Dr. Shannon Goode: All Things Work Together For Our Good

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Podcast

Do you believe in divine intervention and that everything happens for a reason ? Today, I welcome Dr. Shannon Goode to the show. 

She is a primary care sports medicine physician who lives in New Orleans. She joined the staff of Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in September 2020. After completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine at U F. H. Wilson Memorial Hospital in New York. She went to undergrad at Howard University, another HBCU.

She also is an athlete, she was a competitive swimmer. She swam most of high school and also participated in other sports.

In this episode, she shares her not-so-smooth journey to becoming a doctor, failing and trying again, the importance of having a support circle and why she absolutely loves where she is today.

If you have failed and tried again, this episode will encourage you!

 Episode Highlights: 

  • Swimming competitively in high school and becoming a lifeguard at 16
  • Deciding to study  sports medicine versus athletic training. 
  • Studying sports medicine at Howard University, D.C
  • Attending Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN
  • Failing her clinical tests and moving back home
  • Working  at Bloomingdales 
  • Getting into residency training at the University of Miami
  • Her support circle, her girls, her mom, her grandmother, her father
  • Concussion management and her advice to young athletes

Guest Bio

Dr. Shannon Goode is a primary care sports medicine physician who joined the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in September 2020 after completing her fellowship at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, NY.  While in upstate NY, she served as clinical faculty for the UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital Family Medicine residency program, as well as associate team physician for Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College.  As an Ochsner physician, she serves as the team physician for Xavier University and Dillard University as well as various high schools in metro New Orleans.  

Dr. Goode graduated magna cum laude from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine. While at Howard, she immersed herself in the community by participating in a community service organization with a specific interest in cultivating the minds of youth in the surrounding neighborhoods.  She then matriculated on to medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, where she continued to give back to her community.  While at Meharry, she served as the president of the Student National Medical Association.

Dr. Goode then went on to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Dr. Goode is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. 

Dr. Goode cares for patients and athletes of all ages.  She specializes in concussion management and ultrasound-guided procedures.  She is the champion for Ochsner’s Healthy Joint Program and has a special interest in sports medicine as it pertains to women.  Event coverage for Dr. Goode has ranged from triathlons to amateur WWE events.  

Dr. Goode is originally from Chicago, IL where she was a competitive swimmer through high school.  Mentoring high school, college, and medical students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine is a passion of hers.  In her spare time, she enjoys socializing, reading, and spending time with her husband and miniature schnauzer. 

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