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Patricia L. Raymond MD FACG

Physi­cian, humor­ous med­ical moti­va­tional speaker, author and broad­caster, Patri­cia Ray­mond M.D. FACG takes med­i­cine seri­ously and her­self lightly. An expe­ri­enced health care pro­fes­sional with 24 years ‘in the trenches’, Dr. Ray­mond is board cer­ti­fied in Gas­troen­terol­ogy &  Inter­nal Med­i­cine, and is Fel­low of the  Amer­i­can  Col­lege of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Ray­mond is the author of Don’t Jet­ti­son Med­i­cine: Resus­ci­tate Your Pas­sion for the Career You Loved, con­tribut­ing author in Chicken Soup for the Care­givers Soul and Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty, and the cre­ator and pub­lisher of the multi-book humor series Colonoscopy: It’ll Crack U Up. She co-authored the popular AntiReflux Diet & Cookbook for Dummies.

The media loves Dr. Raymond’s wit and down-to-earth med­ical wis­dom. Ray­mond is a fea­tured expert in many mag­a­zines such as Read­ers Digest, Women’s Day, Shape, Men’s Health, Pre­ven­tion, Red­book, Par­ents, Self, and For Women First, and is a con­trib­u­tor to pro­fes­sional jour­nals such as EndoNurse, Nurs­ing, Physi­cians Prac­tice,   Med­ical Eco­nom­ics, Inter­nal Med­i­cine News, MD Life, Out­pa­tient Surgery, and Real Life Health Care. She is a fre­quent radio guest, and joins annu­ally in the ACG Radio Media Tour to sup­port colon can­cer awareness.

Asked back annually to the national meeting of the Soci­ety of Gas­troen­terol­ogy Nurses & Asso­ciates for over a decade, Ray­mond speaks on self-care for med­ical care­givers, lead­er­ship, staff reten­tion, and cus­tomer ser­vice in med­i­cine for lay audi­ences and diverse med­ical audi­ences from Podi­a­trists to Neu­rol­o­gists, and every body part between.

Dr. Ray­mond was the host of the  radio pro­gram “Your Health Choice,” pro­duced by NPR celebrity and com­poser BJ Lei­der­man, providing fun and prac­ti­cal, nuts-and-bolts advice on all aspects of health. She also hosted the popular regional NPR affiliate call-in medical program “Housecalls”, heard on WHRO in Virginia.

Dr. Ray­mond gives life to the cheeky and prob­ing “Diva of Doo” Ms. Butt Med­dler, singing music parodies about, you guessed it, colonoscopy. Suspected to be the love child of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and Patch Adams,  Ms. Meddler’s  maxim is

“If you’re BEHIND on your colon can­cer screen­ing, let your gas­troen­terol­o­gist RECTIFY that!”

Dr. Raymond’s vision for how med­i­cine should be prac­ticed? Her answer is simple:

“Doc­tors, nurses, and patients work­ing in part­ner­ship to ensure opti­mal well­ness, not just the absence of disease.”

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