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 25: Racial Injustices in Medicine

    Racial injustices exist in the U.S., and the implicit and explicit bias that exists contributes to racial disparities in healthcare.  I talked with psychiatrist Dr. Norman Reynolds, MD, about racism in the United States, and how it has affected the practice of medicine historically up until now – as it ...


  2. Episode 24: Self-Care with Dr. Jessica Murphy

    Self-care is good for your health and well-being!  Sometimes we can’t control the stressors in our lives, but we can control how we react to them.  And when we take care of ourselves — and we take care of our mind, body, and spirit — we are building our resilience ...


  3. Episode 23: Lifestyle Is Prevention with Dr. Nicole Harkin

    It’s amazing to think that simple lifestyle changes can have such a huge and powerful impact – but they do!  You have so much control over your own health! Dr. Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC, is a preventive cardiologist, and in this episode we talk about sustainable lifestyle changes as prevention, ...


  4. Episode 22: What We Still Carry with Dr. Chris Fahrenbach

    In this week’s episode, I speak with Dr. Christine Fahrenbach, PhD,  about what we still carry in our lives.  What if the truth has always been that we are all worthy of a beautiful life? Life can be stressful for all of us.  But among people who have had trauma in ...


  5. Episode 21- Energy Vampires with Lisa Campion

    Energy vampires are people who drain your emotional energy, and if you really have one in your life, it may feel as if they are feeding off of your life force.  They are everywhere.  They can be your partner, your friend, your workmate, your client, or your patient.  And sometimes ...