The ProspectiveDoctor Podcast

Finding Love in a White Coat: A Dating App for Health Professionals

Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Chrystene Nguyen, the founder of White Coat Romance (WCR). She is a board-certified physician in family and lifestyle medicine. They talk about online dating for health professionals and the process behind building the White Coat Romance platform.

[00:56] Introducing Dr. Chrystene Nguyen

[01:39] White Coat Romance

[07:30] User Verification on White Coat Romance

[12:16] Dating Tips for Health Professionals & Students

[16:01] What Dr. Nguyen Would Change About Healthcare

The White Coat Romance Dating App

Before the WCR platform was built, it started out as an online Facebook group in July 2020. Within that community, health professionals provided each other with support, friendship, and even romance! The COVID-19 quarantine highlighted the need for relationship and community. As the group grew larger, Dr. Chrystene saw the need to develop a dating app to facilitate connection among physicians.

How Does White Coat Romance Verify its Users?

WCR is exclusively for health-related professionals and doctoral students. Users must provide a Medical License Number or an NPI (National Provider Identifier). There are also other options to prove their degree. In addition, users are also asked to provide a photo of themselves to ensure authenticity. White Coat Romance’s verification process ensures that each person is properly vetted, allowing like-minded professionals to connect safely.

Dating for Physicians 

Dr. Chrystene believes that a positive mindset helps set the tone for meeting people. Your deep knowledge of yourself should guide you in navigating relationships. Clear boundaries and communication should never be overlooked. Connecting with others helps fulfill our social needs, which allows us to be at our best when serving patients. Finding a life partner is one of the best investments you can make for yourself since they will permeate all aspects of your life.

You can reach Dr. Chrystene Nguyen through her LinkTree, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, or TikTok.

Visit the White Coat Romance website and LinkTree for more information. Follow WCR on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.

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Erkeda DeRouen

Dr. Erkeda DeRouen is a graduate of Hampton University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, followed by completing medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine. She then completed residency at The University of Maryland Family and Community Medicine Program. After that, she worked at an underserved community health center, and currently is an Associate Medical Director of a telemedicine company. She recently became one of the first 1,000 lifestyle medicine certified physicians in the world! Her areas of interest include: health equity and eliminating health disparities, service of underserved populations, HIV management, transgender care, mentorship, and lifestyle medicine.

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