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As physicians, we make decisions every day about how to prioritize our time, energy, focus, attention, and money. Our lives are in our own hands. But are we making these as conscious choices or are we satisfied with speeding through life in default mode?

Hosts Jen Barna MD, Coach Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer interview physicians to explore ways to embrace life AND a medical career, some who’ve chosen a path less traveled and others who have optimized their lives on a traditional medical career path. As coaches from the DocWorking team, Gabriella and Jill discuss actionable tips from their experience coaching physicians. We also invite guests on business, leadership, building financial independence, and other pertinent topics to physicians.

If you’re a physician, we want to hear your story! Please reach out to us at jen@DocWorking.com

Want to learn more? http://www.docworking.com

DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast Jen Barna MD

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

As physicians, we make decisions every day about how to prioritize our time, energy, focus, attention, and money. Our lives are in our own hands. But are we making these as conscious choices or are we satisfied with speeding through life in default mode?

Hosts Jen Barna MD, Coach Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer interview physicians to explore ways to embrace life AND a medical career, some who’ve chosen a path less traveled and others who have optimized their lives on a traditional medical career path. As coaches from the DocWorking team, Gabriella and Jill discuss actionable tips from their experience coaching physicians. We also invite guests on business, leadership, building financial independence, and other pertinent topics to physicians.

If you’re a physician, we want to hear your story! Please reach out to us at jen@DocWorking.com

Want to learn more? http://www.docworking.com

    108: Making the Case for Physician Creativity

    108: Making the Case for Physician Creativity

    “Really it’s beyond just artistic expression, everybody is a creative in their own unique way.” -Coach Gabriella Dennery MD


     


    In today’s podcast, Coach Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer make the case for creativity for physicians. Maybe you think you aren’t creative because you don’t think you are artistic in any of the usual ways. The Coaches tell us it’s time to rethink what being creative means. Coach Gabriella Dennery MD tells us that we are all creative! She points out that creativity originates from making free time. Time to let our minds wander and to relax. Master Coach Jill Farmer explains why doing this is so important in our efforts to THRIVE in our lives. Join us, and set aside the critical time to let yourself be creative today! 







    Find full transcripts of episodes on the DocWorking Blog 




    How many coaches do you think your favorite actors and athletes have worked with over the years in order to achieve such extraordinary success?


     


    What if you had a team of trusted thinking partners, experienced coaches who have helped hundreds of physicians overcome obstacles and who know what works? 


     


    What if you were part of a community of like-minded physicians from across the nation, across specialties and career stages? Your collective brain trust, sharing ideas and experiences, so you would no longer feel like an island, surrounded by people yet alone?


     


    What if you had small group coaching sessions, could interact with your coaches and community as often as you wish, and had virtual courses at your fingertips 24-7 that could help you with things like time and stress management, resilience, and mapping out your future to achieve what matters most to you?


     


    What if you could have all of this for less than the cost of a single 1:1 coaching session per month?


     


    DocWorking THRIVE is the Physician Coaching and Community Subscription Package that Guides You as a Doctor to Embrace Life in the way that is most meaningful to you, integrate that with your work so you can truly thrive, and be a valued member of our growing private community of doctors from across the nation.



    Join the DocWorking Community by clicking here.


     


    At DocWorking, our specialty is Coaching Physicians to achieve the best of life and medicine. 


     


    Doctors devote their lives to caring for others. But does that mean they must sacrifice their own health and wellbeing? Absolutely not!


     


    At DocWorking, we have developed a unique way to embrace it all.


     


    The caring for others that you do so selflessly AND the caring for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY that you crave in order to bring it all into the perfect balance specific to YOU.


     


    What if we told you that you CAN have it all? The career you dreamed of when you decided to become a doctor AND the life outside of medicine that you desire?


     


    DocWorking empowers physicians to get back on the path to achieving their dreams.


     


    Ace the Boards and Max Your CME


    Preparing for your board exam or looking for a quick and convenient way to earn CME? Study for your board exam and fulfill your CME requirements with BoardVitals. BoardVitals is the leading online board review platform, with question banks and CME activities available in more than 50 medical and healthcare specialties.


