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Recapturing Joy in Medicine

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Written by a physician still navigating the dizzying reality of our healthcare crisis, this book inspires a proactive journey toward personal wellness, professional fulfillment, and a deeper sense of meaning. Fully informed yet not disheartened by modern hurdles, Dr. Sánchez confronts barriers and highlights what must be done to preserve the patient-physician relationship, restore our hearts, and rekindle the sacred in our profession.
“As physicians, we have more power than we exercise.” – Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD
“My prescription for my colleagues is all about bringing the patient-physician relationship back to the center of all we do—as best we can, asking for the support we need, and ensuring we take good care of ourselves while caring for others. The book is practical, hopeful, and a call to action. I remind physicians of the sacrifices we made to become physicians and the privilege we have to care for our patients in what remains a noble profession.” – Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD …
DR. MARI'S

BOOKS

The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body

This fun and informative book helps girls and the adults who love them navigate the joys and challenges of puberty. Written by two family physicians through Christian lenses, it answers girls’ top questions while helping them embrace who they are and see themselves through God’s eyes.
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The 3 Y’s of Faith: Keys to a fruitful walk with God

The stories, scriptures, and questions in this simple yet profound book will deepen your faith, lift your spirit, and draw you closer to the heart of God. Learn how living out the 3 Y’s (Yes, Yield, Yearn) frees us to love. Read it on your own or as a guided book study with a small […]
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Walking with Jesus in Healthcare: A 120-day devotional to refresh your soul as you care for others

I wrote Walking with Jesus in Healthcare to inspire healthcare professionals and caregivers to stay close to God while caring for people. Written in bite-sized reflections mindful of full schedules, the book connects you with your purpose as you start each day. Short prayers ground your work while handpicked songs enhance each message and lift […]
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Recapturing Joy in Medicine

To order, click one of the images: Written by a physician still navigating the dizzying reality of our healthcare crisis, this book inspires a proactive journey toward personal wellness, professional fulfillment, and a deeper sense of meaning. Fully informed yet not disheartened by modern hurdles, Dr. Sánchez confronts barriers and highlights what must be done […]
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DR. MARI'S

INTERVIEWS

My Interview with Physicians Working Together (May 2020)

In this interview, I share some of my story and honor the memory of my beautiful mother. In the pandemic and beyond, we need each other. Do not isolate, and please seek all the support you need! Click here to read more and listen to the interview.
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A Moment of Wellness Series

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, my heart was with my physician colleagues, nurses, and every medical professional and first responder providing care during this global crisis. From the start, I sought ways to serve them by contacting legislators, state medical organizations, and others to ensure first responders in my area and state had enough personal […]
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COVID-19: Addressing Stress Management & Navigating the Legal Implications (April 2020)

WEBINAR for the Florida Academy of Family Physicians: COVID-19: Addressing Stress Management & Navigating the Legal Implications (April 2020)
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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic (March 2020)

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic (March 2020) Video interview to advocate for the medical team and celebrate National Physicians Day in the midst of a pandemic (March 2020)
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Interview: Where Our Power Lies

RADIO/VIDEO INTERVIEW: Where our Power Lies (Feb 2020) Radio interview (video) on WQBQ about physician “burnout” and how the business of healthcare impacts the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship.
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The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #52: Bringing Joy to Medicine with Dr. Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever

Podcast interview on The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #52: Bringing Joy to Medicine with Dr. Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever (June 2019)
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Facebook LIVE with American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose (Feb 2019)

Facebook LIVE with American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose (Feb 2019)
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Video as part of the Florida Medical Association’s statewide Healthy Living Initiative

VIDEO: Video as part of the Florida Medical Association’s statewide Healthy Living Initiative, which I was honored to help launch in 2018.
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Orlando Sentinel Article & Interview

PODCAST INTERVIEW and Article: Live interview with Orlando Sentinel and article about physician wellness, burnout prevention, and my book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine (Dec 2018)
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American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose

