Dr. Todd R. Otten is a family physician, entrepreneur, podcaster and co-author of "Ripple of Change" which discusses the Quadruple Aim which can be a framework to improve the medical establishment.
In this episode, we will speak about his journey, his book, and what we can do to transform medicine into a field where we all benefit, patients and medical professionals.
He discusses how burnout manifested and what he did to make a change in his life including, taking a pause from work, letting go of leadership positions, and anchoring in his purpose and "why" which included his faith.
He listened to the call of his intuition and guidance and took courageous steps to a different direction he needed to take. He since has been a positive force of amplification, change, advocacy and he truly has a heart of gold.
You can find out more about him and his book at https://www.ourquadrupleaim.com/index.php
We are all patients. This matters.
Dr. Sogol is a board-certified pediatrician co- founder & managing partner, and CEO of ABC Pediatric Clinic. After struggling with burnout, Dr. Sogol embarked on a journey of mindfulness & became certified as a mindfulness physician business coach. She is a TEDx speaker and a podcaster, Mindful Living with Dr. Sogol. She is also the co-founder of SOULpreneurMD, which helps female physician entrepreneurs create profitable hustle, free businesses.
Dr. Parastoo is dual board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. She is managing partner at one of the largest Gastroenterology groups in the nation, Austin Gastroenterology. Dr Parastoo is a breast cancer survivor. After she struggled with breast cancer, Dr. Parastoo figured that her stressful path to becoming a physician and businesswoman had been a risk factor in her disease. That’s why she decided to change the trajectory of her life and become certified as a mindfulness business coach. Dr Parastoo hosts two podcasts in Farsi and English. She co-founded SoulpreneurMD.
You can find out more at https://www.soulpreneurmd.com/
Dr. Mima has been a California-licensed medical doctor in functional and holistic medicine for over 10 years. She is also a licensed Pathologist from the University of California San Francisco with a post-doctorate in Informatics and is now working on Environmental Toxins research. Over the last several years, Dr. Mima worked with patients privately in her own practice in California, Mimansa, and jointly as a medical doctor working with Deepak Chopra’s Clinic, later creating the Kosha Method.
In this episode, we discuss what dharma is and how traumatic events she experienced started her on a path of discovery and healing, leading to many of her certifications and knowledge on Ayurveda, the global research she is recruiting for with a focus on toxins and a holistic approach to healing including the use of psilocybin.
We discussed how trauma to society changes our nervous system, and the dysregulation causes changes in the cellular level leading to disease and cancer. We discussed how Ayurveda, Ayahuasca, and psilocybin can be adjuncts to heal complex trauma, PTSD, or major depression not improved by other treatment methods. Please note Ayahuasca and psilocybin are illegal in the US and can only be taken under research protocols and this is not for recreational use.
She leads retreats for healthcare workers and physicians, and you can learn more about her retreat here: Kosha Retreats in Costa Rica (wetravel.com)
Dr. Lewellis is a board-certified medical dermatologist who currently practices in central Wisconsin. He earned his MD and PhD from New York University and completed his dermatology residency at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and a member of the AAD’s Media Expert Team. He is also active in the National Eczema Association.
In addition to his day-to-day clinical practice, he enjoys working with industry partners to promote safe and effective use of specialty medications and creating relatable and helpful content focused on the art, science, and business of dermatology. He also invests in both residential and commercial real estate in his community and enjoys the new relationships he makes through those efforts.
In this episode we discuss tipping points, how many physicians feel the "work dread," and what to do about it. We also discuss ways to diversify your income and interests to keep your joy in medicine.
Dr. Yates is a physician and Certified Life Coach and founder of Rebel Physician Community which is a community of physicians that per her site "are courageously taking a stand against the toxic medical system...(to)_ make small steps to create a sustainable and aligned career."
. She frequently speaks and writes about exposing toxic medical culture and practices and is an advocate for physicians and infusing humanity in medicine. In this episode we discuss her journey, why she became a coach and started a Spiritual practice, we speak about perspective, understanding the impact of impostor syndrome, surrender, faith, boundaries and so much more.
Dr. Canes is a urological surgeon and father of 5 who understands the need for efficiency. He will share his journey to start his company WellPrept | Let's fix clinic day and how it can help physicians be more efficient during clinic hours. He believes it is important to have systems in place to help us in clinic and this is one way.
Learn more about how this company is helping physicians and patients be better prepared in clinic, so that we can increase presence with a patient and have time to discuss the important part of medicine and healing which is the human part.
