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  • SubGenre:Medical (incl. Patients)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:226
  • eBook ISBN:9781667845593
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667845586

Embrace Grace

New Medicine for a Wounded World

by Arlene McCain MD

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"Embrace Grace" is Dr. Arlene McCain's memoir of her life to date, including her formative education as a physician and spiritual development. Arlene describes her childhood and adolescence as an overachieving Filipino-Catholic girl with a deep spiritual life, leading into the challenges of higher education, culminating in her medical training and residency, while raising a young family.
While the first part of the book is a more conventional memoir following the narrative of Arlene's life, the second part is focused on the establishment of her unique medical practice and consists primarily of letters, Facebook posts, and journal entries. This story transitions to the establishment of McCain Whole Health Care, the first direct primary care practice in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, as an outgrowth of her spiritual and religious calling.
About the author
Dr. Arlene McCain is a board-certified family physician who is committed to partnering with individuals as they discern personal motivations for healthy change and passionately supports their inspired progress towards a thriving life. Dr. McCain has a whole health perspective that honors body, mind, and spirit. Dr. McCain earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and minor in theology from Georgetown University. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and served as chief resident at EVMS-Portsmouth Family Medicine. She became one of the first nationally board-certified health and wellness coaches (NBC-HWC) in the nation. Through integrative health coaching, she empowers and honors individuals as the ultimate experts in their healing journeys. Using holistic therapies, she holds space for spiritual transformation. As a result of her dedication to these diverse modalities, she creates a safe and sacred space in which health and healing can emerge.