Who is Patricia J. Sulak, MD
Dr. Sulak is an award winning, internationally recognized physician, researcher, professor, and speaker. Throughout her medical career she has taken on difficult, diverse, and oftentimes controversial medical issues in a successful, unique fashion. She received the “Heroes for Children” award from the Texas State Board of Education and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology “Community Service Award” for her research and implementation of a sexual health curriculum in Texas schools. Her adolescent wellness and sexual health program is one of the most commonly utilized in Texas school districts today. She also pioneered innovative research to manage women’s menstrual disorders and is asked to speak internationally on the regimen she developed to successfully approach common female hormonal disorders.
Dr. Sulak is a gifted, entertaining, award-winning educator and speaker. She was given the “Outstanding Clinical Instructor” award by the Texas A&M medical students and consistently receives the very highest speaker ratings at medical institutions, businesses, schools, and organizations. She was recognized for all of these accomplishments when named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio in 2006. She continues to be included in “Best Doctors in America” and “Texas Super Docs”.
Continuing her trend in taking on complex medical issues, Dr. Sulak’s current passion is wellness. As a practicing physician, she directly experiences and understands the increasingly self-induced nature of today’s most common causes of death and disability. The well documented and scientifically confirmed rising rates of obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, emotional disorders, suicide, and resultant death rates have fueled her desires to take on this problem of epidemic proportions. In an approach similar to her other successful research and educational endeavors, she has developed a multi-faceted approach to wellness. The response to her methodology has been overwhelmingly positive. Her presentations, books, and other LWA elements are improving the lives of participants. Having created a holistic message of wellness that is receiving accolades throughout the country and numerous speaking requests, her current goal is to take LWA to larger groups with implementation of varied components over extended periods with outcome measures in place. Through countless individual and group endorsements and successes, Dr. Sulak has confirmed that LWA is making a difference in lives. With her research background, her desire is to work with organizations, businesses, and schools to implement LWA and document their success.
A Comprehensive Wellness Message
LWA endorses an all-inclusive message of complete health by incorporating the Living WELL Aware: Eleven Essential Elements to Health and Happiness. Through live presentations, webinars, her book and workbook, newsletters, and other components, Dr. Sulak, Dr. Waxman, and a team of professionals deliver a wellness message that enables participants to look at their lives in a totally new light. Packed with the latest factual wellness information, implementation strategies, and the best in inspiration, attendees will be on a path of greater health and happiness by Living WELL Aware.
Living WELL Aware became reality through the encouragement of Dr Sulak’s husband of 38 years, Jeffrey A. Waxman, M.D. In April 2008, Jeff signed up for a wellness conference and told Patsy that he signed her up also – – much to her discontent at the time. They were both so impressed, they attended more conferences focusing on healthy lifestyles, as they were now learning information not included in medical school or residency. They began focusing on their own wellness: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This resulted in their professional and personal lives reaching heights never imagined – – including their marriage.
They began conducting LWA conferences together, outlining the eleven essential elements to health and happiness that they were incorporating successfully into their own lives. Dr. Waxman inspired Patsy to write a book on the essential elements and their journey. Through his support and encouragement, Dr. Sulak wrote Should I Fire My Doctor? Eleven Essential Elements to Living WELL Aware. In addition to his very busy practice in Pediatric Urology, Dr. Waxman frequently speaks at LWA conferences on “Change is Possible”, outlining 6 areas of his life where he has made dramatic improvements by changing his thinking and habits.