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TopicsDr. Vicki Rackner Helps You Choose Health

Would you like to bring a hopeful message to

your next meeting?

Whether you’re planning an event for family caregivers, health care professionals or members of a service organization, we’re here to help. Participants leave Dr. Rackner’s presentations with concrete ideas about what to say and do to get measurable results.

Dr. Rackner guarantees an optimistic content-rich presentation sure to educate, entertain, enlighten and empower.


Pain Staking Truths: How to Plug into Patients without Shorting Out

One woman said, “I’m tough, and I can deal with intense pain; what I cannot deal with is being alone with the pain.  Isolation—not the pain– is the source of suffering.” The goal of this talk is to help alleviate the suffering of people in physical, emotional or spiritual pain by making faster and stronger connections.  

Health Lessons I Learned the Hard Way: A Surgeon’s Story of Personal and Professional Transformation

As a practicing surgeon I defined health as the absence of disease; through my personal experience I have come to understand health is not about being perfect; it’s about being perfectly you. I tell my own story that drove the transformation, and offer a concrete step-by-step plan for hanging onto hopes and dreams when life does not unfold as expected. 


They Used to Call ‘Em Doctors’ Orders: How to Persuade Patients to Get On Board with the Plan.

Why do nice patients and upstanding citizens politely ignore their doctors’ advice, and then tell their doctors little white lies? This presentation uncovers the forces that drive non-compliance and then offers some simple, common-sense strategies to help patients make better choices. 


Caregiving without Regrets: How to Care for Aging Parents with an Open Heart.

Learn how to graciously transfer family leadership from parents to adult children.  Get concrete ideas to help parents “live and die on their own terms.”  


Memorable Joy: How to Bring More Joy to Loved Ones with Memory Problems

It’s easy to focus on the losses when a loved one has dementia.  Learn how to bring more joy into their loves!  

Modern Medical Manners:  How to Talk About Personal Topics without Dying of Embarrassment

Some topics are hard to talk about.  I call them the 5P’s: peeing, poooping, procreating, primping and paying.  Learn to graciously conduct challenging conversations.  

These talks offer practical systems solutions, and use real stories to illustrate how the ideas can be put into action today.  You can expect a content-rich experience that empowers, entertains, and educates.