Holly Atkinson M.D.

Holly Atkinson M.D.

Speaker Holly Atkinson Doctor & Health Care Keynote Speaker

Speaker: Holly Atkinson M.D.

A physician and award-winning medical journalist, Holly Atkinson has devoted her life to the health and well being of the American public.


  • Good Health in Hard Times
  • The 5 Keys to Maximum Health
  • Women, Stress and Fatigue: Effective Solutions to this Very Real Problem

One of the most recognizable and sought-after health care journalists in the country, and keynote speaker Dr. Holly Atkinson helps audiences make sense of the latest medical news. Always candid, never afraid to “tell it like it is,” she guides audiences through the challenges that consumers face today including health care reform, women’s health issues and the glut of medical information reported in the media. Atkinson sends her audiences home with the ability to be more intelligent about exercising their health care options, and more informed and less confused about medical issues currently confronting them. Atkinson has extensive experience as a broadcast medical correspondent, including assignments with NBC, CBS and PBS, and is currently medical editor-in-chief of EverydayHealth.com, one of the leading health sites on the Internet. She is immediate past-president of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning non-profit organization, Physicians for Human Rights.

With degrees in both medicine and journalism, she possesses a unique blend of experience and skill-medical expertise, media savvy and business acumen. Dr. Atkinson has worked in print, broadcast television and web-based technologies for both consumers and medical professionals and has extensive international business experience.

Good Health in Hard Times 

Dr. Atkinson cuts through the clutter of information to give audiences the bottom line on achieving optimal health. She goes straight to the heart of matter, teaching participants where they’ll get the “biggest bang for their buck.” Because we all increasingly have limits on our energy and finances, Dr. Atkinson focuses on what’s really important. She reveals what works, what doesn’t, and where we should spend our precious time and hard-earned money to achieve optimal health.  In this session, participants will learn which lifestyle behaviors really deserve our attention, what is “must have” versus what is dispensable, and  where to find the best values-in food, vitamins, and medications.  This speech is a “must hear” for anyone interested in staying healthy in hard times! 

The 5 Keys to Maximum Health 

We are living in “a land flowing with milk and honey” and it’s killing us. Our Western lifestyle drives inflammation in the body, which plays a primary role in the development of our killer diseases. Our society also promotes shallow and self-centered behavior, leading to depression and despair. Our deliverance, insists Dr. Atkinson, will come not from diet or exercise alone, but from expanding our sense of what it means to live a good life. Revolutionary new studies reveal that “doing good is good for you.”  In this hard-hitting and life-changing session, participants discover how to achieve their best physical health, unleash natural sources of healing and energy and infuse purpose and meaning into their lives, thereby creating more joy and fulfillment. 

Women, Stress and Fatigue: Effective Solutions to this Very Real Problem

Stress and fatigue are problems that increasingly plague American women–and too often, not taken seriously. Increased economic hardship- added to balancing work and family, caring for aging parents, and coping with the daily onslaught of demands, just to name a few-have all contributed to unprecedented levels of stress and fatigue. But the good news is something can be done. Speaking from her own experience and myriad other women, Dr. Atkinson reveals the major energy drainers and major energy boosters, and gives powerful practical pointers on how to beat stress and tip the energy balance. Women come away from this speech having laughed a lot and learned not only about how to conquer fatigue, but how to live their best life.

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