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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with Dr. Jen Souders about the evolution of her career from anesthesiologist, to clinical practitioner specializing in addiction medicine and chronic pain treatment, and most recently to serving in a coaching capacity for individuals in Dr. Hanscom’s weekly group sessions. She discusses how the desire to work more directly with patients in the healing process led her to a focus on the bio-social-psychological aspects of treatment that values the patient’s beliefs and need for self-determination in their lives.
Jen Souders,M.D. was an anesthesiologist at the University of Washington for 20 years and then entered clinical practice as a pain specialist. She currently serves in a coaching capacity with chronic pain patients in Dr. Hanscom's weekly group sessions. In addition, she is the Medical Director for The Diet Doc LLC and a forensic consultant. Her interests include music and competitive power lifting where she holds several world records. Dr. Souders graduated from the University of Chicago Division of The Biological Sciences, The Pritzker School of Medicine in 1988.