In this day and age of public systems failing those served, we are fortunate enough to hear from a woman who is creating more light in the medical world. This week we hear from Dr. Janet West, a Richmond, VA pediatrician and the founder of RVA Baby. RVA Baby is a comprehensive holistic newborn care practice designed to support families after they welcome a new baby into their family.
Having practiced military medicine, worked as a hospitalist, and achieved an MBA with ambitions to run various hospitals, Dr. West speaks to her WHY as to create her own business. We learn it is not only patients frustrated with the current medical system, but most bottom-line run medical offices cheat practitioners out of practicing medicine in the ways that they'd hoped. Rather than leaving the field, Dr. West tells us she thought about what it was about medicine that she loved and pondered how she could make healthcare delivery more family friendly; thus, creating RVA Baby.
Dr. West walks us through her process to set up her business design, while normalizing newborn challenges for mamas and families. In addition to discussing rates, affordability, self-worth, and defining success, we also learn what holistic care can look like, how natural remedies can solve problems, and what the benefits are of having a pediatrician come to you in your first few months of postpartum. We are both inspired and educated by our conversation with Dr. West and are hopeful more medical doctors will create opportunities to make their practices more patient-friendly!
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