Mommy, I Can’t Breathe

Dr. Renee Matthews is a leader in the healthcare industry. She has spent the early part of her career as a medical educator and as a radio host for a satellite radio show. 

Dr. Matthews was awarded the 2013 Friend of Mobile C.A.R.E. Award for her commitment to raising awareness of asthma in her current city of Chicago. In addition to writing about health, she conducts speaking engagements on topics like social media, motivation, inspiration and provides business advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs.

She has been featured in Ebony and in Essence magazine. Dr. Matthews was a contributing writer for Good Enough Mother, Essence, MadameNoire and Black and Married With Kids, where she was reporting on health news and health care. Along with her columns, Dr. Matthews has often appeared as a lecturer before various organizations. 

She’s drawn from her experiences while putting her expertise to work for a number of media outlets and the talk show circuit. As a long-time asthmatic, she has become an impassioned advocate for asthma education. She addresses the concerns asthma sufferers have getting their best possible health and medical care by supplying them with tools and knowledge they need to navigate the healthcare system, stay safe in the pursuit of care, and engaging patients to be active participants in their health and healthcare. Most recently, Dr. Renee has appeared on her show “Out of Office with Dr. Renee,” which is seen in more than 45,000 doctors’ offices across the country.

Dr. Matthews is an active member of the Girl Scouts and a mentor to Save a Girl Save a World. She is especially passionate about addressing the health concerns of Black women and has been recognized by patients and professionals alike for her ability to translate the challenges patients face into tools and solutions they can use to improve their health care.

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