I am Dr. Taku Taira, Associate Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Taku Taira is an emergency physician working out of LAC and USC. Despite having multiple commitments, Dr. Taira definitely tries to stay well, by finding ways to combine wellness into his daily routine. Staying active and continuing to push his boundaries are ways he maintains wellness and enhances his personal growth. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!



I am Dr. Ian Julie, Medical Simulation Fellowship Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Ian Julie is an emergency physician based out of UC Davis Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of emergency medicine, Director of the Medical Simulation Fellowship, and Interim Director of UC Davis Center for Virtual Care. Dr. Julie keeps well by taking an active role to incorporate activity and make healthy choices in his daily life. His approach of “talking things out” with his patients, is a form of therapy we should try. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!



I am Dr. Catherine Varner, Emergency Physician and Clinical Scientist: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Catherine Varner is an emergency physician and clinical scientist from Toronto, Canada. Being an emergency physician and a mother to two young ones, Dr. Varner’s schedule can fill up pretty quick. But despite her busy schedule, she still takes the time to take care of herself. Whether it’s tackling a running trail in the city, or exploring the forest off the beaten path, the outdoors allow her to escape from daily life. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM!



I am Dr. Sam Ko, Associate Medical Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Sam Ko (@drsamko) is an emergency physician from Southern California. Wellness is something very important to him, and it totally reflects on how present it is in his daily life. From practicing daily rituals to scheduling time for regular meditation, he always takes the opportunity to live in the now and be present. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!



I am Dr. Anand Swaminathan, Editor-in-Chief of Core EM: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Anand “Swami” Swaminathan (@EMSwami) is an emergency physician at the Ronald O. Perelman Emergency Department at NYU and Bellevue hospitals in New York City. He is the co-host and assistant editor of EM:RAP, course director for The Teaching Course, and editor-in-chief for the Core EM site. Despite being stretched among numerous projects, Swami does his best to stay sane and healthy by helping raise three children with his amazing wife, and finding time to exercise and eat well. Check out how he stays healthy in emergency medicine!



I am Dr. Richard Bounds, Associate Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

Dr. Richard Bounds is an emergency physician from Newark, Delaware. His habits and beliefs definitely resonate with the philosophy of maintaining every day wellness. Despite being the Associate Program Director, Dr. Bounds uses the strategy of prioritizing to still make time for himself and his family. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!



We are the Residents and Faculty at Saint Louis University and Washington University: How We Stay Healthy in EM

This week we are going to be switching things up! In May of 2015, as a part of a bi-annual combined conference with residents and faculty from Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis, they focused on how they stay healthy in Emergency Medicine! St. Louis is a large urban city with its own fair share of stress and wellness. Prior to the conference, a survey containing all the following questions was sent to all of the emergency medicine residents and faculty. 75% of all those polled responded to the survey. Within this post, they share their tips for how to make wellness a part of your everyday routine. Thanks to Dr. Craig Krausz for spearheading this project and putting the post together. Check out how out these two programs stay healthy in EM!