The Happy Doc
About This Show
Welcome to The Happy Doc. This podcast is a tool designed to provide inspiration and knowledge to enhance creativity, joy, and success in the field of healthcare. We interview happy doctors and learn how they succeed in such a demanding field.
The host website is www.thehappydoc.com - check the page out for blog post geared to help you (pre-health professional, students, and doctors welcome)!
Most Recent Episode
Carving a new path in Medicine - Dr. Ashley Maltz
I remember when I signed my contract and decided I was joining my colleague in her practice, I actually started crying because I was so excited... because this was my lifelong dream to be out on my own, do my own thing, and not be told how many patients to see, and in what timeframe. I remember writing my first note that was not attached to insurance, and it felt so liberating. I wrote a facebook post that said: "Oh my gosh, I don't have to do a review of systems that doesn't apply to me." Introduction Dr. Ashley Maltz is a doctor who has carved her own path in medicine. She practices as an integrative physician in Austin, Texas and is a happy doctor who practices in a way that is congruent to her values. She treats patients using multiple healing modalities and aids them in finding their life’s purpose. Dr. Ashley is a strong resource as she only recently began her own form of practice, partnering with another physician in Austin. In this episode, we dive into the struggles Ashley faced within her medical career, the positive shift she felt once she started to live her dream, the various opportunities one has in a medical career, and much more. Enjoy the episode! Sample of the conversation Obstacles on the Journey and creating a new path There have been many. I'm not one of the people who wanted to be a doctor and it was the only thing I could ever imagined doing, I'm more of a Psychologist at heart, a nutritionist, and a spiritual individual. I always had this vision of bringing that into my practice. Unfortunately through residency and through medical school, you don't get a lot of time to do those things and focus on them. And then, bringing them into clinic, you know... just trying to bring it all in, into a clinic, it became a little too much for my system, so I decided to leave the insurance system and carve a path of my own. How did you find mentors and finally make changes you were looking for? I think I have always sought that out throughout my career, I was always different. Even in med school, I was the "hippy chick". There were others, but I was one of them. I always saw things differently, always from a bigger perspective. Even though we were treating this patient's heart disease, can they afford their medications and what can we put in their body? I always gravitated towards mentors who saw the bigger picture. The way I decided to go after this (I always knew what I wanted,