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#65: Professionals Married to Doctors

Episode Notes Lara talks with Wenny Lin and Michelle Kinder about their experiences of building their own successful careers while balancing the demands of being married to physicians.  Wenny and Michelle love to help other women who work in pharma. Their website is www.womeninpharmacareers.com. Michelle Kinder Michelle Kinder is a Principal Scientist in Translational Research at a major pharmaceutical company in the Philadelphia area. Michelle has been performing cancer research since 2000 as an undergraduate at Penn State University where...

choosing a medical specialty

#64: Choosing A Medical Specialty

Episode Notes Lara and her husband Josh share some experiences from their time during Josh’s medical training and how Lara eventually found peace with Josh’s choice of specialty. About Josh Joshua McElderry is the proud husband of a super podcast host. 🙂  He graduated from medical school in 2008 and has five boys.  Josh and Lara recently celebrated 17 years of marriage.  He currently practices Trauma Critical Care Surgery in Springfield, MO. He loves the outdoors, and this week you will...

Married To Doctors Podcast Episode 63

#63: Enduring A Hard Path To Medicine

Episode Notes Physician spouse Jennifer Prioleau shares some of the difficult challenges her and her spouse have endured during medical training, including living in two different states while raising their children and dealing with a debilitating seizure disorder.  About Jennifer Jennifer Stephenson Prioleau is 44 yrs old, and grew up in Willingboro NJ. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and three children, Aerin, Paul, and Kendall. Her husband, Dr. Algernon Prioleau, DO, is 45 years old and in...

#62: The Truth About Doctor Families and Financial Planning

Episode Notes In today’s world, financial advice is everywhere, but not all of it is always applicable to physicians and their families.  In this episode, Lara will be having a conversation with Ryan Inman, a financial planner who is married to a Pediatric Pulmonologist and understands the unique challenges of finances in the medical profession.  In addition to giving advice on how to find a good financial planner, Ryan will also share his thoughts on medical debt and how physicians...

#61: No One Ever Appreciates Dr. Spouses…Or Do They?

Episode Notes In this episode, Lara talks with Christina Schuetz, a grateful mom who wrote an inspiring letter to the wife of her physician, thanking her for sacrificing time with her husband so that he could be at the hospital to operate on her daughter.  Though Christina’s daughter did eventually pass away, she is still grateful for all of the hard work of the physicians who helped during that difficult time and appreciates the numerous sacrifices that physician spouses often...

#60: Communicating About Sex in Your Medical Marriage

Episode Notes In this episode Lara will be talking with Dr. Celeste Holbrook, a sexologist married to a physician who has dedicated her life to helping others overcome their mental blocks about intimacy. Lara and Dr. Holbrook will have a frank conversation about the extra challenges that come with a medical career and how we can strengthen our physical connections with our partners. About Dr. Holbrook Dr. Celeste Holbrook is a sexologist, speaker and author who has dedicated her life to helping...

#59: Hope for the Alcoholic in a Medical Marriage

Episode Notes Ginger Allen shares her personal experiences of dealing with alcoholism and her thoughts on how physicians and their partners can manage stress in healthy ways.  About Ginger Ginger Allen is married to a Radiologist and lives in Las Vegas, NV. Her and her husband are the proud parents of a rescue Shih Tzu and love to travel. Ginger is very committed to her medical community and sits on the Board of her local American Medical Association Alliance. She...

#58: Dating Long Distance During Medical Training

Episode Notes Lara discusses the challenges of long distance relationships during medical training with Michael Ott, a CEO who met and dated his wife while she worked to become an ophthalmologist. About Michael Michael Ott is married to Anne Langguth, a pediatric ophthalmologist currently doing her fellowship at the University of Iowa.  Living in Iowa City, Michael has two sons, Quincy(16) and Ryan (14).  Currently, Michael is a board member for the American Medical Association Alliance and is actively involved...

#57: Does Being Married Mean Losing My Identity?

Episode Notes Anya Groner, a successful writer and teacher, shares her thoughts about the importance of pursuing her passion and maintaining her personal identity while being married to a physician. Anya also reads her essay, “Is There a Doctor in the Marriage?” that was published in the New York Times in 2015. About Anya Anya Groner’s essays, stories, and poems have appeared in journals including Guernica, The New York Times, Ecotone, The Oxford American, and The Atlantic.  She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Mississippi where...

#56: Repeating Residency as a Foreign Medical Grad

Episode Notes College professor and physician spouse Julie Yamamoto shares some of her experiences of supporting her husband as he worked to become a neurosurgeon in the United States. Books Mentioned in Episode: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last by John Gottman Committed: A Love Story by Elizabeth Gilbert What Could He Be Thinking? How a Man’s Mind Really Works by Michael Gurian...