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Growing Together: 15 years of Life, Sports, and Medicine with Dr. Derrick Burgess

podcast May 27, 2024

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Behind every victory, there is a story of sacrifice, resilience, and unwavering support from those who champion our dreams alongside us. Marriage is a commitment many of us take for granted. We often focus on the visible accomplishments and accolades, forgetting the countless moments of quiet support and sacrifice that made those achievements possible. Some of us fail to appreciate our spouses and end up regretting the missed opportunities to express gratitude and love.


Hence, we must realize that marriage goes beyond just feelings and requires love in a deeper sense. It includes daily effort, understanding, constant support, patience, and a willingness to put the partnership above individual desires — which often involves sacrifices and some compromise. It’s about being there for each other through good times and bad, celebrating victories together, and comforting each other during failures. So, dear friends, if you are considering marriage, find someone who not only makes you happy but, most importantly, someone who strives to bring out the better version of you.


In this special episode, I will share with you the things I want to celebrate as a father and a husband, the lessons I’ve learned, and the things in my marriage that shaped me into the person I am today. I also want to highlight my heartfelt appreciation to my wife throughout the fifteen years of our marriage for being the anchor of our family and for her unwavering love and support. I am endlessly grateful for the gift of her presence in my life and look forward to the adventures that await us in the years to come. Here’s to celebrating the joys of fatherhood, the beauty of marriage, and the blessings of family.


Special announcement For Residents/Fellows and Early Attending Physicians. For a limited time only.


“When you see someone who’s doing great things and achieving to another level, someone is in their corner and someone is sacrificing right alongside them who deserves just as much credit as the person standing on the podium.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


Topics Covered:

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(00:01:02) Celebrating family achievements

(00:05:16) Realize your imperfection

(00:07:05) Marriage takes effort and commitment

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(00:09:00) Marriage and sacrifices

(00:11:23) Loyalty in marriage

(00:12:53) The true essence of marriage

(00:14:10) Upcoming virtual seminar: The Home Stretch


Key Takeaways: 


“Sometimes you take for granted the day-to-day work that you have to put in to have a good marriage.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


“I got used to having to shun other outside responsibilities or distractions to be focused on becoming a doctor.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


“If you want to have a good marriage, you have to be present, you have to give that energy, you have to feed it, you have to nourish it. If not, then it will not thrive.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


“The willingness to love someone despite their faults, to love despite their shortcomings, it’s something that I’ve learned in my marriage.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


“I didn’t know even the definition of sacrifice before being married and I have to give my wife the credit for teaching me and showing me what sacrifice means to be able to achieve a family goal or a family dream.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


“Many of the goals that I’ve achieved, I probably would have shied away from them if I did not have her behind me, pushing me towards it.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


“Having someone that agrees with you might be nice but having someone that challenges you and pushes you, I think it’s very important as well to be able to be the best version of you.” – Dr. Derrick Burgess 


Connect with Dr. Derrick Burgess:

Website: https://www.drderrickthesportsdr.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drderrickthesportsdr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimeOut.SportsDr

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derrick-burgess-72047b246/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHGDu1zT4K_X6PnYELu8weg

Email: thesportsdoctr@gmail.com


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