Advocacy

“Burnout” in the Workplace: A Timely Paradigm Shift

My latest article in a peer-reviewed journal published today. As it turns out, it is extremely timely, as organizations and  businesses everywhere continue to adapt and seek to innovate during this global crisis. It is the perfect time to humanize the workplace — the theme of my article, which I submitted before the pandemic! It […]

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Physician Outlook Magazine: A New Resource Highlights the Physician Perspective

My friend, colleague, and entrepreneur, Marlene Wüst-Smith, MD, is multi-talented. As a pediatrician in practice for thirty years, she has served her patients and their families from exam rooms in rural America to school clinics to tele-health consults during the COVID-19 crisis. This year, she also merged her passion to protect the patient-physician relationship with […]

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Advocacy & Hope in the Days of COVID-19: An Interview

This week, I had another opportunity to advocate for my colleagues and the entire medical team on an interview with Brian Beute, who’s running for office and surprised me with a question about that, too! Most of our discussion revolved around COVID-19 and my advocacy at the local, state, and national level on behalf of […]

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A Song for Medical Professionals with Hamilton Heart & Soul

  As our communities, nation, and the whole world continue to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, a moving tribute to medical professionals has warmed my heart. Please click on the image below to listen to this beautiful song and tribute, for which I am deeply grateful. Please note the link to the song includes opportunities […]

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A Physician and an Attorney Equip Physician Leaders

This week, I was honored to provide a webinar for physicians on behalf of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. I am so proud that our Academy surveyed our members and is providing N95 and surgical masks to those physicians who need them — free of charge. Talk about Supporting Florida’s Family Physicians! Thank you, […]

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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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Exciting News About My Book!

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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Physicians & Attorneys Unite Pursuing Wellness!

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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