Women Physicians Lead

Women Physicians Lead

Building and supporting women physician leaders that transform healthcare

Navigating Menopause: A Journey to Self-Discovery and Healing with Dr. Arianna Schulz

In this episode of the Women Physicians Lead podcast, Dr. Lisa Herbert interviews Dr. Ariana Schulz Douglas, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and founder and medical director of Tula Wellness and Aesthetics, a medical practice in Tucson, Arizona focusing on women’s integrative health and wellness. Dr. Ariana shares her story of transitioning from corporate medicine to starting her own practice and how going through menopause was instrumental in that decision. They discuss the challenges and difficulties of this period of transition and how it ultimately led to Dr. Ariana's holistic approach to patient care. The episode provides valuable insights into the challenges and rewards of transitioning to a new career path and the importance of a holistic approach to patient care. Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG is the author of the best-selling book, The Menopause Myth: What your mother, doctor, and friends haven’t shared about life after 35. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Arianna then earned her Doctor of Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Martin Luther King Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, respectively. She later graduated from the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona. She has served as clinical faculty at UCLA, the University of Maryland, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomate of the American Board of OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. As a visionary and innovator in the women’s health community, Dr. Arianna has received multiple awards, including Outstanding Women’s Health Provider by Inside Tucson Business, Women of Influence: Business Woman of the Year award, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s: Woman of Impact award and the Enterprising Women of the Year award. You can get Dr. Arianna's book here: "The Menopause Myth" book by Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas: Learn more about her here: Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas' website: You can join our community of like-minded women physician leaders at for support and resources. Join our masterclass and gain the skills and competencies needed for healthcare leadership success! Learn more and sign up here.
April 28, 2023

Dismissed But Not Forgotten with Dr. Angela Marshall

Season 4: Turning Pain Into Purpose continues with our next guest, Dr. Angela Marshall, a board-certified Internist and the President and CEO of Comprehensive Women’s Health, Inc. Throughout her medical career, Dr. Marshall has impacted the lives of thousands of women and their families.  Dr. Marshall has been repeatedly named ‘Top Doctor’ by the Washingtonian Magazine and Consumer Research Council of America. She was also recently awarded the 2020 Top 100 Women Award in the state of Maryland and was recently featured on the cover of Enterprising Women magazine. As a contributing health expert, Dr. Marshall has appeared on several news programs including CNN, Fox News, and PBS NewsHour, and currently chairs the Board of Directors for the Black Women’s Health Imperative.   She shares with us the devastating loss of her son and how she felt dismissed and overlooked by the healthcare system that she took a sacred oath to uphold and do no harm. She is on a mission to recognize and reduce bias by bringing awareness to patients and communities. She states, ".You cannot really listen to, respect, show empathy for, and believe people if you are operating with an attitude of bias, mistrust, dismissal, or fear. That attitude clouds communication, distorts diagnosis, misdirects treatment, and lessens patient compliance.” She is the author of a new book Dismissed: Tackling The Biases That Undermine our Healthcare. She provides a unique perspective of being one of America’s top doctors, a woman, and African American, who candidly addresses the issue of bias in healthcare, sharing personal and patient stories and pragmatic solutions. You can purchase a copy of her book here You can follow Dr. Marshall on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook Her practice website is You can join our community of like-minded women physician leaders at for support and resources as you move through your career journey.
April 15, 2023

Beyond Clinical Walls with Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell

