Episode 42: Letting Go of Urgent Demands: Strategies for Thriving in Clinical Medicine

Welcome back to the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast!

In today's episode, we have a very special guest joining us: Dr. Siobhan Key, a family physician and obesity medicine physician from British Columbia. Dr. Key is here to share her insights on how physicians can feel more in control of their lives, particularly when it comes to their relationship with food and their overall well-being.

During our conversation, Dr. Key opens up about her own struggles with finding balance and taking care of herself amidst the demands of clinical practice. She discusses the overwhelming nature of medical work and the necessity of prioritizing self-care and finding moments of joy in the midst of a busy schedule. Dr. Key offers valuable advice on how physicians can address their eating habits, release negativity and shame, and make healthier choices that align with their well-being.

We are incredibly grateful to have Dr. Siobhan Key as our guest today, sharing her wisdom and experiences with us. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to dive into this insightful conversation on thriving as a physician with Dr. Siobhan Key on the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast!

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

1️⃣   Don't take on other people's urgencies: Dr. Siobhan Key reminded us that not everything urgent is important. By being selective about what we choose to respond to, we can lighten our mental load and have more energy for other priorities in life.

2️⃣   Let go of negativity and shame around eating: Instead, she suggested stopping negative self-talk and reflecting on patterns to make better food decisions. Compassion and understanding the underlying factors play a significant role in making different choices.

3️⃣   Thriving is possible, believe in it: Dr. Key's encourages all physicians to start believing in the possibility of a better life now. Taking intentional steps towards self-care and seeking support, such as coaching, can make a significant difference in our well-being.

Dr. Siobhan Key Bio

Dr. Siobhan Key is an obesity medicine physician and certified weight loss coach, Siobhan has the unique combination of high-level understanding of the science of weight loss and behaviour change and powerful coaching skills. Dr. Key helps physicians learn the underlying reasons why they are struggling with their weight and how to lose it for the last time.

Learn more about Dr. Key here: https://weightsolutionsforphysicians.ca

🎧 So grab your headphones and get ready for Episode 42, where you can hear our full conversation. And make sure to check out Dr. Siobhan Key's podcast "Thriving as a Physician" and her website "Weight Solutions for Physicians" for more valuable insights.

Listen to her podcast "Thriving as a Physician" here: https://weightsolutionsforphysicians.ca/weight-solutions-podcast/


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