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You’ve put in countless hours of study and followed the rules to get into this medical career. But it may not be turning out as you hoped or expected.

When you’re a doctor questioning your career path, few people understand.

I’m here to understand your unique journey as a physician - what’s working and what isn’t.

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Whether you’re feeling burned out from patient care, wondering if there could be more for you, having self-doubt, or looking for new challenges, you’ve come to the right place.

With your white coat on, people make a lot of assumptions about what your day-to-day experience is like for you.

I want to know what the truth is for you because there is a lot of external pressure to put up a good face, in spite of what you may be feeling.

My life looked like a success story from the outside. I was a dermatologist running my own practice in Austin, Texas. My patients were lovely and the schedule was full.

Yet

I didn’t look forward to my days. It surprised me after being so excited to go into dermatology.

Being isolated in private practice seeing patients every 10-15 minutes was so different from the diverse learning environment and camaraderie of residency.

I decided I’d commitment to doing everything I could to be happier and enjoy my work.

If I was still unhappy after giving it the college try, I’d consider a different career path.

After four and a half years of making changes, I still felt the same way.

Nine years in, I sold my practice.

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From practice owner to figuring things out in the Hill Country

After selling the practice, I sold my house and everything in it. I moved into an 800 square foot cabin near Willie Nelson’s ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

I’d like to say Willie stopped by and we co-wrote a song together about finding true love in your career…but that was just a fantasy. (Or maybe just a great story.) In spite of, or maybe because of, never meeting Willie, I did figure out my next career out there amongst the Bluebonnets and prickly pear.

Personal development had always compelled me. People who loved their work always fascinated me.

I decided to become trained as a coach and became certified through the Coaches Training Institute.

What I know now, having been a coach for longer than I was a dermatologist, is that it’s worth the time and effort to find the right career fit for yourself.

From Day One, I have loved coaching. That has never changed. Derm is a great career. It just didn’t end up being the right career for me.

After finding my own path, I’ve empowered hundreds of physicians to find their dream jobs and lives.

I know change doesn’t necessarily come easily.

That’s why I became a coach for physicians specifically, to show that change, with experienced support, is not a risky endeavor but a step-by-step process.

To learn more, I invite you to schedule a time for us to talk and see what’s possible for you.

My Bio

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Grew up in NJ and ran away to Texas to go to medical school and become a “naturalized Texan.”

Went to UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch) in Galveston, TX for medical school. Ah...the island life!

Dermatology Residency at The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital – survived a major hurricane, barely!

Ran a solo dermatology practice in Austin, TX for 9 years. Learned a lot about running a business.

Certified as a coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

Founded The Doctor’s Crossing

Earned my Master Certified Coach (MCC) designation through the International Coach Federation

A few quirky things about me

I was born a Jersey girl but fell in love with Texas when I first moved to Austin after college. I came with two suitcases, a bicycle, and not knowing a soul. That “not knowing a soul” part lasted for exactly 5 minutes.

I’ve become a “naturalized Texan” by learning to country dance, pull out cactus thorns, and catch roadrunners. Yep. I caught one.

I love cheese. All kinds. Everything from those hoity-toity French cheeses to (dare I say it?) Velveeta! I don’t discriminate. I just eat.

When I was a kid in ballet, I had the illustrious roles of being a Christmas Tree and then a leaf in a hedge. I never made it to the tutu. Thankfully, now when I dance, the foliage is optional.

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