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Jul 18, 2018

Dr. Nicole Swiner is a family physician, mother of two, author, speaker, professor and owner of her own publishing company. Her interests include: minority health, women’s health, and pediatrics. She is an author of many books including, “How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex: 12 Ways to Balance Mind, Body and Spirit.” In this episode, she talks to us about how she thought of the idea to write this book, and how we can all apply it to our busy lives as physicians to gain health and happiness.  

 In this episode, you will learn:

  • Her definition of the Superwoman Complex.
  • How the complex specifically applies to women physicians.
  • Her tips to balance mind, body and spirit along with everything else in life.
  • How important it is to outsource and delegate things in your life.
  • Why she decided to write the book and how she got started as an author.
  • How she started her own publishing company to self publish her work.
  • Her tips on how to become an author and start writing when you’re busy.
  • Why she enjoys public speaking and how you can get speaking gigs too.

Dr. Swiner did her undergraduate studies at Duke University, and obtained her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. From there, she decided Family Medicine was for her, and completed her residency at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Currently Dr. Swiner is an adjunct associate professor at U.N.C.’s Family Medicine Department in Durham, North Carolina.

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Quotes from Nicole Swiner, MD:

  • “It sounds easy, but it’s probably the hardest thing, it’s to say no.”
  • “It all comes back to self care.”
  • “Don’t feel stuck. Do what makes you happy!”
  • “We have huge amounts of knowledge and experience that we can share with the world.”

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