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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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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.

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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

Counting Blessings Toward a Happy New Year!

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

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!

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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From Surviving to Thriving: Join Us in December!

I am thrilled to be traveling to Minnesota the first week of December. Yes, you read that right; it will be awesome to visit Minnesota this winter! I used to live in Wisconsin and have wonderful memories of driving to Minnesota to visit the Mall of America, one of our children’s favorite destinations at the […]
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Mentoring the Next Generation: Recalling Our Vocation

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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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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Finding Our Voice: Advocacy in Action

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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Incivility in Healthcare: My Article in Family Practice Management

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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Courageous Humility: Wisdom for Female Physicians

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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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 Power of Advocacy: My Article on KevinMD

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

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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You Can Do This!

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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Recapturing Joy in Medicine is Now Available!

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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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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My Poem for Physicians: Thank You, Family Practice Management!

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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Physician Spotlight with Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine

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

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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When Physicians Gather: Unexpected Blessings

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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