Why BootstrapMD was Created
I graduated from the Mayo Clinic in 1999 ready to conquer the world. Working as a family physician in Southern California, I truly enjoyed medicine but wanted something else in life. Work was becoming more of filling out paperworks as opposed to truly helping people, and I was looking for a way to add different streams of income. In 2003, an event occurred that really spurned my life and drastically changed my direction in life.
The discovery that my 4 year old child, Ryan, was autistic. Sure we saw the signs – and I don’t want you thinking this is a “woe is me” story. Ryan has unique abilities that, as a proud Dad, I continue to see his wonderful talents that God has given him every day. However, I was determined that he have a life that involved parents who would always be around to nurture and love him. That would mean staying home more often.
And as a doctor working 60, 70, 80 hours of a week that just wasn’t happening. So I made the decision to go full-borne into starting my own online business. And after three years, I was able to turn my passion into a successful 7 figure software business that I launched and sold, and am the owner of a medical marketing company, a publishing company, and even falling back in love into medicine, by owning or co-owning multiple health practices, in the weight loss and wellness arena.
BoostrapMD was created to help work with other like-minded doctors who are ready to be their own boss and take control of their physician life. What you do today can dictate what happens tomorrow. I hope through this site more doctors can understand the importance and bring their talents both in and out of medicine. We look forward to helping you on your entrepreneurial journey!
– Keep Moving Forward!
Mike Woo-Ming MD