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Second Act: Charting a New Course Beyond Medicine with Dr. Stephanie Pearson, MD

  1. Second Act: Charting a New Course Beyond Medicine with Dr. Stephanie Pearson, MD Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque MD, Dr. Stephanie Pearson, MD 38:30

When life throws you curveballs, it's the strong and resilient who not only endure but reinvent themselves. This is exactly what Dr. Stephanie Pearson, MD did after a career-ending injury transformed her life, redirecting her path from a skilled OBGYN to a passionate advocate and entrepreneur. Joined by Stephanie, our conversation explores the Resilience required to navigate the loss of one's professional identity and the birth of another. We delve into her emotional journey, shedding light on the often-ignored issue of mental health in the medical community and the critical need for supportive environments during these profound transitions.

Turning adversity into advocacy, Stephanie's venture into starting an insurance company emerged from her personal struggles. She exposes the vulnerabilities that physicians face, undereducated and often underinsured, and how her own experiences fueled her mission to protect her peers. The gratitude she's received in her newfound role starkly contrasts her years in clinical practice, hinting that perhaps this unexpected redirection was a hidden blessing. The conversation broadens to discuss Stephanie's commitment to empowering physicians through financial literacy and the establishment of support networks for those similarly displaced by injury or illness.

Finally, we conclude with the empowering message that we are more than our titles. This episode serves as a reminder to tap into the breadth of our abilities and experiences, as Stephanie encourages us to consider our multifaceted potential. Her courage and determination to make a difference, despite the hurdles, is a powerful inspiration. Join us for this heartfelt dialogue that's sure to resonate with anyone who has faced personal and professional challenges, as we celebrate the strength it takes to forge new paths and rediscover our purpose.

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Though I am a physician, this is not medical advice. This is only a tool that physicians can use to get ideas on how to deal with burnout and/or know they are not alone. If you are in need of medical assistance talk to your physician.

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Sapna Shah-Haque Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout. While the system does need to change, as it is broken, this podcast is a way to reach physicians and possibly shed light on what is not an isolated situation.

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