Who among us doesn’t want to reach their weight goal? Be more fit? Have more energy? Get a good nights sleep? Have better relationships? Better sex? Less stress and more peace of mind?
But in these busy days of information overload from television, radio, the internet, and social media, to whom can we turn in search of reliable information to help us achieve these goals?
The following are some of the top African-American doctors who provide trustworthy health information delivered in a charismatic, familiar voice. They offer thought leadership through a variety of mediums to help guide us as we travel on the road to optimize our health and wellness.
Dr. Draion M. Burch, DO, aka “Dr. Drai” is among the country’s most well-known and respected board-certified OBGYN physicians and surgeons.
I have a special affinity for him because, like me, he wanted to be a doctor since he was a small child. In his words, “I always wanted to be the doctor – the one that heals.”
And heal he does. Dr. Drai is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, consultant, and go-to media expert on women’s health. As a trusted doctor, he believes in knowing the state-of-the-heart, before talking state-of-the-art services with his patients.
Dr. Drai is the founder and chief medical advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help women take control of their health.
He cares for, relates to, and teaches women about subjects ranging from embarrassing vaginal care to serious sexual assault.
Dr. Drai’s on-point advice on off-the-wall questions about sexual health issues has many calling him a “sexpert. And, no matter what the current state is, who doesn’t want to enjoy better sex? His frank openness helps women enjoy better sexuality, sexual and reproductive health.
His mission: Real medical advice, simplified.
Follow him on Twitter at @DrDraiOBGYN
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, D.O., affectionately referred to as Dr.Jen, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician She is a regular on-air health expert for local and national news networks. And her health articles have been published in many well-respected media outlets. Dr. Jen is the creator of The Physicians Blog, she is a spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association, and she is a radio/video host for ReachMD.
Dr. Caudle speaks about a wide range of health topics Americans struggle with such as depression, drug abuse, peer pressure, obesity and diabetes. She presents workshops on health, wellness and motivation to companies and organizations.
Dr. Jen speaks the truth about your health. Whether speaking to young adults or older individuals, her warm and engaging style captivates audiences. She encourages audiences to take responsibility for their own health and emotional well-being and deal with health issues in positive ways.
Not only does Dr. Jen give information about health and wellness, but she also gives inspiration; her fresh attitude combined with solid health information enables her audiences, patients, and followers to take charge of their minds, bodies, and lives.
Her belief: “The issues we face… can affect our outlook on life. But, the reverse is also true—our outlook on life can affect the issues we face.”
Follow her on Twitter at @DrJenCaudle
For a great prospective on our mental health, we turn to Dr. Sherry, “The Why Doctor”, previously known as Dr. Sherry Blake. She has been working feverishly for decades, showing people the benefits of prioritizing their mental and emotional health.
Dr. Sherry has dedicated her life to helping people, specifically African Americans, understand that prioritizing their mental and emotional health will improve their quality of life. To make mental health important and relevant, she addresses common issues in a practical and approachable manner. And this technique has made Dr. Sherry one of the most highly sought-after media experts in the area of mental health.
She can often be seen on Reality TV on popular shows such as “Braxton Family Values”, “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Married to Medicine”, “Thicker than Water”, and “Preachers of Atlanta”. But, while Dr. Sherry may be a therapist to the stars, she is also utilizing that platform as a vehicle for helping TV viewers deal with their own mental and emotional well-being.
When Dr. Sherry is making TV appearances, attending speaking engagements and hosting webinars, her intention is to help heal the African American community; a community that often considers mental health a taboo subject. Dr Sherry strongly believes that although the subject matter may be difficult, it’s a necessary topic that will help the African American community get to the core of their pain.
Dr. Sherry’s belief: Remember, you’re worth the investment and your dreams are worth chasing. Let her help you create the life you want and deserve today.
Follow her on Twitter at @whydrsherry
Ready to make healthy food choices and get that body moving? Enter Dr. Ro. She is the author of Dr. Ro’s Ten Secrets To Livin’ Healthy which is touted by USA Today and New York Daily, as a “must have” to slim down. Dr. Ro is an award-winning health journalist and television personality known for her easy-to-apply diet, fitness, and health advice for women and families.
One of her many claims to fame is that she is the Dr. Oz Show Nutrition Coach. There she helped over a half-million Americans lose more than 5 million pounds! She has also contributed to NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, and to National Public Radio.
As the go-to nutrition coach to real people and celebrities nationwide, Dr. Ro has been featured in O Magazine, Quick & Simple, Self, Ebony, Essence, The Dallas Morning News, Memphis Commercial Appeal and numerous national publications.
Dr. Ro is also a dynamic speaker. She gives her audience energetic presentations with her personal story, wealth of knowledge, and a heart full of compassion. She is accessible and relatable to any audience and conveys her empowering messages and Can-do spirit. When Dr. Ro takes the stage, she has her audience laughing, sometimes weeping, but always feeling uplifted, re-charged, and inspired.
Her goal: Inspire people to be the best version of themselves.
Follow her on Twitter at @everythingro