EPISODE 007: Belonging in Medicine with Kathryn Doyle

Dr. Kathryn Doyle is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor who offers a general family practice with expertise in nutrition, hormone balance, and digestive health. She practices in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta alongside the expert Chiropractors and Massage Therapists at Core Health Centre.

Kathryn and Michelle dive deep into the concepts of belonging, real connections, awareness in the field on naturopathic medicine, and doctors and patients engaging and dealing in a human connection about health, respect and values. Based on the teachings of Brene Brown, Kathryn reveals the difference between belonging and fitting in, which is of crucial importance while in the means of creating meaningful bonds to people.

Listen to this rich episode about naturopathic medicine, health and real connections.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] Who is Kathryn Doyle and how she got where she is?

[3:41] How Kathryn decided she wanted to be a naturopathic doctor?

[6:31] Fitting in vs belonging.

[12:37] Being a professional and finding support in the community.

[16:33] Creating a feeling of belonging in medicine.

[20:04] Patients need to be in control of their own healths.

[21:56] What are the patient’s expectations when they first visit a naturopathic doctor?

[23:16] Naturopathic doctors need to be visible and transparent.

[24:40] Cultivating a powerful relationship with patients

[28:04] Self observation is crucial.

[30:03] Human connection

[31:26] Statistics about the effect of social isolation.

[33:30] Ways of facilitating a better connection between doctor and patient.

[37:20] Rapid fire questions with Rachel.

Continue on your wild journey…

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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, Brené Brown

Quotes and Tweetables:

“If I get to be me, I belong, if I get to be like you, I fit in.” #therebelpodcast #belonging

“Naturopathic doctors want patients to sit in the driver’s seat of their health.” #therebelpodcast #health #naturopathicmedicine

“Find yourself in the wilderness, what is it that really excites you?” #therebelpodcast #connectwithyourself

“Social isolation is the number one leading cause of mortality in the US.” #therebelpodcast #isolation #mortalityintheUS

“You can´t prescribe friends, but you can promote a meaningful connection between doctor and patient.” #therebelpodcast #isolation #connection

Relax. Don’t take yourself too seriously” #therebelpodcast #relax

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