Oxana Ormonova, MD is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician, an Intuitive Healer and Life Coach, and Spiritual Counselor. She’s also an ocean lover, swimming daily in the waters of Hawaii where dolphins and whales accept her as one of their own.
Growing up in Siberia from a very young age, Oxana realized she was different – being able to see and feel things no one else could. As a physician, this talent was helpful to others, but painful for herself, as Oxana could feel all the pain of her patients and colleagues. Through much trial and error, she found a way to both embody her intuitive gifts and feel great in her body, and it’s these secrets she’s now passionate about sharing with others.
Oxana’s greatest love (other than diving into the Pacific with her marine family) is empowering people by helping them heal themselves on all levels – physical, emotional, and spiritual. She works with people all over the globe, from physicians to business executives, to coaches and entrepreneurs. If you feel you have empathic tendencies, Oxana has your medicine.
You can find out more about her at DivinewellnessMD
Dr. Vanessa Velez is a 4th year Psychiatry Resident in NJ. She is an author, artist, and speaker. She graduated from Cornell University and is doing her residency at Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center. She believes that psychiatry is "the healing of the soul." She will open her telehealth practice in CA in Winter 2023 seeing patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and ecological distress to find inner peace. She will use psychotherapy, medications, and holistic approaches with joyful movement, sleep, nutrition, purpose, meaning, creativity, and spirituality.
She has spoken at the Spiritual Care Association. She has written and published articles in Psychiatry Times, The Americal Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal, and Doctors Who Create and In-House.
She is also a prolific artist, and her art has been showcased in multiple shows including in Baruch College, The National Association of Women Artists in NYC, and in airports and snowboards.
You can read her article here An Urgent Invitation to Bring “Psyche” Back Into Psychiatry (psychiatrictimes.com) and learn more about her on her site https://www.vanessavelezmd.com/ or follow her on IG @vanessavelezmdart
Dr. Judith Hong is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Northern California. She took her first Reiki class in 2017 and then continued to become a certified Reiki Master Teacher. She has a special interest in teaching Reiki to other physicians. In this episode, she shares her story how she found Reiki and how it helped and her patients as well. She describes what Reiki is, how it works and there is also a beautiful grounding meditation and movement at the end incorporating Reiki moves for "clearing" or brushing energy. Listen, learn, and move to the music at the end.
To learn more or join one of her Reki certification classes you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Shah-Hapne is an internal medicine physician and the host of "The Worthy Physician" podcast. She shared her story of how she changed her working hours and her practice in order to maintain balance in her life and stay true to her priorities. She discussed the impetus for starting her podcast and we will discuss not only what makes a physician worthy but also we discussed boundaries and why they are crucial to implement in order to avoid burnout.
It is important to know your worth as physician, collaborate with others to get things you need for your wellness, speak up, and think about your priorities and why you are doing things. What is important to you. What is in our out of balance?
Connect with her Sapna Shah-Haque, MD, MBA | LinkedIn or check out her podcast "The Worthy Physician" on Spotify or at her site
Dr. Lanna Cheuck DO, FACS is the CEO, Founder, and Medical Director of LC Medical PLLC with her flagship location in the heart of midtown Manhattan. She is a board-certified, Ivy-League trained Urologic surgeon and self-taught businesswoman who incorporated aesthetics and sexual health into her multi-specialty medical practice after facing burnout from her career at the hospital. Now, patients fly in from all over the world to get exclusive first-class treatments and trainings by her, and she has built an amazing reputation in the field of both aesthetics and sexual health.
She is the CEO & Founder of FACE Med-Spa Training which offers private lessons for medical professionals to learn facial aesthetic injection techniques and safety with an annual anatomical dissection lab. She is also the CEO and Co-Founder of FACE Med Store, an online shop that specializes in the distribution of medical equipment and supplies to facilities worldwide. This includes her collaboration with the Aesthetics and Skin Institute Learning Portal (ASI) in creating the first comprehensive virtual training for aesthetics.
In this meeting we will learn about her story and why she made this change in her career and what she has learned along the way.
Follow Doctor Lanna on her various social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and LinkedIn @DoctorLanna.
Dr. Kevin Blumenthal is a robotically trained urologist who pivoted his career to a successful hair surgeon and hair restoration clinic after experiencing burnout. He will discuss his story, the reasons for his change and the impact burnout had not only on him but his family. You can find out more about his practice at Hair Transplant & Restoration Clinic - Natural Transplants or Kevin Blumenthal | LinkedIn
His amazing wife Jennie Blumenthal will also join us to discuss her journey in corporate America as her career changed from working at Price Water Cooper to becoming a speaker, author of best-selling book "Corporate Rehab," founder of CHIEF chapter in DC and a leadership corporate coach. You can learn more about her Jennie Blumenthal | LinkedIn and Leadership Coaching for Women in Business | Corporate Rehab (corporate-rehab.com)
Dr. Oneeka Williams is a John Hopkins and Harvard trained female and general urologist. She is also an author of kids book series that focus on a character Dee Dee Dynamo which combines her love for science and adventures and helps kids learn 5 Habits of Positivity.
