Imperfect Dad MD Podcast

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The definition of “dad” has changed in the 21st century, as has the role of the Physician Dad.

By utilizing my knowledge as well as those of experts in the various fields of the 6 B’s (or core foundations), I am here to help any physician dad become the parent they were meant to be.

The 6 B’s include:

  • BRAIN – How your thoughts and feelings directly affect everything you do in parenting.
  • BODY – Healthy eating, exercise, sleep. All of this plays a direct role in how you parent and how your children view a healthy lifestyle.
  • BELIEFS – Religion. Faith. Race. Gender roles. Politics. Sexual orientation. ALL of these topics and more are derived early in life through your child’s development of their subconscious mind and belief system. Learn how YOU can directly affect this.
  • BETTER HALF – Your relationship with your spouse, significant other, or lack of a partner can directly play a role in your child’s development, behaviors, and future relationships
  • BUSINESS – Your work life directly and indirectly affects your home life. It may be the way you feel, the hours you work, or the attitude you have about your career that can all directly improve or interfere with your parenting.
  • BUCKS – Money is a tool to get to the life we desire. Understanding how your money works, the best way to protect it, and findings ways to earn more while working less can all improve your life at home.
When I was looking into residency options for pediatrics I never intended to actually move a plane ride away from my family.  However, when those match cards came in I found myself staring at a name I had almost forgot I had placed at the top.  Nebraska.  Moving to the middle of the country from my hometown of West Virginia was a shock at first.  Yet overtime it began to feel like home, and eventually when we had kids we decided to stick around.  Now I love where I live including the community I am a part of, coworkers I get to see daily, and friends we have made along the way.  Yet, one of the hardest things has been being away from my family.If you are like us, my kids don't get to see their grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins very often.  Typically they get to visit them about twice a year, usually during the summer and winter months.  At their age I do not think they recognize the distance, considering this is all they have known.  For me, it is a very different feeling.  Recently my wife was gracious enough to buy me a plane ticket home for JUST ME as she cared for our boys.  5 days round trip to go spend time with my parents and one of my sisters child free – how incredible is that?  The experience of it left me reinvigorated and excited.  It also taught me a lot of valuable lessons. Listen in today as I talk about the experience of it and why I think YOU need to start planning your next trip soon!Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at  to see if I discussed it there.  Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at and I can try to cover it in my next show. 
  1. Visit Your Parents
  2. The Cost to Raise a Child
  3. What is Love?
  4. Charting Mastery with Dr Ryan Stegink
  5. Are Your Kids Savers or Spenders?

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