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My Next Presentation: Join Us!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

Relax, Learn, and Enjoy the Sunshine! Join me and our colleagues next month, May 3-5, 2019, at the upcoming Family Medicine Spring Forum in Orlando, FL. I’ll provide a main stage presentation for physicians, residents, and medical students and discuss tested strategies that contribute to physician wellness and effectiveness. You will also learn how to […]

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Join Us at the Desert!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

From the Beach to the Desert! You thought that said dessert … no worries! I’m sure we’ll have a bit of dessert along with plenty of learning and fun this summer in Phoenix, Arizona. Join us for the 2nd ever Family Physician Health & Well-being Conference coming up June 5-8, 2019. I cannot wait to […]

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Antidotes to Burnout

Recapturing Joy During a Pandemic: A Few Thoughts and a Poem

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

What an unprecedented time! We have all seen our lives completely disrupted by the COVID-19 global crisis in countless ways and, yet, I have seen my colleagues rise above the challenge and lead change with grace, and with the same commitment and heart of service that characterizes our calling. I am proud of you and […]

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Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

Today is National Physicians Day! As I write about this interview to honor my physician colleagues and help protect them and our communities, so many faces keep going through my mind. I have connected by phone, email, or text these last two weeks with so many physicians to offer support, a listening ear, and ensure […]

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Next Stop: Grand Rounds!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

I am excited to announce I’ve been invited by the Psychiatry Residency Program at UCF College of Medicine to present Grand Rounds on February 27, 2020. I will discuss physician and team wellness in a different context than you’ve likely heard it talked about. I’ll explain what I call the Triple Whammy and how it […]

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Medical Students: Show Off Your Talents!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

“You’re Not Alone, Doc!” That is the message I want to help spread, especially to medical students, residents, and young physicians who are new to our challenging yet deeply rewarding profession. Over twenty-five years in medicine, I’ve learned the importance of community. Physician isolation is more common than it used to be, and grassroots organizations […]

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A River of Physician Wellness: Join Us in April!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

From the Beach to the Desert to San Antonio’s River Walk! Are you a physician in need of inspiration, fellowship, and some R&R? Are you looking for a meaningful conference that won’t stress you out but will leave you rested and refreshed? I know what you’re thinking … this is obviously not a physician conference. […]

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Crocheting for a Cause: An Update!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

Last month, I wrote about my colleague and friend, Dr. Katherine Gantz Pannel, whose love and concern for her patients led her to start Crocheting for a Cause. The movement began with a simple idea to bless her patients with dementia who struggle with anxiety. This makes them fidgety, and she noticed they appear to […]

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Crocheting for a Cause: Physicians Making a Difference

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 2 Comments

I have spent the last decade, and especially the last five years, teaching about the state of healthcare in our country. In particular, I raise awareness about how the busine$$ of healthcare is dismantling the noble profession of medicine and attempting to destroy the central patient-physician relationship that drew physicians to medical school in the […]

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From Surviving to Thriving: Let There Be Light!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

What a joy it was to travel to Minnesota last week to make new friends, learn from fellow experts in wellness and burnout prevention, and provide the closing keynote at a physician wellness conference! It was lovely to be greeted by the daughter of a physician friend from  Florida. She drove me around breathtaking landscapes, […]

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From Surviving to Thriving: Join Us in December!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

I am thrilled to be traveling to Minnesota the first week of December. Yes, you read that right; it will be awesome to visit Minnesota this winter! I used to live in Wisconsin and have wonderful memories of driving to Minnesota to visit the Mall of America, one of our children’s favorite destinations at the […]

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Mentoring the Next Generation: Recalling Our Vocation

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

This week, I had the heartwarming opportunity to speak with pre-health students at Florida Southern College. It was so inspiring to hear their enthusiasm for pursuing a career spent helping others. Their questions were insightful and their curiosity, refreshing. As usual, I painted an accurate picture of what medicine is like in 2019 while imparting […]

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Leadership & Wellness Tips

Mitigating Stress During a Pandemic: Webinars to Empower Heroes

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

During this unprecedented time, I am grateful to be called upon to support my colleagues in the midst of tremendous stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Although the challenge we face in health care is tremendous, our resilience, professionalism, and commitment to our vocation — coupled with healthy boundaries, discernment, and sound infection control practices — will […]

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Recapturing Joy During a Pandemic: A Few Thoughts and a Poem

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

What an unprecedented time! We have all seen our lives completely disrupted by the COVID-19 global crisis in countless ways and, yet, I have seen my colleagues rise above the challenge and lead change with grace, and with the same commitment and heart of service that characterizes our calling. I am proud of you and […]

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Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

Today is National Physicians Day! As I write about this interview to honor my physician colleagues and help protect them and our communities, so many faces keep going through my mind. I have connected by phone, email, or text these last two weeks with so many physicians to offer support, a listening ear, and ensure […]

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Courageous Humility: Wisdom for Female Physicians

