MY BOOKS & RESOURCES

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Recapturing Joy in Medicine

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Written by a physician still navigating the dizzying reality of our healthcare crisis, this book inspires a proactive journey toward personal wellness, professional fulfillment, and a deeper sense of meaning. Fully informed yet not disheartened by modern hurdles, Dr. Sánchez confronts barriers and highlights what must be done to preserve the patient-physician relationship, restore our hearts, and rekindle the sacred in our profession.
“As physicians, we have more power than we exercise.” – Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD
“My prescription for my colleagues is all about bringing the patient-physician relationship back to the center of all we do—as best we can, asking for the support we need, and ensuring we take good care of ourselves while caring for others. The book is practical, hopeful, and a call to action. I remind physicians of the sacrifices we made to become physicians and the privilege we have to care for our patients in what remains a noble profession.” – Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD …
DR. MARI'S

BOOKS

The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body

This fun and informative book helps girls and the adults who love them navigate the joys and challenges of puberty. Written by two family physicians through Christian lenses, it answers girls’ top questions while helping them embrace who they are and see themselves through God’s eyes.
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The 3 Y’s of Faith: Keys to a fruitful walk with God

The stories, scriptures, and questions in this simple yet profound book will deepen your faith, lift your spirit, and draw you closer to the heart of God. Learn how living out the 3 Y’s (Yes, Yield, Yearn) frees us to love. Read it on your own or as a guided book study with a small […]
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Walking with Jesus in Healthcare: A 120-day devotional to refresh your soul as you care for others

I wrote Walking with Jesus in Healthcare to inspire healthcare professionals and caregivers to stay close to God while caring for people. Written in bite-sized reflections mindful of full schedules, the book connects you with your purpose as you start each day. Short prayers ground your work while handpicked songs enhance each message and lift […]
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Recapturing Joy in Medicine

To order, click one of the images: Written by a physician still navigating the dizzying reality of our healthcare crisis, this book inspires a proactive journey toward personal wellness, professional fulfillment, and a deeper sense of meaning. Fully informed yet not disheartened by modern hurdles, Dr. Sánchez confronts barriers and highlights what must be done […]
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INTERVIEWS

My Interview with Physicians Working Together (May 2020)

In this interview, I share some of my story and honor the memory of my beautiful mother. In the pandemic and beyond, we need each other. Do not isolate, and please seek all the support you need! Click here to read more and listen to the interview.
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A Moment of Wellness Series

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, my heart was with my physician colleagues, nurses, and every medical professional and first responder providing care during this global crisis. From the start, I sought ways to serve them by contacting legislators, state medical organizations, and others to ensure first responders in my area and state had enough personal […]
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COVID-19: Addressing Stress Management & Navigating the Legal Implications (April 2020)

WEBINAR for the Florida Academy of Family Physicians: COVID-19: Addressing Stress Management & Navigating the Legal Implications (April 2020)
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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic (March 2020)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic (March 2020) Video interview to advocate for the medical team and celebrate National Physicians Day in the midst of a pandemic (March 2020)
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Interview: Where Our Power Lies

RADIO/VIDEO INTERVIEW: Where our Power Lies (Feb 2020) Radio interview (video) on WQBQ about physician “burnout” and how the business of healthcare impacts the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship.
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The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #52: Bringing Joy to Medicine with Dr. Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever

Podcast interview on The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #52: Bringing Joy to Medicine with Dr. Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever (June 2019)
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Facebook LIVE with American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose (Feb 2019)

Facebook LIVE with American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose (Feb 2019)
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Video as part of the Florida Medical Association’s statewide Healthy Living Initiative

VIDEO: Video as part of the Florida Medical Association’s statewide Healthy Living Initiative, which I was honored to help launch in 2018.
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Orlando Sentinel Article & Interview

PODCAST INTERVIEW and Article: Live interview with Orlando Sentinel and article about physician wellness, burnout prevention, and my book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine (Dec 2018)
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American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose

VIDEO INTERVIEW: My video interview with the American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose (April 2018)
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The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #15: Physician Burnout – Why & How to Save the Docs with Dr. Mari Sánchez Wohlever

Podcast interview on The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #15: Physician Burnout – Why & How to Save the Docs with Dr. Mari Sánchez Wohlever (July 2018)
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SOME OF DR. MARI'S

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 Published by the Florida Medical Association

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Beyond Self-Care: It’s time to hold healthcare organizations accountable for physician wellness.” Florida Medical Magazine. 2018;spring:19-22.

