Licensed To Live: The CONFERENCE

Licensed to Live is a medical conference like no other. I am honored to be joining this year's line-up of "rock star" speakers, where I will be giving a talk about the importance of "telling our stories" as we TAKE BACK MEDICINE.

Have you ever felt as if you’ve lost control of your career?

Do you feel like you need to push the reset button?

If you are...tired of job uncertainty, struggling to find the balance in your career, frustrated with pay cuts, spending hours charting and not being compensated, being forced to work extended shifts, have insurance woes, or are feeling disillusioned, disenfranchised, disappointed....

Then it’s time to change your life and carve out the career of your dreams!

It is time to become Licensed To Live!

This conference is hosted by the ONE AND ONLY Dr. Jarret Patton and features the following FABULOUS physicians:

Dr. Cyntrell Crawford
Filmmaker, Author, Podcast Host

Dr. Cyntrell is an Adult Psychiatrist who focuses on Addiction Recovery. She is also speaker, author, and consultant. In addition, she is a media personality regarding Addiction/ Recovery and Mental Illnesses.

The Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of she discusses techniques to help individuals take control of their lives through recovery.

Dr. Cyntrell shares mental health and addiction expertise via her docu-film Us vs.The Plant.

Her mission is simple: Life solutions for addiction and recovery. Dr. Cyntrell earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree from The Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Dr. Stephanie Freeman
Best-selling Author, Critical Care Physician, Speaker, Consultant

As one of the nation’s most acclaimed ICU physicians, Stephanie E. Freeman, MD is a board-certified Critical Care physician, a best-selling author, speaker, and consultant. In addition, she is THE expert in helping doctors discover alternative careers in medicine.

As Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of, Dr. Stephanie discusses real-world career strategies to help physicians “think outside the box” regarding their careers. By sharing advice on how to find alternative careers in medicine, Dr. Stephanie helps physicians practice medicine on their own terms.

Dr. Stephanie earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Stephanie also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.


Dr. Lisa Herbert
Physician Leadership Coach

Dr. Lisa Herbert is a board-certified Family Physician, Executive Leadership Coach and DE&I consultant with over 25 years of experience in providing primary care and serving as a healthcare leader. She utilizes her unique background and extensive experience of being a physician and a healthcare leader in hospital administration, public health, and the health insurance industry to offer coaching, consulting, workshops, and training to help physicians transition into effective leaders with the support of their organizations. She is the author of the best-selling Physicians Rise Up! book and a trusted and respected speaker. Her mission is to help her clients find the path to leadership by uncovering their blind spots, negotiating better work environments, discovering their purpose, and balancing their busy work life so they can have a career they love and a voice as a leader in the healthcare industry.


Dr. George Naum
Physician Marriage Coaching Expert

Dr. George ("Dr. Jeep") Naum is a physician, coach, and author. He has been a physician for 31 years and a couples coach for 27 years with his wife, Vanessa (who has an MBA as a sex and relationship coach). Dr. Jeep brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to share with physicians drawn from his own vast reservoir of distinctive experiences. He obtained his Medical Degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine. In his career as a physician, he personally witnessed many marriages die needlessly on the vine. As a child, he experienced firsthand the trauma, pain, and horror of watching his own dysfunctional physician family disintegrate and destroy the family's wealth. He decided there had to be a better way.

Dr. Jeep is the author of What’s Forever For? A Physician’s Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage. He has been featured on many online podcasts and is a regular contributor to Physician Outlook Magazine. Dr. Jeep and Vanessa have assessed physician marriage challenges from every conceivable angle. Through in-depth conversations with hundreds of couples, we have found that most don’t have the basic tools to survive the storms of life. And without these tools, even the strongest of marriages can hit the rocks with devastating results. The good news is that our 90 Days to Clarity and Connection Program provides a trusted and proven blueprint for physician marriage success. 


Dr. Kina Peppers, MD FACOG
Women's Healthy Lifestyle Coach

Dr. Kina Peppers is a highly acclaimed board-certified OBGYN, dynamic speaker, and Women’s Healthy Lifestyle Coach. She is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel, a veteran with over 24 years of service, and two tours in the red zone of Iraq earning her a Bronze Star. As an accomplished OBGYN with over 20 years of medical expertise and delivering comprehensive healthcare, Dr. Kina faced her own health crisis and has a passion for helping women take control of their health. 

