options a teenager has when they are caught engaging in sexual relations. My cousin is in distress! He’s a 15 year old boy in high school with a girlfriend in a neighbouring school and he thinks he impregnated her. His friend told him of a similar court case where another boy was found guilty of impregnating a tee…
 
This week The Layman's Doctor speaks with two physiotherapists, Kareece Brown and Jeffrey Miller, who treat patients during the covid pandemic both publicly and privately. This episode covers the experience of physiotherapists during the pandemic, and how treatment has changed for patients while upholding the same quality of care. Speaking candidly…
 
In this episode 'The Layman's Doctor' talks with Dr. Alicia Polack a paediatric resident in Canada who studied at the University of The West Indies in Jamaica. She gives an overview of how you can go from doctor in Jamaica to doctor in Canada. Links CaRMS Toronto Notes Medical Council of Canada Practice Tests Edmonton Manual Macleods Clinical Exami…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss the legal remedies a parent has against a teacher and school when their child is subjected to corporal punishment. My child was slapped in school! Since that day she has had hearing problems which started presenting itself 3 days later. She is having problems sleeping and cannot lay on the side of her head comfortably…
 
In today’s episode, we look at whether someone can be legally compelled to take parental responsibility for an unborn baby. Recently a woman sued a politician asking for Kshs. 25 million in child support for her unborn baby. From what I understand, the two eventually agreed to settle the matter out of court. However, I am a married man with the exa…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss whether the power company is liable for the wrongful death of someone who steps on a live wire. A boda boda rider was recently electrocuted to death after stepping on a live wire in stagnant rainwater he was using to wash his motorbike. The incident happened at a spot boda boda operators are known to take their bikes …
 
In this episode The Layman's Doctor speaks with Dr. Sulaiman Tijani in another instalment of 'The Medical Doctor's Journey: Non- Traditional Pathways' about his journey to becoming a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Tijani decided to do USMLE after practicing cardiothoracic surgery at National Chest Hospital for several years. Af…
 
In today’s episode, we tackle what steps or actions can be taken against a lending app that has possibly breached its agreement with a borrower. There was this time I was so pressed for cash that I signed up in one of those loan apps. I put in some kidogo cash so that i can raise my loan limit. I couldn’t pay up by the assigned deadline. When I got…
 
In today’s episode, we look at the legal requirements you need to satisfy to own a taser. Hi Wakili. I am tired. I am tired because, unlike my brother, before I leave the house I have to think about so many things. I have to consider the place I am heading to, the people i will interact with, the means of transport I will use and even then I still …
 
In today’s episode, we discuss the options a person has if their spouse refuses to accept divorce papers. I married my husband at Sheria House in 2006. However, almost immediately after, he denied me conjugal rights and instead looked for it elsewhere. Eventually, we had a big fight and he moved out in 2008. Two years later, I filed for divorce pro…
 
Unlike Spain, Sicily had been relatively quiet during the opening years of the Second Punic War. That all changed in 216 BC with the death of Hiero II, King of Syracuse. Staunchly pro-Roman, Hiero had feared that his grandson and natural heir, Hieronymus, would lead Syracuse to disaster. His greatest fears were justified - shortly after the old kin…
 
Continuing the series 'The Medical Doctor's Journey: Non- Traditional Pathways' The Layman's Doctor speaks with Dr. Akeen Matthews who after completing his two foundation years after medical school decided to turn his passion for cooking into a business. In 2021 the risk of unemployment for Senior House Officers whose contracts came to an end pushe…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss whether a person has a cause of action against a lover who borrowed money from her, in the pretence of doing business and disappeared with it. So there is this man who duped my mother and as we now know it, a few other vulnerable women of their retirement funds. He comes into their lives and takes advantage of their l…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss what makes a valid contract between a buyer and the seller when both parties disagree on the sale of goods. I’m a businessman and I trade in electronics. A friend placed an order and asked to pay in two instalments to be made two weeks apart when we were catching drinks at my favourite local. My friend, now client, ha…
 
