Why Licensed To Live?

Attention: Health Professionals
Ever feel 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 uncertainty
  • Struggling to find the balance in your career
  • Frustrated with pay cuts, extended shifts, or insurance woes

Then it's time to change your life and carve out the career of your dreams.

Join me at Licensed to Live The Conference July 16-17, 2021, live from the Philadelphia Marriott Old City, as we explore the vast possibilities available to you as a physician or health executive and help you ignite your career into the life you desire.

Come and hear from expert health professionals as they offer actionable, dynamic, and inspirational information, and get ready to leave...

  • Inspired
  • Ready to create the career you love
  • Licensed to live

It's time for you to be happy!


Licensed To Live Speakers 

We’re still finalizing our full slate of speakers, but here’s just a sample of who’s already on board. 

Dr. Cyntrell Crawford
Filmmaker, Author, Podcast Host

Dr. Cyntrell is a Adult Psychiatrist who focuses on Addiction Recovery, who is alsospeaker, author and consultant. In addition, she is a media personality regardingAddiction/ Recovery and Mental Illnesses. The Founder and Chief Medical Advisor ofDrCyntrell.com, she discusses techniques to help individuals take control of their lifethrough recovery.  Dr. Cyntrell also shares mental health and addiction expertise via herdocu-film Us vs. The Plant.  Her mission is simple: Life solutions for addiction andrecovery. Dr. Cyntrell earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree from The TulaneUniversity School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at TheUniversity of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston Department of Psychiatry andBehavioral Sciences.

Dr. Nii Darko
Best-selling Author, Podcasting Expert

Dr. Nii Darko is a Board-certified General Surgeon who is pushing past the limits of the status quo. He hosts Docs Outside the Box podcast - where he talks about the money, mindset, and mission moves doctors should take to have extraordinary lives. He helps doctors find their voice through his popular podcasting course. Dr. Nii has also authored the bestselling book, 3,2,1…Podcast – The Beginner’s Guide to Building Brand Authority Through Podcasting.

Dr. Nii Darko has spent several years performing medical humanitarian work in Ghana with International Healthcare Volunteers (IHCV). He serves as a mentor for the Tour for Diversity in Medicine (T4D), an organization devoted to educating, empowering, and inspiring up-and-coming minority physicians. His newest venture is Equal Access Health, a locum tenens company that helps doctors achieve the lifestyle they deserve and have always wanted.

Dr. Nii Darko’s mission: “The revolution of doctors breaking the typecast of just being doctors is here, I want to bring it to the world LIVE & DIRECT.”

Dr. Nii Darko holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences and a M.B.A. in Health Care Leadership from Rockhurst University. He completed his General Surgery residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. He then went on to complete a Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at the University of Miami. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Tieshena Davis
Multi-bestselling author and Founding Publisher & CEO of Publish Your Gift®

Tieshena Davis is a multi-bestselling author, Yale Alumni, and the founding publisher & CEO of Publish Your Gift®; an award-winning publishing firm specializing in literary content creation and author branding. She appears widely at professional events, teaching audiences how to leverage writing to advance their business and career goals in competitive environments.

Within the past decade, she's been the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2017 Medical Moguls Academy "Faculty of the Year", and Prince George's County Maryland "Top Forty Under 40" in Arts & Humanities. Tieshena’s expert advice has been featured in The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Publishers Weekly, Forbes.com and other numerous publications.

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 DrStephanieICU.com, 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. Donna Hamilton
Physician, Trauma-informed Wellbeing Strategist, Media Figure and Four-time Bestselling Author

Donna L. Hamilton, MD, MS is among the countries most innovative health and well-being leaders. A trailblazer, Dr. Donna®, moved beyond her thriving career as a board-certified pediatrician so she could teach what it really means to be healthy. And she did it at a time when almost all other physicians were limiting their services to traditional clinical settings. Now, Dr. Donna® consults and speaks internationally, teaching practical strategies about becoming healthier in a way that addresses your unique needs. She’s on a mission to help everyone function at their best physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually so that we all live the healthy, satisfying lives we’re meant to lead.

A true thought leader, Dr. Hamilton put away her white coat and stethoscope, and now helps driven professionals move from stuck to unstoppable. Her engaging, wholistic, and trauma- informed courses and coaching inspire clients to gently take action and achieve their goals for having a happy, healthy mind, body, spirit, and life.

