Doctoring Outside the Exam Room

SPEAKING AND EVENTS

SPEAKING AND EVENTS

There’s no one I won’t talk to about a few topics: STDs, sexual health, health equity, and healthcare quality. My public speaking has taken me all over the United States on these varied topics, though the topic I get most excited about is STDs because there just aren’t that many people stumping on the topic! How better to serve than to provide a lay audience with an understanding of something previously elusive or misunderstood, or to teach a practicing doctor about how they might serve their patients just a little bit better?

TOPICS AND SUBTOPICS

  • Sexual Health(all ages) and Sexually Transmitted Disease and Infections
  • Reproductive Health
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Health Policy and Impact
  • Reducing Care Variation to Drive the Quadruple Aim
  • Medicaid as a Lever for Health Equity
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TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Dowler brings normalcy to an often difficult and embarrassing subject to discuss. She makes conversations about STD’s less intimidating with her ‘infectious’ humor and witty limericks. She has videos that address STD education at all stages of one’s sexually active life. Her passion and enthusiasm to share her expertise leave me wondering when her next composition will be written to entertain me and my patients, alike.

Only a gifted writer and speaker like Dr. Shannon Dowler can uncover Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and make learning about them in daylight fun---and infinitely memorable. Whether her audience consists of wide-eyed preteens or seasoned seen-it-all physicians, she has their jaw-dropping total attention; when she speaks at state and national meetings, there is standing room only. She is truly dedicated to educating everyone about this topic, as well as to vigorously stomping out these nasty bugs.

Dr. Dowler engages audiences large and small from all walks of life with both wit and wisdom. She's a natural storyteller, and whenever she speaks to her dual passions-improving health equity and preaching the gospel of sexual health-her enthusiasm and dynamism light up the crowd!

Shannon has the ability to engage any audience and share her knowledge and passion for promoting sexual health. As her colleague for the last five years, I have learned more than my fair share of STD facts just by being in the same room as her. This woman lives and breathes STDs- in the best way!

This was the best, most engaging lecture I’ve been to so far. I’m glad we have a voice like hers in public service.

I appreciate the use of non-judgmental language in her talks. We benefit both from the better understanding of the technical information and improving our ability to communicate with the patient

THE BEST STD LECTURE I HAVE EVER HEARD AND I GRADUATED FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL IN 1986!!!!! I AM AN OLDIE!!!

Great lecture. She really should include her limericks in the handout 🙂 Fabulous and funny speaker.

A great speaker - spirited, funny, yet informative. Loved her video.