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The Most Important Medicine: Responding to Trauma and Creating Resilience in Primary Care

The Most Important Medicine: Responding to Trauma and Creating Resilience in Primary Care

Where physicians and healthcare professionals meet to discuss what trauma is and how it presents in primary care.

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Episode 19: We’re Not Dangerous – Advocacy for Mental Illness with Kitt O’Malley

Join Dr. Amy & mental health advocate, Kitt O'Malley as we discuss her journey. As a former therapist and adult living with Bipolar Disorder, she shares with vulnerability and compassion for herself, her family and those living with mental illness. Kitt's approach is warm and insightful - and it will give you perspective as a healthcare professional b/c we can often miss mental illness, in plain sight, if we're not curious and if we're not listening with an open mind and heart. Kitt O'Malley is an author, speaker, mental health advocate and former therapist. In her book, Balancing Act – Writing Through a Bipolar Life, she offers hope to those living with mental illness and their loved ones. As a therapist who left her career due to mental illness, O’Malley educates the public about mental health and fights stigma against those living with mental illness by challenging stereotypes. RESOURCES Dr. Amy's Provider Newsletter Provider Lounge Membership Dr. Amy Youtube FREE DOWNLOADS Provider Lounge Virtual Meeting Freebie Start Creating Boundaries Handout & Script Guide To Creating Cultures of Trust At Work Finding Calm to Prevent Overwhelm Don’t Forget! Follow Dr. Amy on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram For more information visit www.doctoramyllc.com 
November 30, 2022

Episode 18: Honor What You’ve Seen with Dr. Shah-Haque

Join Dr. Amy & Dr. Shah-Haque as we explore physician burnout, unrealistic expectations of physicians and the survival mentality they often adopt. She's honest and transparent about boundaries, physician suicide and her commitment to talking openly about barriers to wellness. Dr. Shah-Haque is a board certified internal medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching colleagues experience burnout, it became a passion of hers to look into root causes of burnout. Dr. Shah-Haque is now the podcast host of The Worthy Physician where she explores physician burnout with colleagues and other experts in the field. RESOURCES Dr. Amy's Provider Newsletter Provider Lounge Membership Dr. Amy Youtube FREE DOWNLOADS Provider Lounge Virtual Meeting Freebie Start Creating Boundaries Handout & Script Guide To Creating Cultures of Trust At Work Finding Calm to Prevent Overwhelm Don’t Forget! Follow Dr. Amy on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram For more information visit www.doctoramyllc.com 
November 23, 2022

Episode 17: Circling Back to Ourselves with Antra Boyd, RN and Karen DiMarco, RN

The nurses are in the house! Join Dr. Amy with nurses Antra Boyd and Karen DiMarco of RNegade as we have some deep conversations about trauma in the field of nursing. These women are real, loving, disrupters in the world of healthcare. RNegade KAREN DIMARCO  Karen DiMarco is a bit of a wild card. She believes that authenticity serves as the laxative for connection, communication, and inspiration. She writes her bio in the 3rd person like a normal arsehole, but she’ll tell you about it (see what she did there?) Curiosity is her superpower, and creativity is the machete she uses to cut through the antiquated bullschizzle of how the world says things ‘ought to be.’ When she can’t think of a word to say precisely what she means, she’ll make one up: Memorgasm - the feeling/sound that is made when one suddenly remembers the name of a person/song/ or “what did I come in this room for again?” Since this slashie mouthful doesn’t quite cover the CV: “R.N./transformational coach/published health researcher & educator/foul-mouthed humorist,” she goes by ‘RNegade.’ Although Karen is a girl with a dragon tattoo, she’s really quite kind. The thing that makes her leap out of bed in the morning like some deranged fairy godmother whose wings were crumpled by too many My Pillows, is helping others to achieve their greatest level of health, happiness, and human potential…preferably with lots of snort-laughing along the way.  ANTRA BOYD  Antra is the only one here who is actually having someone else write her bio in the 3rd person. She is formidable. Like, you’re as grateful to have her ‘at your side,’ as you are relieved that she’s not on an opposing team. Yet, those pretty blue eyes will start pissing tears if you do the least kind thing for her, or show her a TikTok of a baby cow.  Antra’s insecurity-inducing professional resume: Navy veteran, 20+ year clinical nursing experience in the OR, and wickedly talented entrepreneur in the emerging role of Private Patient Advocacy — was cultivated from the compost of challenge, triumph, and transformation that her life has so abundantly provided.  Those experiences shaped her unique way of seeing the world. “The status quo is a snoozefest. What puts a fire under my ass is shaking shit up, a nice glass of red wine, and hanging out with my tribe of trouble-makers.”  WARNING: boxes, knowns, ‘shoulds', 'ought-tos', and ceilings WILL be blown-up and crashed-through. Antra is an Original RNegade. RESOURCES Dr. Amy's Provider Newsletter Provider Lounge Membership Dr. Amy Youtube FREE DOWNLOADS Provider Lounge Virtual Meeting Freebie Start Creating Boundaries Handout & Script Guide To Creating Cultures of Trust At Work Finding Calm to Prevent Overwhelm Don’t Forget! Follow Dr. Amy on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram For more information visit www.doctoramyllc.com 
November 16, 2022

