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Doctor Me First Podcast

Authentic conversations between female physicians that encourage, inspire and go beyond just medicine.

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214: Powerful with Sabrina Runbeck

Why do we push ourselves beyond what a normal human being can stand? Why do we work and work regardless of the state of our own mental and physical health? Because we’re doctors. Because we already have all the medical knowledge so we must know better right? Wrong! Pushing ourselves to try and be superhuman is not what makes us powerful. Instead rebooting your mental immunity, eliminating saboteurs, and creating momentum with your new habits is how to take back your power. Listen as Sabrina shares an exercise you can use to take mini-vacations and allow your brain to rest and re-energize. We have to reduce our internal stress levels or we are all going to be riddled with diseases at extremely early ages. If you’re not taking care of yourself then you cannot show up for the people who are relying on you. Sabrina’s techniques for re-evaluating your life and values so that you can find more alignment between your work and your health. This was an amazing conversation! I love meeting other people who know how important this work is and also share that knowledge with the world.   In this episode: [01:48] Welcome to the podcast, Sabrina! [02:02] Learn more about her background and where she is today. [04:16] Why she chose the word “powerful.” [07:59] She talks about feeling stress and the statistics about suicide with medical staff. [10:39] How she went back to training to regain her passion for her career. [11:55] Why coaching is so important. [12:48] Life changes, and so do your passions. [15:09] Rebooting mental immunity is Sabrina’s number one focus. [16:09] Eliminating internal saboteurs is the second step. [17:10] Sabrina does two to five-minute exercises, which allow her to take mini-vacations. [18:13] Step three is creating momentum. [20:40] Connect with Sabrina and learn where to find her freebies. [23:04] Errin shares her kick of encouragement.   “If we don’t have an end goal, we can’t create that internal compass to give us that light.” Sabrina Runbeck   Find Sabrina Runbeck Sabrina Runbeck LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Podcast   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 21, 2020

213: Overwhelm with Dr. Michelle Chestovich

Overwhelm hits us from all sides, but when you’re a doctor, how do you process it? You’ve got your patients, your family, continuing education, insurance debates… obviously I could keep talking, but how do you move past the overwhelm and find joy in life again? Dr. Michelle Chestovich found herself asking these exact same questions and after listening to a podcast episode had an epiphany. The way you feel about your life is solely in your hands. If you no longer want to feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, then stop feeling like you need to take that weight on. So much of our overwhelm and anxiety stems from our need to control every facet of our lives, when really, we have no control! You can only adjust how you perceive and react to various situations. This conversation was perfect for the year that we’re having what with the pandemic and all the social changes that are happening. Overwhelm seems to be on everyone’s minds, but wouldn’t feel amazing to realize that you don’t have to stay there? Listen in to hear how Dr. Chestovich overcame her overwhelm and how she’s helping other women do the same. Be the creator of your own story and stop allowing your mind to keep you from enjoying all there is in life.   In this episode: [02:41] Dr. Chestovich shares her word and why she chose it for this episode. [05:20] The phrase that was the catalyst for change in her life. [07:20] She realized that she was trying to control everything around her. [08:44] How she’s now helping women who are going through the same things. [12:29] Why she felt like she was on a treadmill going nowhere. [13:23] How you can change your life. [14:40] Be the creator of your own story. [17:50] Errin shares some final thoughts.   “I don’t have to live in this state of overwhelm anymore, I’m creating that myself.” Dr. Michelle Chestovich    Find Dr. Michelle Chestovich West St. Paul - Entira Family Clinic LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 21, 2020

