Should You Fire Your Doctor? | Dr. Olevia Metry

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Hello, Health Investor!

Welcome back to another episode of The Health Investment Podcast!

Today, you’re gonna hear from Dr. Olevia Metry. 

Dr. Metry is a board certified family physician. She finished medical school 6 years ago, trained in Florida for 3 years, and has been working in primary and urgent care since completing her training. 

While in medical school, Dr. Metry developed a love for nutrition, wellness, and fitness. Unfortunately, it wasn’t because of medical school that this happened; it was because her mom suffered from a major heart attack and had to have open heart surgery. 

Since then, she’s dedicated her life to prevention that starts at home, not with a prescription. She loves empowering her patients to take on a significant role in their care as her partner in treatment. No habits are ever changed by sheer force. 

In the episode, Dr. Metry shares ways in which you—as a patient—can advocate for yourself, what to do if your doctor rushes you out the door and doesn’t listen to your concerns, questions to ask as you “interview” different doctors, and more! I had the absolute BEST time chatting with Dr. Metry and know you’re gonna love her as much as I do!

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Alright, it’s time to hear from Dr. Metry…enjoy!

MINUTE-BY-MINUTE BREAKDOWN OF THE EP:

3:15 | Dr. Olevia Metry’s background, specifically what led her to become a family medicine doctor

8:18 | Dr. Metry explains what nutrition training is like in med school

14:39 | Why do many doctors not discuss nutrition and lifestyle modifications with their patients?

18:50 | Dr. Metry discusses the role of genetics vs. lifestyle choices when it comes to weight gain

22:38 | We dive deep into Dr. Metry’s favorite topic: patients advocating for themselves! She explains when you should fire your doctor.

33:21 | What if your doctor doesn’t want to talk about nutrition and lifestyle modifications but you do? Dr. Metry gives her advice…

44:19 | Questions Dr. Metry asks her own doctors before she “hires” them

48:00 | Has Dr. Metry learned anything from her patients that she didn’t learn in med school?


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