26 minutes | Jun 2nd 2019

Encore Episode: From Doctor to Patient

Becoming a doctor takes years of dedication and focus. But, what happens when a doctor finds herself in the patient’s chair?Becoming a doctor takes years of dedication and focus. But, what happens when a doctor finds herself in the patient’s chair? Dr. Vanessa Grubbs was one of two African American women in her class at Duke University Medical School. After meeting and falling in love with a man who had a kidney disease, Dr. Grubbs decided to donate her kidney to him. Dr. Grubbs shares her experience as a patient and why she made the decision to donate a kidney as well as switch her specialty from family practice to kidney specialist. Dr. Grubbs also discusses how this experience as a patient shapes the way she treats her patients and approaches her practice.
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