She earned her medical degree from The Chicago Medical School Roseland Franklin University, and completed her residency at The University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago as Chief Resident. Dr. Kina is devoted to helping women with chronic illnesses learn and practice healthy habits that improve their quality of life through a holistic approach that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellness.


Dr. Carol Penn
Board Certified Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine Physician

Dr. Carol Penn is a physician and entrepreneur whose focus is on the importance of the mind-body connection, nutrition, and the arts in Medicine. She emphasizes prevention and wellness to optimize human potential. Additionally, Dr. Penn has a strong interest in integrative approaches to palliative care medicine and is a published researcher in End of Life Care and Mind-Body Medicine. A popular and frequently sought-after national speaker, Dr. Penn is also the author of Meditation in a Time of Madness. Her life story is fascinating: she was a professional dancer and choreographer who became a physician later in life (after practicing as a doula). She obtained her Medical Degree from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified in both Family and Obesity Medicine. 


Dr. Bonzo Reddick
Chairman of Community Health and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mercer University

Dr. Bonzo is the chair of Community Medicine, the associate dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and a professor of Family Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA, where he was also born and raised. After receiving his BS degree from Morehouse College and MD degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, Bonzo moved to North Carolina, where he completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bonzo has won 14 teaching awards and has developed a national reputation as an innovator in medical education. He is on the trustee board for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Foundation. He completed 2 faculty development fellowships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also obtained an MPH degree with an added interdisciplinary certificate in health disparities.


About Dr. Jarret: Host of Licensed to Live

Jarret “Doctor Jarret” Patton is the founder and CEO of DoctorJarret, PLLC, a firm that helps educate, enlighten, and improve healthcare. He shares his work, mission, and purpose through books, coaching programs, and public speaking engagements.

Doctor Jarret’s work can be seen in medical literature, journals, news segments, radio, and books primarily focused on general pediatrics, cultural competency, and health equity. He has personally written four books including “Licensed to Live: A Primer to Rebuilding Your Life After Your Career is Shattered” a #1 best-selling book that was awarded Memoir of the Year from the Indie Authors Legacy Awards.

Doctor Jarret has served thousands of children in eastern Pennsylvania through his dedicated career as a pediatrician and Medical Director for over 20 years. His servant leadership and devotion to advocating for children’s issues have led him to become a change agent in healthcare. As a former President of Medical Staff at an 8-hospital system, Doctor Jarret has worked with fellow leaders to promote both children’s health and equity in challenging and complex environments.

Aside from his years of successful work in pediatrics and coaching, Doctor Jarret has advised regional and national committees, such as: The Joint Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Hospital Association. His post-medical training included fellowships with organizations such as the Disparities Leadership Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Cultural Competency Leadership Fellowship with the Health Research and Educational Trust.

Doctor Jarret received his B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. After completing undergraduate studies, he attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to complete his medical degree. He also completed his pediatric residency at New York University and Bellevue Hospitals in NYC.

Also speaking are  Katie Fehlinger, Television Personality, Author, and YouTube Host, as well as Nurse educator, author and entrepreneur Talonda Rogers, who is passionate about eliminating healthcare disparities and addressing U.S. maternal mortality, especially among women of color. 

Katie Fehlinger
Television Personality, Author, and YouTube Host

Formerly a meteorologist, Katie is now channeling her talents into multiple pursuits: as a burgeoning author "My Happy I DIY'd My Own Bliss" and public speaker. She is also an entrepreneur, helping beginner video creators become on-camera and production rockstars.


Talonda Rogers, RN
Nurse, Educator, Consultant, Best-Selling Author

Talonda S. Rogers is a nurse consultant, speaker, best-selling author, and nurse educator. She has a Master of Science in Nursing Education degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Before entering the healthcare field, Talonda received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from West Chester University. Talonda works for the same program where she started her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) back in 2007. She is the founder of RISCQ, a business focused on decreasing healthcare disparities in the United States through education.



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