About Dr. Mari

WHO I AM

I am the wife of a pilot-turned-preacher, the happy mom of three terrific children, and have been a physician leader for twenty-five years. My life was transformed years ago through a heartfelt prayer. Since then, my work as a physician turned into a ministry as I learned to care for people from the heart. I strive to care for the soul and minister to the spirit while treating the body.

 

I served as chief resident and as president of the Florida Association of Family Medicine Residents. I have served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and chair the FAFP Physician Wellness initiative. I am a graduate of the Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy and assisted the 2018 launch of the FMA’s statewide Healthy Living initiative. I am passionate about Helping Docs Thrive™ in the midst of a broken system in constant flux and feel blessed by the many opportunities I have to enhance physician wellness and prevent burnout at the state and national level.

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RECAPTURING JOY IN MEDICINE TOGETHER

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WHAT I DO

I serve my colleagues, medical schools, residency programs, and health systems through speaking events, coaching physicians one-on-one and in groups, and designing and facilitating workshops and retreats.

I am the author of four books, including:

  • Recapturing Joy in Medicine: A Coaching Manual for Physicians to Live Well and Lead Effectively
  • Walking with Jesus in Healthcare: A 120-day devotional to refresh your soul as you care for others
  • The 3 Y’s of Faith: Keys to a fruitful walk with God
  • The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body

WHY FAITHFULMD

To be “faithful” is to be steadfast and unswerving. The faithful are devoted to a way of being and to their mission. Trustworthy and dependable, they stand out because what they do follows who they are. I aspire to be faithful in everything I do because of my faith: faith in God, faith in my training and experience as a physician, coach, educator, and advocate, and faith in people's remarkable God-given potential.

 

Beyond burnout, physicians are suffering from moral injury, forced to choose between competing priorities constantly. In this climate, we must choose to be faithful in large and small things without compromising who we are, what we know is right, or the pledge we made to our patients when we became physicians. As the leaders in medicine, it is imperative for each of us to remain a faithfulMD. Join me in the revolution for each of us to embody personally what we know is lacking in our organizations: (1) a genuine focus on wellness of mind, body, soul, and spirit, (2) prioritizing our humanity, and (3) the restoration of the patient-physician relationship to the center of all we do. By doing so, we will transform healthcare—one interaction at a time.

“God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.”

- Mother Teresa