You can find more about this at https://www.drdeedeedynamo.com
She is also the author of book for adults called "Not Today Negativity" which details these habits and how we can use them in our daily life to find balance, peace and decrease our stress response by living life consciously and to our highest purpose. You can find the book here Not Today, Negativity!: 5 Habits of Positivity to Cope, Hope and Be Well in Tough Times - Kindle edition by Williams, Dr. Oneeka. Professional & Technical Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
She is a speaker and entrepreneur who has also created a signature line of self-care products so you can remember to prioritize your self-care and know you are worthy of time to recharge yourself. These products smell and feel amazing so give yourself permission to indulge in these or become a positivity catalyst and share them as a gift.
In this episode she shared her story growing up and how her challenges to take a physics class started her journey to believe there is always a solution. She describes limiting beliefs others can have of you and how we can tap in our unlimited resources in our own treasure chest of self-worth to get past that. She describes her journey to be an author, and entrepreneur and why her 5 Habits will help to bring you peace, calm and joy and can be applicable to anyone, not just physicians.
Dr. Sorlie-Aguilar is USC-Keck School of Medicine and UCSF trained family physicians who became interested in menopause and treatment 2 years ago when she went through the transition.
She is passionate about sharing menopausal hormone education and feminine wisdom so that women can Ignite their Feminine Flame and live their most juicy and joyful life.
In this episode she shares the common and not so common symptoms of menopause, the impact globally and nationally of it and how many women are getting treatment (<10%). She shares the data of the large Women's Health Study that pulled women out of systemic hormone treatment and the new consensus and findings of safely share by the North American Menopause Society stating the benefits outweigh risks especially if < 10 years out from menopause.
We also discuss the need to use and safety of topical periurethral / vaginal hormones creams to prevent itching, dryness and recurrent urine infections. You can find out more and follow her on IG at @feminineflamemd or at her website https://www.feminineflamemd.com/.
This is really important information that will let you thrive in this transition. Get informed and advocate for your health.
Dr. Susie Sharpe is an internist and an international artist with shows in New York, Paris, Miami, Spain and more. She trained at Yale for Medical School and residency, and then went on to incorporate her love for art into buiding a career where she practices medicine and creates beautiful masterpieces.
She is the recipient of multiple art awards and has been featured in magazines, TV and many exhibits nationally and internationally. At this time she enjoys creating art for female physicians who many have found her art healing and restorative during challenging times we have encountered during the pandemic. She has also created many commissioned paintings for cardiologists, hematologists and plastic surgeons.
Here she discusses how it is important to follow your passions, to be brave and to let go of attachments and how this leads to freedom. She also shares some of her beautiful paintins in her home and during the talk that are just magnificent.
Dr. Arora is a a General Practitioner (Family Physician) in UK, with a career in medicine spanning over 2 decades. She is a specialist with lead roles in Deprivation Medicine, Trauma Informed Care, Child Safeguarding, ACE’s and Domestic abuse. She is also a Spiritual & Transformation Life Coach, Mentor, and Public Speaker.
Dr. Arora helps others realign & replenish their whole self-health needs with her holistic prescription “The F List” - a framework she developed from her own experience, learnings & recovery from burnout 12 years ago, to specifically bring holistic care to her patient community alongside conventional medical practice.
Her "F" list includes "F off, Focus and Breathe, Food, Fluids, Fresh Air, Fun, Friends, Flip, Flow and Fabulous." She also includes the mantras "I will, I want to and I am worth it."
She has a weekly show on Mondays at noon PST/ 3 pm EST 8 pm UK on Linkedin called "Live With The Glitter Practitioner" where she interviews amazing guests live. You can reach her on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drnupiarora/ or IG @The Glitter Practitioner or Fb as the same name.
Dr. Williams is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, musician, and producer.
She discusses how music influenced her childhood, her career choices, and mentorship. We also discussed music as a tool for anyone to heal especially the trauma of racism in which she co-created the Black Beauty Project and has produced and released two singles with her company Prelude PC.
She also has a YouTube Channel "Prelude PC" in which she showcases her music to help heal others from pain, and anxiety of poor sleep. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0xU...) At end of the video, her beautiful daughter sings and original song "Soar" in which Dr. Williams accompanies her on the piano.
