The WoMed

The WoMed

Join The WoMed where host Danielle Maltby (@dmmaltby) chats all things Women in Medicine. This nursing vet brings humor, reality, and a serious passion for what she does to discussions on self-care, mental health, emerging healthcare trends, education, and so much more. Nothing is off limits so come prepared to laugh, (maybe cry), and definitely listen in on meaningful conversations Dani has with some of the industry’s biggest experts and thought-leaders. This is a space to discuss, debate, and celebrate all things Women in Medicine.Be sure to subscribe, rate, review, and follow us on Instagram @TheWoMed!

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March 29, 2021 21 min
In this special episode, D opens up about an unexpected year, a new career trajectory, and the future of the WoMed.  To check out The WoMed necklaces head to https://becomeunlocked.com/collections/unlocked-x-danielle-maltby  Plus, be sure to subscribe, rate, and review, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoMed. Remember to submit your weekly Nurse D Energy moments to D on Instagram — we love reading and sharing them!  L...
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This week on the WoMed we take a journey with Mackenzie Kimes, certified pediatric nurse and nurse educator. While we touch on her admirable career, this episode largely focuses on her harrowing journey as a pediatric patient, trying desperately to get answers to complicated health problems. Ultimately, her journey made her the nurse she is today, committed to paying forward the same kindness she received and educating others to pr...
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This week D is joined by O&P’s 2019 Women of the Year and CEO of Innovative Prosthetics, Lisa Morgan. Lisa teaches us all about the world of prosthetics, starting with her surprising start to her career. D and Lisa dive into it all, including cost, insurance, and mechanics. Lisa shares the amazing work the ACA is doing to advocate for amputees, and breaks down propulsion technology and microprocessors. Lisa also discusses an ex...
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You’re in for an amazing conversation this week as we are joined by a wonderful psychiatrist, Dr. Vania Manipod. D and Vania touch on a wide range of topics, including International Women’s Day, social media, and the perfect matcha latte! D opens up about her struggles with comparing herself to others and speaking out on social media. Vania discusses how she got into psychiatry and the education required, the differences between ps...
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This week on the WoMed, we have the pleasure of hearing from our first ever certified nurse midwife, Tanya Tringali! Tanya discusses midwifery school, distanced education programs, and the vast range of care midwives offer. She also shares the need for continuing education for older midwives to ensure they can offer transgender healthcare and to ensure their practice is able to serve all women. D and Tanya dive into the primary bar...
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This week on the WoMed, we have our first chiropractor, Dr. Raven Bradley! She talks about the incredible moment that made her want to become a chiropractor, what the schooling is like, her favorite and least favorite part of the job, and advice for others looking to join the field. Y’all, what she does is magic — healing people in incredible and at times inexplicable ways. D and Dr. Bradley also discuss the impacts of COVID and th...
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This week, D is joined by medical speech-language pathologist Lauren Sharpe-Payne. She dives into why she became an SLP, the schooling required, and her favorite and least favorite parts of the job. Lauren and D discuss the white and female-dominated history of the field, but how that is beginning to change with the help of people like Lauren. With her Instagram, YouTube, and mentorship program, Lauren raises awareness for healthca...
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This week on the podcast, D is joined by travel nurse Beatris Gomez who is currently on a crisis assignment battling COVID on the frontlines in Texas. In this episode, Beatris educates on and distinguishes between a travel assignment and a crisis assignment, and discusses how her transient career affects her relationship. She shares what the pay is like as a crisis nurse and what made her want to get into the healthcare industry. S...
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February 1, 2021 60 min
OG Bachelor fans, this one is for you. We have the first ever bachelorette, Trista Sutter! Did you know that Trista was a pediatric physical therapist? In this episode they discuss her career and why she quit practicing, patient advocacy, and the importance of healthcare professionals being open-minded to different types of medicine. They dive into the headaches of insurance, the journey Trista and her family have been on to find a...
