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Loving Your Neighbor During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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

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

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!

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

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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Where our Power Lies: My Latest Interview

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

This month, I was interviewed on the radio on Lake County’s WQBQ. A big thank you goes to Suzanne Lynn, who is so easy to talk to and insightful. We discussed so many topics, including: The state of healthcare and how it contributes to clinician “burnout” and much more The need to grasp burnout is […]

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Exciting News About My Book!

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

This is a quick post to share the exciting news that Recapturing Joy in Medicine is now on the shelves at Barnes & Noble stores! This is a hard-to-achieve wonderful endorsement of the work, since they review thousands of books each year for shelf placement. I am SO grateful to know this well-researched, unique, practical […]

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Incivility in Healthcare: My Article in Family Practice Management

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

This week, the peer-reviewed journal Family Practice Management published my article, Incivility in Health Care: Strategies for De-escalating Troubling Encounters. The timely article has stirred up a much-needed conversation about what it’s like to practice medicine in environments we don’t trust, whether from a rise in threatening or toxic behaviors, unsafe settings, and/or unresponsive leadership. […]

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Recent & Upcoming Events, Including Official Book Launch!

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

Phew! It’s been a very full time since the publication of my 4th book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine. It’s also been fun and so meaningful, since I’ve had the opportunity to speak to my colleagues in various settings. Here’s an abridged summary of what I’ve been up to these last two months, some of what’s […]

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The Power of Advocacy: My Article on KevinMD

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

Today, an excerpt from my latest book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, was published on KevinMD.com. The excerpt is from chapter 4, which is titled “Leading from Full Hearts.” In this chapter, I share personal stories that highlight the importance of investing in yourself throughout your training and career, not only as a leader but especially […]

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Physician Advocacy Ignites a Fire

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 4 Comments

Some years ago, I traveled to Washington DC for a weekend of advocacy that turned out to be pivotal in my work for physicians and patients. Expecting to learn mostly by watching others, we spent several days learning from one another until the opportunity came to make a difference with policymakers right then. For several […]

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The Paradocs Podcast Features DPC Model

By Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD (Dr. Mari) / 1 Comment

Many physicians are exploring alternatives to the frustrating status quo in healthcare, with so many middlemen, inefficiencies, and regulatory burdens. Direct primary care (DPC) has emerged as an attractive model for physicians wanting more face-to-face time with patients, greater autonomy, and more meaning in medicine. Beyond these tremendous benefits, it turns out DPC practices are […]

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Antidotes to Burnout

Physicians & Attorneys Unite Pursuing Wellness!

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

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking as a panelist at A&M College of Law. At this year’s Women’s Law Caucus Annual Legal Tea (I just love that name!), we spoke about wellness, mental health, and ways to avoid burnout in highly demanding careers like Medicine and Law. Our moderator, Professor Broussard, shared her […]

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Finding Our Voice: Advocacy in Action

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

This week, the Florida Medical Association published my article, The Power of Physician Advocacy. It is an excerpt from my latest book in which I share some of my story as an outspoken advocate for patients, high standards of medical care, patient safety, and physicians. Medicine is increasingly complex, and physicians need more support than […]

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My July 1st Message to New Interns, Residents, & All Physicians

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

July 1st is a deeply meaningful day for physicians in the United States. Today is the day when new physicians embark on a long and demanding journey to become specialized within a field of medicine, a process that takes years and thousands of hours of supervised, hands-on clinical training. Although physicians know the road is […]

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You Can Do This!

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

I just returned from one of the best conferences I’ve attended in 25 years in medicine. Hundreds of physicians gathered at the Sonoran Desert in Phoenix to grow together, recharge, and focus on ways to do better as physicians and as human beings in the chaos of modern medicine. This was a practical conference with […]

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Physician Spotlight with Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine

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

This week, I was honored to be featured in the first article of a new series, Physician Outlook on Health, that highlights physicians active in advocacy for our patients at the state and national level. We have stepped out of our comfort zones to educate the public and empower one another to advocate for patient […]

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Connect with Your Purpose: A Video Interview

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

Last year I was honored to be among the faculty and presenters at the first-ever AAFP Physician Health & Well-being Conference in Naples, FL. It was an inspiring, informative, and practical conference focused on supporting physicians so we may care for ourselves, our families, and the people we serve more effectively while also addressing inefficiencies […]

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A New Path to Joy in Medicine … Welcome!

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

Connection.  Courage.  Hope. More than ever, physicians need all three. With more than 70% of physicians now employed (i.e., not independent), many of us are afraid to speak up in the workplace or too exhausted to do so, remembering what happened the last time we tried. We are or feel isolated. And for many reasons […]

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Leadership & Wellness Tips

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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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, […]
Read More

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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Next Stop: Grand Rounds!

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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