The #Coolestdoctor around
A mother to three children, a loving wife, an entrepreneur and the Author of Best-selling book “Paging Doctor YOU” there is nothing this woman cannot do. We officially certify her as the #coolestdoctor around.
Dr.Eva Beaulieu is a renowned name in the medical field. A reputable internist out of Atlanta, she is breaking barriers for African American women by empowering them to follow their dreams and setting their limits sky high. A Haitian native, she watched her parents take on a medical career and decided being of service was also on her path. A mother to three children, a loving wife, an entrepreneur and the Author of Best-selling book “Paging Doctor YOU” there is nothing this woman cannot do. We officially certify her as the #coolestdoctor around. In her own words “Everybody just has a preconception or an idea of what a doctor is supposed to be doing, wearing, or what they look like, so it’s always good to show people the other side.”
Tell me about your journey in the medical industry and how you got into social media.
I got into Instagram as a way to express myself. Some people write in a journal. For me, I wanted to put some things out there that will inspire me. As I was doing that, I started realizing that it was also inspiring other people. It just grew from there. I’m a doctor and that’s what I do, but that’s not who I am as a person. We’re just normal people. I am different when I’m at work and when I leave work. There still is a way of conduct and a way to treat people when you’re at work. There are certain things you can’t do or say or wear when you’re at work. I’m there to do my job. When I leave I can be free and be myself. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a sister. That’s the part a lot of people don’t see. When I leave work, I’m free [to be who I want to be].
As a Medical Doctor what field did you specialize in?
Internal medicine. Specifically, hospital medicine. Whenever I’m working, I do my seven days on and seven days off. On the days that I’m on, I’m only working during the hours that I’m in the building. When my last hour hits, somebody else comes in to replace me, so I’m not on call.
Tell me a bit more about your education and what got you into medicine in the first place.
Both of my parents are doctors. I’m from Haiti and I grew up there until I was almost fifteen. My mom was a dermatologist and my dad was a radiologist. They both had their own practices. A lot of times they took us to work with them. They’d pick me up from school and have to run to the clinic. I got to see what they were doing and how they were impacting the lives of other people. In Haiti, a lot of people are poor, and sometimes they don’t have the money to pay. My dad would do it for free sometimes. I could tell that they were really passionate about it. They loved what they were doing. What they loved is how they were changing the lives of these people and helping these people. I wanted to be like my parents. I’ve known that I wanted to be a doctor from a very young age.
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Dr. Eva knew her purpose had evolved, and a new chapter commenced. Life, with its many ups and downs, taught Dr. Eva that she was a butterfly. That although transitions are sometimes necessarily uncomfortable, with the right surroundings and foundation, the metamorphosis could lead to a beautiful thing.
Success by accident is not Dr. Eva’s Story. Her belief is that if she can achieve her dreams, every woman can.
What advice would you have wanted to know ten years ago when you were starting your medical journey?
I would tell myself to never doubt myself. Back in the day, I used to doubt myself a lot. I used to dim my light and think that maybe I didn’t deserve to be here and that it wasn’t for me. That’s in part because a lot of people around me didn’t look like me so I always felt like I was the outcast and that I was different. Now I know that I’ve worked hard to be where I am. I passed the same exams and the same interviews. I worked hard to be where I am, and no one could tell me otherwise. If I didn’t have that doubt I probably would have been way further than I am now.
What motivates you today?
My kids motivate me today. Just looking at their faces and at them, and knowing that the world around us is so evil and there’s so much bad going on. Just knowing everything that’s out there and that it’s so easy for people to discourage kids and tell them that they can’t be what they want to be or that they won’t be able to make it. It motivates me to show them otherwise. Everything that I do is for them. Coming home to them, I always have something to look forward to, even though some days I’m really tired and I need a break. They keep me on my toes and they keep me busy.
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