- Founder of Dr. Carolle's Healing Sanctuary of San Diego
- Integrative, compassionate and personalized healthcare expert
- Physician Burnout Prevention Coach
- Advisor to healthcare executives who want to promote quality, compassion and personalized healthcare
- CME and Workshop Presenter
Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat, MD, FACOG is a board-certified OB-GYN, a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a primary care specialist. Born and raised in Haiti, she comes from a family of healers, shamans, herbalists, and midwives. She was educated in top universities in Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, and the US, giving her a broad-spectrum approach to medicine and invaluable multicultural knowledge.
She is a gifted medical intuitive and spiritual healer who has helped thousands over the past four decades, from all walks of life. Her medical training and methodologies, combined with her intuitive skills, bring an important piece to her integrative approach towards her clients and patients.
After completing her postgraduate training in obstetrics, gynecology, and infertility at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the University of Madison in Wisconsin and the University of California, Los Angeles, she settled in San Diego in 1982. She had a successful private practice for many decades.
She has practiced medicine in different settings -from academia to remote hospitals and community clinics - in Haiti, Mexico, Native American reservations and the US. She has performed surgery and deliveries in the most sophisticated hospitals in the US and under a flashlight in Haiti and Mexico, giving her a broad-spectrum approach to health and healing. She has helped thousands of women and men, including wounded warriors suffering from military sexual trauma (MST).
In 1992, tired of fighting against the trend of doing Cesarean sections - mainly because she could not give her patients the proper time allowed to deliver them naturally - she had no choice but to quit obstetrics and continue with a purely gynecological and fertility practice. However, as her intuitive skills grew stronger and she was able to heal her patients without using a knife, she stopped doing surgery in 1999. She, instead, started going back and forth to her native Haiti to help her people.
Then the Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACE study by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente (in San Diego) came out showing the correlation of adverse childhood experiences to increased health issues later in life. This corroborated what she had observed in herself and her patients, over the years. It cemented her belief that almost 80 percent of chronic diseases, obstetrical and gynecological issues were related to a patient’s past trauma and present life circumstances. Just understanding that fact would avoid unnecessary testing and surgery, save money, and enhance the quality of life, for all parties involved.
In 2000 she suffered severe burnout and had to successfully reinvent herself. She learned about the mind-body-spirit connection, and how having a strong spiritual backbone is the key to perfect health.
In 2001 she closed her private practice. She could no longer fit into a prescription-writing, bottom-line-oriented medical system that did not allow time and resources for doctors to properly care for patients as complete human beings. She decided it was not worth compromising her integrity. Her dream was to continue treating and healing patients, using her own ideals that have proven true throughout the years.
Wanting to learn more about being a leader, she accepted a position as an advisory board member for GE Center for Financial Learning from 2000 to 2004. Surrounded by many elite CEOs, of various major companies throughout the US, she began to understand the connection between money and someone’s health. She also attended the Landmark Forum and Leadership & Management Training classes.
She was also able to create more community programs in Haiti, Mexico and the US, emphasizing preventive care and how to reverse chronic diseases. Suddenly, patients' health with chronic pain, diabetes, or hypertension were improving by her delivering personalized, compassionate and culturally-sensitive care. She did all of this with limited or almost no budgets, instead involving community volunteers and health agents.
Dr. Carolle’s Healing Sanctuary of San Diego
In 2005 she created the Dr. Carolle’s Healing Sanctuary of San Diego, in the Mount Helix area of San Diego County - a beautiful botanical garden where her clients can spend exclusive time to heal and just BE. She has developed the highly focused and transformational Three-Step Process that she uses with each encounter.
Dr. Carolle continues to provide free, intuitive gynecological and primary care services to the people of Haiti and underserved women through Catholic Charities; St. Vincent de Paul Village, with Father Joe Carroll; the Volunteers in Medicine-San Diego for the uninsured in El Cajon; and Native-American Health programs. In 1993, Dr. Carolle founded the non-profit organization Health Through Communications Foundation and its Angels For Haiti Project, to provide the undeserved with education, health-care, and hope for the future. See www.
Since 2017, Dr. Carolle has been mentoring resident physicians at the University Of California School Of Medicine and helping them understand themselves and their patients. As a physician burnout prevention coach, she works with those who want to deliver compassionate, quality, personalized care while enjoying a well-balanced life. She is also an advisor to healthcare executives who want to promote the delivery of integrative, compassionate and personalized healthcare in order to prevent burnout. Dr. Carolle believes that:
As human beings, we are all the same; we all welcome compassion and caring. These two gifts, when generously given, go a long way toward our recovery. In dire circumstances, holding a patient’s hands or using a cold towel on their forehead and looking at them in their eyes, letting them know that they would be okay, usually goes a long way – caring is the real healing power. It is not about telling patients how to take charge of their own health or talking about practicing a mind-body approach. It is about physicians having an “integrative mind” and not seeing their patients only as the symptoms they are presenting; but as unique individuals formed by complex behavioral, biological, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and environmental influences.”
There is a crisis that is looming; about two out of three physicians practicing medicine and three out of four medical students and residents in training are burnt out. Physicians have the highest rate of suicide than the general population. About 49 percent of nurses also suffer from burnout.
Dr. Carolle’s vision for the future:
- Having a paradigm shift in the thinking process of how diseases occur, and finding the root cause and dealing with it. Health care providers, as well as patients, need to be educated in that thinking process.
- Having an Electronic Health Record – EHR that is intuitive for both patients and healthcare provider alike
- Supporting healthcare providers so they don’t burnout
- Invest in programs that are compassionate and culturally sensitive to support children and families, therefore, preventing the root cause of 80 percent of chronic and preventable disease that is overburdening the system.
As an international motivational speaker, Dr. Carolle brings her message of self-empowerment through her award-winning books, workshops, virtual events, radio, podcasts, magazines, newspapers, and Television.