Find Time to Make Pasta with Dr. Alan Barnes

In this week’s episode, Zach is sitting down with Dr. Alan Barnes, a family doctor and dear friend who has known Zach since their childhood days in Cartersville. He’s here to share his journey from corporate medicine to starting his own practice, Georgia Direct Family Care, and how he’s worked to find balance as a busy professional and parent.

Join us as Zach and Alan discuss the challenges that come with running a business while being present for family. Alan also discusses the importance of prioritizing physical and mental health, especially for men in their 30s and 40s, and shares some of the transformative benefits of therapy and medication in managing stress and anxiety. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we hope this conversation encourages you to take care of yourself and make time for the little things with your family!

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:00 – Intro

1:41 – Getting to know Alan

3:21 – Life as a direct family care doctor

9:57 – Balancing work and family life

13:37 – Health prevention and wellness for men 35 to 45

27:22 – The importance of therapy and seeking professional help

37:16 – Alan’s plans for the future

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