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 15: In VaginaLand with Dr. Heidi Olander

    I speak with Dr. Heidi Olander, MD, who is an Ob-gyn physician at Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Cruz about Vaginas, Vulvas, Women’s Libido, Menopause, and other Women’s Health issues.  Often times misunderstood, perhaps uncomfortable as well, Dr. Olander and I talk about the state of the vagina, our ...


  2. Episode 14: Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Josie Teresi

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental condition in which people are self-centered, have an inflated opinion of their own selves, have a deep need for admiration and attention, and lack empathy for others.  They are in love with a self image.  But when a self image is not ...


  3. Episode 13: End of Life Experiences with Dr. Christopher Kerr

    I speak with Dr. Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD, who is a hospice physician and end of life researcher, about end of life experiences.  He wrote “Death Is But a Dream,” which is based on Dr. Kerr’s extensive research with hospice patients and their families - which highlights and ...


  4. Episode 12: Domestic Violence in Silicon Vallley with Ruth Darlene

    Abusers walk amongst us.  In the U.S. - 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.  But this number does not include the more subtle forms of abuse, including emotional, financial, coercive control, and ...


  5. Episode 11: Calling In the Calling Out Culture with Loretta Ross

    The process of calling out in our culture today can be dehumanizing and vicious. An Activist and Professor at Smith College, Loretta Ross talks about how derisive calling out is, and brings up a more productive and humane approach. She describes Calling In, which is a call out ...