About this Episode of SAGEClinician:
On this episode of SAGEClinician I have the privilege of speaking with Reeger Cortell, FNP. She is likely one of the very first NPs to podcast. Her topic is also her area of clinical expertise…weight loss surgery.
On the podcast, she not only talks about issues of weight loss, but also the transformation that takes place for all her patients. Indeed podcasting itself has plenty of life lessons.
During our conversation, Reeger referenced a blog post she wrote, that is appropriate for all of us in our lives:
Reflections of a Boat Rocker: 7 Tips to Help You Stand Up, Make Waves, and Not Get Sea Sick or Thrown Overboard
- Get clearer on what you want and why you want it.
- Get clear on what you don’t want and why you don’t want it.
- Nobody will call you out or test your convictions more than you yourself.
- Have compassion for those in the boat with you.
- Be willing to do the work, your work.
- Don’t be afraid to Jump Ship (if needed)
- It is all worth it.
Personally…I love all of them, but how about you, which of these lessons is your favorite? You’ll find her complete post here.
WHO is Reeger Cortell, FNP-C?
Reeger Cortell, is the podcaster behind the WeightLossSurgeryPodcast. She is a FNP and works in Bariatric surgery in Southern Oregon. I love how she describes herself:
Recovering public school and then art school student, world travel and restless nomad turned BSN RN (after a voice told me to “go to nursing school”) wife to Adam and second mom to one daughter then first mom to another daughter who then became a WOCN, then an MSN/FNP and RNFA and diligent student of ALL things bariatric surgical care who then launched a podcast to offer a more creative way to care for bariatric patients while casting a wider net for receives that care (who is really simply interested in the transformative process of how a person makes the whole body/spirit leap into claiming their WHOLE HEARTED LIFE no matter how they define it).
References made in todays show:
- Reeger on Twitter
- Reeger on Facebook
- School of Podcasting
- Podcast Answer Man