“That’s the thing, when people start to approach their life in different ways, they start to see just how their life can change.” -Philippe Douyon MD
In this episode, Gabriella talks with neurologist Dr. Philippe Douyon. Dr. Douyon is a highly respected author, runs the Inle Brainfit Institute, and is a huge proponent of controlling brain health in order to support your overall health. Gabriella and Dr. Douyon speak about his personal journey, coping with renal failure that began as a young man, through college and medical school, and through two renal transplants, one of which was just recently. They speak about how chronic illness does not define us, how the inner workings of the brain affect our health and well-being, and how our thoughts are the one thing in this world that we can control. Tune in to hear how some simple changes can change the path you’re on, and get you on the path you envision for yourself!
Dr. Douyon is a board certified neurologist. He completed his residency at New York University and did his fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical in clinical neurophysiology.
Neuroplasticity: Your Brain’s Superpower: Change Your Brain and Change Your Life by Dr. Philippe Douyon
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Coach Gabriella Dennery MD
Life Coach Gabriella Dennery, MD OMD is passionate about helping busy physicians rediscover the joy of their calling. She draws on her training as a physician, a musician, and an ordained non-denominational minister in addition to health & wellness and life coaching to offer professionals from all walks of life the benefit of her broad experience and deep insights.
You can find Gabriella as one of the co-creators of STAT: Quick Wins To Get Your Life Back.
The daughter of a psychiatrist mother and a neurosurgeon father, both from Haiti, Gabriella and her five siblings were expected to choose from five noble callings: Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, or Agronomy (caring for the delicate soil of Haiti).
Gabriella, an innately gifted healer and teacher, chose Medicine and graduated with honors from Howard University College of Medicine, “The Mecca.” Following her residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Gabriella moved to New York City to serve as an attending physician and clinical instructor in Harlem and later as medical director and attending physician at SUNY Downstate Bedford-Stuyvesant satellite clinic in Brooklyn.
Her greatest joy as a primary care physician was supporting her patients, shepherding them to Aha moments, and nurturing positive shifts in perspective that measurably improved their health and wellbeing–a strength that makes Gabriella so effective as a coach.
After more than ten years of practicing internal medicine, Gabriella chose to explore the integration of medicine, music, and ministry to promote better health of her fellow physicians by becoming a physician coach. She successfully coaches physicians to prevent and/or navigate through physician burnout, reach career and personal goals, clarify and take actionable steps to achieve their own personal vision, and is well known for helping doctors at all stages of their careers, from students to residents/fellows to practicing physicians. She maintains her work-life balance by playing percussion and violin, composing music, and enjoying a very fun and fulfilling marriage.