The Flipside Life

Physicians support the health and well-being of our community. But who supports them? Exclusion can't start at home.

Welcome to our growing community of champions, advocating for those on the flipside of the white coat.

Hayley Harlock
Founder & CEO

Who Are We?

We are the spouses and partners of medical students and physicians. In some families, we are doctors too. We ensure the doctors we love are supported. We are the keepers of our families. We are the organizers and executors of details big and small.

While being on the flipside of medicine can feel lonely and isolating at times, collectively, we are an inclusive community dedicated to supporting our physician families and each other.

Our Mission

To foster meaningful connection and create an inclusive community that supports and champions the wellness of physican families during all stages of training, practice & retirement.

Physician Families Play an Important Role

Our healthcare system depends on healthy physicians. At The Flipside Life (TFSL) we believe that physician mental health and wellness starts at home. Medicine, as an institution, has yet to recognize, include or support physician families as the important partners we are in this system.

When physician families are thriving and supported, the health and well-being of doctors is strengthened; ensuring that quality, compassionate patient care is possible and sustainable. As communities and as healthcare consumers, we are all positively impacted when physicians and their families are healthy and thriving.

The Path to Change

Through collaboration with community partners and stakeholders, TFSL is committed to champion the needs of physician families, both throughout medical training and during the practice journey. By raising awareness at the institutional level, TFSL will reframe the narrative on physician wellness to include recognition and support for physician families.

Join the conversation today!


Our world has been drastically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the way we connect as a community has also changed.

At TFSL we want to help ensure that all Physician Families are connected and supported. TFSL offers FREE confidential virtual Connect Calls every Thursday  9pm-10pm EST and bi-weekly Wednesdays 8pm-9pm PST.

All spouses and partners of medical students, residents, in-practice and retired physicians are welcome to attend.

Did you know that TFSL has a private Facebook group for our community?  Email for the link to join.

Contact us for more info.


March 17, 2021
TFSL Connect Call (West Coast)
March 4, 2021
TFSL Connect Call (East Coast)
December 9, 2020
Holiday Jingle & Virtual Mingle


Articles, podcasts and more....
July 6, 2020
Podcast: Solving Healthcare
April 29, 2020
#GameChanger during COVID19
April 23, 2020
Podcast: This Family Tree

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