We had the good fortune of connecting with Kadisha Rapp, M.D, and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kadisha, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was my passion for enhancing the quality and quantity of life for my patients, those who realize the importance of safety, and for those in entertainment, support staff as well as talent, who must travel and perform often while ill or injured. In Emergency Medicine, you have to go quickly from patient to patient.
This means only spending a couple minutes with people who may be seriously ill for the first time in their lives, and thus have questions they really need answered. I realized that I feel better about what I do as a doctor by addressing those needs in my way. This required starting my own business to do so.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What has set me apart from others is attention to detail, calm amidst chaos, and willingness to take a step back to see the larger picture. I am most excited about the future of my business, improving operations, and increasing my reach of service. I got where I am today professionally by enjoying the journey, not just focusing on the destination. It wasn’t easy. The first answer was, “no,” in many situations. As I said, I took a step back to see the lesson in each rejection, be it to work harder, work smarter, or simply ask for help. My story was able to continue due to the understanding that intelligence and wisdom cannot be, without knowing that you don’t everything, and instead of being overwhelmed, attacking large projects one small task at a time.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would start the day with a walk in the beautiful Hermann or Tinsley Park, or around Discovery Green. Breakfast would be of the fluffy cinnamon roll pancakes at Snooze one day, The Breakfast Klub on another. Lunch would be the healthy True Food Kitchen, one day, and Gabby’s BBQ on another. During the afternoon we could check out an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts one day, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science on another. Drinks and dinner would be at The Monarch at Hotel Za Za one evening, the Taste Bar on another, or The Turkey Leg Hut on another. Evenings would be at the Houston Improv, with comedian Ali, the Alley Kat bar, or Poetry Night with Seven the Poet or an evening at The Ensemble Theatre,
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I could not have gotten to the point where I do what I do without The Creator. I could not have done it without my family, specifically my mother, father, maternal grandmother, and uncles, who made every effort to educate me both in and outside the classroom, in a way that helped me understand WHY it is crucial to avoid the pitfalls that take young people off the road to their goals. My family helped me understand, how I could be hindered, and maybe for life, by the consequences of poor decisions. Lastly, Dr. Draion Burch, my mentor and business coach, who has shown me that I can use my passion and gifts to fulfill my purpose as a doctor in my own way.
Other: for telemedicine services go to: www.therappmedicalgroup.com