I am so incredibly proud to share a new project. Last night we dropped a new and improved podcast called: Observations: "At The End Of The Day." Why a new podcast? It is simple. While it is wonderful to share my own thoughts on topics that I observe as being important to the world of medicine (or the pseudo business of healthcare) I believe it is important to have diversity in those observations. In order...

Message is defined as a significant point or central theme, especially one that has political, social, or moral importance. As a leader, the message you share, especially in moments of crisis, is one of your most important responsibilities. Throughout my career, I have witnessed both positive and negative messages shared by various organizations and leaders. I have been in bad situations where 100's of people have had to been fired or let go, but the message...

This may be the first Easter that many of us are experiencing what it really means to have faith, hope, compassion, and love for the people in our community.Often we come on to our devices merely to share an image of the “perfect” edited, timed, placed, angled photo trying to portray a life that’s more about a show versus reality.In this time of self isolation it gives us an opportunity to take a break and...

Often I am asked to be a part of a team. A team that consists of physicians. Some may be general practitioners, others may be radiologists, and some may be oncologists.  The themes I get asked to contribute to range from physician branding and patient experience to the other end of the spectrum such as developing new clinical pathways or processes.  The output may be a publication, strategy, recommendations, a speech, or a workshop.  I am always humbled...

Whether we open Insta, FB, Twitter, TikTok, Byte, YouTube, Snap, Hulu, or anything in print we need to remember, we aren’t competing with any person we may see on any of those platforms.There is only one person we are competing with, and that’s the person staring back at us in the mirror.Ignore the banter of what others have, are doing, saying, or showing. 90% of it is fake. It’s a single moment in time that ya...

National Women Physicians Day❤️I believe of all the recognition days in the world of #medicine that today’s is especially important.❤️I believe that in order for us to ? the mediocrity of #healthcare & move back to the art of #Medicine that it will take the leadership, nurturing, creativity, engagement, vision, and guidance of #womenleaders to manage us through the transition.❤️Today is a day to acknowledge the importance of women #physicians along with their progress,...

Dear Medicine I am not a physician. I am not an oncologist. I am not a radiologist. I am not a NP. I am not a PA. While I do have a clinical background, education, and spent many years in the clinic caring for cancer patients, and then an administrator, you merely see me as a “patient advocate.” For the last 2 decades I have amassed many friends that are in fact physicians. Some are retired now. Some are...

I used to think being a leader meant that you had to be picked. That you had to be elected. Or nominated. Or chosen. Being a leader meant you had to have a special title. You had to be the President, or VP, or Director, or Head of ‘insert committee here’ or group. I used to think being a leader meant that you had been anointed by others to be able to make decisions, speak up, and...