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Carol J. Scott, M.D.
Carol J. Scott MD, MSEd, FACEP is a practicing Board Certified Emergency Physician and Health Educator trained at Johns Hopkins University. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and trained at Duke University. Dr. Scott is a Wellcoaches® Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professionals Association, and recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the National Association of Women Emergency Physicians. She is a former Physician Hospital Surveyor for the Joint Commission on Healthcare accreditation (JCAHO) and former Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

As a thought leader in stress management and wellness, she created four concepts: BestStressZone™, MindPause™, The CEO Model of Wellness™ and S.M.A.R.T. Thinking™.

Dr. Scott is a Wellness Coach and Advocate for C-Suite Leaders, executives and their families. As a corporate speaker, she has shared her insights on health and wellness at Morgan Stanley, UPS, Oracle, McDonalds, Discovery Channel, Barron’s, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly Clarke, Professional Business Women of California and Working Mother 100 Best Companies. She has also spoken at the Governor’s Conference for Women in California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida.

Her insights on wellness and stress management have been covered in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, SELF, FastCompany, Huffington Post and “O” magazine.

Her new book, Fortified Family Health: A Briefing and Guide for Women (KDP Publishing) September 2015 is available at Amazon.

Entries by Carol J. Scott, M.D.

A Clean Bill of Health Can Be Deadly: The Power of S.M.A.R.T. Thinking

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 4:14 PM

David is a 53-year-old attorney on the executive leadership team of a firm based in New York. While he does his best to maintain a healthy lifestyle, he knows that his family has a history of heart disease. Excluding a year when he was chided for gaining a few extra...

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From Multi-Tasking to Mindful-Tasking

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 9:44 AM

In a recent press interview with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, I was struck by her response to how she managed her roles as corporate leader and mommy. For Meyer, effective self-management comes down to a combination of setting priorities and focus.

Most recently, Mayer made two significant directional changes at...

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Stress, Health and African American Women: A Black History Month Notation

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 3:47 PM

February is African-American History Month, an annual observance for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. This observance is the most visible legacy of the son of former slaves and scholar Carter G. Woodson who held a Masters Degree from University of Chicago and...

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The Super Bowl, Stress and Heart Health

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 5:16 PM

Full disclosure: As a Baltimorean I am a proud Ravens Fan!

This Sunday, being an avid fan during the Super Bowl game could prove deadly. According to a 2011 study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology, the emotional stress experienced by fans of a losing team could...

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Transform Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Action Year Round

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 11:37 AM

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a great month for solidarity around a major health problem that affects someone that you know. NFL football players in pink shoes, Delta Airline personnel in pink trimmed uniforms, corporate sponsored support and celebrations of scientific advances and personal survival.

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Back to School Stressors -- Invisible Indicators in the Lives of College Students

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 4:58 PM

Last week two boys; an 8-year-old and 10-year-old were brought into the emergency room by parents and coaches for visibly deformed forearm fractures. They had just begun school-based football and soccer practice respectively. I treated them and provided referrals to orthopedic surgeons for definitive casting after reduction in swelling. They...

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Stress 911: How Uncertainty Affects Cardiovascular Health

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 4:21 PM

A State of Emergency.

The words touch on many different emotions; some at the surface, others lying just underneath.

Uncertainty brings worry. And worry often brings anxiety. Yet the physical worst for your health may be yet to come.

With the unpredictable weather patterns traversing from West...

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How to Find Your Personal 'Best Stress Zone'

(5) Comments | Posted April 20, 2011 | 8:57 AM

April is Stress Awareness Month, but let's face it, you're probably already "aware" that stress is a daily part of your life. But consider this month a unique opportunity: 30 days dedicated to educating yourself and perhaps finding a way to elevate your level of awareness. Bring your full conscious...

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Stress Awareness Month 2011: How Stress Management Can Make You More Resilient

(13) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 7:28 AM

The mental and physical toll ahead of and during even minor surgery can have a severe impact on the recovery process afterwards. Helping men and women cope with the stress of surgery before an operation may indeed speed up both their physical and psychological recoveries and serve as a benchmark...

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