Physicians from all backgrounds share their unique perspectives about wellness and balance in medicine. We discuss what worked for them and great health hacks.
Robyn Symon, Producer/Director of Do No Harm
Robyn Symon is the producer and director of the groundbreaking documentary film DO NO HARM about the silent epidemic of physician suicide and burnout. She's a former TV news reporter and two time Emmy winning filmmaker and former PBS producer. She has produced and directed 5 documentary feature films and hundreds of hours of television programming airing on The Travel Channel, Discovery, PBS, CNBC, Amazon and Netflix.
Dr. Robyn Tiger
Robyn Tiger, MD, is a physician & trauma-informed self-care coach. She founded StressFreeMD, a wellness practice that provides freedom through self-care education. Dr. Tiger utilizes her unique combination of trainings in medicine, yoga therapy, meditation and life coaching to educate others in stress management, burnout prevention and relief. Her teachings focus on complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being and resilience.
Dr. Tiger's innovative CME accredited program, Rx Inner Peace, was created at the request of several busy physicians seeking an accessible self-paced online self-care program. It contains the most effective evidence-based self care methods compiled from several years of providing physician education. she also created the Self Care Shop which houses additional accredited self-care programs open to everyone.
Dr. Tiger is a Western Carolina Medical Society Healthy Healer Partner, Surge-On App Key Opinion Leader for Self-Care for Surgeons, faculty for Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy, Advisory Council member of Yoga Therapy Today & yoga therapy health, and is an O2X Human Performance Specialist for first responders. She earned her MD, completed an Internal Medicine internship and Diagnostic Radiology residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and also completed a fellowship in Body Imaging at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Her deep passion to fully help her physician colleagues and patients grew out of her many years in medical practice experiencing and witnessing firsthand the need for self care education. Dr. Tiger's distinctive combination of qualifications makes her best suited to fill the gap in physician education and successfully guides individuals to become the best versions of themselves and live their most fulfilling lives!
Dr. Anees Chagpar MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C)
Anees is a full Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Born and raised in Canada, she completed her BSc in Honors Biochemistry and MD with Honors in Research at the University of Alberta, and her general surgery residency training and MSc at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to complete the Susan G. Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and an MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville. After fellowship, she joined the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor of Surgery, rising rapidly through the ranks to Associate Professor with tenure and Academic Advisory Dean. She built the first nationally accredited Breast Center in Kentucky at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center prior to being recruited to Yale in September 2010 where she led the effort for Yale to become the first NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Northeast to have a nationally accredited breast center.
But the REAL reason I asked her to be a guest on my podcast is because she conducts negotiation workshops for physicians. Here is the link to the YouTube video that caught my attention. https://youtu.be/KFwl9Ekw5gU
AND here is the link to sign up for one of her workshops.https://negotiation-101.square.site/
Dr. Subaila Zia
Can't sleep? Dr. Zia is a sleep specialist who provides practical advice to beat insomnia. Dr. Subaila Zia is a board-certified, fellowship trained Sleep, Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist physician. She is the founder and CEO of Telemedora. She has experience in taking care of patients in urban and rural settings.
Dr. Zia has been invited to speak on healthcare related topics in conferences, TV and different media platforms.
Her interests include adding value to patient care via telemedicine and healthcare innovation. She enjoys music and reading books.
Dr. Elisabeth Fontaine
Elisabeth Fontaine, M.D. has double certification in OB/GYN and Lifestyle Medicine. She also has a Master degree in Exercise Physiology and Obesity. She is also credentialed with the International coaching federation. She started a Lifestyle Medicine clinic in Vermont in order to improve the health of the population and help her patients to regain their health. She was a founder of RiseVt.org, a Statewide Communities intervention to help improve lifestyle and wellness. Her passion is to “ Coach a village to Health”. She helps future and current healthcare practitioners to thrive in the moment, finding balance in self-care to prevent burnout and exploring what is in their way to be their best self.
She also practices with plantbasedtelehealth.com where she continues helping people into finding optimal health through a whole plant based diet. She specializes in women’s health and weight loss.
Bari Tessler, Founder of "Art of Money", financial therapist
Bari is a financial therapist, author, and founder of The Art of Money (which is a methodology, a year-long money school, and a book!). She originally trained as a psychotherapist and received her masters degree in somatic psychology. Then, she ran a bookkeeping business for therapists, coaches, and artists. In 2001, she merged all her training and created a financial therapy methodology that weaves together personal, couple, and creativepreneur finances into one tapestry. In her group programs and private financial therapy, she has guided thousands of people to new, more loving, and refreshingly honest relationships with money. She is on a mission to bring healing, un-shaming, and empowerment to our money relationships and all that it touches. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, son, and their many cats. To learn more about Bari’s story, visit www.baritessler.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook.