”Doc do you cry?”
I was taken aback
He could see I was surprised at the question
We were discussing life… burden of responsibility and coping tips
“Do you cry? Im just asking cos seems you got it all put together… like you joyful!”
Yes I do
I shared my faith in Jesus as a source of strength
Shared few proofs of imperfection and how we are all on a journey to becoming better
“It’s good to know doc”
“That you are real!”
“You know like… you cry too!”
I’m real ladies and gentlemen!
This conversation really had me thinking … had to share!
If you are looking a primary care doctor who is thorough, passionate and caring and who is real and cries occasionally? I. Am. She.
PIC: This is a pic with some of my colleague turned friends that may or may not have seen me cry.
Dr. Tolulope Olabintan MD, AAHIVS, FAAFP, dipABLM
Dr. Tolulope Olabintan is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Livingspring Family Medical Center.
She is a Christian, Family Physician, writer, mentor, mother and wife. She takes joy in empowering her patients and readers to live their fullest lives possible.
She helps patients live long and well as she believes that the quality of life is just as important as the quantity of life.
She is also a foodie and loves the colors teal and orange.
Dr. Olabintan completed her medical degree at UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School in 2007. Dr. O went on to finish her Family Medicine Residency from Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Medicine residency where she also served as a Chief Resident. She then went on to complete a women’s health/surgical obstetrics fellowship at St Francis hospital in 2011. She is a board-certified Family Physician, Lifestyle Medicine, a HIV specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.