My next guest in our 'Turning Pain into Purpose" series is Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell the Medical Director of Community Engagement and Health Equity, Co-Lead of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Medical Director of Urgent Care Clinics, Carbon Health and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV.  Deeply involved with her community, Dr. Curry-Winchell is the founder, of Beyond Clinical Walls, the medical director of the Washoe County Sexual Assault Response Team, and volunteers as an assistant medical examiner, at Washoe County Child Protective Services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Curry-Winchell joined the Reno Mayor's Task Force and Governors Medical Advisory Team in 2021. She has received many awards, including the 2022 Healthcare Heroes Award from Nevada Business Magazine, the Community Service Award from Washoe County Medical Society, the 2021 Young Physician Award from Washoe County Medical Society, the 2020 PBS Reno Spotlight Extraordinary Neighbor award, Sierra Nevada's Top 20 Most Powerful Women award in 2019 and recently named one of 75 Black healthcare leaders to know by Becker's Hospital Review and is two-time TEDx presenter. She participates in national media interviews and regularly contributes to several publications. She and her husband enjoy life in Reno-Tahoe with their two young girls.  In this episode we talk about: Her career and leadership journey and what led to her passion for advocacy and community engagement Her work with educating the community with her initiative Beyond Clinical Walls Her own painful experience with the healthcare system Her vision for what healthcare for all looks like Tips to thrive in the face of adversity Listen to Dr. Curry-Winchell's TEDX talk - Why Black Patients Don’t Trust the Health Care System here  Learn more about her at LinkedIn - Twitter - Instagram - TikTok - YouTube: Beyond Clinical Walls - YouTube: Dr. BCW - If you are looking to transition into a leadership role or develop the leadership skills you need to thrive in your career or practice, schedule a complimentary discovery call here to learn more about our coaching and professional development programs. You can also join other like-minded women in our private Facebook group Building Women Physician Leaders, where you will receive insight and wisdom from an experienced leadership coach. Join today at
March 24, 2023

Leaving No One Behind with Dr. Delicia Haynes

Delicia M. Haynes, M.D. is a bestselling author of The Dawn: A Roadmap to Finding a Light In Your Darkest Hour and the Daybreakers Inspirational Planning Journal. She is an international speaker, award-winning business coach, and founder and CEO of Family First Health Center, an integrative membership-based family medicine clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida. Considered a “trailblazer” in the medical community, Dr. Haynes founded the first direct primary care clinic in Volusia and Flagler counties as part of her mission to make healthcare more accessible and advocate for the sacredness of the doctor-patient relationship.  Dr. Delicia has coached and consulted doctors on creating the practice of their dreams since 2015. As a result of her small group course Direct Primary Care Rx for Success, She helps physicians eliminate insurance hassles, spend less time on paperwork, and more time with family, and practice medicine in line with the values that took them to medical school while increasing their income, inspiration, and impact.   Much like her approach to transforming barriers to healthcare for her patients, Dr. Haynes is on a mission to improve the wellness of physicians and medical professionals. She is the creator of the WHITE COAT SAFE SPACE initiative dedicated to raising awareness, advocacy, and prevention of physician suicide and helping health professionals love the life they live. Dr. Haynes speaks widely on the topics of physician wellness, mental health, lifestyle medicine, and direct primary care.  Dr. Haynes is a Family physician with additional board certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is highly trained in medical aesthetics, and lifestyle medicine. She completed her specialty training at the Halifax Health Center for Family and Sports Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Haynes attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Louisville where she was a record-holding division I track and field athlete. Dr. Haynes enjoys helping individuals and organizations look and feel their best from the inside out. You can find out more about Dr. Delicia and her book The Dawn: A Roadmap to Finding a Light In Your Darkest Hour and the Daybreakers Inspirational Planning Journal here. If you are looking to transition into a leadership role or develop the leadership skills you need to thrive in your career or practice, schedule a complimentary discovery call here to learn more about our coaching and professional development programs.
March 17, 2023

Mind Body Medicine with Dr. Jordyn Feingold

[New Podcast Alert] My new series, Turning Pain into Purpose continues with my next guest Jordyn H. Feingold, MD, MAPP, MSCR, a resident physician in psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC, well-being researcher, and positive psychology practitioner who shares with us her experience with burnout and how she is incorporating positive psychology approaches into health care delivery. Her research and clinical interests involve the brain-gut axis, and mind-body approaches to complex medical and psychiatric illnesses, protecting and promoting healthcare worker and patient well-being. She is co-author of Choose Growth: A Workbook for Transcending Trauma, Fear, and Self-Doubt, with Scott Barry Kaufman. Here's a bit of what we talked about: Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision? What does a day as a women physician (leader) in your role look like? Whom do you serve? What challenges do you face? What motivated you to explore the field of Positive Applied Psychology? Tell us about the REVAMP model and the impact it has on the well-being of physicians. Define for us what self-care means to you and what self-care looks like when it comes to being a woman in leadership. What 3 tips can you give our listeners on thriving in the face of adversity, leading as a woman, and caring for ourselves? You can learn more about Dr. Feingold at Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn: @Jordynfeingold Facebook: @Jordyn H. Feingold If you are interested in transitioning into a leadership role or developing the leadership skills you need to be successful in your practice or business schedule a complimentary discovery call here
March 10, 2023

