Dr. Alexis Hugelmeyer

Dr. Alexis Hugelmeyer


Have your heard of Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule? It says that it takes 10,000 hours of intense practice to master a skill.

For me, it’s been well over that long that I have been studying Osteopathic Principles and Practices. I live for its simple rules: that the body is a unit and cannot be separated, that the body has intrinsic healing capacity, that structure and function are reciprocally interrelated and that sound medical treatment considers these tenets.

What have you studied for that long? What topic could you talk about for 30 minutes without preparation?







Curious about Botox & Fillers but aren't sure where to get reliable info???? We've got you! The link to the full episode is in the comments...

In today's podcast episode, Dr. Judith Borger of Concierge Medical Arts and I discuss Botox & Fillers including answers to the following questions:

- What procedures does Dr. Borger do in her practice?
- How did Dr. Borger transition from a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician to an Aesthetic Physician?
- How do your interests in your appearance change as you get older?
- How does someone begin to learn about the aesthetic procedures that are available and where to go to get them done?
- What are some red flags for injectors that you want to avoid?
- Why is the aesthetics consult so individualized?
- How does budget factor in?
- How do you manage expectations?
- What are some safety considerations?
- What kind of habits can help skin age well?
- Once and for all, is Botox preventive?
- How does Botox work and how long does it last?
- What is the typical age you will treat and what is the youngest?
- Do you use Botox for medical reasons like Bell's Palsy or hyperhydrosis?
- What can patients do to prepare for their aethetics visit?
- How do you manage complications?
- What are fillers and how are they used?
- What is vascular occlusion?
- Can fever sores be prevented when injecting filler, especially ?
- What are the aftercare instructions for Botox & fillers?
- How long do fillers last and are they reversible?
- How do lipid dissolvers like Kybella work?
- How do other treatments like chemical peels, ultrasound and lasers / hair removal help with the whole picture?
- How far in advance of a big event should someone seek out treatment?
- Is Botox safe during breastfeeding?

Dr. Judith Borger is a multi-passionate physician-leader who is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In addition she is a researcher, national lecturer and core faculty at an EM residency. She is the owner of Concierge Medical Arts in Fayetteville NC, offers business and life coaching and hosts The Aesthetic Doctor Podcast.


For more information from Dr. Borger, you can find her at:

IG: @doctorborger

The Aesthetic Doctor Podcast. On all major platforms
Aesthetic medicine practice in Fayetteville NC: Concierge Medical Arts


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Let’s stop taking on that weight from our parents, even though it’s natural to want to make them proud. We do not belong to our parents. We belong beside them with room to grow into who we are meant to become.

Let’s stop placing that burden on our children, even though it’s natural to want to see them thrive. Our children do not belong to us. They belong beside us with room to grow into who they are meant to become.

Let’s find what lights our own fire and pursue it hard. And then let’s be present and supportive and excited about the light in the lives of those we love. We can end generational trauma that comes in the form of expectations. So let’s just do it.

We’ll all be better for it.
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☀️Ever notice that you have less pain when you’re on vacation? Why do you think that is? ☀️
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One of my favorite things to do professionally is counsel premeds, medical students, interns & residents on their career path.

This time of year is so full of hope & excitement for those who are getting into & graduating from med school, matching and graduating from internship & residency. But it can also be a time of great anxiety, uncertainly & fear for those who are just starting the process.

So the teacher in me (did you know the word ‘doctor’ comes from the Latin verb ‘docere’ which means ‘to teach’) made a little video called “So, You Want To Be A Doctor?!?!” It is intended for anyone contemplating a career in medicine - from the elementary school kids, to high schoolers, to premeds & mid-career professionals who decided later on that medicine is their calling.

Because of the current state of medical economics & politics, there are many physicians who will tell you to choose any profession other than medicine. “Go to law school,” they will say. “Study business instead,” they will preach. I am here to tell you, while medicine is hardly perfect, there are plenty of us who could not imagine any other or any better profession.

There is no greater privilege or honor than being granted permission to care for the body & mind of another human. And for those who are committed to the long & arduous journey, find yourself an encouraging mentor & go for it. You can & will do it & it will be well worth your efforts & sacrifices. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. And if along the way you ever need a reminder, you can reach out to me.

So, if you want to be a doctor, check out this video or if you know someone who is considering a career in medicine, please tag them or share! The link to full video is in the comments because, ya know, the algorithm.

Vacation ready….
Figure on average 24 hours per day x 5 days per month x 35 years = 50,400 hours which = 5.75 YEARS of your life you live with a tampon IN YOUR BODY or a pad near your vulnerable vaginal lining.

Endocrine disruptors and carcinogens are insidious causes of a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. But most people don't consider them dangerous (shocker, many of these same harmful chemicals are also found in maxi-pads and baby diapers). And most healthcare providers don't educate on the potential harms of these and other personal care products.

One simple way to reduce your exposure to toxins and endocrine disruptors is to consider switching to a medical grade silicone menstrual cup - which by the way, is much more cost effective at $40 and can last up to a decade with proper care vs. $50 per year for tampons (at a rate of 240 per year).

If a cup is not your cup of tea (took some getting used to but now I won't live without my DivaCup, please at least consider switching to an organic tampon and menstrual pad brands like LOLA and Cora (which also impact the environment by eliminating plastic AND provides menstrual products and health education to girls in developing countries).

Thinx and Knix are other great options for period underwear which produce near zero waste, are washable, reusable and affordable! They also advocate for equity, inclusion and access as well as work diligently in their advertising to reduce shame and normalize / celebrate women's bodies of all shapes and sizes, especially postpartum. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!

Link to the full article is in the comments...

#chemicalfree #chemicals #endocrinedisruptors #endocrinesystem #endocrinology #holistichealth #hormonebalance #hormonedisruptors #hormonehealth #hormones #infertilityawareness #lowtoxliving #nontoxicbeauty #nontoxicliving #nutritionaltherapy #organic #pcos #plantbased #plasticfree #saferbeauty #themoreyouknow #toxinfreeliving #wellnessblogger #wellnesslife #wellnesstime #periodproblems #globalhealth #infertility #infertilitysupport #greenliving
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In this episode, Dr. Funke Afolabi-brown of Restful Sleep MD and I discuss How to Get the High Quality Sleep You Dream Of, including answers to the following questions: (link to full episode is in comments)...

- As a Pediatric Pulmonologist, how did Dr. Brown become interested in Sleep Medicine as a means of helping families improve their health?
- How does sleep deprivation affect other parts of our life - such as work, relationships, parenting?
- What is "sleep hygiene?"
- What does a proper sleep environment look like?
- What is social jet lag?
- How do devices and blue light affect sleep?
- How do sleep crutches develop, why are they harmful and how can we break them?
- What is CREATE?
- How does the caffeine - alcohol cycle impair sleep?
- How can we accommodate for changes in our routine?
- What's the story with naps?
- Are biphasic / segmented sleep patterns (sleeping in blocks instead of one stretch) helpful or harmful?
- How can night-shift workers improve their sleep routine?
- How does light affect sleep quality?
- What do circadian rhythm, sleep pressure, sleep inertia and sleep debt mean?
- What should we do if we can't fall asleep?
- Is there a role for sleep aids like melatonin, antihistamines (Benadryl), sedatives (Ambien, Lunesta) or benzos (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin)?
- What is the optimal time to exercise to get a good night's sleep?
- What are some warning signs of medical sleep disorders as opposed to just difficulty sleeping?


Dr. Funke Afolabi-Brown is a Board-Certified Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Physician, speaker, educator and writer. As the founder of Restful Sleep MD she helps busy professional women and their families prioritize sleep to not only achieve their optimal health but also thrive and live to their fullest potential. She emphasizes sleep as a critical pillar of health and aims to educate and empower women through coaching, courses and programs.

Dr. Brown also works with organizations and businesses to improve employee health by incorporating healthy sleep as part of their wellness journey.

Dr. Brown is here to help families learn how to create the best versions of themselves without sacrificing their health and losing sleep!


