Holistic wellness speaker Donna L. Hamilton, MD retired her white coat and stethoscope and now teaches women what it really means to be healthy and how to do it in a way that addresses their unique needs. A former board certified pediatrician, Dr. Hamilton now uses her health promotion expertise to teach wellness to adults. As a pediatrician she quickly learned the key to achieving optimal health in children: optimize the health of the adults in their lives. Years later this simple but often overlooked fact prompted Dr. Hamilton to create Manifest Excellence, a health promotion and empowerment company.
Dr. Hamilton provides women with practical tips and tools to optimize their health and well-being by addressing the five key areas that impact health. She combines over 20 years experience in traditional health promotion with a holistic and comprehensive wellness philosophy. This innovative combination provides effective tools and strategies for creating true wellness. Her informative and encouraging wellness presentations assist participants in taking effective steps toward becoming optimally healthy.
During her career as a community pediatrician Dr. Hamilton frequently saw external factors like stress, environment, and relationships impact not only her patients’ health but also their caregivers. Addressing these psychosocial issues often was a major factor in her patients’ ability to achieve optimal health. She now works to help adults increase personal wellness by addressing similar factors.
Dr. Hamilton combines her solid foundation in traditional medicine with additional holistic health training to teach easy and effective wellness tools and strategies. Her education includes receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science degree from Rutgers University and a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota.
While working as a community pediatrician, Dr. Hamilton became frustrated with the challenges facing the healthcare system. It became increasingly difficult to offer the education that most parents and children needed to maintain healthy lifestyles. She also became acutely aware that our society had an “illness focus” rather than a “wellness focus.”
Prompted by her commitment to facilitate a paradigm shift towards wellness, Dr. Donna eventually “hung up her stethoscope” and began non-clinical wellness promotion. In her new career as a holistic wellness speaker she uses informative and uplifting presentations to emphasize the importance of addressing all factors impacting health. She passionately believes this is the way to achieve optimal well-being.