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This week on The WoMed, Danielle is joined by an old friend and coworker, Shemeka Davis! Shemeka now works as a family nurse practitioner in oncology. She discusses her path to oncology, why she wanted to become an FNP, and how she copes with the mortality rate in her new role. She also shares the versatility and benefits of being an FNP, but also how she misses those hands-on skills she used to practice daily. Shemeka and D remini...
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Welcome to Season 3 of The WoMed! In the season premiere, Danielle is joined by the incredibly inspiring Clare Surette, who is living with Crohn’s disease. Clare talks all about destigmatizing Crohn’s and appreciating your body through it all. She opens up about the lack of resources she has found, but how social media helps her feel seen, heard, and connect with others. She discusses mental health, the pandemic, her education back...
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December 21, 2020 49 min
It’s the season 2 finale! In the episode today, D is joined by author of Stress in Medicine, professor, and ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Nina Ahuja. They discuss how she found her passion, finding balance, and getting everything done with her busy schedule and impressive resume. Dr. Ahuja discusses the impacts of COVID on residents and med students now amongst so much uncertainty. She also highlights the lack of formalized leadership tr...
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This week D is joined by 4th year med student and President of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Osose Oboh! They discuss the residency application process, ranking interviews, how the pandemic has affected the process, and the greatest challenge she has faced in med school. Osose discusses her work with SNMA, a non-profit that focuses on diversifying the face of medicine, and how she worked her way up the program to...
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This week on The WoMed, we’re treated to a conversation with the CEO of Modern Fertility, Afton Vechery. This episode is all about understanding your reproductive health and body, whether you want kids, or not! Modern Fertility services people with ovaries, who simply want to learn more about their bodies, AND they make this information affordable and accessible. D chats with Afton about the lack of resources available, freezing yo...
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This week, Danielle is joined by the lovely Amanda Garren. Amanda is a social worker and the president of Nashville Angels, a non-profit supporting children and caretakers in the foster care system. She shares how she discovered her passion for social work, and how she takes care of her own mental health in such a demanding field. She discusses what schooling and classes are like for social work, and the value of integrated healthc...
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This week Danielle is joined by TWO special guests: twin nurses, Sarah and Jenna! They talk about getting into navy nursing, their first station duty in Virginia, plus what it’s like to leave the navy. We learn about their dream to open up their own med spa, their background in a military and nursing family, and their craziest experiences on shift, including a surprise delivery and ingested magnets. D, Sarah, and Jenna chat stories...
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This week’s guest is neonatologist Dr. Kate! Passionate about babies and baby physiology, she splits her time between being an attendant in the NICU and the lab where she studies inflammation biology and nanoparticles for therapy. In today's episode, she and host D get into the joys (and sometimes woes) of working in the NICU, gush over the cuteness of preemies, and express their appreciation for NICU nurses. Dr. Kate also shar...
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Its been a long time coming but the WoMed finally has on its first PA-C guest! This week, host D chats with is Xochitl Renteln, a PA-C that specializes in aesthetics in dermatology and  telemedicine. Those considering the PA route, PAs in training,  and those who just don’t know much about the PA role alike should be sure to tune in! Xochitl shares with D how she found her way to her current specialization, what exactly a PA does, ...
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This week on the WoMed, host D is diving into stem careers with soon to be doctor Devon Pawley. Devon is a PhD candidate in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Miami who is developing point of care diagnostics for remote communities to manage disease spread. Devon goes into what it's been like creating diagnostic technologies for COVID, the contrast between academia and industry when comes to her research ar...
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This week’s guest is Kaitlyn Eder who happens to be The WoMed’s first ever psych nurse! Kaitlyn has worked in psych units across the lifespan but her passion mainly lies with adult acute care. Kaitlyn and D debunk misconceptions about the specialization and emphasize the importance of removing stigmas about mental health at large. The two also talk about the need for mental health training throughout the medical field, the downside...
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