Episode 147: Looking after women’s health with Dr Cathleen Brown

Dr. Cathleen Brown is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has spent much of her career caring for female soldiers and their dependents. She was honorably discharged from the US Army after 12 years of meritorious service. She now provides gynecology services specifically for women at midlife during the menopause transition.

We talk about:

  • What was it like being an army doctor
  • How service women manage their periods when they’re on active service
  • The transition from military to civilian life
  • The difference between the medical system in America and the UK
  • How the US healthcare system needs an overhaul
  • What Cathleen likes about helping women in midlife and experiencing menopause
  • How women can help themselves in menopause
  • How women can access better food in America
  • How menopause can impact women’s health
  • Optimizing sleep and brain health

And more!

You can find Dr Cathleen on the Winona website: bywinona.com

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Episode 94: Becoming the singing gynecologist with Dr Kristina Dervaitis

Have you ever wanted to do something completely different to what you actually do? My guest Dr Kristina Dervaitis is an obstetrician and gynecologist who has reinvented herself as a singer/songwriter and released a beautiful new album. Now she does both her passions and has modified her life to make that work. She’s battled with imposter syndrome and gone ahead with her dreams, and the result is sublime. We talk about her dramatic midlife reinvention.

We talk about:

  • When Kristina first wanted to be a professional singer
  • About her musical background
  • How she juggles singing with being a gynecologist
  • Her contraception advice on YouTube
  • The inspiration for her songs and how she comes up with the lyrics
  • Learning to dream again and stay open to possibility
  • Using writing to process pain and grief
  • Deciding not to have children despite working in obstetrics
  • What the future holds for her medical and singing careers
  • Doing the work to make dreams happen
  • Kristina’s advice for women who have unfulfilled dreams

And more!

Kristina’s website: kristinadervaitis.com

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Listen to her latest album: Overdue

Book mentioned in the podcast: The Healing Power of Singing

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