1- Hello Susan, can you please tell us a bit about you?

I’m a plastic surgeon of 20+ years, a wife and mother, a former professional ballet dancer, and a life-long health nut.  While I enjoyed helping people achieve their outward, physical goals, I began to realize that I could provide a more holistic approach for my patients and others that would help them design, create, and live vibrantly, joyful lives. This would be more than just – pardon the analogy – a facelift for their health.

It took combining the lessons I learned from one particular liposuction patient (who gained 50 pounds after his surgery!) with my own personal health challenges to understand and develop just what was needed – an integrated, personalized approach to wellness that went beyond the standard “eat less, exercise more, think positive thoughts” advice that pervades the internet.

What I am sharing is how to make gains in your physical, emotional, and spiritual lives because (and this is unusual for a plastic surgeon to say) beauty is not just on the outside.  When all of these aspects are in sync, then we can easily live joyful lives. 

2- What are your focus areas and why?

I support heart-centered and open-minded women entrepreneurs who struggle with high-stress levels, fatigue, and resistant weight gain, so they can effortlessly lose weight, increase their energy, and bring joy back into their lives.  I specialize in gut health and autoimmunity.

3- How do you describe Premiere Wellness in few words?

I help my clients identify their unique barriers to wellness and design individualized programs with coaching, online courses, and seminars/retreats.  The Premiere Wellness team does this with life transformation medicine which takes a holistic approach, looking at the entire person including their genetics, lifestyle, and environment and using modern specialized testing and ancient techniques to determine and alleviate the root causes of their dis-Ease.

4- Where do you think your work is making an impact?

Although traditional “cookie-cutter” medicine doesn’t work for chronic dis-Ease, we all have within us the ability to heal ourselves when we learn to personally apply this simple Matrix:  Eat Well, Move More, Live Wisely, and Love Divinely. When you trust the process and put in the work, you will reach your goals: To feel good so you can do the things you want to do without pain or discomfort, to look good so you feel confident in (and out of) clothes, to be healthy so you can be around for and enjoy your kids and your kids’ kids, to not just survive, but to thrive, and to be happy and joyful.

5- How do you build up a creative spirit, do you believe we were born with it or we developed it?

I believe we are all born with and contain the Spirit of Creation; it is only for us to recognize this gift and use it.  This can be developed.  

6- Tell us about your style?

I enjoy spending time with my patients and clients so that I can fully understand both their challenges, their goals, and the unique causes of their difficulties.  Premiere Wellness uses a team approach, with Laura Washington our leading Life and Spiritual Coach, David Allen, the Founder of SNAX Life Fitness, and me, the Medical Director.  This allows those in our programs to achieve true, sustained, and holistic healing.

7- Do you think your mindset has anything to do with success?

My mindset incorporates and brings into being my life’s purpose:  To be bold and courageous, staying true to my beliefs while sharing my gifts and knowledge, loving my family in ways that are meaningful to them, and inspiring others in an ever-increasing circle to see and use their own unique strengths so they can experience lives filled with joy.  

8- If you could turn the time, what would you love to change?

If I could turn back time, I would have incorporated transformation medicine sooner into my practice.  I believe it would have strengthened and amplified my surgical results and allowed me to help others in a deeper, more comprehensive way.

9- What are you most excited about at the moment?

I am most excited about the expansion of Premiere Wellness Transformation Coaching to a six-month program; this allows those who enroll to experience significant weight loss, resolution of fatigue, food sensitivities or digestive issues, and more comprehensive healing.

10- The last word or final thoughts?

If you want to explore Premiere Wellness and Transformation Coaching, I invite you to register for a free Life Transformation Discovery Session at https://premierewellness.as.me/Discovery.