The Doctor’s Life podcast features lively and candid discussions with fellow doctors and scientists on how to achieve success in clinical medicine and non-clinical careers while staying healthy in mind, body and spirit and living a rich, purposeful life.
Your host, Dianne Ansari-Winn, MD, MPH is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and nationally recognized author, speaker, and coach. Dr. Dianne is known for her powerful and practical coaching, which she shares with her exclusive one-on-one physician clients. She is the founder of the Physician Vitality Institute, which has the mission of helping doctors to heal the world through being healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
In 2011, 45% of U.S. physicians had at least one symptom of professional burnout, according to a study from the Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-Being at Mayo Clinic. That number rose to 54% in 2014. At the Physician Vitality Institute, we work with doctors, help your doctors to rejuvenate themselves, create balance, and create vitality so they can give more to their patients and live the life they are dreaming about. We also create win-win environments for positive patient care and help to create solutions to create a supportive work environment to help relieve stress and burnout through systems that work.
How do you encourage others? Encourage X with James E. Brown, Jr.
All of us wish to encourage others but most of us feel inadequate around it. What you say and do for others to encourage them carries tremendous impact--think of the people that have influenced or even discouraged you during your life and you will know that this is true.
In today's episode, Dr. Dianne interviews James E. Brown, Jr. who is the founder and CEO of Encourage X, which is truly unlike any internet website/platform that has been created to date. In Encourage X, there is wealth of knowledge on how to encourage people during not only grief and loss, but events that we celebrate as well. With a catalog of guides written by experts on over 1800 human experiences, if someone has gone through it and you want to know how to encourage them, Encourage X (encouragex.com) is your place.
They start the conversation with James describing his personal journey through the corporate world to launching Encourage X (encouragex.com) which began with being encouraged in his freshman year in high school from a surprising source, and the details of what EncourageX has to offer to both individuals and organizations, including health care organizations.
The platform has been white labeled and adopted by companies and health care systems to provide encouragement for their employees.
Some exciting developments have been the opportunity for individual curators to publish their own helpful content, thereby essentially creating their own membership platform within EncourageX.
In addition, there are way to create your own community and additional ways to curate your own family's content.
They also have a detailed discussion about the confidentiality, privacy protection and standards of EncourageX and how it is distinguished well beyond social media sites in the community and family connections spaces.
You can find EncourageX at www.encouragex.com.
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5. Real Talk with a Medical Mama of Four! with Dr. Carolyn Fitzpatrick
We have such a great episode today!
Dr. Carolyn Fitzpatrick is a busy family practitioner in an academic center where she is a medical director and residency program director. She also has 4 children, the first of which she had as an intern (!?!). She is a superwoman! However, you will be captivated by her down-to-earth sharing of her experiences of having 4 children while developing and maintaining her career, including how to choose a residency that is supportive for families.
Dr. Dianne and Dr. Carolyn first discuss how Dr. Carolyn got into medicine as a non-traditional student, including her experiences of being pregnant as a medical student and giving birth as an intern, and everything that goes with it--including breastfeeding and pumping while at work--oh yes, we talk about it all!
Our talk progresses into how to manage child care, paternity leave, how much to be available to home when you are at work, and even the basic question of whether or not children can hinder one's medical career.
You will not want to miss this podcast, which is filled with great stories and advice as well as being enlightening, encouraging and inspirational.
4. Physicians on Social Media--How To Do It Right with Sue Koch
If you think social media is not for physicians, you are wrong! Sue Koch, a nationally recognized media consultant and I discuss why social media is a must for physicians. In our conversation, Dr. Dianne and Sue break down the myths around social media, explain its value and how it works, and give you a roadmap for starting in social media if you haven't used it much before.
We start with a broad overview of what social media is and why physicians need to use it, including managing your personal brand (yes, you have one even if you don't think you do, and we discuss what a personal brand is), and your business brand (do you work? then you have a business brand as well).
Sue explains the 4 major social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter) and their unique characteristics and uses.
Sue counsels on if you can do social media by yourself or if you need a team, and how to hire a social media manager.
Sue then goes on to describe how to use social media in a safe way and how to get started if you haven't done social media before and you want to do it yourself. For those of you who are active, find out if you are doing it right!!!
Learn the ABC's of how to create an effective social media post.
For those of you who have been using social media, you will learn if you have been using it effectively and how to improve your presence if you already have one.
There is so much rich content in this episode you will likely listen to it over and over again!
Learn more about Sue Koch, Social Media Success Catalyst, Speaker and Consultant at:
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all social media at @suekochcatalyst
Learn more about Dr. Dianne and her work as a coach, coach trainer, speaker, and author of her bestselling book at www.drdianne.com.
