Has medicine changed women or will women change medicine? Join Candace Bellamy, a doctor, and filmmaker, as women across different ages, ethnicities, and lifestyles share their experiences in medicine.
New Episode: From Rhinitis to Resilience: Shani Bocian's shares how she built her company Allermi
In the finance and business world, women are sometimes perceived as weak entrepreneurs and not considered suitable for work in that field.
In this episode, Shani Bocian, the founder and CEO of Allermi, shares how having chronic allergy rhinitis influenced the development of her company. She talks about the difficulties allergy sufferers have in locating suitable medications and emphasizes the uncertainty and trial-and-error process involved in symptom management. Shani adds that each patient receives a unique set of nasal sprays from Allermi that contain a certain combination of drugs. She also discusses the difficulties she encountered as a young female founder trying to secure financing but also emphasizes the support she received from financiers who shared her mission. Shani discusses several advantages of being a woman founder, such as having access to resources and a strong sense of support among other women business owners.
Listen to Shani Bocian's inspiring journey and learn how she's changing the game in allergy management with Allermi. Discover the challenges she's overcome and the advantages of being a woman founder in the business world. Tune in now for valuable insights and empowerment!
About Shani Bocian and her experience with allergic rhinitis
How she partnered with her dad to create Allermi
Her background in education and her desire to make a difference
The challenges she faced in starting the business and the determination to push through
Challenges of being a young female founder pitching to experienced investors
Her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and the importance of perseverance and seeking feedback
The growth and educational efforts required for the future of Allermi
About Our Shani Bocian:
Shani Bocian is the Co-Founder & CEO of Allermi, a position she has held since 2021. Prior to this role, she was a Graduate Researcher at Brown University in 2016.
Shani Bocian holds a Master of Arts from Brown University in Education, which she obtained in 2017. Shani also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yeshiva University in Art History, Criticism, and Conservation, which she obtained in 2015.
Connect with Shani Bocian:
Website | www.allermi.com
Facebook | www.facebook.com/getallermi
Linked In | www.linkedin.com/in/shani-bocian-steinberg
Instagram | @getallermi
Twitter | @shanibocian
Physical therapist, Coach, Speaker and Business Owner Natasha Wilch joins us to discuss Concussion Care and what it means to be a Moment Maker
In this episode, Natasha Wilch, a licensed physical therapist from Nanaimo, British Columbia, discusses her experience working with concussion and brain injury patients. She has a clinic called Symphony Brain Performance and also has a company that trains medical professionals across the world on how to treat concussions. Natasha's motivation stems from her own struggles with mental illness and her father's work accident that resulted in brain injury. She underlines the significance of prioritizing one's needs, especially for working women. She also talks about business coaching within the Concussion Nerds network and their coaching services for people with ongoing concussion symptoms.
About Our Natasha Wilch:
Natasha Wilch has been a Registered Physical Therapist since 2011. She attended the University of British Columbia where she earned a Bachelors in Health Science & Kinesiology and then her Masters in Physical Therapy.
Growing up in the small town of Cranbrook, BC, she always wanted to work in health care. You'd find her volunteering in the hospital’s extended care unit playing piano for the residents, decorating for the season, and reading. As a teenager, she volunteered throughout the hospital as a candy striper.
The scope of physical therapy is massive and a therapist can choose to specialize in many different areas. From day one, Natasha has worked in neurology. She was inspired by her cousin, who became a quadriplegic after a motorcycle accident, and his stories about the amazing therapists who influenced him and helped him start a new chapter in his life. Natasha focused her clinical practice on working with individuals with spinal cord, stroke, Parkinson’s, and other neurological diagnoses. She continued to develop her toolbox in post-graduate education in neurological rehab, functional neurology, chronic pain, IMS, acupuncture, neuro-optometry, and more.
When Natasha relocated to Nanaimo, BC in 2014 she wasn’t sure what to do next. She was on maternity leave with her 4-month-old son, Hudson... and this turned out to be a blessing. As she began to look for work in her new city it became clear that there was a massive care gap for the neurological population she loved to treat. She decided to open her own clinic. Symphony Rehabilitation became official in May 2015. Today, Natasha's passion is evolving the conversation and culture of concussions around the world. She does that through her clinic, Symphony Brain Performance, her online mentorship program for clinicians, Concussion Nerds, and speaking engagements.
She believes powerfully that change will come from the front lines - the clinicians and clients. But for clinicians to do their best work they also need to take care of themselves. Natasha supports the WHOLE PERSON.
About Symphony Rehabilitation
They are located in Nanaimo, BC and they absolutely love getting to work with the island community as well as their clients who travel from all over North America. They will work with you 1:1 throughout your journey of concussion, neurological diagnosis, vestibular challenges, or simply wanting to optimize your health and wellness. They have also been offering virtual services since 2017 as location shouldn't be a barrier to you receiving the treatment you need, and it isn't! Connect with them online and they can help you take the next step forward in your journey of health, wellness, and rehab. Let's get you back to your life!
Connect with Natasha Wilch:
Website | www.natasha-wilch.com and www.symphony-rehab.com
Facebook | www.facebook.com/symphonyrehab
Linked In | www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-wilch
Instagram | @natasha.wilch
New Episode: Physician Leadership with Natasha W. Beauvais, MD, MPH
Being a Physician leader is not only about your own growth but the growth of your team. By recognizing what you can do to make those around you succeed, you create a postitive workplace culture that leads to better patient care. Tune in to hear more from today's guest, Dr. Natasha Beauvais, as she kicks off Season 4 of the Strong Women in Medicine podcast.