For more from Dr. Brown check out:
IG/FB @restfulsleepmd


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Dr. Lex Lifestyle Medicine is an innovative healthcare model based on the osteopathic principle that

Operating as usual


OUT NOW!.... Living with Bipolar Disorder with Family Physician Dr. Alison Baum

Link to listen is in the comments...


Coming tomorrow... Season 4 Episode 6.
Living with Bipolar Disorder with Family Physician Dr. Alison Baum


Grow Your Wealthy Mindset, I'm talking to you ladies!!! Take a listen, link to the full episode is in the comments!


Since the world opened back up after COVID, I’m only able to do one or two things a day. Anyone else lost their stamina?


Season 4 Episode 5 - Grow Your Money Mindset with Dr. Elisa Chiang (Link to episode is in comments...)

We don't often think of money as a health topic, but being savvy with our finances can not only impact our quality of life, but can be really important in case of a medical emergency. In this episode Dr. Elisa Chiang and I had such a great conversation about Growing Your Wealthy Mindset in which we answered the following questions:


- As an ophthalmologist, how did Dr. Chiang become an expert in money management?
- What are the advantages of investing early in life even if you can't invest much?
- Why do women wait until later on in life to start thinking about money management / investing?
- How does mindset affect performance when it comes to money management?
- How can women like us start learning about money management?
- How does coaching help advance our understanding of and strategy for investing?
- What about credit cards? How can they be used to improve your finances?
- Which type of investing is the easiest to get started?
- Is it wise to have a financial advisor? If so, what should we be looking for?
- What are Dr. Chiang's money mindset words of wisdom?


Elisa Chiang is an board certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship trained Oculoplastic surgeon and certified Life Coach. Elisa earned her M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University. She trained at Northwestern for Ophthalmology and Medical College of Wisconsin for Oculoplastics. She started investing, first in individual stocks as well mutual funds, during medical school and then expanded to real estate during graduate school. Elisa is a certified Life Coach through the Life Coach School. As a Life Coach, Elisa primarily works with health care professionals to work through issues of burnout as well as master their money mindset so they can build wealth and practice medicine on their own terms. She works part time as a physician at Ice Ophthalmology in Painesville, Ohio.


You can find more from Dr. Chiang at:


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A prescription everyone could use…

It’s only the second week of school but so far I’ve been fairly consistent with making lunches every day. As usual I prepped everything last night but after a long night shift I just forgot to include a note in Lucia’s lunchbox. I realized this just as I laid my head down to go to sleep for the day. So I quickly texted Michael and asked him to write a note to stuff in her bag. If you know Michael you know that two of his greatest qualities are his sense of humor and how freely he gives his love and affection…which is why I wasn’t surprised by this…

When he opened the drawer the first thing he found was my prescription pad and cleverly came up with the cutest prescription/school lunch love note I have ever seen.. 

I hope this makes you smile and reminds you that you too are so very loved…



Love this!!!


Joy does not arrive with a fanfare,
on a red carpet strewn with the flowers of a perfect life.

Joy sneaks in, as you pour a cup of coffee,
watching the sun hit your favourite tree, just right.

And you usher joy away,
because you are not ready for it.
Your house is not as it must be,
for such a distinguished guest.

But joy cares nothing for your messy home,
or your bank-balance,
or your waistline, you see.

Joy is supposed to slither through the cracks of your imperfect life,
that’s how joy works.

You cannot invite her, you can only be ready when she appears.

And hug her with meaning,

because in this very moment,

joy chose you.

Donna Ashworth

Art by Inge Löök Oy Ab

Boy, 4, almost died after metal straw pierced his throat, tore artery to brain 09/03/2022

Boy, 4, almost died after metal straw pierced his throat, tore artery to brain

Sharing our friends’ story in hopes that this never happens to another baby…

And sending so much love to CJ aka Dr. Defraia, Crystal DeFraia, Madison and Charlie!

Boy, 4, almost died after metal straw pierced his throat, tore artery to brain The freak accident highlights the danger of metal straws, especially for children, doctors say.