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3. The Kids Are Gone, Now What?--The Empty Nest with Dr. Toyin Falusi
Empty nesting isn't just a "syndrome"--it's a life changing event in so many ways!
Dr. Dianne Ansari-Winn and Dr. Toyin Felusi are empty nesters and living on their own after their kids have gone to college. It is a positive time for kids, but can be a hard time for parents. There is so much in this episode--personal experiences and practical advice for parents who are going through this experience or know someone who is going through it.
Dr. Dianne and Dr. Toyin, who have become great friends since they did their first podcast in November 2017 where they discussed Dr. Toyin's book on divorce, candidly discuss their experiences with having first one child, then 2 years later a second child leave for college, their experiences of loss afterward, and their strategies to maintain their health and well-being, and eventually thrive in their new lives.
They suggest how to best support your child when they do launch as well as how they are learning and navigating their new identities as parents without children living with them. They also share what it's like to live by themselves after decades of living with family.
Dr. Toyin shows how one can use Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" as a guide to develop your own strategies and personal development into adjusting to the changes in life and a new way of being in multiple new roles and a new place in life.
Dr. Dianne discusses empty nest as a loss with accompanying grief as well as change in parenting style and identity. She gives advice on how to be with, embrace and accept where you are, even if it hurts, so that you can move forward, including seeing a mental health professional if needed, as depression is a concern and the symptoms can look a lot like grief.
Dr. Toyin and Dr. Dianne then discuss things that worked for them to work through their experiences of empty nest changes, and embrace their new lives, including adding more activities that satisfy their need to give to the world at large.
Examples include Dr. Toyin's volunteering, mentoring, podcasting, and her book, and through Dr. Dianne's work as a coach, book author, speaker and training physicians in how to be peer coaches.
Want to learn more and hear more from Dr. Toyin?
Read her book The Decade After--Thriving After Divorce www.thedecadeafter.com on Amazon in print, Kindle and audiobook.
You can find Dr. Toyin's podcast "10 minutes with TmFal" on your favorite podcast app--iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, Google podcast to name a few.
Reach Dr. Toyin on Facebook at thedecadeafter
Want to learn more about Dr. Dianne's work, read her book "Doctor, Heal Thyself", get in touch with her to work with her, learn more about becoming a coach yourself, or having Dr. Dianne come an speak to your group or give a workshop? Go to www.drdianne.com.
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2. Professional Fulfillment, Self-Renewal, and CME: Physician Wellness Conferences with Dr. Imelda Tija and Dr. Alicia Kowalski
Are you interested in Physician Wellness, want to connect with like-minded physicians, go to an academic conference with national academicians and thought leaders in the field and get to know them, AND have fun and relaxation in an amazing resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico? The founders of the Burnout to Brilliance conference which is April 2-5, 2020 discuss their passion for physician wellness, the need for physicians to make a difference for themselves and each other. They also discuss their process and passion for creating this conference, which is in its 4th year, as well as why the B to B conference is different than other physician wellness conferences.
website address: www.burnouttobrilliancecme.com
If you mention that you heard about the conference via the podcast, you will receive 100 dollars off of the registration fee. Early registration ends on February 3rd, 2020.
The B to B conference is accepting abstracts. More information at www.burnouttobrilliancecme.com
There is also a scholarship for residents called the Charles S. DeJohn, MD, PhD Scholarship fund for Physician Education for Wellness and Career Sustainability. More information at www.burnouttobrilliancecme.com
Self-Coaching 101 Part 1 of 5
Have you wondered what coaching is about? Have you had a goal that you wanted to reach or something that you want to change in your life but really didn't have a systematic way to do so?
Today Dr. Ansari-Winn discusses what coaching is, what coaching is not, and gives you a model of coaching which you can easily use to self-coach.
You can reach Dr. Ansari-Winn at www.drdianne.com or on social media at @drdiannemd.
This podcast presents so many great nuggets to help doctors see beyond the view of the clinic that we have been trained for so long to focus on. Our purpose as healers extends beyond the operating room or the bedside.
Hearing guests like Dr Dre talk about how to use the skills learned doing our craft to uplift those around us within and outside of clinical practice. We are so much more than our white coats represent.
Diverse, thoughtful and inspiring talks
A newbie to podcasts, i have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the topics covered by Dr Ansari-Winn and her guests. A variety of topics covered in an informal, conversational manner. An excellent interviewer she asks pertinent questions, listens and allows her guests to shine. Highly recommended for physicians at all stages in their careers.