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 20: As a Black Woman with Sola Adelowo

    Sometimes in life, we really can’t imagine what it’s like to be someone, unless we are in their shoes.  Explicit and implicit bias exists.  Racism exists, and with that, oppression.  Sola Adelowo and I talk about her experiences as a black woman- in the U.S., Switzerland, and in South Africa. ...


  2. Episode 19- Child Sexual Abuse with Marybeth Beers

    This is a topic that every parent should know about.⁠ If you are a survivor- how have you been managing your memories?⁠ Understandably – it is a very difficult topic.  But it is so unfortunately common-  when 1/3 girls and at least 1/5 boys are sexually abused before the age ...


  3. Episode 18: Second Victim Syndrome- A Doctor's Hidden Struggle, with Dr. Berry Armstrong

    The Second Victim Syndrome can occur when a health care professional makes a medical error and become traumatized by the event – manifesting psychological (such as shame, guilt, anxiety, grief, and depression), cognitive (such as burnout, secondary traumatic stress), and physical reactions that have a personal negative impact.  And second ...


  4. Episode 17: The Cautionary Tale of Ghosts with Jennifer Lyn

    What if there’s an afterlife, and life is not just as we believe it to be?  What if, at our death, going to the light as a spirit, is a choice?  As Jennifer Lyn discusses in this interview, there are earthbound spirits who were once human. Some remain angry. ...


  5. Episode 16: The Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

    Rabbi Eli Cohen and I speak about the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.  Kabbalah is a discipline and school of thought in Jewish mysticism, to explain the relationship between the unchanging and eternal God.  We talk about how God moves in mysterious ways, how the essence of God could have always been ...