Posts tagged women's health
Integrating traditional medicine with herbal medicine: Meet Anne Kennard, DO

What was the turning point or inspiration for you to make a major shift in your career? What are you doing differently now? My major shift in my career came after I was diagnosed with my own autoimmune health crisis and was forced to take unexpected time off. During this time I developed my love of herbal medicine, enrolling in a course to become a Clinical Herbalist, wrote my Integrative Medicine Cookbook, developed a line of herbal postpartum care products and topical herbal shingles relief, and began to ask myself what I really wanted to do (Not work at night! Use Integrative Medicine proudly, rather than working it into my "traditional" practice)!

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Using Personal Experience to De-stigmatize Post-Partum Depression: Meet Psychiatrist Kristine Norris, DO

What was the turning point or inspiration for you to make a major shift in your career? What are you doing differently now? I have two children who are very much wanted and who I waited for for a really long time. Then I went through post-partum depression and delayed care because of the same stigma that I fight against on behalf of patients. After getting the help I needed and the cloud that was keeping me from enjoying motherhood cleared, I realized that this was the population where I want to make an impact. I am collaborating with a local referral network specifically for mothers to give them access to a multitude of services from prenatal to early childhood.

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