Chapter 2 of this audiobook is the most intense guided meditation for progressive relaxation and sleep. And I’ve tried them all.… I don’t know if I was regressed, but I did have a dream about my mother. I only remember the first five minutes and Lucia fell asleep in 90 seconds.

If you try it, let me know what you think. This night shift mama gives it a 10/10!

Photos from Dr. Alexis Hugelmeyer's post 08/29/2022

I wish I had behind the scenes footage to show the chaos that led to this solitary moment of smiles. (Pic#2 is the real deal). My poor dad woke up early to witness just how bad we are at mornings, organization, routine, ya know, all the things parents are supposed to model for their kids.

We all wish summer was forever but nonetheless are excited to get back to school, friends and sports. Today they’re off to 10th, 7th and 2nd!!

Sending loving hugs to all the kids who are off to their fresh new start; gratitude to the teachers and staff who love and care for our babies; and wishing all the parents a peaceful morning, every morning! We got this!


Season 4 Episode 4 is out now!
Link to episode is in the comments!


I am such a fangirl in this episode. Seriously, Dr. Hala Sabry-Elnaggar is one of the most prominent names in medicine, and for good reason! Not only has she created a network of over 116K women physicians but she has used her leadership position to educate, empower and inspire patients and physicians worldwide. Today she is telling her very personal story from a different perspective: as a patient who underwent bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. We had such a great conversation in which we answered the following questions:


- Who is Noha and what kind of legacy has she left behind?
- Why did Dr. Sabry decide to share her story at this time?
- Why was a prophylactic mastectomy indicated for Dr. Sabry?
- Is it indicated for anyone with a breast cancer family history?
- Can anyone get genetic testing?
- What does it mean to have a positive breast cancer gene?
- How does lifestyle play a factor in breast cancer risk?
- Who did Dr. Sabry discuss her results with?
- What kind of decisions did she have to make with the results?
- What role did anxiety play in this decision?
- How did Dr. Sabry prepare for this process and how her body would change?
- How does such a massive change affect your capacity for self-love?
- What does it mean to Dr. Sabry to have made this decision?
- What advice does Dr. Sabry have for anyone facing a major medical decision?
- What other steps can someone take to get more information about genetic testing and options for treatment?


Dr. Hala Sabry is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, a feminist leadership coach, the founder of Physician Moms Group (PMG), and a super mom of five- with two sets of twins!

Balancing her career in medicine with her roles as a mother and entrepreneur was initially challenging. She frequently fought through fear, negative self-talk, and a recurring desire to quit, and she knew other busy professional working mothers must have experienced the same struggles.

She created PMG seven years ago to offer emotional availability and support to women like her which now supported over 116,000 members. Hala expanded her outreach to coaching individuals and consulting businesses. She offers high performance coaching to professional women in male dominated professions who feel unseen and unheard in quest to develop their personal brand and become a confident thought leader.

Hala is a tenacious advocate for ending sexism and promoting gender and racial equality in the medical field. She believes that as a community leader, she has a responsibility to forge a path for other women and to elevate her fellow physician mothers. She’s collaborated with leading Fortune 500 companies and international organizations to further her work advocating for women physicians, patients, and children.


You can find more from Dr. Sabry at:
Website: halasabry.com
Tik tok and IG: @drhalasabry
Facebook: @halahsabry


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Feelings around setting boundaries can range from vague discomfort to full-fledged panic. There are so many great examples to help ease into the process of healthy boundary setting in this episode.... hope you'll take a listen.


This is a good one that I know lots of people need to hear, myself included. So many of us lack the skills or the confidence to establish boundaries which can make or keep us unhealthy, unhappy and unfulfilled. Luckily, the friends of our show are experts who are excited to help us learn. In this episode, Psychiatrist Dr. Maryna Mammoliti and I discuss Setting Healthy Boundaries. She offers insightful examples to help us understand why setting boundaries is so important to maintaining our personal peace and accomplishing our goals. We had such a great conversation in which we answered the following questions:


