Wed, Oct 20|
Meet-The-Medic w/Dr. Joshua Anthony
Candid Conversations between Healthcare Professionals and Patients/Caregivers
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the event
What is Meet the Medic? MTH is a conversation with healthcare professionals where we discuss the current state of health equity and health disparities; where you can ask questions, and where you get to experience transparency with people who care and work in healthcare.
This month, Join the Conversation with Dr. Joshua Anthony. Joshua Anthony MD, MBA, "The Therapy Doc", is a third-year psychiatry resident and a growing entrepreneur. He is a proud graduate of two HBCU's, Oakwood University where he received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Meharry Medical College where he earned his M.D. degree. He is also a proud graduate of Northeastern University where he earned his MBA in Healthcare Management. As a mental health expert and an advocate for underrepresented communities, he has spoken for numerous professional panels, podcasts, and community organizations. Dr. Anthony often draws from the trauma of his own lived experience to inspire hope, decrease stigma toward mental illness, and encourage intentional healing and recovery from lifelong trauma.
Over the span of his career, much of his work has centred on reducing health disparities. Today, he continues to build upon that foundation as an American Psychiatry Association SAMHSA Minority Fellow and an HBCU CARES Behavioral Health Ambassador Alum. Dr. Anthony is currently completing his psychiatry residency training in Nashville, TN where he cares for patients with mental illness from all backgrounds. He serves on the board of directors for Color of Crohn's and Chronic Illness (COCCI) where he advises the organization on mental health initiatives and resources for communities with chronic illness. He is also the founder of DOCNAT1ON, an organization designed to facilitate collaboration between Black doctors and professionals of all backgrounds. In his free time, Dr. Anthony serves as a mentor to several HBCU students and encourages young people of color to pursue careers in healthcare through his organization Meharry Made.
Dr. Anthony leverages social media to scale his voice as “The Therapy Doc “ to increase mental health awareness in underserved communities through funny and culturally relevant content. At the height of the COVID pandemic, Dr. Anthony took a leading role in directly educating the community on practical methods to stay mentally fit during quarantine and beyond. During this same period, he, along with several other prominent Black Men physicians, formed the group RMRN (Real Medicine Right Now) as a platform for mentorship, collaboration, and amplification of the health messages relevant to Black culture. He has been invited to speak on podcasts and panels about mental health advocacy and healthcare equity within the Black community. Over the past year, Dr. Anthony has begun developing a mental health app to address isolation in underserved populations. Dr. Anthony is a strong proponent of transparency, authenticity, vulnerability and a firm believer that our life experiences can do more to bring us together than drive us apart.