It's been one year since the UWI MBBS programme has had to shift how they teach and test the material. When it was announced that MBBS will be online, persons were concerned about the quality of the students that would be produced. Dr. Thaon Simms and The Layman's Doctor discussed the Online MBBS experience in a previous podcast, and now he, along …
 
In today's episode, we discuss the legality of suing your spouse while you are married. I am a wedding, and events planner and I’m married. My husband decided to take a second wife, and I was the wedding vendor. That’s the short version. I got married traditionally, and my husband decided to take another wife. He told me if I was to accept the seco…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss if grandparents are obliged to take up the responsibility of their grandchild when both of the child’s parents are unable. Wakili, I got married in my early 20s and because we were not yet financially stable; we lived with his parents. The mother supported us as long as we were under her roof and during this honeymoon…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss whether you can get compensated after getting evicted over a disagreement with your landlord. Hello, I signed a lease for this apartment, I was sold on the potential, let’s face it, house hunting in Nairobi is such a nightmare. I noticed a few things prior to moving in and I raised it with the landlord and they promis…
 
In this episode The Layman's Doctor speaks with Dr. Tariq Parker who successfully matched into Neurosurgery, one of the most competitive specialities, at Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks to concepts and tactics are useful for not only getting an interview but leaving an impact. Listeners will realise that the best way to match is to know w…
 
With Hannibal immersed in the mire of Italian geopolitics, the Second Punic War shifts to theaters overseas. Keenly aware of the strategic importance of maintaining pressure on Carthage’s outposts in Spain, the Scipio brothers – Gnaeus and Publius Cornelius – grappled with Hannibal’s younger brother, Hasdrubal Barca for years, chipping away at the …
 
Following Cannae, Hannibal descended into the rich agricultural lands of Campania in Magna Graecia. Chafing under Roman rule and eager to reclaim her place as hegemon of southern Italy, the ancient Etruscan city of Capua quickly came to an agreement with Hannibal. In exchange for defecting to the Carthaginian side, Hannibal would allow Capua autono…
 
In the stillness following the destruction of their greatest army at the Battle of Cannae, the Romans faced an awful choice. The triumphant Hannibal stood poised to march on Rome herself and besiege the capital, and there was little the surviving remnants of legionaries could do to stop him. The Italian allies had already begun to waiver in their r…
 
Fabius the Delayer may have saved Minucius from disaster at Geronium, but he would not always be there to protect his impetuous colleagues from rushing into trouble. Following Fabius's relinquishment of the dictatorship, one of the newly-elected consuls, Gaius Terentius Varro, accused Fabius and the patricians of intentionally prolonging the war. I…
 
Dr. Rochelle Smith gives us the step by step process on how Caribbean Medical Graduates can register and complete PLAB successfully. This conversation is jam-packed with tips and resources for studying and passing exams. Dr. Smith and The Layman's Doctor compare PLAB and USMLE in an objective way allowing you to have more information on each exam. …
 
In this episode The Layman's Doctor speaks with Dr. Jason Strachan about doing USMLE. They go stepwise providing a much needed guide for Caribbean medical graduates. This episode serves as the first of a two part series, where the match and interview process will be discussed in an upcoming episode. Dr. Strachan gives several tools and resources to…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss what protection is afforded to a Whistleblower under the Witness Protection Act. I work for a huge multinational which has a branch in Kenya as an accountant. I just found out that a section of the staff is embezzling huge amounts of cash and sending them to offshore accounts. I would like to report this but I do not …
 
In today’s episode, we discuss whether one can force their SACCO to pay rebates after paying off a defaulted loan they owe the SACCO. I borrowed some money from my SACCO 3 years ago which I was to pay in 60 instalments over 5 years. However, around 1 and a half years ago, I started facing challenges in my business because of the COVID-19 Pandemic t…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss the labour laws in relation to the rights and protection of domestic workers. Hi Wakili, my daughter who just recently turned 18 years old has quit school. She got a job as a housekeeper through my neighbours. This has made me mad because I really want her to get an education. I know she has turned 18, but the thing i…
 