- As a psychiatrist, how did Dr. Mammoliti become interested in coaching around boundaries?
- What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
- How does systemic gender bias interfere with our ability to set boundaries?
- What are boundaries and what do they define?
- Why is the word 'no' an affront?
- How do we gain the confidence to start saying no?
- Why is knowing who we are so important to boundary setting?
- Do people need to be informed of our boundaries? If so, who?
- How do we deal with barriers to maintaining boundaries?
- What is the potential cost of setting boundaries versus the cost of not setting boundaries?
- How can we evaluate if the cost is worth it?
- How do we prepare to announce boundaries and for the reactions of others?
- What happens when our boundary reveals an inherent conflict in a relationship?
- What if that conflict cannot be overcome?
- How can we support our children asserting boundaries, especially if we are not yet comfortable?
- Why is important to manage our own reactions to the boundaries of others?


Dr. Maryna Mammoliti is a practicing Canadian-trained psychiatrist, professional coach, and mother of four. In her psychiatric practice she has worked on promoting physician health, focusing on ADHD, trauma and eating disorders. She has completed her coaching training through the College of Executive Coaching. She co-founded Triumph Excellence and Coaching Centre Ltd with her colleague Adam Ly through which they collaborate on providing leadership, career and professional coaching services, educational webinars and workshops. Dr. Mammoliti focuses on boundaries, career transitions and emotional intelligence in her coaching and is the co-author of upcoming book for physicians: Saving Lives Without Destroying Yours: Boundaries for the Modern Physician. She enjoys working with medical students and residents in her clinic and has been involved in various initiatives to support physicians during COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from clinical experience and coaching, she has been involved in advocating for the systemic issues as the outgoing OMA psychiatry section chair.

Dr. Mammoliti is the mother of four children and spends her time between Canada and the US. She enjoys writing about issues relevant to physicians not usually found in our classrooms (including violence faced by physicians).

Website: https://www.triumphleader.com
IG: @triumphleadercoach @ drmomlifeincanada
Twitter: DRMMCanada

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Our Story

After years of working in traditional primary care, hospital medicine and academics, I am taking your health and wellness into the future.

A board certified Family Physician by training, I have spent most of my career in hospital medicine and outpatient wellness practice. In 2017 I transitioned my brick and mortar wellness center into a virtual health company called Dr. Lex Rx. The 'Rx' represents a comprehensive prescription for wellness using TLC, therapeutic lifestyle changes. Via this virtual platform I am proud to introduce the first of its kind - Balance Before Burnout, an online group wellness program that provides education, support and accountability to women experiencing burnout. I am also excited about adding personalized telehealth consultations and continuing to blog about natural family health.

I have been active in community health education via public speaking, writing and media contributions since I was a medical student. Aside from clinical practice, I provide mentorship to aspiring young female physicians in person and via my social media handle Future Female Physicians. I also spend many hours volunteering to local drug and alcohol prevention task forces.

In my free time, I love exploring our new town of Chapel Hill, NC with my husband Michael and our three adventurous children Isabella, Lance & Lucia. Photography is my expressive art form. Cooking is how I nourish the bodies and souls of my friends and family. Watching and playing sports while being outdoors is how I relax... Three things I can't live without: Coffee, kisses and a good wifi signal!

Videos (show all)

Coming tomorrow... Season 4 Episode 6. Living with Bipolar Disorder with Family Physician Dr. Alison Baum
Grow Your Wealthy Mindset, I'm talking to you ladies!!!  Take a listen, link to the full episode is in the comments!
Feelings around setting boundaries can range from vague discomfort to full-fledged panic.  There are so many great examp...
We've spoken extensively about the harmful effects of chronic stress, but in this episode Board Certified  Radiologist D...
Sneak peak of the Alpha Gal Syndrome Episode - sounds familiar?
Every Day is Mother’s Day!
POV: Weighing myself to learn what kind of damage I did by eating my favorite ice cream last night. J/K. I stopped weigh...
The Diving Reflex
To my children of the sea…I send you this gift…Of calm, peace, excitement, joy…A reminder of the beauty that exists in t...
Sneak peak...with Dr. Michelle Quirk....Link to full episode is in the comments.
Always an honor to lecture at my alma mater
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