Who remembers the ‘ I am Joe’s [fill in organ]’ articles in Reader’s Digest way back when? They were my introduction to anatomy and physiology, and one of my inspirations for becoming a doctor, along with M*A*S*H and Star Trek. I found my niche working as a palliative care physician for almost 20 years, caring for terminally ill patients and their families in their homes for most of that time.

I’m also a wife, a mother of two, and in recovery from chronic and major depression. The most recent episode of the latter, a few years ago, led me to retire from medical practice.

Health coaching has given me effective tools for getting well. I've become more self-compassionate, more present, more energetic and motivated, and healthier. I became an ADAPT certified functional health coach and a National Board Certified Health Coach to help others with similar health challenges, and those who want to reinforce their wellbeing.

 As a health coach, a physician, and a patient, I know that attention to lifestyle helps, and that it can feel nearly impossible to make progress on your own! When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the work ahead, or stuck in a state of low motivation, coaching provides inspiration, support and accountability to make those small, essential and cumulative steps toward wellness.  

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