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Process Improvement with Dr. Britney Scott, The Clinic Doctor

My guest Dr. Britney Scott is a physician turned process improvement expert turned entrepreneur. Born in Huntsville, AL to two phenomenal Jamaican parents. Dr. Scott is a double HBCU grad. She received her BS in Biology from Oakwood University and then matriculated to Howard University where she received her MD. However, early in her medical career, Dr. Scott, realized that her ultimate passion was in serving the underserved and that that doesn't have to be done at the bedside. This is what brought her to process improvement. She hated seeing how inefficiencies in our health system disproportionately affected certain individuals, especially those that looked like her. Dr. Scott has worked both clinically and operationally in small and large acute care facilities as well as ambulatory care. Ultimately, Dr. Scott decided that she wanted to do more, so she began her healthcare process improvement firm focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion where she brings process to the difficult topics of DEI. Her company's core value is that people matter, and she truly feels like she's living in her purpose by helping our healthcare institutions treat all people like they matter. In this episode I ask Dr. Britney: Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision? What does a day as a process improvement expert look like? Who do you serve and what challenges do you face? What impact have you seen with your work in terms of outcomes with organizations? In terms of DE&I, what kind of impact have you noticed if any? What is the business case for DE&I? What do you think is the 1 thing that resonates with everyone and allows people to let their guard down to have tough conversations? If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey download my free Ebook, ‘The 10 Steps You Need to Transition into a Leadership Role’. Follow Dr. Britney http://linkedin.com/in/theclinicdoctor You can also book a consult with her at http://calendly.com/clinicdoctorconsulting
May 20, 2022

Age Like Royalty with Dr. Nakeisha Rodgers

My guest,  Dr. Nakeisha is a dual board Internist and Geriatrician, best-selling author, and national speaker from the beautiful island of the Bahamas. She is the daughter of two retired educators whose love for the classroom shaped her own passion for teaching.     She has over a decade of experience caring for hundreds of complex geriatric patients with multiple medical needs.  Through her books, dynamic in-person and virtual workshops, and online educational resources, she equips medical professionals with the tools needed to help savvy seniors age like royalty.      Dr. Nakeisha earned her Associate's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of the Bahamas. She then completed her Bachelor’s in Biology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She matriculated at the University of West Indies medical school graduating with an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery). She later completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Yale-New Haven Health Bridgeport Program. She was awarded a Fellowship degree in Geriatrics from the prestigious Harvard Medical School.        She is the CEO of Dr. Nakeisha Rodgers LLC, geared at changing the perception of aging. A creative at heart, Dr. Nakeisha teaches key geriatric principles in a creative, simple format so that medical professionals can provide comprehensive, compassionate geriatric care the Dr. Nakeisha way!           Currently, Dr. Nakeisha has the pleasure and privilege of mentoring the next generation of brilliant minds. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal and Geriatric Medicine in Florida. To rejuvenate she enjoys spending quality time with her parents and family, listening to music, dancing, and engaging in the creative arts.   In this episode we talk 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 on the frontlines caring for the senior population look like? Whom do you serve? What challenges do you face? Define for us what self-care means to you and what self-care looks like when it comes to being a woman on the front lines and a woman who also is a caretaker? Why is diversity in leadership as it pertains to having more women physicians vital to healthcare? When we look at our current healthcare system and how the lid has been lifted and exposed to healthcare disparities and inequities in the elderly population, especially those of color, how would the ability to retain women in healthcare leadership diversity help reduce those disparities and improve care? What can we do as a healthcare system to support seniors and the aging population and help them age gracefully? How do you find the right balance between doing what’s best for your patient and also making sure that their wishes are respected and listened to? I can recall in practice, having very deep conversations with my elderly patients and gaining so much wisdom; Share 3 life lessons given to you by patients that you can share with us. If you're ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey schedule a strategy session at www.schedulewithdrlisa.com Follow Dr. Nakeisha Rodgers on all social media @drnakeishamd Get her 10 commandments of healthy aging at www.agelikeroyalty.com
May 8, 2022

An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Byerly: The Physician Healer