     


    Save Money Now: Refinance Your Student Loan Debt


     


    Take Back Your Time: Get a Virtual Assistant


    Working in the medical field is fulfilling but it can also be exhausting. Physicians often sacrifice their personal time to carry out their duties. They want to go on vacations, start passion projects, or start side businesses but finding the time seems impossible. Recently, more and more physicians are giving outsourcing a try. Outsourcing allows you to delegate tasks to virtual assistants so you can free up your time and finally do whatever it is you’ve been wanting to do.


     


    Become a Medical Legal Consultant


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    • 8 min
    107: Tackling the Charting Overwhelm with Charting Coach Dr. Sarah Smith

    107: Tackling the Charting Overwhelm with Charting Coach Dr. Sarah Smith

    “What if it was absolutely possible to get that for yourself? And stepping you one step after another towards that goal.” -Dr. Sarah Smith


     


    In today’s episode, Dr. Jen Barna has a very helpful and informative conversation with the Charting Coach, Dr. Sarah Smith. Do you struggle to get your charting done? Do you find yourself having to catch up on charting when you are at home? Do you wish you had more time that was yours instead of constantly thinking of all the work you have yet to finish? Do you want to make your work time be your work time and your home time be your home time and never the two shall meet? Dr. Sarah Smith is the Charting Coach for Physicians and a practicing Rural Family Physician in Alberta. Sarah is the founder of the Charting Champions Program, helping more than 150 physicians in the specific area of getting home with their charting done. Sarah has a passion for reducing burnout and overwhelm resulting from the administrative burden of clinical medicine, using evidence-based coaching to help Physicians find their most simple solutions within the clinical environments that they work in.


     


    Sarah is a Physician Champion in her Primary Care Network and strives to build robust systems within her clinical environment.


    Sarah is married to her husband of 21 years, and together they have two sons.  She lives on a small farm and spends her evenings and weekends enjoying pursuits such as farming, exploring, reading and coaching.


    You can find out more about Sarah at www.chartingcoach.ca







    Find full transcripts of episodes on the DocWorking Blog 


     


    How many coaches do you think your favorite actors and athletes have worked with over the years in order to achieve such extraordinary success?


     


    What if you had a team of trusted thinking partners, experienced coaches who have helped hundreds of physicians overcome obstacles and who know what works? 


     


    What if you were part of a community of like-minded physicians from across the nation, across specialties and career stages? Your collective brain trust, sharing ideas and experiences, so you would no longer feel like an island, surrounded by people yet alone?


     


    What if you had small group coaching sessions, could interact with your coaches and community as often as you wish, and had virtual courses at your fingertips 24-7 that could help you with things like time and stress management, resilience, and mapping out your future to achieve what matters most to you?


     


    What if you could have all of this for less than the cost of a single 1:1 coaching session per month?


     


    DocWorking THRIVE is the Physician Coaching and Community Subscription Package that Guides You as a Doctor to Embrace Life in the way that is most meaningful to you, integrate that with your work so you can truly thrive, and be a valued member of our growing private community of doctors from across the nation.




    Join the DocWorking Community by clicking here.


     


    At DocWorking, our specialty is Coaching Physicians to achieve the best of life and medicine. 


     


    Doctors devote their lives to caring for others. But does that mean they must sacrifice their own health and wellbeing? Absolutely not!


     


    At DocWorking, we have developed a unique way to embrace it all.


     


    The caring for others that you do so selflessly AND the caring for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY that you crave in order to bring it all into the perfect balance specific to YOU.


     


    What if we told you that you CAN have it all? The career you dreamed of when you decided to become a doctor AND the life outside of medicine that you desire?


     


    DocWorking empowers physicians to get back on the path to achieving their dreams.