About our guest:
Natasha W. Lewry Beauvais, MD, MPHis a physician at Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates (NVFP), a family medicine practice that offers full-service concierge health care in the Northern Virginia area. With more than 16 years of professional experience, Dr. Beauvais understands the importance of providing care for the whole family through every stage of life and values the continuation of long-term patient care.
Dr. Beauvais specializes in serving teenagers, new mothers, and those requiring end-of-life care services. A home-birth advocate who has personally experienced home birth herself, she cares for women throughout pregnancy, birth, and beyond, helping them connect with their newborns and providing them with breastfeeding support.
In her experience, the early stage of the parent-child connection is a pivotal moment for children’s continued growth and well-being, especially during the young adult period. In addition to providing resources for families, she encourages parents to keep up with their children’s yearly check-ins to help develop a stronger doctor-patient relationship so kids can stay educated about their health and feel supported by their doctors as they grow.
Prior to joining NVFP, Dr. Beauvais served as a physician at Unity Health Care in Washington D.C. and co-founded the Women’s Mentoring Program for the American Medical Women’s Association. She has received the Joseph Collins Award for Excellence in Arts and Letters and the University of Connecticut Family Medicine Award.
Dr. Beauvais holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies and science from Yale University, as well as a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at SUNY Stony Brook and Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Jamaica Hospital Family Practice Residency in New York City. After work, Dr. Beauvais enjoys taking family hikes and gardening. She currently lives in Alexandria with her husband and four children. For more information, please visit www.nvafamilypractice.com.
Website Link: nvafamilypractice.com
Social Links: LinkedIn, Twitter, Podcast
Replay: Putting patient's first- the leap to Direct Primary Care with Dr. Kimberly Legg Corba
After practicing in the Lehigh Valley for 15 years, Dr. Kimberly Legg Corba opened the first Direct Primary Care office in the Lehigh Valley on January 2, 2016. The transition from her established practice to the Direct Primary Care model allows Dr. Corba to continue to provide the highest quality care, for which she has been rated by insurers in the past, while continuing to focus on her patients’ needs with unmatched affordability and convenience. The DPC model will allow more time and attention to her patients and provide all services at a major discount so her patients can get the best for their healthcare dollars.
About our guest: Dr. Corba graduated with her medical degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. She completed her Rotating Internship at Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center in 1994. Dr. Corba completed a year of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency in 1995 at Temple University Hospital and then decided to pursue Family Practice and went on to complete her Residency in 1997 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Replay: National Speaker, Physician Coach, Teacher and CEO, Dr. Shola Ezeokoli discusses Physician Burnout and living your best life.
Tune in to the replay of today's episode of the Strong Women in Medicine podcast featuring Dr. Shola Exzrokoli. Dr. Shola is the multi-talented founder and CEO of Balance with Dr. Shola LLC and the Physician Heal Yourself brand. Known for her vibrant personality and innovative approach in her talks, Dr. Shola is passionate about helping to empower early to mid-career women to create lives of more wealth, autonomy, freedom, and fun through her work as a professional coach, speaker, and author.
About our guest:
As a triple licensed Internal Medicine Doctor with nearly twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Shola understands the unique challenges of being a career woman. After witnessing her high-achieving colleagues suffer under the intense pressure that comes with a career in medicine, Dr. Shola decided she wanted to do more to support professional women, ease the burdens of high stress and beat burnout. This desire led her to coaching, teaching and speaking. Dr. Shola is an in-demand speaker who helps educate, motivate, and empower her audiences.
She has appeared on Fox 32 News and WVON radio in Chicago and as a guest on Outcome Health TV, an educational TV network shown in waiting rooms across the United States, including the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and Kaiser Permanente. She is also a dynamic keynote and conference speaker, who never fails to show up as her authentic self and inspire others to do the same.
Since 2011, Dr Shola has spoken nationally and internationally at different conferences, organizations, and other events.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Dr. Shola was speaking at virtual events as well as hosting her own virtual events.
Dr. Shola is a successful self-published author of several books, including Physician Heal Yourself: 10 Remedies for a Complete LifeMakeover for Doctors. Her work has been featured online at HuffPost and blackdoctor.org.
Born in the UK and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Shola now resides in the USA. Being a global citizen, and very well traveled has helped give her unique perspectives that she shares with her audiences. Witty and practical, with effective use of stories, anecdotes and metaphors, Dr Shola delivers her talks with powerful motivation for her audience.
Connect with Dr. Shola:
Replay:Dr. Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist and Leadership and Life Coach shares how she found her dream job in Malawi
This week's guest is Dr. Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist and leadership and life coach who has spent the last 5 years based full-time in Malawi. Dr. Pui works in the government hospital, leads child health research studies, and mentors amazing young African clinician-researchers to become the next generation of researchers for the country. She will be sharing how she found her dream job in Malawi and how as a leadership and life coach she loves helping others create the life they want.
Relevant and timely
Dr. Bellamy invites guests to share their stories with a focus on supporting women in healthcare. Her candor, authenticity, and creation of space to discuss topics relevant and timely to healthcare leaders, and even women serving others in general, is needed and appreciated! She has a great selection of guests that make their discussions both personal and actionable.
The Vaginacologist Episode is a MUST LISTEN
I love the message of this podcast but I found the episode with Dr. Teresa Irwin really informative and open about topics I feel like as women we are not encouraged to talk about publicly! It was refreshing!
So many amazing stories. Great podcast.