Interviews & Podcasts

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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Real Lives of Physicians in Training … and in the Pandemic

I am grateful for this special interview with Jennifer Simpson, director of communications for Physicians Working Together. I’d like to preface the interview by sharing some of my story from medical school and beyond. I hope it will encourage every reader, and I also offer it to honor the memory of my beautiful mother. Medical […]

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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 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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Where our Power Lies: My Latest Interview

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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Recent & Upcoming Events, Including Official Book Launch!

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

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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The Paradocs Podcast Features DPC Model

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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Connect with Your Purpose: A Video Interview

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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