35 min

What I Learned from Falling Down a Mountain Health Stories

    • Medicine

Physician, business owner, and patient, Dr. Lorraine Dickey takes listeners on a journey about the moment her life was turned upside down. Lorraine explains the many difficulties that resulted from her traumatic brain injury that took her out of medicine. During the next 2.5 years, Lorraine had to redefine her identity. And when she did return to medicine, “it was terrifying, absolutely terrifying…I didn’t want to be defined by my head injury”. Lorraine is no longer the same physician she was prior to the accident. “It is a true privilege to stand with people at times of their greatest crisis and greatest joys. I don’t think I appreciated that enough before I fell off that mountain…” She adds, “I learned…(that) feeling cared for is what I wanted to start providing my patients and families.”

Physician, business owner, and patient, Dr. Lorraine Dickey takes listeners on a journey about the moment her life was turned upside down. Lorraine explains the many difficulties that resulted from her traumatic brain injury that took her out of medicine. During the next 2.5 years, Lorraine had to redefine her identity. And when she did return to medicine, “it was terrifying, absolutely terrifying…I didn’t want to be defined by my head injury”. Lorraine is no longer the same physician she was prior to the accident. “It is a true privilege to stand with people at times of their greatest crisis and greatest joys. I don’t think I appreciated that enough before I fell off that mountain…” She adds, “I learned…(that) feeling cared for is what I wanted to start providing my patients and families.”

35 min

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