Mohammad Ashori MD on LinkedIn.
Age 23: Medical School.
27: Family Medicine residency.
32: Attending physician at Kaiser Permanente.
35: Became ultra-frugal.
36: Moved to Portland.
37: Financially independent – March 2016.
38: Retired. Started healthcare consulting as Dr. Mo.
39: Moved to Barcelona. Had to return because of a medical board complaint & subsequent license suspension.
41: Moved to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Started my own virtual practice.
42: Healthcare consulting career took off for healthcare startups.
43: Lived in Oaxaca City, Mexico.
44: Built my Heart Health Coaching brand.
Somewhere along the way, I decided that Dr. Mo is a better brand than Mohammad Ashori MD. I use this now for my healthcare consulting, health coaching, and my virtual practice.
Perhaps I take branding too seriously. But in a way, it’s nice to separate my personal name from Dr. Mo.
Too many physicians have their identities wrapped up in their careers. “I’m a doctor.” I prefer to be Mohammad Ashori, who has a virtual private practice and consults on the side.
Other Places to Find Dr. Mo
The AskDocs Reddit forum is where I like to answer medical questions for free. It’s the way I volunteer my time.
I used to be active on Figure1 under my own name, Mohammad Ashori MD, but then was worried about the potential risks of sharing patient information there.
My Quora profile has been good, and I feel more confident answering medical questions as Dr. Mo, there. No patient-doctor relationship is formed, so it’s a safer platform for me.