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Dr. Lisa Doggett - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness - Up the Down Escalator

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Lisa Doggett is a family physician, writer, and MS warrior based in Austin, Texas. She is the author of Up the Down Escalator: Medicine, Motherhood and Multiple Sclerosis.An activist at heart, she is a cofounder of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility and a columnist for Public Health Watch. She previously directed a safety-net clinic where she saw a mix of patients struggling with their own health challenges in a deeply dysfunctional system. She has battled frustrating symptoms, relapses, and insurance companies. But she has also run two marathons and completed a Half Ironman triathlon, traveled throughout the U.S. and internationally, raised two daughters, and embraced her work as a physician leader dedicated to improving health care for underserved communities. Lisa graduated from Amherst College, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas School of Public Health. She has been published in the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, Motherwell, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Austin American-Statesman,and on NPR.org. She blogs for the National MS Society’s Momentummagazine and has been featured in Parents magazine, Women’s World,and on CBS Sunday Morning. She lives near downtown Austin, with her husband, Don Williams, a hospital-based pediatrician, and their two daughters, Ella and Clara. This is her first book. For more, please visit her website: www.lisadoggett.com

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