Interview with Dr. Lara Salyer

If you want to reclaim the best parts of your career after going through burnout, you'll want to hear how Dr. Lara Salyer did just that.

During this week's interview, she describes how she felt when she realized that something wasn't right in her career as an employed family physician practicing in southern Wisconsin.

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Reclaim the Best Parts of Your Practice

Dr. Lara Salyer is a functional medicine physician, speaker and mentor. She is a graduate of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, and certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2017, she left a traditional family medicine practice to open her Functional Medicine Consulting Practice. Furthermore, she is also the creator of the Right Brain Rescue Program, which we discuss during our interview.

She has created a unique practice, using personalized visits, group workshops, and online master classes. Her practice is a cash-based business ideal for patients who crave a practical approach to health and wellness, smarter diagnostic testing, and nutrition and non-prescription supplements.


During our conversation, Lara explains the planning that went into building a truly unique consulting practice. As a result of her efforts, it incorporates everything she enjoys about medicine, and none of the frustrating aspects that led her to burnout.

We get into the details of her transition (engaging an attorney, setting up her business, branding, and the use of social media), and how online teaching and group visits contribute to her success. Finally, we learn about her side gigs: speaking engagements to young physicians, and an online program she designed to help physicians regain some of their lost creativity called Right Brain Rescue.

I think our intuition is wiser than we give it credit. Make sure you check in with yourself routinely, and do what your heart is telling you to do.

Dr. Lara Salyer

Many of her online activities are designed expressly for her patients. However, Right Brain Rescue is open to any physician seeking to recapture the the spontaneity and creativity that was suppressed during our training and subsequent medical practice.

You can achieve much by emulating Lara Salyer. She has done an excellent job of building a business that expresses her creativity and medical skills, while meeting the needs of her patients.

Join me next week when I bring another inspirational interview with a physician career pioneer.

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