Since becoming a physician, I have felt the increasing urge to educate women concerning the issues they face every day, whether in regards to their health, raising children, or even trying to balance a successful career with everything else women face today. It started with my book, The Ditchdigger’s Daughters, in which I shared my experiences growing up in a family headed by a determined father who encouraged his daughters to be ambitious and independent, despite the racial prejudices of the times. I then went on to publish two more books, Inside Information for Women and Something to Prove, hoping to help women understand just how much they can do and to inspire them to persevere.
Finding great satisfaction in writing those books, I decided to continue writing for women through this blog, Paging Dr. Thornton. Still feeling that I had more to share though, I decided to get even more personal by creating my own radio show. Like the book, my radio show, Inside Information for Women, will address issues that affect women and their loved ones. At 1pm ET every Thursday, I will speak live, that’s right live, to discuss women’s health and other topics. I will even get the chance to respond directly to audience questions when they call in during the live show at 1-800-962-1160. Of course, if you miss it, you can still go to my On the Air page on my website where the most recent installment will be available for playback.
I am excited to find yet another medium to share my knowledge and experiences both as a physician and as a wife and mother. I’m particularly excited to start a conversation with my audience to address issues they feel are immediately important to them. Please join me this Thursday at 1pm ET for the next installment of Inside Information for Women. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
- Yvonne S. Thornton, M. D., M. P. H.