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!
Dr. Carl Alsup is an emergency physician and ultrasound fellow at Thomas Jefferson University. His loves for the outdoors keeps him active and fit. Despite being busy with academic commitments, Dr. Alsup maximizes his wellness by incorporating it into his daily routine. His attitude and strategies on maintaining mental wellness are refreshing, and are definitely worth checking out. Here is how he stays healthy in EM!
Dr. Megan Fix is an emergency physician at the University of Utah. For her, staying healthy is all about maintaining your balance, keeping activating, fostering healthy relationships, and knowing and loving oneself. Despite her busy schedule as the Associate Program Director, she makes a point to still keep family time for her husband and her boys. Her positive attitude about life long learning and going with the flow is something we could all learn from. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM!
Dr. Howard Ovens is an emergency physician and the Chief of the Emergency Department at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Ovens takes his personal health and wellness seriously, and is very committed to maintaining his physical fitness. No matter what the challenge or set back is, Dr. Ovens still makes it a top priority to keep his wellness in mind. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!
Dr. Martin Huecker is an associate program director, research director, and emergency physician from Louisville, Kentucky. When it comes to setting an example of how to maintain wellness and balance in our everyday lives, Dr. Huecker is definitely crushing it! From fulfilling his academic responsibilities, to staying active with his 4 children, Dr. Huecker doesn’t have any time to waste. His ability to prioritize, stay focused, and mentally reset in stressful situations is remarkable. If you want to learn more about ketoadaptation and sprit training, you’ll have to check this out. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM!
Dr. Bory Kea is an emergency physician and assistant professor, currently practicing in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Kea’s love for her family and friends, passion for food, and commitment to enhancing medicine are just a few ways that help her maintain a balance. Whether it’s hitting the trail for a run or running after her little ones, she is constantly trying to stay active. Her ability to appreciate even the small things, is nothing but infectious! Here’s how she stays healthy in EM!