Articles, Appearances, & Accolades
Selected Media Appearances and Articles
Lisa Doggett's articles have appeared in major newspapers including the New York Times, Austin American-Statesman, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and many other Texas publications. She has contributed to numerous health-related articles, blogs, and local news stories, and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. She is a member of the Writers' League of Texas and the Authors Guild.
I AM & CO: August 12, 2018 (contributor)
10 More Women Share Their Favorite Daily Self-Care Tips
"Self-care is a huge priority for me, especially since my diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) eight-and-a-half years ago. One of my most important self-care rituals is journal-writing. I'm a bit compulsive: I started daily journaling at age 11 (over 33 years ago), and I've written every day since — more than 12,000 entries..."
Organic Authority: July 21, 2018 (contributor)
Here's What You Need to Know About Keeping a Journal
Lisa Doggett, MD, MPH, and family physician, has journaled almost every day for over three decades. In addition to journaling, Doggett also recommends the practice to patients.
KEYE TV CBS Austin: April 27, 2018 (contributor)
What the new MS 150 finish line means for Austin traffic
The BP MS 150 kicks off Saturday. For the first time in three years, the weather won't be against them. A new route won't have cyclists ending their rides in downtown either.
"I'm very nervous about it," says Austin native Lisa Doggett who is riding the MS 150 for the first time. It's something she's wanted to do since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009. "I want to be there on behalf of all of the people who can't be there who have MS," says Doggett.
The SGU Pulse: April 2, 2018 (contributor)
What Makes a Good Doctor? 7 Surprisingly Useful Skills for Physicians
Arguably one of the most prestigious and highly regarded professions, medicine is not for the faint of heart. It takes some serious intelligence and motivation to even get accepted into medical school. Not to mention the grit it takes to withstand the challenging years medical school requires.
The SGU Pulse: March 7, 2018 (contributor)
How to Pay For Medical School
When you're really set on something, nothing can stand between you and your goals. Whether determined, driven, or just plain stubborn — or perhaps all three — you feel the call of medical field and have always known you're meant to be a doctor.
BestLife: January 26, 2018 (contributor)
40 Amazing Habits to Adopt After 40
By your 40s, it may seem like you're stuck in your ways. You've got the same habits—both good and bad—that you've been practicing for years, if not decades. But since your 40s are a time where your health, interests, your sleep, and responsibilities undergo significant changes, your habits should, too.
The SGU Pulse: January 17, 2018 (contributor)
What Does a Primary Care Physician Do? Exploring This High-Demand Medical Career
Your dreams of becoming a doctor are anything but new. You've known since you were young it's what you're destined to do. But the time is nearing when you'll have to make some decisions on what that dream will entail. After all, there are many types of doctors out there – which type will you be?
CareDash: November 28, 2017
8 Lessons Learned by a Doctor Turned Patient
I am a doctor, mother, and wife. I'm also a patient with a potentially severe chronic disease. Eight years ago, after developing unusual dizziness and vision changes, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that damages nerve cells, often leading to progressive physical and cognitive disability. At the time of my diagnosis, my younger daughter had just turned two years old. I was 36.
A Sweat Life: November 21, 2017 (contributor)
How to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling
Keeping healthy is crucial all the time — especially in the winter during flu season. But there's nothing worse than getting sick on the road. Whether driving from state to state or taking a plane across the country, avoiding illness can be difficult.
CareDash: November 16, 2017
A Physician's Tips for Avoiding Mistakes at The Doctor
As a family physician for over 15 years, I have seen thousands of patients, and I like to think that nothing will surprise me. But when a long-time patient – a middle-aged woman with high blood pressure and diabetes – presented me with a heart-shaped box containing sexy underwear, I didn't know what to say. The gift was a joke, not a come-on, fortunately, but it still made me feel embarrassed and uneasy. Perhaps I had made a mistake – been unprofessional or violated some personal boundary – to make her think such a gift would be appropriate. But I also think her gesture, as well-meaning as it might have been, was an error in judgment, leading to an uncomfortable encounter for both of us.
CareDash: October 13, 2017 (contributor)
9 Surprising Questions to Ask Your Doctor at Your Next Checkup
You already know to ask your doctor about odd lumps and bumps. You might even turn to your physician for advice about quitting smoking or managing your stress. Many patients, however, forget that an annual checkup offers a comprehensive window into overall health. Your doctor can help you better understand your symptoms, offer useful lifestyle changes, and refer you to a specialist when necessary. So don't forget to ask these questions at your next check-up — even if you don't find them on the typical list of questions to ask your doctor.
TCMS Journal: July/Aug 2017
Texas PSR's Toxic-Free Child Program
Is it OK to put plastic containers in the microwave? What are some ways to minimize exposure to pesticides in the home? Is nail polish safe for young children?
These are just some of the many questions that Toxic-Free Child seeks to address in a novel, evidence-based curriculum created and presented in Central Texas over the last year.
TCMS: May 9, 2013
TCMS Mother's Day Special
Who has been the greatest influence on your role as a mom and why?
My mom, of course! My mom is absolutely incredible – a true super woman who continues to have a highly successful career as an educator and advocate for children and people with disabilities while still being totally supportive of me (and my sister). I am so proud of her accomplishments and appreciate all that she does for my kids and me as well as our entire community.
KVUE News: November 21, 2012
TexPIRG and Dr. Lisa Doggett Unveil Trouble in Toyland Report
New York Times: January 10, 2006
Attention, Medicare Shoppers . . .
AUSTIN, Tex. - THIS winter, Medicare recipients shouldn't limit their bargain-hunting to post-holiday blowout sales. Despite its serious deficiencies, the new Medicare prescription drug benefit offers a myriad of savings opportunities, which in my grandmother's case totaled more than $2,000 a year. By asking the right questions and comparing plans, the savvy consumer can save more with Medicare than at Macy's.
Cleaner Air, Healthier Austin
Recently, a playful little 6 year old I'll call José, visited me at People's Community Clinic about his asthma. In caring for him, I make sure he's on the right medicines and that no one smokes at home. But what I can't do, is purify the air he breathes. So when smog pollutes our air, I suspect José will be back.
Yellow Bird Editors
2017 First Page Contest Finalist
Writers' League of Texas
2016 Manuscript Contest Finalist
Texas Academy of Family Physicians: January 16, 2012
Member of the Month: Lisa Doggett, M.D., M.P.H.
Austin physician "makes a difference" by caring for the underserved
A practicing family physician for nearly 10 years, Lisa Doggett, M.D., M.P.H., is the director of the University of Texas Wellness Center and a clinical associate professor at the UT School of Nursing. The center provides medical care for Travis County residents without private insurance, and Doggett also directs their Women's Wellness Program, which provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings. With the School of Nursing, she supervises and provides consultations to nurse practitioners and other staff, co-teaches a course on chronic disease, precepts nurse practitioner students, and serves as a regular guest lecturer for other courses.
Austin Under 40
2007 Winner: Medical and Health Care