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “The Power of Physician Advocacy.” Florida Medical Magazine. 2019;fall:19-21.

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Physician, Heal Yourself—Really.” Florida Medical Magazine. 2016;spring:25-27.

 

Published by the American Journal of Health Promotion

Sánchez Wohlever, Amaryllis. “Burnout” in the Workplace: Strategies, Omissions, and Lessons From Wounded HealersAmerican Journal of Health Promotion. May 2020 34:5, 568-571.

 

Published by the Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Jumpstart Your Heart: Volunteering as an Antidote to Burnout.” Florida Family Physician. 2018;67(3):10-11.

Sánchez Wohlever A. Resilience: A Physician's Friend or Foe?. Florida Family Physician. 2017;66(1):8-10.

Sánchez Wohlever A. “Reclaiming Medicine.” Florida Family Physician. 2016;65(3):16-17.

 

Published on MedPage Today’s KevinMD.com

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “The Power of Advocacy: How doctors can be empowered physicians.” Medpage Today’s KevinMD.com. June 2019.

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Healing patients shouldn’t be killing doctors.” Medpage Today’s KevinMD.com. Jan 2016.

 

Published by Family Practice Management (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Sánchez Wohlever A. “A New Lexicon for Physicians: A Poem for Physicians who Care.” Family Practice Management. 2019 May-June;26(3):36.

 

ARTICLES ABOUT MY WORK (Abridged)

Physician Spotlight: Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD. Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. May 2019.

Johnstone, Jordan. “‘Tis the Season to Burn Out.” Dec 2016.

Lin, Kenneth. “My favorite health and health care books of 2019.” Dec 2019.

Recapturing Joy in Medicine is one of Dr. Lin’s Top 10 Healthcare Books for 2019!

Schafer, Dave. “Why physicians need to be patient care advocates.” Physicians Practice, MJH Life Sciences. Sep 2019.

Silverstein, S. “Physician burnout – are you kidding me?Ophthalmology Management, Nov 2019.

An ophthalmologist recommends Recapturing Joy in Medicine to his colleagues.

Wood, Debra. “Rejuvenating and Enjoying Medicine Again.” Florida Medical Business Magazine. May-June 2019.

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My faith-based blog: a safe place to renew your soul and refresh your heart (since 2011).

EVENTS

To see a more thorough list of my events, keynotes, workshops, interviews, service, and leadership activities, please see my EVENTS page.

A MOMENT OF WELLNESS SERIES

Connect with Your Purpose at #AAFPFMX

I’m super excited to attend, present, and provide 1:1 consultations at #AAFPFMX this week! 🎉🎉🎉 The Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is a high energy family reunion where family physicians reconnect, learn, and grow together. Can’t wait! This year I will provide 2 sessions on Friday on “Connecting with Your Purpose for Effective Leadership.” Watch the […]
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Sunshine, Beach, and CME to Support YOU!

It’s time for a break, isn’t it? No worries. This event is for YOU! Picture yourself walking barefoot on the beach, finding seashells, and watching one of the most breathtaking sunsets of your life. This is what you can expect in Naples, FL when you join us March 30-April 2, 2022 for the AAFP Physician […]
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Vital Resources for All Physicians

This week was National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, which provides an opportunity to share information and resources for all physicians to have at their fingertips. This is vital not only for each of us but also to support our colleagues and normalize conversations about our wellbeing … during traumatic experiences like this lingering pandemic, and […]
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My Response and Gratitude for the 2021 AMA Inspiration Award

I am grateful to the American Medical Association for honoring me this week with the AMA Inspiration Award alongside such brilliant Women in Medicine. The brief video with the award recipients is here. It has been my privilege and a heartwarming blessing to continue to support and advocate for my colleagues throughout the pandemic. I’m […]
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Improving the Workplace … and More!

