Authority Magazine
Published in

Authority Magazine

Female Disruptors: Dr Suhyun An of Campbell Medical Clinic On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

The best advice I’ve ever received is to always stay focused on my goals, no matter what obstacles I face. This has been invaluable advice that has helped me stay the course, even when things are tough. Another piece of advice that has served me well is to always be learning and evolving. As I mentioned earlier, technology and therapies are constantly changing, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in my field. Finally, the best advice I can give is to never give up on your dreams. Pursue your passions and never let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve your goals.

As a part of our series about women who are shaking things up in their industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Suhyun An.

Dr. Suhyun An is Director at the Campbell Medical Clinic in Houston, Texas, a leader in the practice of regenerative medicine. Dr. Suhyun An, a well-known expert in the field, specializes in regenerative therapies for pain reduction, working closely with her patients to establish personalized treatment programs. Dr. Suhyun An is an outstanding author and a well-known public speaker, who has written Pain Free Knee and Demystifying Stem Cells.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?

I became interested in regenerative medicine after I was able to successfully repair a shoulder injury without surgery by using umbilical cord stem cells and platelet-rich plasma therapy. I realized that this was a new frontier in medicine with great potential to help people heal from injuries and chronic pain without the need for drugs or surgery.

I completed stem cell extraction training from Boston Biolife and Cell Surgical Network, and now I specialize in regenerative medicine. I offer non-invasive medical services and treatments that are able to give a unique, hybrid approach to pain alleviation by combining Chiropractic Biophysic approaches and regenerative medicine with the most up-to-date rehab and therapy technology.

Can you tell our readers what it is about the work you’re doing that’s disruptive?

What I’m doing is disruptive because it’s a new approach to medicine that is non-invasive and does not rely on drugs or surgery. I’m driving change by offering this new approach to pain management and healing to my patients.

I am constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to help my patients heal from their injuries and pain. I believe that the traditional medical model of simply masking symptoms with drugs or surgery is no longer sufficient. We need to find the root cause of the problem and address it head-on. That’s why I offer a variety of non-invasive, natural therapies that are designed to promote healing and pain relief.

One of the most exciting things about my work is that we are always learning and evolving as we discover new and better ways to help our patients. I am always looking for new technologies and therapies that can provide even more effective results for my patients.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

I don’t think there was a funniest mistake I made when first starting. However, I would say that one of the most important lessons I learned early on was the importance of always staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in my field. Technology and therapies are constantly evolving, and it’s important to be at the forefront of these changes in order to offer the best possible care for my patients.

We all need a little help along the journey. Who have been some of your mentors? Can you share a story about how they made an impact?

I have to say, Darren Hardy, who is the author of The Compound Effect, is a role model to me. He’s like me. He outworks anybody he comes across, and he had parents who never said he was any good, very much like my parents. You could say we’re kindred spirits. Darren is one of the most successful people I know, and he’s also one of the most down-to-earth, hardworking people I know. He’s always looking for new and better ways to improve his business and himself. I admire that about him, and I try to emulate that in my own life.

In today’s parlance, being disruptive is usually a positive adjective. But is disrupting always good? When do we say the converse, that a system or structure has ‘withstood the test of time’? Can you articulate to our readers when disrupting an industry is positive, and when disrupting an industry is ‘not so positive’? Can you share some examples of what you mean?

When an industry is ripe for disruption, it means that there is a need for change. This can be positive if the change is designed to improve the industry or make it more efficient. However, not all change is good. Sometimes, change is implemented simply for the sake of change, without any real benefit to the industry or those who depend on it. An example of positive disruption would be the rise of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. These companies disrupted the traditional taxi industry by offering a more convenient and affordable way to get around. This was a positive development for consumers and has led to a more efficient and innovative transportation sector. An example of negative disruption would be the proliferation of fake news online. This has created chaos and confusion, and has undermined trust in the media. In this instance, the disruption was not positive or beneficial.

Can you share 3 of the best words of advice you’ve gotten along your journey? Please give a story or example for each.

The best advice I’ve ever received is to always stay focused on my goals, no matter what obstacles I face. This has been invaluable advice that has helped me stay the course, even when things are tough. Another piece of advice that has served me well is to always be learning and evolving. As I mentioned earlier, technology and therapies are constantly changing, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in my field. Finally, the best advice I can give is to never give up on your dreams. Pursue your passions and never let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve your goals.

We are sure you aren’t done. How are you going to shake things up next?

I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but I can’t give away all my secrets just yet. I will say that I’m always looking for ways to improve the care I provide for my patients. Whether it’s staying abreast of the latest medical advancements or finding new and innovative ways to deliver care, I’m always looking for ways to take my practice to the next level.

In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges faced by ‘women disruptors’ that aren’t typically faced by their male counterparts?

There are a number of challenges that women face when disrupting industries. One of the biggest is breaking through the glass ceiling. Women have historically been underrepresented in leadership positions, and this can make it difficult to get our voices heard. Another challenge is overcoming stereotypes and biases. Women are often seen as being less capable or competent than men, and this can make it difficult to be taken seriously. Finally, women often have to deal with sexual harassment and discrimination. This is a problem that is all too common in male-dominated industries, and it can make it very difficult for women to thrive.

Do you have a book/podcast/talk that’s had a deep impact on your thinking? Can you share a story with us?

One of the most impactful books I’ve read is Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. This book really opened my eyes to the challenges that women face in the workplace. It also inspired me to be more proactive in my career and to fight for what I believe in. Another book that has had a deep impact on my thinking is Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection. This book helped me to understand the importance of embracing our imperfections and being authentic. It was a game-changer for me and has helped me to be more vulnerable and open with others.

You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)

If I could inspire a movement, it would be one that encourages people to be more compassionate and understanding towards others. We live in a world that is full of hate and division, and I think it’s time for us to start being kinder to one another. We need to start listening to each other and trying to see things from different perspectives. Only then can we begin to heal the divisions that exist in our world.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

“Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda.

I believe in taking result oriented actions. My team knows my favorite word is done. While it’s important to enjoy the journey, action that brings no result is a waste in my book.

How can our readers follow you online?

Readers can learn about my clinic at https://campbellmedicalclinic.com, https://www.facebook.com/CampbellMedicalClinic/,

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWaxHyo5iDCbadlB9hqBaww

https://www.yelp.com/biz/campbell-medical-clinic-houston

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!

--

--

--

In-depth Interviews with Authorities in Business, Pop Culture, Wellness, Social Impact, and Tech. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

Recommended from Medium

10 Questions w/ KdT Ventures

Women Of The C-Suite: Nicole Bucala of ‘Illusive Networks’ On The Five Things You Need To Succeed…

Project Management Tools for Startups

Female Founders: Emmi Kavander of Kavanders & Co On The Five Things You Need To Thrive and Succeed…

Founder Spotlight #32: Alice Melocchi @ Multiply Labs

Female Disruptors: Mary Ann Hawley of UnifyImpact On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your…

Female Disruptors: Alexia P Hammonds of Eat.Sweat.Undress. On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist.

More from Medium

Business “Cults”-How I Was Almost Sucked into an MLM

How to Stage an Occupied Home

Perfectly staged living room

The Answer Is… NO.

Social Benefit Depends On The Existence of Good Actors