It is absolutely beautiful and magical.
Cindy Tsai, internal medicine physician, author, and life coach and TED Talk Speaker who shares with us tools she describes in her new best-selling book "So Much Better" ways in which we can use writing as a tool for healing.
She shares how to do 1) Gratitude Journaling, 2) Reflective Journaling 3) Emotional Detox Journaling and 4) Free Write Journaling. She also shares how she self-published her book and did and continues to do marketing and book signings.
You can find the book here! https://www.amazon.com/Much-Better-Life-Changing-Strategies-Confidence-ebook/dp/B09Y4W1JNL
Dr. Niraj Mehta is a UCLA trained radiation oncologist, professional choreographer, founder of Making Moves Universal (https://nirajmehtamd.com/mmu/) an international program / movement intended to combine the spirit of mindful movement and music to improve life situations for those with chronic illness - mental, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial -- creating any aura of love, belonging, and purpose.
Here we discuss what got Dr. Mehta into movement? -How did he discover it or did movement find him? Are we movement? Is it within us? -What is movement for you? -What are the benefits of movement? -We discuss the distinction of dance and movement. -And how can anyone incorporate in their daily life.
For the second half, he leads us in movement, so get comfortable.
Plus, book suggestions such as "Joy of Movement" by Kelly McGonigal and "Molecules of Emotion" by Candace Pert.
You can also find Dr. Metha on Netflix's show "Indian Matchmaking"
Dr. Disha Philip is a Board Certified Cardiologist, Chopra Center Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher and has a Heart Math Certification in Stress, Anxiety and Emotional Management. She is the founder of the Path to Meditation Mastery and the Meditation for Female Physicians Facebook group.
She shares with us what meditation is and is not, how she started her practice in meditation, and the personal and ripple effects of meditation in our own health as well as for others. We also discuss the effects stress has on our body and health.
We discuss the 4 soul questions: "Who am I? What do I want in life? What is my purpose and how I can serve others and myself? What am I grateful for?"
We then discuss what our true self really is.
We end with a short meditation.
Dr. Tamara Beckford shared with us her journey to start her UR Caring Docs Podcast and Society which focuses on self-care and wellness. She shared her insight and top tips, tools and habits to get us on a path to take better care for ourselves as physicians.
Self-care is essential care. Gems from the podcast: Gratitude is a top method of self-care and find out her other top ones.
Also Dr. Beckford stated "I enter into my day, I don't have the day enter into me."
Start the day with gratitude and a positive, growth mindset.
Dr. Aaron Grotas, Urologist, founder of hellobettersleep.com. He discusses how professional athletes prioritize sleep for performance and the effects of lack of sleep in our cognition and memory. We also discuss how much sleep we need, how we can improve the quality and quantity of it, and how can CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Training) can help. We talk about sleep hygiene, effects of alcohol, caffeine and light in the quality of our sleep.
Dr. Diana Mercado gives tips, tools and systems on how to identify areas where you are not as efficient and find creative ways to shave off time from charting. She also addresses the best ways to become efficient when tackling the back log of charts that need to be closed.
Identify your "why" are you doing things a certain way, how can you improve your systems, and how you can use help from your team members, scribe or a dictation system to maximize time and efficiency.
Dr. Liz Rook, a Colorado Rheumatologist talks about ways to explore the causes of stress, understanding our thoughts, what we feel in our body and techniques that can help to allow, process and manage it. She discusses how stress manifests in physical pain or flares especially in patients with autoimmune diseases in her practice. She discusses ways she has helped her patients and others to manage stress.
Have you become angry, hypervigilant and thinking everyone else was is the one with a problem? Dr. Jacobson learned techniques, meditation, and created an accountability system with a therapist to be able to be consistent on techniques he learned and implemented in his daily life.
He shares books that helped him such as "Buddha's Brain" by Rick Hanson, "Meditation for Beginners" by Jack Kornfield, and "Wherever You Go There You Are" by John Kabat-Zinn. He has also used APPS like Headspace and Calm as well as You Tube Channels such as "Great Meditation" for short, easy to follow meditations. Dr. Jacobson is a wonderful person to speak to and just listening to him you will feel calmer and more relaxed.
An incredible story, journey in an accomplished career in which so many have been positively affected by Dr. Koyle. In this webinar we will explore burnout, second victim syndrome and self-compassion.
Understanding we are all human and we all struggle with doubt, shame, insecurities because we are human. If you are struggling, find a trusted friend or colleague. Do not suffer in silence, you are not alone.
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