This is a brief post to share a few updates, links to recent articles, and upcoming events. First, Gratitude! Earlier this year, I was one of five family physicians chosen to join the multi-specialty national WEL Alliance. As a WEL Scholar, I joined 49 other physician leaders for an 18-month immersion experience exploring three intertwined […]
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Join Us for Live CME in Women’s Health!

This summer, I’m working with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) again to offer evidence-based CME covering health issues unique to women. Women’s health encompasses an ever-widening circle of issues, and family physicians are often the first point of contact for health-related moments throughout a woman’s life. Join us via livestream June 9-12, 2021 […]
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Healthy Living Tips for All!

A few years ago, I was proud to collaborate with the Florida Medical Association as they launched the statewide Healthy Living initiative to provide education and resources for physicians and patients. As always, it was a joy to work with their dedicated and supportive staff, and I felt honored to be asked to contribute to […]
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Celebrating National Physicians Week!

This week, we celebrate the 6th annual National Physicians Week starting on March 25th through March 31st, 2021! This year’s theme is #ThisIsOurShot, which goes farther than the needed efforts to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and vaccinate our communities. This is also ‘our shot’ to continue to work together to improve the health care […]
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Celebrating Women in Medicine … and A Call for Advocacy!

What a year it’s been! As we continue to move forward during this time, it is so encouraging to feel supported and know you are not alone. That is how I felt when I saw this photo posted by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to celebrate women in medicine. Seeing myself among superb physician leaders […]
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Join Us at the AAFP Physician Wellness Conference!

One of my favorite conferences of the year is coming up … I’m so excited! It’s always inspiring, equipping, and a lot of fun. And this year, it comes at the perfect time. We all need some refreshing, don’t we? Join us for a conference that is focused on YOU! I’ve been blessed to serve […]
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You are not alone

Having experienced signs of “burnout” 7 years into my 25-year medical career, I know what it’s like to feel demoralized despite superb training, loving your patients, and being deeply committed to your vocation. I get what it’s like to be up at night worried about your last admission, the 8-year-old with belly pain in the […]
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My Pandemic Poem: A video

A much awaited new year is finally here … yet, the way this week is going, to wish anyone a ‘Happy New Year’ seems a bit naive and uninformed. Shockingly, in the United States, it took six days for 2021 to top much of the anxiety the pandemic has caused, leaving us wondering what’s ahead. […]
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Crafting A New Reality with Purpose

Stirring Hope. Igniting Faith. Inspiring Action. That is the purpose I chose for my original blog, which I started a decade ago. Looking back, it’s amazing how those carefully chosen phrases have fueled my teaching, writing, coaching, speaking, workshops, retreats, and all my work with physicians and medical teams for more than fifteen years. Before […]
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Surprised by a Song: Gifts from a Study with Women Physicians

What a month July has been so far, and it’s not even halfway! This weekend has been a blessing, beginning with the first zoom session of our new book study for women physicians of Recapturing Joy in Medicine. We are coming together for mutual support, learning, and to empower one another — and what a […]
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Family Physicians: Join Us at the Virtual FAFP Summer Forum!

This month, I’m looking forward to several  opportunities to gather virtually with physician colleagues for fellowship, learning, and fun! I am thrilled to return as one of the speakers at the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Summer Forum. As the last presenter, I will close out the weekend by considering shifts in mindset and skills […]
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Virtual AAFP Nat’l Conference, FM Residents & Med Students – Join Us!

Yes, the pandemic goes on and, yet, we can still meet, have fun, and learn together … virtually! So, I hope you’ll join us July 30 – Aug 1, 2020 for one of the best family medicine conferences of the year! I am thrilled to be one of the speakers and will teach a timely […]
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Humanizing Our World: Articles, Interviews, and More

Like all of us, I continue to live and work in the midst of this pandemic that’s disrupting pretty much everything. Yet, I find this time to be rich with opportunities for introspection as well as meaningful discussions about the things that matter most. As a wife, mother, sister, friend, physician, writer, speaker, and coach […]
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