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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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Jun 22, 2023

This episode is sponsored by a fantastic partner in the insurance space for doctors, @pearsonravitz

In this episode, Stephanie Pope, MD a psychiatrist and a mother of four, joins the podcast to discuss the topic of parenting as a physician. The conversation explores the challenges that come with balancing the demands of a medical career with the responsibilities of parenthood. 

Dr. Pope shares her insights on how physicians can avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance while also being present for their children. 

We also touch on the financial benefits of a medical career and how it can impact a physician's drive to succeed. Overall, this episode is a valuable resource for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of parenthood in the medical field.



Dr. Stephanie Pope, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Cleveland, OH and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field.

Connect with Dr. Pope on her LinkedIn


Looking for something specific? Here you go!

[00:01:03] Parenting as a physician. 

[00:05:56] Prioritizing values for parenting. 

[00:07:39] Redefining success. 

[00:11:09] Living a life aligned with values. 

[00:14:23] Praising process over product. 

[00:17:48] Affluence and mental health. 

[00:22:25] Work-life balance. 

[00:24:10] Prioritizing and saying no. 

[00:27:32] Affluence and spoiled kids. 

[00:31:00] Raising hardworking children. 

[00:34:55] Good enough parenting.


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