Successful Generations Podcast
Are you struggling with your health and wellness? Are you feeling stretched thin, in a mental fog, constantly fatigued, and left with no time for yourself?
As a fellow young leader balancing all of life’s demands, I GET IT. In this episode, I talk about my own health journey.
In May of this year, I took a health and wellness sabbatical from my full-time job. I was burnt out—unhappy with my lack of productivity, attention to detail, and the fact I had zero energy for my husband and toddler (or for much of anything, really). It was time to do something about it.
My journey towards health and wellness finally gained traction when I found the right physician. For me, it is Dr. Bill Baer, who you will hear from in this podcast. He introduced me to concierge medicine—something that many of my peers have also adopted with success.
Since that time, I’ve developed a strong team approach to my health. My team and I are in constant contact—we bounce ideas off each other and explore new solutions. And I can honestly say, I am feeling better than I have in years. I hope that sharing my story will help other hyper-involved people suffering from overwhelm and burnout find their own path to success.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Meet Dr. Baer (3:02)
- What is concierge medicine? (4:00)
- How is concierge medicine different from traditional medicine? (7:20)
- What’s the difference between concierge medicine, executive physicals, functional medicine and integrated medicine? (10:00)
- Health trends Dr. Baer is seeing now (14:05)
- “Systemic inflammation drives a lot of health issues down the line” (17:00)
- Importance of a health team (18:00)
- “One size fits all doesn’t work” (20:35)
- Wellness Groups (21:00)
- Bonus Questions (25:06)
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Notable and Quotable:
With concierge medicine, the physician can be a better partner on the patient’s healthcare journey. #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
“We ask the questions that you may not know to ask” —Dr. Bill Baer #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
Imagine having a physician caring for 400 patients vs. 2,100. #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
Functional medicine tends to include more holistic approaches including nutrition, acupuncture, mindfulness, etc. A concierge physician looks to integrate these things with traditional medicine. #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
A concierge physician is your medical quarterback. #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
“Regarding health trends, we’re seeing a lot related to cardiovascular, malignancies and mental health issues, primarily related to increased stressors and depression.” —Dr. Bill Baer #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
“All the weight on your shoulders, the 24/7 access, full weekends…You just can’t hide. Life becomes a burden, quick. We have to find the best ways to partner and alleviate these stressors.” —Dr. Bill Baer #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
“A one size fits all approach to medicine doesn’t work.” —Dr. Bill Baer #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
“Experts working in different fields (i.e. internal medicine, pharmacology, exercise physiology, nutrition, infectious disease) who work in a collectively is critical.” —Dr. Bill Baer #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
Changing behavior is the hardest thing we can do. #conciergemedicine #successfulgenerations
You can find Dr. Baer at:
https://vimeo.com/157615015 (Mercy Health’s video on Dr. Baer’s practice)
Julie Lythcott-Haims Ted Talk on “Love and Chores”
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