Hope4Med with Dr. JB Podcast
EP 63: What I Didn’t Learn in Medical School

EP 63: What I Didn’t Learn in Medical School

May 25, 2022

In episode 63 of the Hope4Med podcast, we feature Dr. Carolyn Flynn, a board-certified family practice physician practicing hospital medicine for the past 17 years. She enjoys sharing her passion for wellness, including the power of a primarily plant-based diet, yoga, and meditation. Despite a love for learning and passion for education, Dr. Flynn talks about the realities she faced as a new attending physician, a wake-up call many of us can relate to. She shares how she overcame the challenges and found balance in her life. We discuss the valuable skills and lifestyle habits we often don't learn in medical school but can benefit students and new physicians in achieving longevity in their careers.

EP 62: Learning to Be Limitless

EP 62: Learning to Be Limitless

May 21, 2022

Episode 62 of the Hope4Med podcast features nurse practitioner Kizzy McCray-Sheppard. She is the Limitless Thought Leader and founder of Limitless Possibilities. Currently, she is a minister in addition to being a nurse practitioner, as well as an author, transformational speaker, and coach. She shares the life-threatening event that forced her to wake up and start listening to her body. Her purpose now is to inspire and encourage others to live limitlessly while focusing on self-care. NP McCray-Sheppard explains how learning our limits can allow us to learn how to become limitless. We discuss the importance of taking care of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health to continue caring for others. 

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Website: https://limitlesspossibilitiesnow.com/

EP 61: Do What You Love, Love What You Do

EP 61: Do What You Love, Love What You Do

May 18, 2022

Episode 61 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Kristen Nebel, a board-certified family medicine and geriatric physician who began a home-based concierge practice in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Her goal is to love what she does and meet the needs of her patients and their caregivers, so when she was feeling disillusioned and unfulfilled by the system she was working in, she knew it was time for change. Dr. Nebel shares her experience with burnout and discusses the taboo that still exists for mental health issues, such as depression and burnout. We talk about how shifting practice models has helped rekindle a passion for medicine and return to doing what she loves.

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Website: https://www.peaceofmindaging.com/

EP 60: Bringing Joy Back to Medicine

EP 60: Bringing Joy Back to Medicine

May 14, 2022

Episode 60 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Nicholas Fogelson, a surgeon in private practice in Portland, Oregon, focusing on pelvic pain and endometriosis. Dr. Fogelson shares his experiences in academic medicine that lead to burnout and unhappiness. He discusses how transitioning to private practice with a new practice model has helped him bring the joy back to practicing medicine and become a better doctor for his patients.

Connect with our guest:
Website: https://www.nwendometriosis.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.fogelsonphysician

EP 59: Choosing Yourself

EP 59: Choosing Yourself

May 11, 2022

Episode 59 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Mamta Kumar, a board-certified internal medicine and integrative medicine physician. She is a mom, a wife, a real estate investor, and the CEO of Tera Firm Investments. Dr. Kumar shares her story of juggling being a mother of a special needs child and managing her personal health as a full-time physician. She discusses how she knew it was time to prioritize her family and her own needs, and how she was able to find time and financial freedom along the way.

Connect with our guest:
https://mamta-kumar.com/

EP 58: Is Overwhelm a Choice?

EP 58: Is Overwhelm a Choice?

May 7, 2022

Episode 58 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Karen Kaufman, an allergist-immunologist in Virginia. She is double-board certified in allergy/immunology and internal medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Kaufman talks about her experience with burnout and feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of working in a group practice. She shares how a change in perspective, seeing overwhelm as a choice, has helped her prioritize and persevere through the difficult things causing overwhelm. We discuss the power of mindset and how embracing a positive mindset is beneficial in our personal and professional lives.

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Website: https://kaufmanallergy.com/

EP 57: Getting Back to Why

EP 57: Getting Back to Why

May 4, 2022

Episode 57 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Olabunmi Agboola. She is a triple board-certified physician specializing in allergy/immunology, internal medicine, and pediatrics, owner and medical director of Ilera allergy and asthma center in Washington, DC, and founder of the organization The Physician Collective, an online physician advocacy and professional social platform. We discuss burnout and moral injury, and how knowing your "why" can help guide your recovery from burnout. Dr. Agboola discusses her physician advocacy, how we can take back control of the narrative surrounding the profession, and get back to our "why."

EP 56: Our Global Community

EP 56: Our Global Community

May 2, 2022

Episode 56 of the Hope4Med podcast comes to you from our ribbon cutting ceremony for our membership site! I created this podcast to start the conversations that we will continue to have together on this platform. I created Hope4Med so we could build a community, a community of peers to tackle feelings of isolation, a community to fall back on when you have difficult days. All accessible to you at home. Find out more about Hope4Med membership here: https://hope4med.com/sign-up/

EP 55: In It Together: Advice for Physician Marriage

EP 55: In It Together: Advice for Physician Marriage

April 27, 2022

Episode 55 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. George "Jeep" Naum and Vanessa Naum, who have been marriage coaches for over 25 years and specializing in physician marriage since 2018. Dr. George and Vanessa talk about the challenges in physician marriages and how they navigated them during their 30 years of marriage. They discuss the importance of communication in marriage and recognizing equality and respect for individual contributions to a marriage.

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Website: www.bestfriendsagain.com

Check out What's Forever For?: A Physician's Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Forever-Physicians-Everlasting-Marriage-ebook/dp/B08P637JK5/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3H1JPPAUZKE2P&keywords=what%27s+Forever+for+a+physicians+guide&qid=1636323150&sprefix=what%27s+forever+for+a+physicians+guide%2Caps%2C61&sr=8-1

EP 54: The Secret to Achieving Financial Success

EP 54: The Secret to Achieving Financial Success

April 23, 2022

Physicians, on average, graduate with approximately $200,000 in student loan debt, and so many of us shoulder the weight of those loans for many years after becoming an attending. How do we get that weight off our shoulders and achieve financial success?

Episode 54 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Cory Fawcett, a retired general surgeon who now spends his time coaching, speaking, and writing books and blogs to improve the financial and personal lives of physicians. Dr. Fawcett shares the key things he has learned about choosing the right job, managing debt early, and achieving financial success. We discuss how getting out of debt and managing finances effectively positively impacts our practice and our family life.

Connect with our guest, Dr. Fawcett
Website: https://financialsuccessmd.com/
Email: md@financialsuccessmd.com

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