Jun 24, 2018
Title: Talented Pediatricians Take On Marijuana,
Mindfulness, And Music - Nicholas Chadi M.D.
This 57th episode of The Happy Doc features an
interview by Dr. Taylor Brana with Dr. Nicholas Chadi M.D., who
shares his medical journey. He talks about addiction medicine, his
advice to teens about marijuana use, a mindfulness practice
involving washing your hands, Why life doesn’t end with medical
school, and what makes Nicholas Chadi feel fulfilled.
● Dr. Nicholas Chadi M.D is a pediatrician that specializes in
Adolescent Medicine and is the first pediatric addiction medicine
fellow in North America.
● Dr. Chadi is also a musician, writer, a researcher, a
mindfulness practitioner provider, and a sports enthusiast.
● His parents bought the camp he used to work at as a team,
and still run it in Quebec.
● Talking about marijuana legalization is healthy, but it is
how we talk about it that matters. There needs to be more education
about it to make teens more aware of the risks.
● “The S.T.O.P Practice” is
recommended for anxiety and tension which stands for:
Take 3 Breaths,
Observe how the air coming
into your mouth feels, and think about how you will
Proceed with the rest of
● You can anchor this moment by washing your hands mindfully,
being focused on this process to stay more present.
● One of his hardest decisions was to choose between advanced
music study (piano, Classical,
Jazz) and medical school.
● Music makes Dr. Chadi more relaxed, more present, and a more
● By breaking medical study with his practice of music it
proved to be more energizing and provided balance.
● Tip: Don’t suppress your creativity by only focusing on the
logic required for medicine.
● Scheduling and discipline are crucial to balancing your
career with your personal life.
Chadi M.D. on Twitter