It's Not Just You with Dr. Kara Pepper

It's Not Just You with Dr. Kara Pepper

Hosted by: Dr. Kara Pepper

As a physician, coach, and friend, people share their most intimate experiences with me. As they struggle through hardship, the deep fear, shame, disappointment, and uncertainty creates a fog of isolation. When they...

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14. ADHD with Dr. Diana Mercado

For the many, many high performing neurodiverse folks with invisible symptoms, life may feel like being left-handed in a right-handed world while wondering why you are struggling to keep up.  Dr. Diana...
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13. Foster parenting with Dr. Krystal Sodaitis

"I love her. She is a part of us. To imagine my life without her is devastating. If anyone asks how many kids I have, I just tell them two." This week, Dr. Krystal Sodaitis shares what it is like to care for a child,...
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12. Permission to be Human with Dr. Tracey O'Connell

One of the core tenets of being a great physician is supporting one's colleagues.  There is no one who can uniquely understand the wonder and complexity of healthcare, like a colleague.  But when power erodes...
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11. Anti-Fat Bias with Dr. Trina Dorrah

Content warning: use of the world ob*sity, discussion of eating disorder behavior, discussion of racism   Dr. Trina Dorrah internalized at an early age that thinness equates to health and acceptance.  She describes...
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10. Infertility with Dr. Dawn Baker

If you have ever wondered how to fit a career in medicine around your life (instead of squeezing your life into the cracks around medicine), you need to hear Dr. Dawn Baker's story.  In the midst of her training She...
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9. Worthiness with Dr. Jillian Rigert

Dr. Jillian Rigert, a board certified physician and dentist, in her quest for worthiness via achievement, experienced the deterioration of her mental health.  Now in recovery, she supports patients in their darkest...
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8. Systems of Wellness with Dr. Jonathan Fisher

How do we create healthcare systems that are well?  One person at a time.  Dr. Jonathan Fisher shares what it took to ask for help and be well as a man in medicine and how he applies those lessons to a hospital system...
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7. Caregiving with Dr. Mariah Robertson

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6. Parenting a Trans teen with Dr. Stella Evans

In support of the Trans community, Dr. Stella Evans and I share our imperfect experiences of loving, supporting, and raising our Trans teens. We discuss how we processed our own biases, the difference between...
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5. Perfectionism with Dr. Melissa Hankins

Perfectionism is an adaptive set of behaviors that help us avoid feelings of discomfort.  Specifically, they create emotional and physical safety.  This week, Dr. Melissa Hankins describes how perfectionism was...
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4. Not Just Burnout with Dr. Errin Weisman

How do you tell the difference between burnout and other forms of "I don't feel good?" Dr. Errin Wiesman - family doc, farmer's wife, mother of dragons, alpaca lover - walks us through her burnout recovery only to...
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3. Sobriety with Dr. Gabriel Bosslet

Dr. Gabriel Bosslet and I discuss Gray Area Drinking and what led to our mid-life decision to choose sobriety. Dr. Bosslet's Medpage article  My KevinMD article.  Dr. Adam Hill's book, "A long Walk Out of the...
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