Greetings friends & colleagues,

I’m excited to report that the much anticipated Vol. 1 (first 25 episodes) of Physicians in Transition is now shipping!

Again, I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the project. It simply would not have been possible without you!

Foreword by Michelle Mudge-Riley:

This is more than a book about physicians in transition, it is a book about remarkable people who have overcome obstacles in the pursuit of personal happiness and career satisfaction.

Most physicians entered the medical field believing that sacrifices were inevitable but that the hard work and dedication would lead to a successful and satisfying career. Most people think the term “physician” implies the ultimate professional career choice. Why aren’t physicians happy? What obstacles prevent them from this personal and career fulfillment?

For some physicians, the stress levels have progressed to the point of exhaustion and fatigue and in more severe cases, substance abuse or severe depression.

This book will introduce you to individual doctors who felt lost, trapped, exhausted, sick, guilty, frightened and an array of other emotions. These doctors may not have understood the feelings or the root cause of the problem but they faced it head on, got through it and overcame the feelings.

List of Doctors featured in Volume 1:

  • Dr. David Best, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Dr. Mark Browne, Physician Executive
  • Dr. Jonathan Cargan, President, Freelance Author,Consultant
  • Dr. Lisa Chu , Musician, Life Coach, Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Kenneth Cohn, Author, Founder, Cancer Survivor
  • Dr. Jay Crutchfield, Surgical Arts
  • Dr. Zoe Deol, Freelance Guru
  • Dr. Robin Dhillon, Trainer, Consultant, Living with MS
  • Dr. Harry Greenspun, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr. Alan Jacobson, Navy Veteran – Operation Desert Storm
  • Dr. Philippa Kennealy, The Entrepreneurial MD
  • Dr. Joseph Kim, Physician Technologist
  • Dr. Michael McLaughlin, Author and Co-Founder
  • Dr. Ola Medhat , Physician Advisor
  • Dr. Rita Meek, Medical Director
  • Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley, The Doctor’s Doctor
  • Dr. Gabor Oroszlan, Senior Marketing Manager
  • Dr. Mary Padilla, Cytopathologist
  • Dr. Gail Reilly, Transitional Medicine
  • Dr. Angela Scharnhorst, Health Services Administrator
  • Dr. Mark Schnitzer, International Trainer
  • Dr. Andrew Schwartz, Holistic Clinician
  • Dr. Kelly Sennholz, Founder, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr. Rebecca Winokur, Senior Clinical Content Editor
  • Dr. Brian Young, Medical Writer and Consultant

Note: This title is currently only shipping to USA addresses.  Contact us if you live outside the USA and we will gladly arrange for shipment outside the us.

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Hi my name is Rich Fernandez. I have been an emergency physician for 30 years but I have always dreamed of being a full-time writer. Earlier this year I officially began my transition to a writing career by starting a book entitiled, “Physicians in Transition—Doctors who have  successfully re-invented themselves in a new career.”

Let me share an inspiring incident that occurred  to me today while researching for my book online @ PRN. I found a blog about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the famed author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Did you know that Conan Doyle was a practicing physician before he became a successful writer and he has a special place in the Scottish Writers’ Museum?.

Well that sure was news to me and it hit me like a mini-lightening-bolt. He was a physician who transitioned to a writing career—Just like me. But there is  more.Let me share with you a brief article that I wrote 6 years ago.

WRITERS’ MUSEUM TREASURE

After fortifying ourselves with a “Full Scottish Breakfast,” we departed our cozy guesthouse and set our boots upon Edinburgh’s cobblestone byways. As we tramped through the enchantment of Old Town, my heart beat full with hope of discovery at the Writers’ Museum.

Finding this hidden Scottish Treasure was no easy task. Directions given in “Full Scottish Brogue” from a friendly Edinburgh gentleman eventually brought us to a quaint but tidy gingerbread-like stone edifice. A small red door bid us come in. Once through the doorway, small friendly signs pointed the way to Burns, Scott, Stevenson and others. Enticed by a small tunnel-like hall, we sped into the Robert Louis Stevenson (RLS) room; where a pleasant museum guide named Elizabeth greeted us.

As my eyes scanned the room, I flinched at the sight of two hulking Samoan Rugby players carefully studying each picture and artifact. They were touring Great Britain for the fall international rugby matches. We ourselves had come to follow the USA rugby team. Ah, the brotherhood of rugby! But why had Mark and Phillip come to Stevenson’s room? We learned that RLS lived his latter years in Samoa and was buried there. The lads’ museum visit was prompted by admiration for the man as well as homesickness for their own treasured islands.

As Elizabeth further enriched us about his writing, I revealed my hope of beginning a new writing career. Elizabeth joyfully retorted with news of publishing her second book in ten years. Boldly, she encouraged me to be passionate about my writing. She wished me success as a writer.

After exchanging addresses, we bid farewell and scampered out the door into “Full Scottish Weather.” I walked away with a joyful tear in my eye and my spirit enriched with the treasured discovery of adventure, new friendship, and inspiration.

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