Lost / Found

--- Dr. Michelle Choi ---

My name is Dr. Michelle Choi, and I'm an Internal Medicine doctor in Santa Cruz, CA. I left my medical career in September, 2020, to become a podcaster. I practiced medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings for over 10 years, before making the major life decision to leave my traditional career as a doctor. I do not believe that we're doing enough to get to the underlying causes of what is causing illness. And the way in which healthcare is structured in our nation, if doctors simply don't have the time to talk with our patients, or if it's much easier to get insurance coverage for a pill for depression rather than counseling, whom are we really helping? Why not do more than just putting a band-aid on the issue? After years of frustration, I decided to leave the career I'd worked my whole life for, in search of what may contribute to our feeling whole. I believe that we all have the capacity to be who we really are, not just a whiff of who we are. And perhaps by being honest with ourselves, can we unlock the key to our own healing, and find our path to a meaningful life. Join me on the Lost/Found podcast, as we contemplate the components of true health. Be your true advocate! Dare to be inspired!!

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Episode 35: Celtic Spirituality: The Soul's Friend

    We live in a society where we focus on the external or only that which we can see. But what if we’re more than that? To be whole, our complexity requires acknowledgement. If we strive for balance in our lives, we need to consider not only the exterior but also ...


  2. Episode 34: The Gift of Love

    We have Monica Martinez, MPA, on the show today, to talk about her family’s experiences with foster care and adoption.  She is the Chief Executive Officer of Encompass Community Services, Santa Cruz County’s largest health and human services nonprofit, where she provides vision for large-scale change at ...


  3. Episode 33: Cocooning with Oriana Gliessman

    On today’s episode, my friend Oriana Gliessman talks to us about her life, as she has been separated from her husband for over a year, and they have decided to end their marriage.  In this thoughtful, insightful, and honest conversation, she uses the caterpillar metaphor of cocooning to describe her life ...


  4. Episode 32: Improving Your Fertility, Naturally

    Infertility is fairly common in the United States, as it impacts about 15% of couples.  Fertility is also known to steadily decline with age.  Infertility can affect one or both partners- about a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman, a third of the cases can ...


  5. Episode 31: Reincarnation with Dr. Jim Tucker, MD

    Is it possible for our consciousness to survive physical death? On this episode, I speak with Dr. Jim Tucker, MD, who is a Psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, and is the director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, as he ...