     


    Ace the Boards and Max Your CME


    Preparing for your board exam or looking for a quick and convenient way to earn CME? Study for your board exam and fulfill your CME requirements with BoardVitals. BoardVitals is the leading online board review platf

    106: Physician Trauma and Healing from Post Traumatic Stress with Nona Jordan

    106: Physician Trauma and Healing from Post Traumatic Stress with Nona Jordan

     
    “That we have the ability and capability to heal post stress. That we can, in fact, come back to and maybe even be better in the aftermath of trauma.” -Nona Jordan


     


    In today’s episode, Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer talks with Nona Jordan about trauma and healing. We learn that everyone experiences trauma differently and what we do when we have those experiences can either keep us trapped in those feelings or set us free. Nona explains the difference between Trauma with a capital T and trauma with a lower-case t. She talks with Jill about the benefits of community when dealing with traumatic or tough events in life, and how she has observed that in other cultures around the world. And most importantly, we learn that we can heal from Post Traumatic Stress and Nona gives us actionable tools we can use to begin on that path of healing. 







    Nona Jordan holds a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Harvard Extension School. She is also a Master Coach, yoga, breath, and meditation instructor, and former CPA. Nona has lived and traveled all over the world, most recently in Zambia, which fundamentally changed how she experiences living in the western world. Nona brings all of her experiences together to create generative space for professionals who are ready to take healing and empowerment to the next level by unraveling the scarcity wound both personally and professionally.


     


    Learn more at nonajordan.com







    Books mentioned in the show:


    The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, MD


    What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD & Oprah Winfrey


    Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success by Michael Ungar, PhD


     


    Find full transcripts of episodes on the DocWorking Blog 


     


    How many coaches do you think your favorite actors and athletes have worked with over the years in order to achieve such extraordinary success?


     


    What if you had a team of trusted thinking partners, experienced coaches who have helped hundreds of physicians overcome obstacles and who know what works? 


     


    What if you were part of a community of like-minded physicians from across the nation, across specialties and career stages? Your collective brain trust, sharing ideas and experiences, so you would no longer feel like an island, surrounded by people yet alone?


     


    What if you had small group coaching sessions, could interact with your coaches and community as often as you wish, and had virtual courses at your fingertips 24-7 that could help you with things like time and stress management, resilience, and mapping out your future to achieve what matters most to you?


     


    What if you could have all of this for less than the cost of a single 1:1 coaching session per month?


     


    DocWorking THRIVE is the Physician Coaching and Community Subscription Package that Guides You as a Doctor to Embrace Life in the way that is most meaningful to you, integrate that with your work so you can truly thrive, and be a valued member of our growing private community of doctors from across the nation.


     


    Join the DocWorking Community by clicking here.


     


    At DocWorking, our specialty is Coaching Physicians to achieve the best of life and medicine. 


     


    Doctors devote their lives to caring for others. But does that mean they must sacrifice their own health and wellbeing? Absolutely not!


     


    At DocWorking, we have developed a unique way to embrace it all.


     


    The caring for others that you do so selflessly AND the caring for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY that you crave in order to bring it all into the perfect balance specific to YOU.


     


    What if we told you that you CAN have it all? The career you dreamed of when you decided to become a doctor AND the life outside of medicine that you desire?


     


    DocWorking empowers physicians to get back on the path to achieving thei

    • 24 min
    105: Entrepreneurship and the Black Woman Physician with Dr. Omalara Uwemedimo

    105: Entrepreneurship and the Black Woman Physician with Dr. Omalara Uwemedimo

    “Starting to create accountability partners, those people who you can be vulnerable with and being able to utilize them regularly and strategically to say, ‘Hey, you said you were going to do this. Did it happen?’” Omalara Uwemedimo, MD, MPH 


     


    In today’s episode, Coach Gabriella Dennery MD talks with with pediatrician and entrepreneur Dr. Omalara Uwemedimo. Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is CEO and founder of Melanin & Medicine and works as an empowerment coach and career transition strategist to provide Black women physicians & other health professionals with support through community, courses, and coaching. She has worked as a board-certified pediatrician for over 15 years and an academic faculty for over a decade, mentoring women in medicine, who have been marginalized and minoritized. As a career transition strategist, she provides women with culturally-informed strategies and systems to reduce burnout, achieve personal and professional fulfillment, rediscover their purpose, and ultimately, achieve their vision for life, without struggle or sacrifice. Dr. Uwemedimo discusses her entrepreneurial journey and how she has found success and fulfillment while also guiding other women to do the same. 


