Menders: Lead from Within with Dr. Nicola De Paul

Exploring alternatives to primary care with Dr. Cindy Rubin

August 08, 2022 Dr. Nicola De Paul Season 1 Episode 18
Menders: Lead from Within with Dr. Nicola De Paul
Exploring alternatives to primary care with Dr. Cindy Rubin
Show Notes

Leaving your day job as a physician may be the only way forward if you are stuck in a toxic healthcare environment.

Dr. Cindy Rubin shares her story of taking a leap of faith from the traditional healthcare system into her practice as a direct primary care pediatrician. 

For Cindy, making this transition allowed her to create a fulfilling work life where she can structure her patient interactions so that she has plenty of time for healing interactions with her patients and still makes it home for dinner every night. 

And most importantly, taking this leap of faith has challenged her to take full ownership of her value as a human being in a healing profession. 

Listen to find out: 

  • How she went from missing dinner and bedtime with her family every night to creating a flexible schedule that allows her to attend her children’s school lunches and baseball games!
  • How she used a bold publication to connect with a community of like-minded physicians who applauded her as she highlighted the challenges in her health system! 
  • Why you need to connect with a community of like-minded clinicians and a simple way to find people who will champion your worth in your health system!

Here are some of my favorite quotable moments from this episode: 

  • “It was manageable, and suddenly zero to 60, it was like I was exactly where I had been, and I realized I couldn’t do this. I’d gotten a taste of what it could be like to be able to see fewer patients a day” 

-          Dr. Cindy Rubin 

“Something shifts when people take on a systemic level of responsibility and take on the system’s values. It’s important to me to question that….if we change our values and commit to changing our values, I believe things can happen differently!”

-          Me! (Dr. Nicola De Paul)

This episode will get you thinking, laughing, and motivated to reach out to your community of colleagues. 

It’s time to value ourselves. 

Dr. Cindy Rubin is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist who decided to transition out of the healthcare system and chart her own path.

Additional Resources: 

 To connect with Dr. Cindy Rubin, find her at In-Touch Pediatrics & Lactation -

Cindy Rubin - "It's not me it's the system" -