Dr. Kimberly ReynoldsPediatric Hospital Medicine
Hello, beautiful people! My name is Dr. Kimmy. I am a wife, mom, pediatrician, avid reader, lover of podcasts, professor at a top US medical school, and…a huge imposter.
That’s right: despite seemingly “having it all”, I walked through the world feeling like a fraud.
I was an anxiety-ridden, procrastinating, self-sabotaging MESS. Imagine waking up everyday without a plan, stumbling through the day, not getting anything done, putting out fires from prior episodes of procrastination, and coming home mentally-drained and exhausted from the anxiety and stress.
Dr. Vivian Jolley BeaBoard Certified Fellowship Trained Breast Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Vivian Jolley Bea, a gifted surgeon and Board Certified General Surgeon who completed training in Breast Surgical Oncology at the prestigious M.D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Her passion, hard work and dedication to saving lives and improving the quality of life of all of her patients has made her a rising star in the medical field.
Dr. Bea came from a humble background. She was born and raised in the inner city of Washington, D.C as the middle of seven children. As a child, she quickly realized music and academics were her way out of the inner city, so she worked endless hours to excel. Dedicated to her craft, Dr. Bea was subsequently awarded a full music and academic scholarship to attend the University of Miami where she majored in Music Performance (Classical Flute) and Biology (Pre-Medicine) with a minor in African American Studies minor. Graduating Cum Laude and serving as the University of Miami commencement speaker, Dr. Bea went on to complete her Masters in Biological Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Committed to serving underserved populations, Dr. Bea chose to attend Morehouse School of Medicine whose mission was to serve the underserved. There she was met with multiple awards and recognitions for her dedication to eliminating healthcare disparities. After her matriculation from Morehouse, Dr. Bea continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) General Surgery Residency training program. While in Charleston, Dr. Bea continued her work in addressing breast cancer disparities through research and health initiatives, presenting her research at major meetings across the world.
Dr. Bea served as a Breast Surgical Oncologist and Chair of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program at the esteemed MD Anderson Cooper in Camden, New Jersey from 2017-2019. In 2019, Dr. Bea was appointed Chief of the Section of Breast Surgery at NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Bea remains passionate about her community and is the co-founder of G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Loving OurSelves Successfully), a program focused on mentoring middle and high school girls. Dr. Bea is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the recipient of a host of awards and accolades for her accomplishments, and commitment to her patients and the community. Dr. Bea is also garnering recognition in the press as well. She has been featured on ABC, the Washington Informer website, The Black News website, as well as the Catalyst Newspaper to name a few.
Dr. Yvette McQueenEmergency Physician and Travel Doctor
YVETTE MCQUEEN MD is a global physician on a mission to education about health, travel wellness and disease prevention. She is an Emergency Medicine physician and Travel Doctor; working as a physician across the US and the Caribbean. Dr. McQueen also serves as a travel group physician ensuring healthy and safe travel of the clients before and during the international trip. Dr. McQueen is a speaker, blogger, author, consultant, CPR and First Aid instructor; wilderness emergency care training and international teaching for the American Heart Association. She has traveled to 30+ international countries for exploring; organizes medical missions to Africa, hospital training/teaching in Rwanda and Tanzania; and participates in international church missions.
Dr. McQueen is originally from Cleveland, OH; she obtained her MD degree from Medical College of Ohio [Toledo] and Emergency Medicine Residency trained in Detroit, MI. She has 16+ years of experience as an Emergency Medicine physician, several US state medical licenses and a medical license in Malawi, East Africa. After initially working in academic centers, she became an independent contractor to combine her passion of medicine and travel as a Locum Tenens physician. Dr. McQueen is CEO of MedQueen LLC; a Travel Medicine physician for individuals, executives and travel groups; and provides travel medicine, urgent care and nutritional consultations by telemedicine. She travels around the US providing hospitals physician coverage in their Emergency Departments. As a Locums physician, it allows her time for her other interests in community health education, nutrition counseling, medical & spiritual international missions. She is involved with the Malawi Mission Project of Hopewell Church [Jacksonville, FL]; she organized their first medical mission providing eyeglasses, spiritual counseling, Women Health lectures and medical treatment to 1300+ villagers in Dowa, Malawi.
Dr. McQueen also have other interests in history, interior decorating, event planning and writing.
11250 Old St Augustine Rd Suite 15324 Jacksonville Florida 32257
Dr. C. C. WeaverBest-selling author, speaker, and media contributor | Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and Master of Public Health Specializing in the fields of Resilience, Work-Life Balance, and Lifestyle Medicine
Hey there! I’m C.C. (my friends call me Cease for short).
I am a wife, a mother of three, and a board-certified family medicine physician. Throughout my life, I’ve done everything from working as a radio DJ to working as a medical professor. I am also a published author, a cookie artist, a DIY expert, a tattoo artist, a world traveler, a trivia buff, a social justice warrior, an event planner– you name it, I do it.
How does one find the time to raise children, cook healthy meals, maintain a clean house, balance a demanding career, squeeze in an occasional vacation, not neglect friendship or marriage, stay hydrated, AND still manage to shower every day? If you have the answer to that question, feel free to let me know– because as far as I’m concerned, ain’t nobody got time for that.
However, I do the best that I can, and I’m having fun doing it.
Over the years, I’ve become pretty good at this work-life balance thing, and I made this page to take y’all along with me on the journey.
Because if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. And then blog about it.
Dr. Andree Maureen LeRoyMedical Doctor & Medical Intuitive
Dr. Andrée LeRoy is both a Harvard trained medical doctor and a medical intuitive. She is an expert in functional integrative and rehabilitation medicine. She comes from a long lineage of western medicine trained physicians and holistic healers which has shaped her unique and science based approach to integrative and individualized care.
Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana in Molecular and Integrative Physiology, she completed her thesis in Medicinal plants and Herbology. She expanded her knowledge of the body systems and mechanics by practicing as a licensed massage therapist prior to graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School in 2006. She then completed her residencies in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010 and the Durant Fellowship in Global Health and Refugee Medicine from Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011.
While working at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation, Harvard’s official teaching hospital for physical medicine and rehabilitation ranked as top 3 rehabilitation hospitals in the United States, she also remained on faculty at Harvard Medical School for 8 years.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2018 to pursue her passion of optimizing the health and performance of our world’s highest achievers, she completed her Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health & Healing from the University of Santa Monica in 2016 and received training in Functional Medicine, Reiki, Energy Medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine, making her a catalyst for integrating Eastern and Western medicine in order to provide a holistic approach to her practice.
Over the past several years, Dr. LeRoy has worked closely with leaders and entrepreneurs in the tech industry to take all aspects of their lives to the next level. She has seen how important it is to educate executives on the importance of creating a healthy work-life balance which yields the highest return on investment in their overall health, wellness, and performance.
2001 S. Barrington Ave. Suite #116 Los Angeles California 90025
Dr. Julia Cat StevensonBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Stevenson is a board certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who was born and reared in Columbus, OH. She is grateful for the unique educational foundation she received from the Columbus Public Schools and the Columbus School for Girls. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hampton University with a degree in Biology and earned her medical doctorate at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. After completion of her medical education, she completed a rigorous plastic surgery residency at Penn State Hershey and was the first African-American to graduate from the distinguished program.
In addition to her surgical practice, Dr. Stevenson has a passion for community outreach and is a member of the EVMS-Sentara Community Advisory Board to address health inequities in Hampton Roads. She has also volunteered her services as a surgeon through medical mission work in Ghana with Anidaso Health and its affiliate, Salormey Volunteers Group.
Dr. Stevenson is committed to empowering patients through effective advocacy, education and the delivery of first-class care.
300 Medical Parkway, Suite 300 Chesapeake VA 23320
Dr. Pamela MiddletonIntegrative Pediatrician, Women’s Well-Being Coach, International Bestselling Author, Consultant and Speaker
Dr. Pamela J. Middleton, M.D., aka “Dr. Pam” is a respected integrative pediatrician, women’s well-being coach, international bestselling author, consultant and sought-after speaker on health and wellness. She speaks for organizations, youth and churches. Dr. Pam has been featured on TV, radio, print and online media.
Dr. Pam is the Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of PamMiddletonMD.com where through her programs and services she helps families achieve and maintain health and wellness through inside out healing. Dr. Pam founded a private practice in Newport Beach, CA where she specialized in integrative pediatrics which is a blend of alternative, holistic and traditional medical therapies. She incorporated clinical homeopathy, bioenergetic medicine and nutrition into her practice so that she could provide her patients with “the best of both worlds.” Dr. Pam currently works as a locum tenens (traveling) physician. She also offers holistic telemedicine, consultative services and women’s well-being coaching.
Dr. Pam has wowed audiences throughout the country with information on natural health and healing options that are not widely known. She regularly shares holistic health information online with her self-titled #MomHuddleNation making her “America’s Virtual Holistic Pediatrician.” Dr. Pam is passionate about spreading awareness pertaining to holistic healing options. She is very involved in community health initiatives and activities. Dr. Pam has authored five books and has two additional books coming soon.
Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Pam earned her undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, DC, her Doctorate of Medicine from Wayne University in Detroit, Michigan and completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She received a Diploma in Clinical Homeopathy from the Center for Education and Development of Homeopathy, completed the International College of BioEnergetic Medicine and the College of Executive Coaching Post-Graduate Certification Program in Positive Psychology Wellness and Well-being Coaching.
164 Market Street Suite 308 Charleston South Carolina 29401
Dr. Mary FlemingOB/GYN
When making the decision to leave full time clinical practice at a community hospital with patients, co-workers and friends that I loved, the transition was much like waking up on the other side of a career tornado. I’ve started down my own yellow brick road to destination unknown, looking forward to meeting some colorful new friends along the way. To document this journey, I was supposed to start blogging a year and a half ago when I started! I signed up for an account, picked my layout and theme. Then Locum Life happened. In addition to the clinical responsibilities of my current assignment, I was always in process of applying for my next position. I enjoy short assignments, 2-3 months… I feel like it gives me enough time to get a true sense of the local climate (both in the clinical space and the surrounding community). Conversely, I’m not there long enough to get too attached or caught up in the unique politics of any particular institution. The result: I was much busier than I thought I’d be.
Though my goal was to shed my leadership responsibilities before embarking on my locums journey, I was not only re-elected for one position, but volunteered to be heavily involved in a new organization. If that wasn’t enough, my quest to increase my streams of income led me to start doing case reviews on the side for additional income. As you can see, my blog time quickly dissipated. Over the past few months, several people have asked me “didn’t you say you were going to start a blog?” How I love accountability! My response, “do you think people would really be interested in what I have to say?” Well here’s the test, welcome to Living la Vida Locums!
Dr. Lattisha BilbrewOrthopaedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist
Dr. Bilbrew Consulting LLC three primary objectives are to educate and Inform the community on medical related issues, provide real time real estate services and investments, and identify and lead young people to obtaining a higher degree of education and training.
Country Advocate for children,the underserved, #healthequity, community engagement, lung/all CA & sickle cell.
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