dr. shari calicker
Just one encounter with Dr. Shari Calicker will have you anxiously awaiting your next appointment. She is a first generation Family Medicine Physician with three and a half years of experience. In 2014, Dr. Calicker graduated from Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s largest and oldest Historically Black Medical Institutions in the South. She currently practices at St. Vincent Primary Care Center on the North side of Jacksonville.
Dr. Calicker grew up in the social locale of Beltsville, Maryland. The diverse environment made it easy to connect with peers, but she found it hard to cultivate the relationship with her mother. Dr. Calicker set out to become a psychiatrist with hopes to improve their tumultuous relationship. In 2005, Dr. Calicker attended Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduation, she made plans to attend Medical school but she found the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) to be more challenging than she expected. After being placed on the wait list, she moved back home to Prince George’s County. She was shopping at Costco when she received the phone call that transformed her career.
“A spot had opened in the Post Baccalaureate program and it started in a week,” says Dr. Calicker. “Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Nashville."
One year after she had successfully completed the program, she began her first year at Meharry Medical College. Her destiny eventually collided with Family Medicine and she fell in love with it. There, she also met her husband Donovan. The couple wedded on October 5, 2015.
Being a Doctor is a huge milestone, but Dr. Calicker’s career can become quite challenging at times.
“On one hand, you are an inspiration because no one believes that you are a Doctor, and that it is so wonderful that you are so accomplished,” she says. “On the other hand, it’s frustrating because no one believes you are a Doctor and you constantly have to prove yourself worthy because you are not what comes to mind when people think of the word ‘Doctor’.”
Somewhere along her journey she focused more on influencing others and less on proving herself to the world. She encourages the next generation to overcome stereotypes and embrace one’s authenticity through her blogs, relationships and career.
“I’m able to change not just physical lives, but mindsets. You can look like me and transcend beyond what you are used to seeing. That to me is the dopest thing about being a Physician,” she says.
You may find Dr. Calicker on all social media platforms below.
- Facebook Page : Doctor Mrs
- Instagram & Twitter Page: @thisisdoctormrs
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.doctormrs.com