282: Reimagine with Dr. Carina Hopen
There’s no one right way to be a doctor. What you plan to do when leaving residency isn’t necessarily what you’ll find yourself doing as you grow and evolve as a person and as a physician. This was and is definitely true for Dr. Carina Hopen who joins me to chat all about her career and life reimagined.
The last time Dr. Hopen was on the show she wasn’t fully able to discuss what she was up to. In fact, she was one of the first doctors who were asked to help Amazon launch their telehealth platform. This led to a true reimagination of both her career and her life at home.
This was all happening during a time that telehealth seemed very fringe. If you think about it, up until everything with Covid, telehealth has typically been received with scorn. Amazon was working to remove those barriers and help more people have access to qualified physicians.
The only issue was what that meant for her family. Being in the military and living the military lifestyle, she was used to spending time away from her family, but that didn’t make the transition easy.
Listen as she shares her story with Amazon, why she needed to part ways with them, and how she’s working to find a balance between her passion and her need to be with family. How have you reimagined your life and career as you’ve navigated all of these twists and turns?
“Hard decisions can become easier once you know exactly what your mission is and what the core values are that support the mission.” Dr. Carina Hopen
In this episode:
[02:13] Welcome back to the show, Dr. Hopen!
[03:29] Dr. Hopen shares her background and what she brings to the world.
[04:09] Why she chose the word reimagine.
[08:41] Hear about Amazon’s mission and how everything they do is a part of their customer obsession.
[10:02] “A lot of people’s health needs are based on what they do and their lifestyle choices and less so of medications.”
[10:53] Why she stopped working with Amazon.
[13:28] She’s opening her own private practice in June of this year.
[16:14] Learn about the business mentor she connected with.
[20:00] The benefits of reaching out to someone when you don’t know how to get where you want to go.
[22:12] When you have a mentor or a coach, there is an accountability piece and positive pressure.
[28:21] Thank you for being on the show!
[28:45] Here is your kick of encouragement.
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