Dr. Mehrdad Soleimani is the assistant medical director of the Temecula Valley Hospital Emergency Department. Podcast host, Dr. Andea Austin works with Dr. Soleimani and selected him as the first of many guests to be featured as allies to women in medicine. Dr. Austin selected him due to his welcoming and empowering style, which she appreciated as a new physician at their site.
Dr. Soleimani is a well-being champion. He shares his interesting life journey immigrating to the United States from Iran in his teens. He then became a nurse, and later an emergency medicine physician after a few years of general surgery residency. We discuss how all of these experiences influence our stories and the power of human connection.
Dr. Soleimani is also the co-owner of Neo Med Spa (IG @neomedaesthetics) in Temecula. In Part 2, we discuss some of the challenging trends as medicine becomes more corporate and how physicians can gain more autonomy through opening their own practices.
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