212: Allies with Dr. Shika Dooley

Being a female physician comes with a slew of problems that has nothing to do with doctoring. Being a female physician of color is a whole other conversation. Dr. Shika Dooley joins me to start that conversation and I invite you to continue it. For Dr. Dooley, and all the physicians just like her, there is not much more they can do on their own to bring awareness to their plight. They’ve had protests. They’ve kneeled. They’ve started the conversation, but as she says, it’s now up to us to carry the torch. She founded the Thrive Together Conference for physicians and aspiring-physicians of color to have a safe space to share their stories. She encourages white physicians to join them so that they too can hear the stories and become proponents of the cause.  This is why she chose the word Allies for this conversation. She needs other women to stand up and help carry the banner of change for them. I am happy to be her ally and I invite you to do the same. Doctor Me First is giving away 5 seats for the Thrive Together Conference. If you’re interested in becoming an ally yourself, email me and join the conference.     “The only way that you can know what other people are doing is by hearing their story.” Dr. Shika Dooley     In this episode: [02:23] Welcome to the show, Dr. Dooley! [02:59] Dr. Dooley shares what she is passionate about. [03:45] Listen as Dr. Dooley shares the background for forming the Thrive Together Conference. [05:26] Why did she choose the word Allies?  [07:03] She shares her definition of allies and what she needs them to do. [12:55] How can white women better show up for women of color?  [15:13] Why teaching our kids to speak respectfully creates change. [19:07] Learn how you can better affect the residents in your hospital. [23:09] Errin turns the table and has Dr. Dooley ask the questions. [27:46] Dr. Dooley discusses some details about the Thrive Together Conference. [32:26] Doctor Me First is providing Five spots to the Thrive Together Conference. [35:28] Errin shares some final thoughts.   Find Dr. Shika Dooley THRIVE2g 2020 Transform Instagram | Facebook 2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020

211: Burnout Climb-Out with Dr. Brian Young

When you have as impactful a conversation as this one, it doesn’t matter if the person is male or female; it must be shared. Which is why I’m doing another Patreon exclusive episode. Listen as Dr. Brian Young shares his journey with burnout, and if you want to hear the entire story, stop on over and check out the Patreon group. Dr. Young struggled with burnout before it even had a name. He came out of a surgical residency feeling completely overwhelmed and questioning whether he wanted to even be a doctor. There were some twists and turns from there but he ended up working as a doctor in the E.R. and his burnout intensified from there.  Since this was before burnout was a recognized problem in the medical community, Dr. Young didn’t know where to turn to get help, so he turned to the bottle. He began drinking at all times during the day and night and was even going to work under the influence.  When someone smelled alcohol on him, the hospital required that he attend AA or he would lose his license. Listen in to hear all about his story and why being caught under the influence at work ended up being one of the best things that ever happened to him. He’s doing great work these days and is still working in the medical field, but no longer as a doctor. Instead, he’s making doctor’s lives easier through informatics.  You truly won’t want to miss the end of this conversation, so click here and get your butt in the Patreon group!   “I realized I had tools and skills, but I needed to figure out how to use them in a different context.” Dr. Brian Young   In this episode: [02:01] It’s great to have you on the show, Dr. Young! [02:13] Dr. Young shares his background and what he’s doing now. [03:44] Listen as Dr. Young shares what he means by burnout climb-out. [05:28] Dr. Young discusses when he realized he was experiencing burnout. [06:57] He came to the breaking point in 2000 and went into recovery for alcoholism. [09:01] Dr. Young speaks about his mindset once he was finished with recovery. [11:30] Listen as Dr. Young shares what helped him find his way forward. [15:01] If you want to hear the rest of Dr. Young’s story, go to www.patreon.com/doctormefirst for the whole audio. 2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020