Dr. John Jurica
Certified Physician Executive, Host of Physicians Non-clinical Career Podcast

John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL is a board-certified family physician who began doing nonclinical side jobs early in his career as UM physician advisor and occupational medicine medical director. He then transitioned to hospital administration, first as VP for Medical Affairs, and then as Chief Medical Officer for a 350-bed community hospital.

He completed a master’s degree in public health while in practice, and certification as a physician executive (CPE) through the American Association for Physician Leadership. 

John considers all physicians to be family and natural leaders who deserve to work in a career that they love.

In 2017, he started his weekly Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast. Through the podcast, John has interviewed dozens of physician entrepreneurs, medical directors, hospital executives, managers, coaches, and other experts in physician career transition.

Marion Mass
Author and Co-founder Practicing Physicians of America

Marion Mass is a Penn State undergrad, and went to Duke University Medical school and trained in pediatrics at Northwestern's Robert Lurie Hospital. Her children and their friends ran a charity growing organic produce in their yard, raising over $20,000 for Cancer research. She has served on the wellness committee of her children's public school and helped place gardens in the middle and elementary schools. She is cofounder of Practicing Physicians of America (PPA), a true grassroots organization with a diverse board. She was the primary author of the position paper, Reducing Cost and Waste in American Medicine: A Physician-Led Roadmap to Patient-Centered Medical Care, for the first Free2Care Physician Symposium in April 2019. Since, groups similar to PPA networked to form the FREE2CARE Coalition, which has since become an umbrella for 30 groups, 8 million citizens, and 70,000 physicians. Many in the coalition now speak, write, and advocate at the state and national levels to advance the agenda articulated in the original position paper. She serves as a volunteer on her county newspaper’s editorial board and on the board of Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership. Her and her husband , a surgeon are so proud of their three children who know how to cook, garden and care for those around them. Friends and family know my foibles and faux pas best. Sometimes, I’ve been so focused on the task at hand that I’ve run errands in public in my bathrobe—my attire of choice when writing at home.

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

Dr. Carol Penn is a physician board certified in both Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine with a focus on mind body medicine; arts medicine; and nutrition medicine emphasizing 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 author of Meditation in a Time of Madness.

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

Doctor 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.

VIP Day Schedule: July 16, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Session #1 Introductions, Purpose, and the Credibility Booster

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Session #2 From Media Storm to Media Mastery; Build Voice with media, TV, film

3:00 - 3:30 PM 

Break and Networking

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Session #3

Income Stream Multiplier: including direct coaching from Doctor Jarret VIP RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

Conference Schedule: July 17, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 - 10:15 AM

Mind, Mood, and Food with Dr. Carol Penn

Always Juggling, Often Struggling, and Frequently Smiling; Balancing Motherhood, a Life in Medicine, and Advocacy with Dr. Marion Mass

10:15 - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How To Advance Your Career and Improve Patient Care with a Non-Clinical Job with Dr. John Jurica

Vaccinate Your Career Against COVID 19; Why Doing Locums is the Best Medicine with Dr. Stephanie Freeman

12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Lunch, A Taste of Philadelphia

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Work, Trauma, and You: Move from Stuck to Unstoppable in Spite of a Toxic Work Experience with Dr. Donna Hamilton

Career Burnout and Suicide; Building Resilience and Becoming Licensed To Live with Dr. Jarret Patton

3:00 - 3:15 PM


3:15 - 5:00 PM

Is Being Black More Dangerous Than Smoking? Advancing Health Equity with Dr. Bono Reddick

Authority Domination: Publishing Strategies to Position Yourself as an Expert with Tieshena Davis

3,2,1 Podcast: Why You Should Start One Now with Dr. Nii Darko

Come To Philly and Have Fun!

About Your Host, Doctor Jarret 

Jarret “Doctor Jarret” Patton is the founder and CEO of DoctorJarret, PLLC, a firm which 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 which 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 has 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 in regional and national committees, such as: The Joint Commission, 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.


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Register by Sunday, May 16, 2021 to receive an autographed copy of Licensed To Live: Daily Affirmations to Rebuild Your Life. 


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