    Her career has been defined by a passion for social justice, being an advocate, a professor, and a researcher committed to health equity for both patients and providers. She has worked as a global physician across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. From this work, she founded Strong Children Wellness, an innovative family practice that addresses both unmet health and social needs for families in New York City.


    You can find Dr. Uwemedimo on her website melaninandmedicine.co/resources,


    on Facebook at melaninmedicineco, on Twitter at dromolara, on LinkedIn at omolaramd, on Instagram at melaninmedicineco, on YouTube at Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood with Dr. Omolara  or you can email her at hello@omolaramd.com


     


     


    Find full transcripts of episodes on the DocWorking Blog 


     


     


    Our DocWorking THRIVE  Membership is here!! You’ll get ongoing Small Group Coaching with our Experienced Team, Ongoing Coaching Support in a Private Community that Fosters Peer Support, and superb virtual courses to include ‘STAT: Quick Wins to Get Your Life Back’ with Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer, ‘A New Era of Leadership’ and ‘Communication for the Win’ with Leadership Coach Lisa Kuzman, and so much more! 


     


    Join the DocWorking Community by clicking here.


     


    At DocWorking, our specialty is Coaching Physicians to achieve the best of life and medicine. 


     


    Doctors devote their lives to caring for others. But does that mean they must sacrifice their own health and wellbeing? Absolutely not!


     


    At DocWorking, we have developed a unique way to embrace it all.


     


    The caring for others that you do so selflessly AND the caring for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY that you crave in order to bring it all into the perfect balance specific to YOU.


     


    What if we told you that you CAN have it all? The career you dreamed of when you decided to become a doctor AND the life outside of medicine that you desire?


     


    DocWorking empowers physicians to get back on the path to achieving their dreams.


     


    Ace the Boards and Max Your CME


    Preparing for your board exam or looking for a quick and convenient way to earn CME? Study for your board exam and fulfill your CME requirements with BoardVitals. BoardVitals is the leading online board review platform, with question banks and CME activities available in more than 50 medical and healthcare specialties.


     


    Save Money Now: Refinance Your Student Loan Debt


     


    Take Back Your Time: Get a Virtual Assistant


    Working in the medical field is fulfilling but it can also be exhausting. Physicians often sacrifice their personal time to carry out their duties. They want to go on vacations, start passion projects, or sta

    • 25 min
    104: How Physicians Can Improve Work-Life Balance by Minimizing Contaminated Time at Work and at Home

    104: How Physicians Can Improve Work-Life Balance by Minimizing Contaminated Time at Work and at Home

    How Physicians Can Improve Work-Life Balance by Minimizing Contaminated Time at Work and at Home


     


    “Maybe getting a little clearer on what this idea is so you can be even five percent or ten percent more intentional about keeping those two things separate.” -Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer 







    In today’s episode, Coach Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer explain contaminated time and how it hinders our productivity. As a physician, when you’re at home, do you find yourself thinking about work and vice versa? You’re not alone, and in fact Americans are collectively worse at this than Europeans. Here are some tips from the DocWorking Coaches on how to stop the leaking of contaminated time, how to get more intentional about our thoughts, and subsequently, how to best spend our limited time on the things that matter most to us in each present moment.







    Find full transcripts of episodes on the DocWorking Blog 







    Our DocWorking THRIVE  Membership is here!! You’ll get ongoing Small Group Coaching with our Experienced Team, Ongoing Coaching Support in a Private Community that Fosters Peer Support, and superb virtual courses to include ‘STAT: Quick Wins to Get Your Life Back’ with Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer, ‘A New Era of Leadership’ and ‘Communication for the Win’ with Leadership Coach Lisa Kuzman, and so much more! 


     


    Join the DocWorking Community by clicking here.


