Medmic: Policy

The psychological harm from health insurance denials to patients and physicians cannot be undone

JL Lycette, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist and writer in rural Oregon. Her medical perspective and narrative medicine essays can be found in NEJM, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, The ASCO Post, Medscape, and Doximity, among other places.

Her debut novel, a speculative medical thriller, THE ALGORITHM WILL SEE YOU NOW (Black Rose Writing Press), is out now. See more of her writing on her website,, and connect with her on Twitter @JL_Lycette

How Can We Better Cope with Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Adverse Events?

Dr. Fortner MD is an Ob/Gyn, entrepreneur, speaker, and an expert in PTSD Like events in medicine.

She lives on a farm in rural Ohio with her husband and 4 children. She has been practicing for 21 years and went from private practice to now an OB Hospitalist position working part time.

She can be reached at:

Would Your Kids Smoke Pot if They Knew?

Dr. Mandel left clinical pediatrics and has been researching and teaching the connections between mind and body medicine for over 13 years. Her passion is teaching individuals (especially teens and their families) to look for the answers they are seeking on the INSIDE, where all the answers lie.

I currently see individual clients but most of my time is working with K-12 staff (and parents) in public and private schools helping them learn to self regulate and self soothe using their physiology and mindset. I support them in learning these skills for themselves and the natural progression of teaching it to their students by being the example. It’s a win-win.

Why I Advocate for Physicians

Mrs. Olivia Morris is the Co-founder of Doctors Living & Hubelle Unleashed.

She helps support physicians globally through awareness, advocacy and systemic change.