My guest, Dr. Stephanie Byerly, is an Academic Anesthesiologist, Certified Life Coach for Women Physicians, and a mother of two amazing daughters.  After experiencing trauma during her childhood and teenage years, and then having her marriage end in divorce, she suffered a major episode of burnout from the personal and professional challenges.  She found a way out of burnout and understood she had to find the peace, joy, and happiness she wanted in her life.  Becoming a Life Coach changed her life in unbelievable ways. Her training, along with her own experiences of dealing with trauma, addiction, and burnout, provided her with the tools to impact the lives of other women, and especially women physicians, by showing them a way out of “survival mode” back to a life of personal fulfillment, joy, happiness, and realizing they are enough just the way they are. In this episode we talk 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 on the frontlines look like? Whom do you serve? What challenges do you face? Define for us what self-care means to you and what self-care looks like when it comes to being a woman on the front lines during this pandemic? Why is diversity in leadership as it pertains to having more women physicians vital to healthcare? When we look at the pandemic and how the lid has been lifted and exposed healthcare ad workplace disparities, how would the ability to retain women in healthcare leadership diversity help reduce those disparities and improve care? What would it take for organizations to support women in healthcare, especially during these times? What would you say to someone who is hesitant about getting vaccinated? What myth would you like to debunk? What do you want people to know about this pandemic and how we can all move forward to a safer and healthy environment? If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey join us on Facebook www.leadingladiesincharge.com If you are a women physician leader and looking to join a group of high-performing leaders and up-level your career, join our Physicians Rising Up Leadership Circle Mastermind. Learn more here at www.physiciansrisingup.com Follow Dr. Stephanie Byerly https://www.physicianhealer.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thephysicianhealer/  
March 25, 2022

Fighting For Healthcare Equity Inclusion with Guest Dr. Sara Ann Anderson-Burnett: It's a Marathon Not a Sprint

My guest, Dr. Sarah Ann R. Anderson-Burnett, MD, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Associate Program Director for the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship and Inaugural Diversity, Health Equity, Inclusion and Justice Quality Lead for the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is a graduate of the Xavier University of Louisiana and attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for both her MD and Ph.D. Dr. Anderson-Burnett completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at NYP-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. She has been recognized by the Medical Society of the State of New York and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for her commitment to initiatives addressing healthcare disparities, recruitment of medical school candidates from historically marginalized and minoritized backgrounds, and STEM education in underserved communities. The cornerstone and foundation for her clinical and investigative training is an unwavering commitment to providing forums and creating innovative strategies that operationalize health equity and justice. Through strategic partnerships with national organizations and institutions at which she has trained, she has led the charge to construct health equity educational programming that has resulted in the department and institution-wide change in practices, implementation of new policies, and inspired educational directives at other pediatric residency programs nationwide. On a national level, Dr. Anderson serves as an ACGME Equity Matters fellow and an inaugural member of the bias and sensitivity review panel for the American Board of Pediatrics Certification Exam – ensuring that bias-laden test items are not included in the testing mechanisms used to certify pediatricians. Altogether, Dr. Anderson-Burnett’s academic career demonstrates a long-standing commitment to health equity, social justice, and operational excellence by incorporating these principles into clinical and scholastic frameworks. In this episode we talk 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 on the frontlines look like and what challenges do you face? With all the things that you've seen during the pandemic and had to deal with, how do you take care of yourself? What does self-care really look like for you at this point? Why is diversity in leadership vital to healthcare, as it pertains to having more women physicians and women physicians of color? What do you want people to know about this pandemic and how we can all move forward to a safer and healthy environment? What 3 tips would you give women physicians who may be dealing with some workplace challenges? If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey join us on Facebook www.leadingladiesincharge.com If you are a women physician leader and looking to join a group of high-performing leaders and up-level your career, join our Physicians Rising Up Leadership Circle Mastermind. Learn more here at www.physiciansrisingup.com  You can follow Dr. Sara Ann Anderson-Burnett at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsarahannanderson/  
February 23, 2022

