In this episode of Ctrl+Alt+Delete with Lisa Duerre™ – Lisa gets personal as she discusses her journey of discovering that she’s been living with a disease known as Lipedema, a misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition affecting as many as 1 in 11 women.

Her guests, Dr. Matthew Carmody, & Catherine Seo, Ph.D., and their example of a new collaborative approach to Lipedema research are, in part, the reason Lisa was able to effectively engage her own doctor to explore the possibility of a Lipedema diagnosis, maintain her mobility and reclaim her voice as she manages the symptoms that come from living with this disease. Their work & research have led the way in redefining the doctor/patient relationship when it comes to vulnerability in leadership, appreciative inquiry, self-advocacy & unlocking the collective wisdom within a complex system.

This rich discussion offers tons of practical tools to manage the great unknown of the BANI World and lands on one universal truth in both healthcare & tech: innovation happens when leaders don’t have all the answers…

Dr. Matthew Carmody
Dr. Carmody is a retired primary care physician (37 yrs), teacher, and small-scale systems researcher. He practiced at Mount Auburn Hospital and taught interns, residents, and Harvard medical students. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS and has a Diplomate in Obesity Medicine. He continues to be intensely interested in Obesity Medicine and has a special interest in Lipedema, a distinct type of obesity. Dr. Carmody is one of the authors of Lipedema – The Disease They Call FAT: An Overview for Clinicians.

Catherine Seo, Ph.D.
Catherine Seo, PhD is the producer and director of the documentary The Disease They Call FAT. When confronted with almost certain immobility and complications from misdiagnosed lipedema, she traveled the world interviewing other patients, doctors, surgeons, and experts, looking for answers. The documentary is this story. Catherine’s research is focused on empowering women who experience the distortions of body image as represented in the media applying self-compassion and other meditation techniques. Catherine holds a doctorate in Media Psychology and is the Founder and Director of Lipedema Simplified, LLC. and the Lipedema Project.

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