In today’s episode, we delve into the topic of the privacy of a child and the matter of incest under Kenyan law. Vlogger Kabi WaJesus has admitted he is the father of a seven-year-old girl following a DNA test that came back positive. In a statement released earlier, Kabi said he sired the minor in 2013 with his cousin and apologized for his Januar…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss the rights and protection guarantors have from digital lenders. Hello, my name is Robin. Recently a friend of mine called to tell me that he'd used my name as a referral on an application he made. I didn't think much about it until a couple of days ago when I got a phone call from a strange number which went like this…
 
The Layman's Doctor speaks with Pharmacist and Health Content Creator, Mischa Christie about the experience of a young pharmacist during the Covid 19 Pandemic. They speak about the role of the pharmacist during Covid 19 and how you can get advice/ recommendations from pharmacists about various over the counter medication. Check our Mischa on: IG Yo…
 
Today’s episode is from a previous discussion on loan recovery from a deceased person's estate. I run a wholesale shop and supply several shops and supermarkets in my area. One of the supermarkets I supply was run by a man who I learnt recently passed away. Just before he died he had taken goods on credit worth one million shillings. I have tried t…
 
Today’s episode is from a previous discussion on employment termination of internship and casual employment. My uncle helped me find a job as an intern in one of the parastatals a year ago. He told me that I would work for six months and then be promoted depending on my good work. But the HR only emailed me saying I was a casual on probation. She a…
 
Today’s episode is from a previous discussion on whether a matrimonial property agreement is valid if it’s given verbally. I’m a college student but have big dreams. Last year I met this rich mama on Facebook. We flirted for a while before starting an affair. She’s much older than me, but she’s loaded, so she takes good care of me. In fact, we were…
 
Today’s episode is a rerun from a previously aired discussion, where an employer wanted to know how to deal with a former employee who was poaching his clients and employees. I run a high-end garage in Nairobi where I have several mechanics and technicians and they earn based on their work. Despite the ups and downs of business and more so COVID, I…
 
In today’s episode, we recap a previous discussion on whether you can divorce your spouse if you find out that they are already married. Four years ago I met this very dashing gentleman. After dating for a while, he proposed marriage and we visited my parents at home for blessings. He made sure to meet all our traditions, and even paid bride price …
 
In today's episode, we discuss the rights of a deceased person pertaining to their body, similar to the story where a hospital buried a deceased patient without the knowledge or consent of the kin. The Kenyatta National Hospital recently admitted that they buried Sabezia Killong in an undisclosed mass grave without the knowledge or consent of her k…
 
In today's episode, we discuss when a business can legally terminate an employee's contract on grounds of redundancy, similar to the recent case of 3 G4S employees. On May 4, 2021, it was reported that 3 former employees of G4S had won an unfair termination case against the company. The employees had argued that their termination on grounds of redu…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss the different taxes specifically which ones a small business owner can be required to pay within a business year. Hello. My name is Edith, and I am seeking your advice on a very sensitive issue. I started a consultancy service early this year to install CCTV cameras in cars, homes and offices. The business has been pi…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss whether someone can get compensation from a potential employer who gives away the job offer they promised to someone else. I need advice. I went for an interview in a different town, and I was verbally offered a job. They wanted me to report in 2 weeks' time. I explained that I needed at least one month's notice to re…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss whether someone’s rights are violated if they are taken to court while critically ill. FN’s niece has accused him of fraud, amounting to KShs.1.7Million. Another person has also complained that FN defrauded him KShs. 45,000/. Last week FN was shot in the back by police officers as he attempted to flee from them becaus…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss the procedures that determine whether your case qualifies to be heard in the Small Claims Court. Hi, my name is Rose. A couple of years ago, I entered into an agreement with someone to build a website for my new business. The developer invoiced me for KES.100,000 to do the work, asking that it be paid upfront. Immedia…
 
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