Nov 6, 2023
Dr. Simarta Brennan-Prescod and I discuss ways to thrive with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), including advocating for yourself in the healthcare system and connecting with a community. Self-compassion is key as we navigate addressing our health and the health of our loved ones. Dr. Brennan-Prescod also discusses caring for her son who was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease, and self-care.
Dr. Simarta Brennan-Prescod, is a board-certified primary care doctor at Optum Primary Care's Northeast location in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her background is in internal medicine, nephrology, and hypertensive care. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and completed her residency at Overlook Hospital, an affiliate of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. She completed nephrology fellowship training at St Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. She is a motivational speaker, Multiple Sclerosis activist, and Elementary School activist for getting kids interested in healthcare. Her passion is helping patients and parents with chronic disease, such as MS, navigate their workspace and jobs to be effective communicators of their needs, advocate for living in their authenticity while maintaining their privacy.
She is a practicing physician for the last 17 years and she has had the unique experience of being a doctor, a patient, and a caregiver to a child with congenital heart disease in the US healthcare system. This has driven her to share her story via her new book May 2023. The book is called “The Parts We Don’t Talk About!” The book addresses biases during medical training from colleagues, racial inequality while seeking professional growth, pregnancy, and the treatment of doctors living with chronic disease, such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Her goal is learn, grow, and teach from her own journey.
In her spare time, she enjoys creating art projects with her 3 kids (9, 7 and 7) and restoration of furniture. She loves scuba diving, traveling and reading.
If you need to schedule a free one-to-one call with her, reach out on her website. www.drsimarta.com. This is the first step to creating change in your life.
Three reasons to get her book today:
1. Learn how to use her steps to go from surviving to thriving
2. Let’s start developing skills to handle caregiver burnout
3. Let’s start changing our work life so we can be happy for 7 hours a day, rather than being stuck and burnt out.
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