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Dr. Thomas Hughes discusses Dr. Richard Long’s road to becoming a dentist and the perseverance/focus that is sometimes necessary to make it.   Dr.  Dr. Long grew up in a house of faith, a house with structure, and attended schools in various settings. We also discussed the importance of role models, education. He has been working in the Washington, DC, area since graduating from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2018.

Ms. Danielle Thomas sits down with Dr. Thomas Hughes to discuss a variety of topics, such as the stigma of mental illness, the stress/struggle of being a new teacher, IEP/504 plans, and the importance of schools creating a supportive culture for the benefit of teachers and students.


Dr. Swati Divakarla is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in the Washington, D.C. area. They talk about the public image of a doctor in social media, growing up in a variety of places and cultures, how she found interest in becoming a doctor, the hard work necessary to succeed in medical school, her consideration of doing OB/GYN as a specialty, and how doctors experience similar levels of anxiety when meeting a provider for the 1st time.