#68: How I Turned a Disability Into a Mission To Help Physicians With Injuries ft Stephanie Pearson


How I Turned a Disability Into a Mission To Help Physicians With Injuries

Our guest this week is Stephanie Pearson, MD, FACOG, a Board Certified OB/GYN and an advocate and advisor for physicians’ disability insurance. A resident of Wynnewood, PA, Stephanie grew up in Southern New Jersey, received her B.S. from Emory University and her MD from MCP/Hahnemann (now Drexel University College of Medicine). Before becoming injured, she practiced obstetrics and gynecology at a community hospital in suburban Philadelphia.

She now consults with residents and attending physicians about the importance and nuances of disability and life insurance at PearsonRavitz.

Now, let’s look at what we discussed in this episode:

  • Stephanie's story
  • Big mistakes that people make when they think about disability insurance
  • Tax nuances for disability insurance
  • Changes in policies that you need to look out for during pandemic
  • The right time for someone to obtain disability insurance

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Here’s a breakdown of how this episode unfolds…


The sooner that people prepare for it, the better off they are. The calls that hurt me the most are when they call me after the fact. 


I still do think that there's a timing issue and also with life insurance, gestational diabetes can double to quadruple the cost of life insurance for women. So I think it's really important that women get this stuff as early as possible. 

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