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 2 Comments

Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears. (Henry Cloud) The above quote by the co-author of the Boundaries series was written in the context of parenting, but its message applies to all relationships. Like children, adults react negatively to pride, ego, […]

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When Physicians Gather: Unexpected Blessings

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 2 Comments

What a weekend! I spent most of it with physician colleagues, reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, and sharing strategies and pearls about leadership and physician wellness from the main stage. I also enjoyed the opportunity to address residency program coordinators and had the unexpected blessing of reconnecting with someone from residency I hadn’t […]

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Faithful in Small Things: Inspiration for Living Well

Recapturing Joy During a Pandemic: A Few Thoughts and a Poem

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

What an unprecedented time! We have all seen our lives completely disrupted by the COVID-19 global crisis in countless ways and, yet, I have seen my colleagues rise above the challenge and lead change with grace, and with the same commitment and heart of service that characterizes our calling. I am proud of you and […]

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Crocheting for a Cause: An Update!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

Last month, I wrote about my colleague and friend, Dr. Katherine Gantz Pannel, whose love and concern for her patients led her to start Crocheting for a Cause. The movement began with a simple idea to bless her patients with dementia who struggle with anxiety. This makes them fidgety, and she noticed they appear to […]

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Counting Blessings Toward a Happy New Year!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

As a new year approaches, I like to end the year with intention by giving thanks and counting my many blessings from 2019. As always, the richest blessings involve people, and this year brought me new friends as well as deepening of special friendships. I am so grateful. Top 10 Blessings from 2019 Our oldest […]

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Crocheting for a Cause: Physicians Making a Difference

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 2 Comments

I have spent the last decade, and especially the last five years, teaching about the state of healthcare in our country. In particular, I raise awareness about how the busine$$ of healthcare is dismantling the noble profession of medicine and attempting to destroy the central patient-physician relationship that drew physicians to medical school in the […]

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From Surviving to Thriving: Let There Be Light!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

What a joy it was to travel to Minnesota last week to make new friends, learn from fellow experts in wellness and burnout prevention, and provide the closing keynote at a physician wellness conference! It was lovely to be greeted by the daughter of a physician friend from  Florida. She drove me around breathtaking landscapes, […]

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Mentoring the Next Generation: Recalling Our Vocation

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

This week, I had the heartwarming opportunity to speak with pre-health students at Florida Southern College. It was so inspiring to hear their enthusiasm for pursuing a career spent helping others. Their questions were insightful and their curiosity, refreshing. As usual, I painted an accurate picture of what medicine is like in 2019 while imparting […]

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Recapturing Joy in Medicine is Now Available!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

MEDICAL STUDENTS, RESIDENTS, FELLOWS, ATTENDINGS, FACULTY MEMBERS, and EVERY PHYSICIAN in PRACTICE: THIS IS FOR YOU! My latest book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, is NOW AVAILABLE!!! It’s been a tremendous privilege to research, write, and work on this project for years, including pursuing further training (beyond being a Board-certified family physician) as a health and […]

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My Poem for Physicians: Thank You, Family Practice Management!

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 0 Comments

In the May-June issue of Family Practice Management, one of the poems included in my latest book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, was published. I am thrilled this poem has resonated with thousands of physicians across the country. I was inspired to write it after becoming a patient and experiencing the “other side” of healthcare. Like […]

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Mitigating Stress During a Pandemic: Webinars to Empower Heroes

During this unprecedented time, I am grateful to be called upon to support my colleagues in the midst of tremendous stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Although the challenge we face in health care is tremendous, our resilience, professionalism, and commitment to our vocation — coupled with healthy boundaries, discernment, and sound infection control practices — will […]
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Recapturing Joy During a Pandemic: A Few Thoughts and a Poem

What an unprecedented time! We have all seen our lives completely disrupted by the COVID-19 global crisis in countless ways and, yet, I have seen my colleagues rise above the challenge and lead change with grace, and with the same commitment and heart of service that characterizes our calling. I am proud of you and […]
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Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic

Today is National Physicians Day! As I write about this interview to honor my physician colleagues and help protect them and our communities, so many faces keep going through my mind. I have connected by phone, email, or text these last two weeks with so many physicians to offer support, a listening ear, and ensure […]
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Loving Your Neighbor During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

For weeks, I have done all I can to educate my community so they understand the importance of staying home so we may “flatten the curve.” This is the only way we can slow down spread of COVID-19, a highly infectious novel coronavirus. “Novel” means this virus is brand new, never seen before until now, […]
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Medical Guidance to Church Leaders Re: COVID-19

This morning, I was asked by a national physician leader to share the letter I sent some church leaders to provide medical guidance regarding church services these next 2 weeks (effective immediately as of March 14, 2020). Please feel free to use it as appropriate in your communities. As you know, as a physician, I […]
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Share the Joy!

I woke up to the amazing news that my book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, is a # 1 Best Seller in its category on Amazon today!!! I am so thankful for the growing interest in the book, the book studies being started in residency programs, and the impact it’s having on people’s lives. In particular, […]
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