Episode 1: Making Sacrifices vs. Making Choices, with Dr. Linda Barrasse



Dr. Linda Barrasse, MD, is a cardiologist and a partner in Great Valley Cardiology, Scranton, PA. She is one of the senior partners in the practice. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of Cardiology. She is a member of the Medical Alumni Council of the University of Scranton where she was a summa cum laude graduate in 1977. She is also a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, PA and did her internship, residency and fellowship in Thomas Jefferson Hospital through 1985. She has volunteered at many community organizations as a board member and helped to raise funds for a variety of associations, with special emphasis on organ donation. To that end, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gift of Life and on the Governor’s Committee for Organ Donation. She has been known to be on a basketball court in full court dress for the purpose of raising funds for the organ donation cause.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Linda went into cardiology when many women go into different medical fields
  • Linda’s physical care routine
  • Dealing with running a family while being an on-call physician
  • Sacrifices vs. choices
  • How to maintain and nurture reliable babysitters (or other helpers)
  • What Linda learned about money growing up
  • Why Linda doesn’t think she will ever be completely retired and what her “next phase” would look like
  • The influence Linda’s grandma had on her life
  • Why Linda wouldn’t change a thing about her life and career

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