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My name is Marilyn Roderick, certified health coach and practicing MD for over 40 years. After attending Stanford Medical School, my life and work has taken me across much of the United States, including California, Hawaii, and North Carolina. I have owned several private practices, undertaken epidemiological research, staffed government-funded clinics, and provided compassionate care to residents of local men's prisons.

After my years of experience as a primary care physician, I experienced firsthand how a major medical event or diagnosis can change your life.  In the last seven years, I suffered a major stroke that left me unable to speak, invasive cancer requiring radiation and chemotherapy, and a back surgery that required me to relearn how to walk.  Throughout those experiences, I relied heavily on family and friends, realizing later that not everyone has the support network or medical experience that I did to be able to deal with these situations, along with the challenges of everyday life. These events led me to learn more about health coaching, and ultimately to achieve my certification of mastery in coaching. With 30+ years in medicine and personal experience with the challenges of medical crises, I am ready to provide support and encouragement to all, no matter what you are facing.

 

With the outbreak of COVID-19, I revisited my experiences as one of the first infection control nurses in the United States, and a hospital epidemiologist to help educate about the details of the novel coronavirus. I began hosting weekly virtual workshops on Facebook and Zoom, entitled Coping with COVID. The idea behind these sessions is to trade fear for facts, and translate complicated medical jargon into plain English. I am also implementing my training as a health coach to offer insight into coping methods to deal with the everyday stress and anxiety that a worldwide pandemic causes.

 

When I am not working, I spend time gardening with my wonderful husband and cooking up a storm with my millennial daughter. I also play mom to our little dog Annie, who loves to play with my daughter’s fur babies, accompanied by singing (or squawking) parrots in the background!

My name is Marilyn Roderick, certified health coach and practicing MD for over 30 years. After attending Stanford Medical School, my life and work has taken me across much of the United States, including California- Bay Area, Hawaii-Remote north shore Kauai, Oahu-Honolulu, and North Carolina-Mountains, Piedmont and now Coast. I have owned several private practices, undertaken epidemiological and

new medicine research, staffed government-funded clinics, and provided compassionate care to residents of local prisons.

After my years of experience as a primary care physician, I experienced firsthand how a major medical event or diagnosis can change your life.  In the last several years, I suffered a major

stroke that left me unable to speak, invasive cancer requiring radiation and chemotherapy, and two back surgeries, each of which required me to relearn how to walk. Throughout those experiences, I relied heavily on family and friends, realizing later that not everyone has the support network and especially the  medical experience that I did to be able to cope with and conquer these obstacles. I longed for someone who could help me to bare this burden that would not impact their lives. I learned about health coaching, and ultimately achieved my certification in mastery of coaching. With 30+ years in medicine and personal experience with the challenges of medical crises, I am ready to provide support and encouragement to all, no matter what you are facing.

 

With the outbreak of COVID-19, I revisited my experiences as one of the first infection control nurses in the United States, and a hospital epidemiologist to help educate about the details of the novel coronavirus. I began hosting weekly virtual workshops on Facebook and Zoom, entitled Coping with COVID. The idea behind these sessions is to trade fear for facts, and translate complicated medical jargon into plain English. These sessions can be found on my YouTube channel. I am also implementing my training as a health coach to offer insight into coping methods to deal with the everyday stress and anxiety that a worldwide pandemic causes.

 

When I am not working, I spend time gardening with my wonderful husband and cooking up a storm with my millennial daughter. I also play mom to our little dog Annie, who loves to play with my daughter’s fur babies, accompanied by singing (or squawking) parrot in the background!

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