Describe the person and provider you are striving to be. My mission is to connect with patients and provide them support, healing, positive energy, confidence and love. I do this […]
Women in Health
Top row (left to right): Smile Carolina Dental Group, Dr. Virginia Gregory; Sleep Better South Carolina, Dr. Dana Blalock; Restorative Arts Dental Laboratory, Rachel Clark; Restorative Arts Dental Laboratory, Kristi Martin; Charleston Health, Dr. Amanda McNabb; Lowcountry Power Yoga, Heather Downs; Coastal Vascular & Vein Center, Kendal Bittner; Mount Pleasant Eye Surgeons, Dr. Nicole Legare; Grace Physical Therapy, Deepa Patel; Mount Pleasant Gardens, Judi Annunziata; Mount Pleasant Gardens, Renee Snipe; Joint Effort Movement Center, Courtney Stearn; Mount Pleasant Gardens, Leanne Lovin; Joint Effort Movement Center, Cindy Malone; MUSC Wellness Center, Alicia O'Connor; Joint Effort Movement Center, Jenny Cheek. Bottom row (left to right): Charleston Dental Arts, Dr. Araby Ammons: Kari Ryan Dentistry, Dr. Shauna Fletcher; Kari Ryan Dentistry, Dr. Kari Ryan; Kari Ryan Dentistry, Dr. Alexa Williamson; Breast Implant Safety Alliance, Maria Gmitro; Water's Edge Dentistry, Dr. Nicole Dalhkemper; Cypress Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Sarah Wharton; The Village at Summerville, Tonya Shelton; The Village at Summerville, Kristen Cusack; Joint Effort Movement Center, Gina Aicardi.
- Photo by Jenn Cady
This second edition of Women in Health is HealthLinks’ way of celebrating and thanking the leaders who share their intellect, compassion and perseverance every day. Because of them, our community receives the care and resources needed to be healthy and happy.
Their answers to a few questions offer their personal truths and insights, not only as health care professionals but as mothers and daughters, wives and widows balancing others’ expectations with their own aspirations. The answers they shared also confirm their belief that being a woman in health care offers a distinct advantage: the ability to evoke and deliver empathy, trust and compassion in their offices and with their patients. Enjoy their impressive and inspirational stories. To these women and all other leaders in the health care profession – thank you.
What or who inspires you? (Jenny) I am continuously inspired by those whose quality of life has suffered and are in search of someone who cares, listens and validates their […]
How would you describe your journey to becoming the doctor you are today? I have been a general and cosmetic dentist for over 30 years. However, 10 years ago, I […]
How would you describe your journey to becoming the health leader you are today? Most of us were introduced to long-term care through a relative or friend that we cared […]
What routines and habits help you prepare for, or recover from, a day’s challenges? I wake up each morning and make myself a cup of coffee after making sure all […]
How would you describe your journey to becoming the dentist you are today? My journey has been challenging but ultimately extremely rewarding. I knew from a young age that I […]
How do you respond to the challenges of being a woman in the health care field? One of the greatest challenges in CAM medicine is introducing a different paradigm into […]
How would you describe your journey to becoming the dentist you are today? Over the last 35 years, I have completed hundreds of hours of continuing dental education and training […]
“Being fully present when talking to people makes the biggest difference in the way you treat someone.” How would you describe your journey to becoming the health leader you are […]
What routines and habits help you prepare for, or recover from, a day’s challenges? My favorite routine to prepare myself for the day is my morning coffee. It is the […]
How would you describe your journey to becoming a health leader today? My journey to becoming a yoga teacher and now co-owner of Lowcountry Power Yoga, LLC, started as any […]
How would you describe your journey to becoming the health leader you are today? My parents always encouraged me to participate in sporting activities, which led me to choose an […]