We curated panel discussions based on the lecture in the Even Doctors Need Life Lessons series.

Specifically, this discussion centers around lecture 14 in the series, called Disrupting the Expert Model: Using Experience as a Way to Connect with Others: Maureen Hunter



Dr. Amelia L. Bueche


Physician, Parent, Athlete, Coach, Writer, Entrepreneur
Founder and Director of This Osteopathic Life



Dr. Nora Vasquez


Dr. Nora Vasquez is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician with over 12 years of experience working at a major University clinic and outpatient community health care center. She understands how overwhelming it feels to meet the demands of clinical medicine while also trying to be the best partner/parent for your loved ones at home. Over time, the stress and daily grind takes a toll leaving many physicians disillusioned and exhausted. As a Physician Life Coach with Faith based values, she helps physicians create a resilient mindset to better manage the stress of practicing medicine while also balancing family life. Her mission is to “Heal the Healers” and help her clients achieve their personal and professional goals. Coaching empowers physicians to create the clarity, peace and blueprint to thrive. As a coach, Dr. Vasquez works with physicians every step of the way to achieve a healthier mindset, accomplish their goals and feel joy again!


Colin Zhu, DO, DipABLM

Dr. Colin Zhu


Dr. Colin Zhu is board certified in family practice/OMT and lifestyle medicine. Passionate about the intersection of medicine, food, and nutrition, Dr. Zhu trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition following the completion of his medical degree. To share his unique blend of medical knowledge with a wider audience, Dr. Zhu launched TheChefDoc in 2017, an online wellness and lifestyle education platform which has been featured in several publications. Dr. Zhu is an international speaker, the author of “Thrive Medicine: How To Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life,“ and the podcast host of Thrive Bites in which he interviews the latest health and wellness experts about incorporating a plant-powered lifestyle, enhancing emotional wellness, and creating a thriving mindset! He is also the creator/director of a self-educational masterclass series called The THR5 Formula™ where he combines inspiration, education, and practical tools on how to THRIVE! Here you will learn the 5 To THR5™ Pillars: Food As Medicine, Functional Fitness, Relationships, Community, & Emotional Resilience! Currently, he is based in the Southern California area and has a virtual lifestyle medical practice called TheChefDoc Lifestyle Medicine. 


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Dr. Payal Gahyal


DrPayal Patel Ghayal is an Integrative Pediatrician and Parent Coach


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Dr. Pam Dyne


Dr Dyne received a medical degree from University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1991. In 1995, she completed a residency in the specialty of Emergency Medicine at UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers


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Dr. Ursula Lang


Board certified in Anatomic Pathology. Her primary area of practice is dermatological pathology. Dr. Lang received her M.D./Ph.D. degrees from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She went on to complete anatomic pathology training at the University of California, San Francisco in a physician-scientist track where she pursued translational research in melanocyte biology with Dr. Robert Judson and Dr. Iwei Yeh. She also completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at Stanford University and has received several awards from the American Society of Dermatopathology.


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