Being a Physicians is a Calling with Dr. Stephanie Freeman

Season 4: Turning Pain into Passion begins with my next guest Dr. Stephanie E. Freeman who is one of the nation’s most acclaimed ICU physicians. She is a board-certified Critical Care physician, a best-selling author, speaker, and consultant. In addition, she is THE expert in helping doctors discover alternative careers in medicine. Dr. Stephanie consistently meets with physicians individually and in groups to discuss ways they can get “unstuck” in their careers. A compassionate, motivating, energizing, and resourceful physician, it is no wonder why Dr. Stephanie is known among her colleagues as “The Job Doctor”. As Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of, Dr. Stephanie discusses real-world career strategies to help physicians “think outside the box” regarding their careers. By sharing advice on how to find alternative careers in medicine, Dr. Stephanie helps physicians practice medicine on their own terms. Dr. Stephanie earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Stephanie also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Master of Business Administration at Auburn University. In this episode, we talk about: ·       Who or what was instrumental in her career and leadership journey? ·       Why representation matters ·       Why she feels being a physician is a calling that is sacred. ·       How she turned pain into purpose after being fired from her job ·       Her life and career as a locums doc ·       Three tips for dealing with adversity and challenges. You can connect with Dr. Stephanie Freeman on IG and TikTok @drstephanieicu and on FB @drstephanie If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and make an impact in healthcare by supporting your colleagues, reducing healthcare disparities, and improving outcomes, schedule a discovery call with me at
March 3, 2023
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Women Physicians Lead

Today women represent more than 50% of the medical school class, yet only hold 20% of the positions in the C-suite. My own journey with leadership was by trial and error. I wanted to represent the 20% but quickly realized, there was no leadership path to follow or defined curriculum to teach me the skills I needed to adjust quickly to this new role.

I struggled with balancing work and family, navigating our complex healthcare system, and trying to find my voice in leadership. After 20 years in the healthcare field with leadership roles in academia, public health, the insurance industry, and hospital administration, my mission is to help increase the number of women physicians in leadership roles by equipping them with the personal and professional development skills they need to be successful.

Women physicians are often deterred from seeking leadership roles due to the lack of organizational support for work-life integration, gender equity, racial discrimination, and equality in pay. Having women in leadership roles not only creates the pipeline for future leaders but also improves the delivery of care to the communities we serve.


Dr. Lisa Herbert, CEO, Executive Leadership Coach

Dr. Lisa Herbert, CEO, Executive Leadership Coach

Dr. Herbert has a unique background and extensive experience of being a physician and a healthcare leader in hospital administration, public health, academic medicine, and the health insurance industry. She has held roles as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Physician Advisor/Medical Director for a large hospital system, Medical Director for a six-center family planning agency and Medical Director at a local and national insurance company.

After a successful career practicing in the medical field for over 20 years, Dr. Herbert’s professional journey continued as a certified executive leadership coach. She established her company Just The Right Balance, LLC where she offers coaching, consulting, workshops and training to help physician leaders create a clearer path to success. She helps clients uncover their blind spots, enhance their leadership skills, get clarity about their vision, and balance their busy work life so they can create positive change within their organizations and have rewarding careers. As a coach, she has also been instrumental in serving as a consultant between hospitals and physicians to improve physician outcomes by strengthening the physician’s leadership and organizational effectiveness as well as improving communication between the parties.

Dr. Herbert received her medical degree from Upstate University and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Mountainside Hospital. For her contribution to medicine, she received the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians which is the highest honor in her field. She was also recognized by the American Medical Association with the Physician Recognition Award and received several awards from organizations for her work providing programs and education on optimal health and wellness in her community.

Dr. Herbert has published numerous articles and is a published author in the International Conference on Physician Health 2016 Abstract Book, Increasing Joy in Medicine. She is also the Best-Selling Author of Take Back Your Life: A Working Mom’s Guide to Work-Life Balance, and Physicians Rise Up: The Guide To Evolving as a Healthcare Leader.

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