Leading and Protecting Our Children with Guest Dr. Joelle Simpson

My guest Dr. Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH, is the Division Chief of the Emergency Medicine Department at Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. She is also the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at Children's National Health System. In this role, Joelle provides strategic leadership for Children's National's disaster preparedness, response, and community outreach efforts. She is the Program Director for the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership program in Washington DC working on a current national project to improve the “pediatric readiness” of local emergency departments. She is also an appointed member of the DC Mayor's Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council for DC serving as a pediatric advocate in the development of prehospital policies and protocols. Dr. Simpson also founded the Pediatric Medical Reserve Corp of DC which provides specialized pediatric support services to the DC community in preparation for, response to, and recovery from disaster, pandemic, and mass-casualty events involving children and families. On a regional level, she participates in the National Capital Region planning for pediatric surge and disaster response. Locally, she represents Children’s National at the DC Department of Health – Health and Medical Coalition which coordinates multiple agencies and organizations around emergency preparedness for Washington DC. She serves on the pediatric emergency medicine and disaster committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians. She received the ‘Washington Woman of Excellence’ 2021 Award where she was recognized for various roles, including her leadership and significant accomplishments as medical director for Emergency Preparedness at Children’s National; her work as an Emergency Department physician leading the D.C. Pediatric Medical Reserves Corps; and for her expertise and leadership in impacting the outcomes for children and the community during the COVID-19 health emergency. In this episode we talk 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 on the frontlines look like and what challenges do you face? Define for us what self-care means to you and what self-care looks like when it comes to being a woman on the front lines during this pandemic? Why is diversity in leadership as it pertains to having more women physicians vital to healthcare? When we look at the pandemic and how the lid has been lifted and exposed in healthcare ad workplace disparities, how would the ability to retain women in healthcare leadership diversity help reduce those disparities and improve care? What has been your experience with someone who is hesitant about getting vaccinated? What would you like to share about the importance of talking about this? What do you want people to know about this pandemic and how we can all move forward to a safer and healthy environment? If you’re ready to transition into a leadership role and need support during your career journey join us on Facebook www.leadingladiesincharge.com If you are a women physician leader and looking to join a group of high-performing leaders and up-level your career, join our Physicians Rising Up Leadership Circle Mastermind. Learn more here at www.physiciansrisingup.com Follow Dr. Joelle Simpson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelle-simpson-md-mph-611b91a/
February 11, 2022

Taking Care of Yourself During The Journey

In this episode, I sat down and talked with Dr. Amber Robins and Dr. Archana Shrestha, about taking care of ourselves as women physicians during our leadership journey. They are the CoFounders of Women in White Coats, where their mission is to not only voice the stories and perspectives of more women doctors but also to uplift and empower female doctors throughout their careers and lives. Amber Robins, MD, MBA is a double board-certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine doctor practicing as a family medicine residency faculty member at Rochester Regional Health along with being the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Graduate Medical Education Office. She is a best-selling author, physician journalist, and co-founder of Women in White Coats. She is also the founder of Sanxtuary MD who specializes in leak-resistant period panties for women who want to get their sanitary pad in place. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine for medical school and residency. She completed a Health and Media fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine in collaboration with PBS NewsHour. She received her MBA from Louisiana State University-Shreveport and also has a certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business. Dr. Robins has written and been featured on various media platforms including PBS NewsHour, HuffingtonPost, ABC News, Doximity, GoodRx, Medelita, BlackDoctor.org. Dr. Archana Shrestha was honored as one of 2018 Top 20 Global Women of Excellence by U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis in recognition of her achievements not only in medicine and journalism but also as an online lifestyle coach and entrepreneur who empowers busy working moms to achieve health and wellness through her healthy living lifestyle blog called MightyMomMD.com. As a mom of two herself, she is passionate about helping other working mothers prioritize wellness and self-care in their lives. Archana also coaches physician moms on how to have lasting weight loss through her Mama Docs Weight Loss Program. Watch her free training here called "Three Secrets to Lasting Weight Loss That We Were Never Taught In Medical School" In this interview, I discuss with Dr. Amber and Dr. Archana, how women physicians can begin taking care of themselves as their professional life takes twists and turns. Here’s what we covered: Thinking about your career and leadership journey who or what may have been instrumental in that decision? What does a day as an advocate and wellness champion for women physicians look like? Who do you serve? What problem do you solve? Define for us what self-care means to you and what self-care looks like when it comes to women in leadership in healthcare especially those on the front lines during this pandemic? Why is diversity in leadership as it pertains to having more women physicians vital to healthcare? When we look at the pandemic and how the lid has been lifted and exposed healthcare disparities, how would having more women in leadership help reduce those disparities and improve care? What are 3 tips you wish someone gave you to help prevent burnout and/or what 3 tips would you share with other women physicians about self-care? Follow Dr. Amber and Dr. Archana at: Women in White Coats Facebook
October 11, 2021

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.
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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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