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. This podcast shares the intimate stories of life in medicine. Season 2 features physicians who are reimagining healthcare...

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22. Earthquake with Dr. Christine Gibson

Dr. Christine Gibson's identity and career was forever changed as a survivor of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Who do you become when being a physician is not enough?  In addition to being a family medicine physician,...
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21. Post-Partum Depression with Dr. Amna Shabbir

"We have to stop giving advice to young moms.  It shouldn't be *Do this.* It should be *How are you?* A true *How are you?* and *How can I support you?*   Dr. Amna Shabbir shares her coming out story - disclosing her...
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20. Post-Partum OCD with Dr. Brittany Busse

"To the point of obsessively counting everything. And the fear that accompanied that was really difficult for me to cope with. Everything just felt out of control."Dr. Brittany Busse describes her experience as a...
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19. Early Career Wellness with Dr. Tonya Caylor

What lights your soul on fire or breaks your heart?  For Dr. Tonya Caylor, a family medicine physician in Alaska, witnessing the suffering of early career physicians was the heartbreak that brought purpose to this...
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18. Whiteness in Wellness with Dr. Jill Wener

This week, Dr. Jill Wener and I discuss her transition from practicing physician to meditation teacher, tapping practitioner, and anti-racism work.  She describes the ugly underbelly of wellness industry - its...
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17. Identity with Dr. Rachel Miller

If you remove the labels of what you do for a living and who you are relationally to other people, how would you introduce yourself?  Who are you outside of what you do and who you care for?  This week, Dr. Rachel...
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16. Difficult Conversations with Dr. Jeffrey Cohn

We are taught how to have difficult conversations in our training.  Often, the toll of these conversations can be depleting and we create distance with our patients as a means of self protection.  This week, Dr. Jeff...
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15. Second Victim Syndrome

It's not IF, but WHEN we experience unanticipated loss in healthcare.  Everyone has a story - the details may vary, but our responses are predictable.  We experience some of these losses as trauma that shape the...
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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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