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I remember graduating from residency in 2008. I was finally done! I had paid the price for over a decade and didn’t have to study intensely anymore FOREVER. I gave high school my all to make into a great medical school. I gave medical school my absolute best shot so I...

Think you can’t be an entrepreneur? Think again!

Think you can’t be an entrepreneur? Think again!

One of the reasons a lot of doctors I talk to do not want to start businesses is because they are insecure. ‘I don’t have any experience in business.’ ‘I don’t have an MBA.’ I can’t do what that entrepreneur over there is doing.’ I don’t know where I will find the...

3 ways to attend conferences like a boss

3 ways to attend conferences like a boss

I’m at a conference and like many of you, I would usually ask myself,  “What is the best use of my time here? How do I get the most out of this conference?  I left my family at home, paid for the conference registration, plane tickets and a hotel room. How...

Your dreams are valid

Your dreams are valid

I remember starting my practice nine years ago. I was filled with feelings of inadequacy.  I felt others could own thriving practices and I couldn’t. I felt others had what it took but I didn’t. I felt the dreams of others were valid but mine wasn’t!  That...

When it hurts to be an entrepreneur

When it hurts to be an entrepreneur

Starting my medical practice was one of the most exciting and most nerve racking time of my life. It was exciting because I was doing something that I did not realize was possible for me. I was building a state-of-the-art pediatric practice that was profitable. It was...

My best April Fool’s Day ever

My best April Fool’s Day ever

On April Fool’s Day eleven years ago, I had the most memorable experience. It was so amazing that two days later, I sat down to write about it. Here it is. From 04/03/2008 – The story of Cheta We are very excited about the arrival of our daughter Chetachukwu and...

What Every Doctor Should Learn from a Taxi Driver

What Every Doctor Should Learn from a Taxi Driver

I love to travel! Last spring, I found myself on a plane headed for the Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport. I was on my way to attend a conference in beautiful Rockwall, Texas. After an uneventful flight, I took my bags, headed for the exit and asked the airport...

Perfection is Not Required

Perfection is Not Required

I remember June 20th, 2010 like it was yesterday. In the months preceding that day, overwhelm had become my new normal. I had so many hats to wear and it did not seem like I was succeeding in any of my roles. I was a wife, mother of tow children ages 2 years and 7...

The Pain of Leadership

The Pain of Leadership

Dr. Scarlet walked into her dark living room and slumped down into the couch without turning the lights on. Her practice, Scarlet Pediatrics, was growing and she was grateful for that but this was also one of the most frustrating times of her professional life. What...