     


    At DocWorking, our specialty is Coaching Physicians to achieve the best of life and medicine. 


     


    Doctors devote their lives to caring for others. But does that mean they must sacrifice their own health and wellbeing? Absolutely not!


     


    At DocWorking, we have developed a unique way to embrace it all.


     


    The caring for others that you do so selflessly AND the caring for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY that you crave in order to bring it all into the perfect balance specific to YOU.


     


    What if we told you that you CAN have it all? The career you dreamed of when you decided to become a doctor AND the life outside of medicine that you desire?


     


    DocWorking empowers physicians to get back on the path to achieving their dreams.


     


    Ace the Boards and Max Your CME


    Preparing for your board exam or looking for a quick and convenient way to earn CME? Study for your board exam and fulfill your CME requirements with BoardVitals. BoardVitals is the leading online board review platform, with question banks and CME activities available in more than 50 medical and healthcare specialties.


     


    Save Money Now: Refinance Your Student Loan Debt


     


    Take Back Your Time: Get a Virtual Assistant


    Working in the medical field is fulfilling but it can also be exhausting. Physicians often sacrifice their personal time to carry out their duties. They want to go on vacations, start passion projects, or start side businesses but finding the time seems impossible. Recently, more and more physicians are giving outsourcing a try. Outsourcing allows you to delegate tasks to virtual assistants so you can free up your time and finally do whatever it is you’ve been wanting to do.


     


    Become a Medical Legal Consultant


    We at DocWorking are excited to collaborate with Dr. Armin Feldman to bring you this opportunity to develop a side income or even a full time income while using your clinical skills!


     


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    Change your trajectory: build financial independence and strength by working with our trusted resources. Working with a trusted financial planner and/or financial advisor can help you to create a specific plan that works for you. The right advisor can help you stay on track to reach your financial independence goal and your next vision.


     


    Protect Yourself and Your Family with the Right Insurance


    Doctors and their families need many types of insurance–and inadequate coverage can cost y

    • 8 min
    103: Editor‘s Pick, Making Nonclinical Days More Productive and Less Stressful

    103: Editor‘s Pick, Making Nonclinical Days More Productive and Less Stressful

    Our producer, Amanda Taran, is away this week and we've chosen to share some of our favorite episodes that you may not have heard.


     


    In this episode, Co-lead Coaches Gabriella Dennery MD and Jill Farmer, give us tips on how to make your non-clinical days more productive. They discuss time blocking and how it can help you stay more focused. Tune in to this episode to hear time management tips to make your nonclinical days less stressful. This technique for using your time most effectively is useful on nonclinical days and, frankly, everyday!







    Mentioned in the show: “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Time” by Daniel H. Pink https://amzn.to/3cwqp3P


     


    “There’s Not Enough Time and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves” by Jill Farmer


     


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    Q&A Friday: How To Manage Time and Stress


     


    How to Go from Languishing to Thriving


     


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    Our New DocWorking THRIVE  Membership is here!! You’ll get ongoing Small Group Coaching with our Experienced Team, Ongoing Coaching Support in a Private Community that Fosters Peer Support and Mentorship, and superb virtual courses to include ‘STAT: Quick Wins to Get Your Life Back’ with Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer, ‘A New Era of Leadership’ and ‘Communication for the Win’ with Lisa Kuzman, and so much more!


     


    Join our community by clicking here.


     


    At DocWorking, our specialty is Coaching Physicians. We bring an exceptional experienced team to Coach Physicians to achieve the Best in Life and Medicine.


    Doctors devote their lives to caring for others. But does that mean they must sacrifice their own health and wellbeing? Absolutely not!


    At DocWorking, we have developed a unique way to embrace it all.


    The caring for others that you do so selflessly AND the caring for YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY that you crave in order to bring it all into the perfect balance specific to YOU.


    What if we told you that you CAN have it all? The career you dreamed of when you decided to become a doctor AND the life outside of medicine that you desire?


    DocWorking empowers physicians to get back on the path to achieving their dreams.


     


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