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)!Read More
Schools are packed and working overtime to facilitate the basics, but there is no one reaching out directly to inspire these students to be bold, be brave, and believe they can really become a physician and change the world they see! I feel I need to use my gift to help guide students to seek and soar the highest heights.Read More
TransforMD: What was the turning point or inspiration for you to make a major shift in your career? What are you doing differently now?
Carly: I began writing and connected with a writing partner, who is a G-D send and remains a fixture in my life. He pushed me to submit an essay to the Huffington Post and, shockingly, Arianna Huffington responded within a few days offering me a blog. This email happened to arrive the night before I ran my first NYC marathon, six months after having my third baby - talk about a big weekend!Read More
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.Read More