Hope4Med with Dr. JB Podcast
EP 42: Feed Your Soul

EP 42: Feed Your Soul

March 12, 2022

As a child, we all dream of what we want to be when we grow up, but life has a way of guiding you to where you need to be. Episode 42 of the Hope4Med podcast features NP Yvette Ash, a board-certified nurse practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the medical field. NP Ash walks us through her journey into her nursing career, from following her dreams of travel nursing to transitioning into a nurse practitioner. She shares her experience with burnout while working in busy New York emergency rooms and how dedicating time for herself helped her overcome burnout. It's easy to get caught in the day-to-day and forget to take care of ourselves. We discuss the importance of being intentional with your "me" time and finding the activities that feed your soul and help you recharge.

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Website: https://caarehealth.com/

 

EP 41: How Do You Recover from Burnout?

EP 41: How Do You Recover from Burnout?

March 9, 2022

The nursing shortage and travel nursing have undoubtedly affected staffing in emergency departments. How is that affecting the staff emergency room nurses trying to fill in the gaps? This episode of the Hope4Med podcast features RN Kayla Mather, an ER nurse from Orlando, Florida. RN Mather tells her story of experiencing burnout while working in the emergency department during the COVID pandemic. She shares how she recovered from burnout through prioritizing herself and the self-care activities she enjoys. We discuss the importance of taking "me time" to improve our mental wellness and combat stress and burnout.

EP 40: What Does it Look Like to Be a Hero for Yourself?

EP 40: What Does it Look Like to Be a Hero for Yourself?

March 5, 2022

While well-meaning, the healthcare hero label can be damaging because it places unrealistic expectations on healthcare professionals. In taking care of others, we often forget to care for ourselves. So, what would it look like if you were a hero for yourself? This episode features Dr. Sogol, a board-certified pediatrician and mindfulness coach. She achieved all of her goals yet realized something was missing from life: herself. She shares her story of learning to prioritize herself and finding joy. We discuss the importance of self-care and focusing on wellness to help with mental health and combat burnout.

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Website: https://www.drsogol.com/

EP 39: A Nontraditional Path to Success

EP 39: A Nontraditional Path to Success

March 2, 2022

This episode of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Jade Norris, a board-certified family medicine physician and wellness coach. Dr. Norris shares the challenges she faced in undergrad and how a post-baccalaureate program helped prepare her to matriculate into medical school. She took a nontraditional path to achieve her dream of becoming a physician, and she's here to tell you, you can set your own path to achieving your dreams. We also discuss the importance of knowing your priorities, setting healthy boundaries, and making time for personal wellness to manage stress and prevent burnout.

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Website: https://drjademd.com/
Instagram: drjademd

EP 38: How Becoming A Patient Changed Her Outlook on Life

EP 38: How Becoming A Patient Changed Her Outlook on Life

February 26, 2022

Women have made incredible strides in the surgical field but are still a minority in the operating room. This episode features board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Susan Trocciola who shares her experiences with gender bias and discrimination as a woman in surgery. She always focused and worked hard for her career, but everything changed when she was given a life-threatening diagnosis. Coming to the reality that life is not guaranteed, she worked to achieve a better work-life balance by setting boundaries and prioritizing her wellness. Her experiences as a patient also helped her see medicine from the other side, changing how she provides care to her patients.

EP 37: Women in Medicine

EP 37: Women in Medicine

February 23, 2022

This week, the Hope4Med podcast features a sports medicine/lifestyle medicine physician/coach in New York who has a story to tell about being a woman in the sports medicine world. She overcame negativity and doubt on her path to achieving her dream of becoming a sports medicine physician, emerging more resilient than before. She shares how she learned to balance being a mother, a wife, and a physician while still prioritizing self-care for her own physical and mental wellness. We also discuss student loan burden and how it contributes to feelings of burnout.

EP 36: Nursing Shortage and the Future of Healthcare

EP 36: Nursing Shortage and the Future of Healthcare

February 19, 2022

This episode of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Will Harvey, who has been in healthcare in various clinical and executive roles over the past 20 years. In achieving his RN, MBA, and Ph.D. in social service, Dr. Will brings a unique perspective to the field of community health. He shares his experiences with burnout and how learning his limits helped him recuperate. We explore the factors contributing to the ongoing nursing shortage in healthcare and what needs to change to retain our current nurses. We also discuss challenges faced by aspiring health professionals in our current society.

EP 35: Letting Go of Perfectionism

EP 35: Letting Go of Perfectionism

February 16, 2022

This week, the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Vanessa Klugman. She is an endocrinologist who stopped practicing medicine in 2015 and currently is an ICF-certified life and recovery coach. Dr. Klugman shares her journey into the field of medicine and the events that led her to leave medicine. We discuss perfectionism in medicine and how setting these unattainable standards affect mental health. We further explore how mental health and substance use disorders affect healthcare professionals and the barriers to seeking the care they need.

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Website: https://resiliencerecoverycoaching.com/

EP 34: Listening to Yourself

EP 34: Listening to Yourself

February 12, 2022

This episode of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Jamie Hardy, a lifestyle pharmacist, board-certified pharmacist, speaker, best-selling author, and wellness influencer. When going through a challenging time in her life, Dr. Hardy knew she needed to be true to herself and work to overcome the challenge. She found lifestyle strategies that helped her go from frazzle to fab, and thus the lifestyle pharmacist was born. We discuss the importance of personal time and self-care to help combat and prevent burnout, and how listening to yourself and your needs can help live a happier, healthier life.

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Website: https://drjamiehardy.com/

EP 33: Why We Need Effective Communication in Healthcare

EP 33: Why We Need Effective Communication in Healthcare

February 9, 2022

This week, the Hope4Med podcast features pharmacist Soojin Jun, co-founder of Patients for Patient Safety US and patient advocate with a passion for patient safety, quality improvement, and health equity. Dr. Jun shares the life-changing experience that affected her family and led to her career in healthcare. We discuss the importance of effective communication in healthcare, not only between patients and providers but also between providers. Miscommunications can cost a life. We also explore how burnout and moral injury can further harm when healthcare professionals are not functioning at their optimal level.

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Website: https://www.pfps.us/
I Am Cheese: https://medium.com/i-am-cheese

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