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Meet the panelists for Hey, Doc! Are you listening? A Discussion on Women’s Health

Thanks to these panelists for participating in our Hey Doc! Are You Listening? A Discussion on Women's Health on June 28, 2023, at Flying Pig Improv in Wichita, Kansas.

Read more about what Headmistress Jill took away from this event on the blog post, Listen Up! Gender Bias in Medicine is Real.

About the event:

The biggest health issues facing women today aren’t really heart disease and high blood pressure. It’s gender bias. Women leave doctors’ offices every day feeling ignored and dismissed by healthcare providers and treated differently because of their gender. In this informative panel discussion, we’ll talk about gender differences in medicine, how to select compassionate providers, and get doctors to listen to you.


Danielle Kauffman APRN
Danielle Kauffman APRN

Danielle Kauffman APRN

Danielle Kauffman is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She started her career in the medical profession as a Certified Nurses Aid in high school and quickly realized she had a passion for caring for others.

Danielle attended Pratt Community College, where she obtained her Associate degree in nursing in 2007, and completed her BSN in 2014 at Tabor College. Her nursing career started at Ascension Via Christi, where she spent ten years in the telemetry and emergency departments. But it was during her two years at Children’s Mercy Wichita that Danielle discovered her love for caring for children. She completed her Master’s in Nursing in 2018 through Walden University. While working at HealthCore Clinic in 2019, Danielle realized her love of caring extended beyond children to include women and the LGBTQIA community.

Danielle is an active member of the LGBTQIA board in her clinic and aims to improve care for all.

When she is not caring for others, she can be found protesting with her 14-year-old, shopping at the farmers market, or playing with her grand dogs.

Isobeau Trybula, MSOM,
Isobeau Trybula, MSOM,

Isobeau Trybula, MSOM,

Isobeau Trybula, MSOM, was a member of the first class of the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine and a graduate of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. Her practice focuses on helping people at all stages of healing and transition. She specializes in Pediatrics, Migraine, and Gynecology. She is trained in Acupuncture for Labor and Birth and holds a certificate in Integrative Thanatology.

Isobeau began her studies in Chinese Medicine and Asian Bodywork as part of the first class of the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine in 1996, under the tutelage of Dr. Qizhi Gao. Her teachers include Sharon Weizenbaum at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dr. Mark Seem of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. Her style of acupuncture focuses on the differential diagnosis of Chinese Medicine and the direct experience of patients, with an emphasis on the individual narrative of illness. She specializes in migraine, digestive complaints, and gynecological health, including using acupuncture with assisted fertility techniques. She treats patients of all ages.

Dr. Michelle Cortese
Dr. Michelle Cortese

Dr. Michelle Cortese, Physical Therapist and owner of Breathe Physical Therapy

Dr. Michelle Cortese is a physical therapist and owner of Breathe Physical Therapy. Specializing in pelvic health, Michelle is passionate about providing trauma-informed care to those in need and helping people connect with their bodies and their sexuality in an educational, non-judgemental, body-positive setting. She's committed to helping patients learn to advocate for themselves and navigate the healthcare system to find the care they deserve.

Michelle is also the Operations Coordinator and copywriter for Clement Consulting, a woman-owned marketing firm committed to crafting brands and launching marketing campaigns that improve the world.

Unfortunately, our other panelist, Sapphire Garcia-Lies, founder of the Wichita Birth Justice Society, had a family emergency come up, and she was unable to attend. We'll invite her to be on another panel soon.


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