Episode 16: Tell Me Your Story – The impact of child abuse on parenting with Dawn Daum

Dr. Amy & Dawn dive deep into parenting and the impact of child abuse on parenting. It's a heartfelt conversation, bring the tissues. Dawn is co-editor of the book Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting. She is a mother of two, has an ACE score of 9, and has spent nearly 20 years working in the trenches of the mental health system. Dawn is currently the Program Director for Milestone Manor, a recovery home in Saratoga Springs, NY. Previous to that she provided ICM and Health Home care management services to adults living with mental illness in the community. She entered her career in the field as a mental health inpatient tech and child and youth residential counselor. Dawn uses both her personal and professional experience to write, speak, and facilitate conversation about trauma-informed systemic change. Her mission is to help shift the culture’s understanding of what it means to recalibrate and heal the mind and body from trauma.You can connect with Dawn via email at [email protected], or visit her websites www.parentingwithptsd.com and www.dawndaum.com to learn more.Links Dawn MentionedNadine Burke Harris Ted Talk on ACEs Wrestling Ghosts DocumentaryDawn's article on Scary Mommy  RESOURCES Dr. Amy's Provider Newsletter Provider Lounge Membership Dr. Amy Youtube FREE DOWNLOADS Provider Lounge Virtual Meeting Freebie Start Creating Boundaries Handout & Script Guide To Creating Cultures of Trust At Work Finding Calm to Prevent Overwhelm Don’t Forget! Follow Dr. Amy on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram For more information visit www.doctoramyllc.com 
November 9, 2022

Episode 15: Complex Medical Needs and Clear Boundaries with Dr. Gene Nicholson

Join Dr. Amy & Dr. Gene Nicholson, as we discuss the needs of children and families with complex medical needs. He also discusses how he's learned to set clear boundaries and priorities to protect his own mental health. Dr. Nicholson's compassion, energy, and hard-fought lessons bring insight and understanding to his patients & colleagues. Dr. Nicholson, a Kaiser Physician, has a primary care clinic, and a diabetes clinic (for kids w T1 and T2 diabetes), and has been working in a multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic since February 2022.  He has also worked on the wards at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.  He volunteers for Gales Creek Camp since 2011, where he serves as a camp doctor one week every summer.  He has been awarded the “Distinguished Physician Award” by his colleagues within Kaiser Permanente.Gales Creek Camp National Diabetes Camp Registry  RESOURCES Dr. Amy's Provider NewsletterProvider Lounge MembershipDr. Amy Youtube FREE DOWNLOADS Provider Lounge Virtual Meeting FreebieStart Creating Boundaries Handout & ScriptGuide To Creating Cultures of Trust At WorkFinding Calm to Prevent Overwhelm Don’t Forget! Follow Dr. Amy on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram For more information visit www.doctoramyllc.com 
November 2, 2022

Script in Your Pocket #2 Asking About Trauma

Do you ever worry that asking about trauma will, somehow, make the trauma worse? Or, do you worry that you won't know what to do if a patient begins to talk about trauma?Take this script with you! You've got this!RESOURCES Dr. Amy's Provider Newsletter Provider Lounge Membership FREE DOWNLOADS Provider Lounge Virtual Meeting Freebie Start Creating Boundaries Handout & Script Guide To Creating Cultures of Trust At Work Don’t Forget! Follow Dr. Amy on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram For more information visit www.doctoramyllc.com 
October 28, 2022

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The Most Important Medicine: Responding to Trauma and Creating Resilience in Primary Care

The Most Important Medicine is where physicians and healthcare professionals meet to discuss what trauma is and how it presents in primary care. Then, we talk about how to respond and mitigate trauma by building resilience and other buffering mechanisms that address adversity and build connection. We'll listen to physicians and healthcare providers tell their stories about how to bring humanness into medicine and transform how we think about medicine through relational leadership, early relational health and connection. It's truly, the MOST important medicine!
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Amy King, PHD, LLC

Amy King, PHD, LLC

Dr. Amy is a licensed psychologist with a private practice and provides training, consultation, and education to physicians and healthcare facilities. Among her specialties is working with professionals to help create resilient patients and thriving families, guiding them to heal their stress and trauma through connected relationships. Her experience includes serving as a statewide trainer for the Oregon Department of Human Services and subject matter expert to promote child wellness in pediatric settings on behalf of the Children's Health Alliance. Her current work is promoting resilience within primary care medical homes through partnership and collaboration. When she’s not working to promote resilience and mitigate provider overwhelm and burnout, you can find her with her family on their small hobby farm in Newberg, Oregon.

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