Melanin & Medicine: Helping Black Women in Healthcare Thrive in Life, Career and Business

S2 - Episode 6: How Dr. Dedra Beckles Is Building a Spirituality-Led Practice to Provide Freedom and Safety in Healthcare for Black Communities

March 09, 2022 Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo
Melanin & Medicine: Helping Black Women in Healthcare Thrive in Life, Career and Business
S2 - Episode 6: How Dr. Dedra Beckles Is Building a Spirituality-Led Practice to Provide Freedom and Safety in Healthcare for Black Communities
Show Notes

Dr. Dedra Beckles is a family physician who pivoted out of the corporate medicine space after 16 years to create — together with her partner who is a licensed clinical psychologist — a spiritually integrated practice, designed to promote true healing for black communities. They are providing physical health services, behavioral health services, social services, and spiritual support,  helping patients of color achieve exceptional levels of health and wellness without the fear of racism and discrimination that is rife rife in corporate medical systems.

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In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss how It's never too late to pivot into into the work you are supposed to be doing and the avenues available to help you start to move it into reality.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • The shift that occurs when you feel a God-led desire to move away from what you felt would be your “forever job” and into your own healthcare business
  • How to stand in who we are authentically as black women in this the healthcare space — in all of our power and all of our glory
  • How to conquer “imposter syndrome” and the feelings of difficulty experienced when moving into your own entrepreneurial space
  • Understanding that corporate medicine isn’t immune to anti-Blackness, and how we protecting ourselves from it by moving into our own spiritual-led practices

…and much more!

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigineous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.

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LINKS MENTIONED

https://www.brookings.edu/research/5-building-blocks-to-help-achieve-greater-health-equity/#:~:text=These%20include%20a%20national%20commitment,designed%20financial%20assistance%20for%20coverage.