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5 Tips on Becoming an Effective Leader

5 Tips on Becoming an Effective Leader

Hearing the word leader or leadership can be scary for some yet exciting for others. Some people have planned to take on leadership roles, yet others were thrown into it unexpectedly.  I believe that everyone has been a leader at some point in their life whether...

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

I Finally Realized I Was a Good Doctor Do you recall your first year as an attending and what that was like? For me, it was a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs practicing as an emergency physician in a semi-rural town in Illinois. But once I found my stride...

Navigating Pumping as a Working Mom

Navigating Pumping as a Working Mom

“Breast is best”. This is something that you may have heard over and over again when it comes to infant feeding. We know that breastfeeding has a long list of benefits for both mom and baby. Depending on your field, you may discuss these benefits with the families you...

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Medical Practice

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Medical Practice

Starting your own medical practice can seem like a daunting task. It can be scary to think of all the responsibilities and your financial livelihood falling on your shoulders. These are very valid and real concerns.  But if you have the desire and vision, it is...

7 Charting Hacks: Set Yourself Up to Chart Smarter for the Next Visit

7 Charting Hacks: Set Yourself Up to Chart Smarter for the Next Visit

For doctors, charting has become a frustrating part of our job. We would like to minimize the impact it has on our day and our interactions with patients. We do not want our notes described as TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read)! Wouldn’t it be nice to “chart smarter” by...

How I Gained Back My Femininity as a Woman Doctor

How I Gained Back My Femininity as a Woman Doctor

I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my feminine outfits lately. The reason is because I recently Marie Kondo’d my closet and got rid of all the things I didn’t use or love. What Happened When I Took a Hard Look In My Closet I took a long look in my closet, then...

4 Tips for Making a Medical Career Pivot

4 Tips for Making a Medical Career Pivot

Feeling stuck? Have you hit the ceiling in your current healthcare job for opportunities to grow? Feeling like there is more out there to do? Perhaps it is time for you to shift and consider a career pivot. I’ve often heard from my healthcare colleagues that after 5...

How to Overcome the Struggles of Being a Doctor Mom

How to Overcome the Struggles of Being a Doctor Mom

As a mom of 5 and a pediatrician and lactation consultant, I am one busy woman. If you are reading this, your life is probably just as crazy as mine. As physicians, we are charged with the task of taking care of others. But many times that leaves us too empty to take...

     

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