VIDEO INTERVIEW: My video interview with the American Academy of Family Physicians: Reconnecting with Your Purpose (April 2018)
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The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #15: Physician Burnout – Why & How to Save the Docs with Dr. Mari Sánchez Wohlever

Podcast interview on The Paradocs Podcast: Episode #15: Physician Burnout – Why & How to Save the Docs with Dr. Mari Sánchez Wohlever (July 2018)
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SOME OF DR. MARI'S

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 Published by the Florida Medical Association

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Beyond Self-Care: It’s time to hold healthcare organizations accountable for physician wellness.” Florida Medical Magazine. 2018;spring:19-22.

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “The Power of Physician Advocacy.” Florida Medical Magazine. 2019;fall:19-21.

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Physician, Heal Yourself—Really.” Florida Medical Magazine. 2016;spring:25-27.

 

Published by the American Journal of Health Promotion

Sánchez Wohlever, Amaryllis. “Burnout” in the Workplace: Strategies, Omissions, and Lessons From Wounded HealersAmerican Journal of Health Promotion. May 2020 34:5, 568-571.

 

Published by the Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Jumpstart Your Heart: Volunteering as an Antidote to Burnout.” Florida Family Physician. 2018;67(3):10-11.

Sánchez Wohlever A. Resilience: A Physician's Friend or Foe?. Florida Family Physician. 2017;66(1):8-10.

Sánchez Wohlever A. “Reclaiming Medicine.” Florida Family Physician. 2016;65(3):16-17.

 

Published on MedPage Today’s KevinMD.com

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “The Power of Advocacy: How doctors can be empowered physicians.” Medpage Today’s KevinMD.com. June 2019.

Sánchez Wohlever, A. “Healing patients shouldn’t be killing doctors.” Medpage Today’s KevinMD.com. Jan 2016.

 

Published by Family Practice Management (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Sánchez Wohlever A. “A New Lexicon for Physicians: A Poem for Physicians who Care.” Family Practice Management. 2019 May-June;26(3):36.

 

ARTICLES ABOUT MY WORK (Abridged)

Physician Spotlight: Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD. Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. May 2019.

Johnstone, Jordan. “‘Tis the Season to Burn Out.” Dec 2016.

Lin, Kenneth. “My favorite health and health care books of 2019.” Dec 2019.

Recapturing Joy in Medicine is one of Dr. Lin’s Top 10 Healthcare Books for 2019!

Schafer, Dave. “Why physicians need to be patient care advocates.” Physicians Practice, MJH Life Sciences. Sep 2019.

Silverstein, S. “Physician burnout – are you kidding me?Ophthalmology Management, Nov 2019.

An ophthalmologist recommends Recapturing Joy in Medicine to his colleagues.

Wood, Debra. “Rejuvenating and Enjoying Medicine Again.” Florida Medical Business Magazine. May-June 2019.

MORE INSPIRATION

My faith-based blog: a safe place to renew your soul and refresh your heart (since 2011).

EVENTS

To see a more thorough list of my events, keynotes, workshops, interviews, service, and leadership activities, please see my EVENTS page.

A MOMENT OF WELLNESS SERIES

“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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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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A Teenager Spreads Hope in the Pandemic

A few weeks ago, I received a message from one of the moms at my children’s school. She wanted me to know her 12-year-old son is 3D-printing “ear savers” for people wearing masks all day, particularly medical professionals and all first responders. From paramedics and firefighters like his cousin to physicians and labor & delivery […]
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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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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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Your Daily Dose of Hope … in Song (Not by Me!)

Oh my goodness, this video just made my week! Throughout this pandemic, I have seen and heard so many inspiring songs, poems, art, and expressions of courage and love. I am thankful for each of them, and feel like we all need to see or hear at least one a day. Don’t you think? So […]
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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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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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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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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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Medical Students: Show Off Your Talents!

“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!

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!

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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