News & Updates

A SPECIAL HONOR at the CAPITOL … Preparing for COVID-19

I have served as Doctor of the Day at my State Capitol every year for quite some time, but 2020 was extra special. This year, I was honored to serve as Doctor of the Day once more but, this time, my husband also served as Pastor of the Day. He offered a powerful and inspiring […]

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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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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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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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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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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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