In this episode: What happens when you are a leading Cosmetic Dermatologist known around the world and you are given 6 months to live only to find out you were misdiagnosed, and instead had a disease that is manageable? Depression, anger, rage, and denial…and learning to perform surgery with your left hand when you’re right-handed were just a few of the things he had to endure. We're going to have conversation with the man that experienced this life-changing journey and who ultimately learned to manage his Chronic Lyme Disease, become a successful author and mentor and teach people "The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life"
In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. What happens when you are misdiagnosed with a terminal illness?
2. How do you deal with chronic Lyme disease?
3. What are the secrets to living a fulfilled life?
I'm your host Michael Herst and welcome to One More Thing Before You Go
My guest is Dr. Allen Steven Lycka, he is a leading cosmetic dermatologist and author who has been featured on numerous radio shows and podcasts. Dr. Lycka has also written several books, including his most recent book, "The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life." His life collapsed when he suddenly developed a right foot drop in 2003. Soon after, his right arm became dysfunctional, and he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)and given six months to live. For years, he struggled with mental and physical obstacles and life questions when confronted with a life-altering near-death experience; Shock, denial, pain, guilt, anger, bargaining and depression... Still, he maintained his status as a leading cosmetic doctor for 30 years. He later discovered he has Chronic Lyme Disease and was not going to die, and as a result of his courage and determination, he is now a mentor, transformational speaker, thought leader, podcast and radio show host and we’re going to learn his journey and how you can take the steps to live a more fulfilled life when faced with the same. Find out more here: https://beforeyougopodcast.com
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Dr. Allen Lycka
Acknowledged as a leading expert in Living A Fantastic Life and Turning Points, he is a transformational sought after TEDx speaker, 3x bestselling author, winner of the coveted Philly Award for bestselling author, thought leader, life-changing coach, and mentor.
Dr. Lycka was misdiagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s’ disease) in 2003 and after additional research discovered he had Chronic Lyme’s Disease. He was treated and practiced another 16 years as a cosmetic dermatologist, retiring in 2019 to embark on a new career to help others overcome adversity as he did. Because of what he learned, he co-authored the bestselling book The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life with Harriet Tinka, a former fashion model and Woman of Distinction. He has co-authored two more bestsellers – through 2020, with Corie Poirier titled, bLU Talks Presents: Business, Life and the Universe and Jack Canfield titled, Pillars of Success.
Acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists globally for three decades - Dr. Lycka helped develop laser-assisted tumescent liposuction - an advanced body sculpture technique, and Mohs Micrographic Surgery (an advanced means of removing skin cancer with 99% success). He has lived and practiced in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1989.
Dr. Lycka has written 17 books, 30+ academic papers and has hosted the number one internet radio show in the world on cosmetic surgery – Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today. He is a co-founder of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine and founder of The Canadian Skin Cancer Association. He won the prestigious Consumers Choice Award for Cosmetic Surgery for 16 consecutive years during his career.
As a leader in his industry, he is now a successful mentor to cosmetic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists. Dr. Lycka teaches tools and tactics on how to lead a successful and profitable practice with marketing, personnel and office management and business development techniques.
Dr. Allen Steven Lycka is happily married to Dr. Lucie Bernier-Lycka for 40 years, and they have four lovely daughters and seven beautiful grandchildren. He counts his family as his most important accomplishment. For more information, visit www.drallenlycka.com