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The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

A safe space, supporting healthcare providers' well-being so that they may better empower patient experiences.

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5 Great Gifts We Can Give To Others and To Ourselves

What are the greatest gifts you can give to show someone you care? To show someone you’re there for them? To make them feel supported?  In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing ways in which you can make your patients, or anyone in your life, feel more comfortable, through 5 intangible, yet incredibly impactful gifts. I share 5 gifts that we can be giving to others to build a trusting relationship, but also that we should be giving ourselves as well.    Listen to the full episode to learn: What are the 5 greatest, intangible gifts we can give someone  How to create a trusted, therapeutic relationship with clients  Gestures that don’t require a lot of action, but go a long way in building connections Why we can’t aim to please everyone and how to overcome this need    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources Key Self Care Basics & How You Can Integrate Them Into Your Life Now with Podcaster & Author Suzanne Falter: https://jennifergeorge.libsyn.com/key-self-care-basics-how-you-can-integrate-them-into-your-life-now-with-podcaster-author-suzanne-falter    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 23, 2021
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Key Self Care Basics & How You Can Integrate Them Into Your Life Now with Podcaster & Author Suzanne Falter

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Suzanne Falter, an author and podcaster who helps busy women find happiness through self-care. After losing her 22 year old daughter, Teal, in 2012, Suzanne’s work has evolved to help busy women learn more about self-care – a lesson she learned in coping with her grief. As a podcaster, Suzanne hosts the podcast, Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women, which is in the top 2% of all podcasts. It was inspired by her book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care.   Suzanne is host of the Self-Care Group for Extremely Busy Women on Facebook, a thriving group of 56,000 women committed to self-care. As a writer and author for more than 40 years, Suzanne has a catalog of powerful fiction and self-help titles including Surrendering to Joy and How Much Joy Can You Stand?    As a speaker, Suzanne currently shares her inspiring story of being a donor Mom and the importance of self-care for overworked healthcare professionals with Debi Granger. Debi’s daughter’s life was saved when she received Teal’s heart and kidney after her death. They focus on reinvention after loss… and getting back to joy no matter what. They also host the Back to Happy podcast.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: What she had learned about living life after the sudden passing of her daughter Questions to ask yourself in order to find what you really need  Five self-care basics you can be using right now in your everyday routine  What signs to watch for in order to know you’re on the right track    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources Website: https://suzannefalter.com/  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcareforextremelybusywomen/  Podcast: https://suzannefalter.com/xbwpodcast/    Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
November 16, 2021
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How to Know if Telehealth is the Right Option for You with Dr. Laura Purdy

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Laura Purdy, the Co-founder and COO of MD Integrations, a telemedicine technology company connecting virtual healthcare providers with patients using a best-in-class telemedicine portal integrated with a physician-only clinical network.  Laura just wrapped up 14 years as an officer in the US Army serving as a family physician. Previously, she became one of the Regional Medical Directors of hims & hers, and entered the telehealth industry gig-economy style. Laura lobbies at the federal level to influence change that increases access to care and reduces disparities in telehealth. She shares her story of how she got into Telehealth, her experience serving as an officer in the US Army, her passion for women's health, and much more!   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: How she takes care of her own wellbeing with a busy schedule and many initiatives on the go How telehealth has evolved and what it will look like in the future What the benefits to telehealth are, and any barriers it has  The evolution of healthcare and how telehealth fit into this  How to know if telehealth is right for you vs an in person visit   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-purdy-254215177  MD Integrations: https://mdintegrations.com/  Hims & hers: https://www.forhims.com/get-start-hims-g?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=14647269025&utm_term=131063352150--kwd-892622478847&utm_content=545680896381&mt=e&utm_platform=c&utm_product=brand_core&gclid=CjwKCAjwzOqKBhAWEiwArQGwaNM4HzQw1a7cJVjzVPc72AzDrttx896tJh-6dZRG9_2mZGWexm-_aBoCjlAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
November 9, 2021
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How You Can Begin Truly Hearing What Others Want You to Know

Feeling unheard seems to be a common theme nowadays, especially in healthcare. What can you be doing to not only be heard, but to also ensure your patients feel heard? In this week’s solo episode of the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour, I will be discussing what you can be doing as a practitioner to improve this common theme, and avoid any misunderstandings. I share ways you can enhance your communication with not only your patients, but also with your co-workers, to ensure everyone feels heard and acknowledged.   Listen to the full episode to learn: Tactics I use in my practice to be present and have open conversations with my patients  How to use communication to avoid misunderstandings  Ways in which you can demonstrate to your patients that they are being heard and acknowledged  What to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed or rushed in a meeting, to ensure your patients still feel valued    Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!       Resources   Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my award-winning book about connecting and communicating with patients to create empowering experiences!
November 2, 2021
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Creating Our Own Path Through Career Pivots and Empowerment with Randy Cook, MD

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Randy Cook, MD, FACS, a respected clinician, educator, podcast host, and executive physician coach. After more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon, as well as many years of clinical, managerial, and leadership experience, Randy shares invaluable insight into the practice of medicine. We discuss Randy’s journey to healthcare and career pivots he has made to becoming a physician coach and podcast host of Rx for Success.  Randy and the rest of the team at MD Coaches know the unique challenges that physicians face, and provide guidance and support through this rewarding, but often difficult calling. Through his empowering approach, Randy aims to empower physicians, provide tools for growth, and put them on a track to advancement. He is also the host of Rx for Success, a popular podcast that highlights physician leaders and shares their stories of both struggle and success.    Randy began his career as a general and vascular surgeon, and has also succeeded in multiple practice settings from solo practitioner to small single specialty group to large multispecialty clinic. As a clinical educator, Randy's expertise was highly-sought after within the wound care industry, serving as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Wound Healing Society. Randy was a member of the Physician Exam Committee for the American Board of Wound Management where he developed examination criteria that established the standard for national certification. His efforts in this area helped mold a generation of medical care providers.   Tune in to this week’s episode to learn: The most important point in Randy’s healthcare education that wasn’t through academics Changes occurring in the healthcare landscape and why there has been an increase in career pivots What you can do if you are feeling dissatisfied in your work as a physician  The comparisons of being in private practice versus being employed  How he became a physician coach & podcast host   Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation!   Resources MD Coaches: https://mymdcoaches.com/  Rx for Success Podcast: https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/      Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences!
October 26, 2021
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About The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour

This is a safe space where host, Jennifer George, invites healthcare providers to unapologetically be themselves after the working day. Each week, she shares ideas and guests to help transform your stress to success and fulfillment and create the best patient experiences.

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Jennifer George

Jennifer George

Jennifer George is an author, speaker, podcaster, and compassion-focused physiotherapist with vast experience in the private and public sectors of care. At the onset of her career, she became a caregiver to her chronically ill father.

Her personal experiences helped shape her professional practice and led to writing her award-winning book, Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing (2019).

She is a mentor to future and current health providers on discovering their purpose, achieving fulfilment, and creating empowered patient experiences.

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