210: Resentment with Caitlin Donovan

Sometimes we need to go fringe to get out of our heads. Caitlin Donovan uses Chinese medicine to help her clients get out of the pit of depression and burnout. She has traveled a windy path to find her current career. We chat about a variety of topics that all come back to the overall theme, we all heal differently. Do what’s right for you! As Caitlin says, there is still a bit of magic in this world. We have to harness it and help each other see more of it. She herself is truly a piece of that magic. Using Chinese medicine and acupuncture, she has seen people completely transform their lives.  But at the heart of it all is the beauty of the placebo effect. In all medicine, alternative or traditional, 30% of the healing process stems from the placebo. What does that mean? Taking the time and making the space for yourself to heal is just as important as which methods you use.  Caitlin shares a story about a man in China who had a massive stroke. They had to remove part of his skull because the blood clot was so large and he could no longer walk. Through intense acupuncture treatment, he was back on his feet within 30 days. In the United States, he would have been wheelchair-bound.  So, do you believe in the magic behind healing? Listen in to hear all about Caitlin’s studies and stories and then take a minute to download her resentment journal. Everyone talks about practicing gratitude, but what if the first step is releasing resentment?    “Emotions are fine. It’s ignoring the emotions that are problematic.” Caitlin Donovan   In this episode: [02:01] It’s great to have you back on the show, Caitlin! [02:30] Caitlin shares what has changed in the last year and what she’s doing now. [05:36] Errin discusses the Resentment Journal and how much she likes it. [07:08] Learn more about the Chinese medicine that she has studied. [10:07] Ever considered acupuncture? Learn how it can help. [12:20] Errin shares a story about a placebo and what she got out of it. [14:00] Caitlin helped a person who had a massive stroke in China to walk in thirty days. [18:13] Your kick of encouragement. Find Caitlin: Caitlin Donovan Instagram Resentment Journal The Bouncebackability Factor: End Burnout, Gain Resilience, and Change the World    2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020

209: Pediatric Complexity & COVID with Dr. Stella Evans

There are so many aspects to complex pediatric care that most doctors tend to shy away from the practice. Caring for the most innocent of lives takes a toll no matter who you are or what your motivation. This became even more true when Dr. Stella Evans had her son.  She was drawn to complex pediatrics for many reasons but when she had her son she realized that she needed to help support other parents facing the same problems as herself.  She has worked to make sure that she approaches every parent with empathy and care. Because that’s exactly what she needed herself when it was her own son.  Her work has become even more complex in the face of Covid-19. Her son was meant to graduate this year and he was going to attend an amazing transitional school that would help prepare him for life in college. However, he is not able to wear a mask for long periods of time and therefore cannot ride public transportation. Listen as we chat about various facets of complex pediatrics and why this population and those that support them have been hit hard by the pandemic. Dr. Stella is a beacon of hope during this time, and this conversation was truly amazing. You won’t want to miss it.   “It takes strength to show when you are hurting and to reach out for help.” Dr. Stella Evans   In this episode: [01:49] Welcome Dr. Stella Evans to the show! [02:31] Dr. Stella shares her background and the practice she specializes in. [04:32] How she started in complex pediatric care. [07:49] Dr. Stella talks about the “don’t see it” reaction she gets from parents. [09:33] Learn more about the effect of COVID on women with children with special needs at home. [12:57] Dr. Stella shares how she has been navigating the pandemic personally. [16:31] How the pandemic has affected her personal life. [19:08] Even if you’re barely hanging on there is still hope. [23:03] Your kick of encouragement.   Find Dr. Stella Evans Dr. Stella Evans LinkedIn   2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community!   Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
September 7, 2020

Doctor Me First Podcast

The Doctor Me First podcast comes from Dr. Errin Weisman’s passion to help those that are burnt-out, feel broken and despair to transform their lives and work to be joy-filled, sustainable and that they absolutely freakin’ love!

Most episodes consist of an authentic conversation between Dr. Weisman and her female colleague guest. The one prep work for the guest…pick one word to frame their conversation around. Other series episodes include her husband, Craig, in a series called “Married to an Alpha Female. or her favorite people in that series called “Favorites with Favorites.”

No more feeling alone in medicine because Doctor Me First Podcast is a community of truth speakers, life savers and fierce females who want to support one another. Errin Weisman DO also offers sassy, down to earth answers to your biggest questions on how to do work you love and live your best life.
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Errin Weisman, DO

Errin Weisman, DO

Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster and fierce wellness advocate who helps inspire female physicians and working moms to do the work they love and absolutely love life. Her work in the world is to openly tell how she faced professional burnout early in her family medicine career so that no one feels alone, all know that change is possible because "if she can do it, so can I" and that you can have a joy-filled and sustainable career.

She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer's wife, athlete and mother of three. Besides being sassy, she enjoys getting mud on her shoes, teaching her children to catch tadpoles and reading a great fantasy novel.

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