Dr. Christine Meyer, who grew up in southern New Jersey, is the owner and primary care physician at Christine Meyer, MD and Associates, a medical practice in Exton where she focuses on lifestyle modification for disease prevention and enhanced patient engagement to improve health outcomes.
Meyer — who earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers and M.D. from Hahnemann University School of Medicine — said that starting her practice in 2004 is her proudest professional achievement.
“It was just me and one other employee,” she said. “We had less than 100 patients. Today, we have 14 clinicians, two buildings, and over 50 support staff. We care for over 20,000 active patients.”
Meyer shared her perspective on what makes a great leader.
“Empowering your team to make decisions, take risks, and use their voices,” she said. “It’s also important to admit when you are wrong and not be afraid to apologize.”
Meyer continues to work on certain qualities to become the best leader she can be.
“I’m working on being patient and not exuding the air of being ‘too busy’ to be bothered — listening carefully before taking action and slowing down in my responses,” she said.
Several of the 12 Principles of the Scout Law — Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent — resonate with Meyer.
She offered some advice that she wishes someone would have told her during her career journey.
“The hard parts in the beginning definitely pay off,” said Meyer. “The uncertainty during those challenging years brought me to the point of giving up several times.”
The Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor Meyer and the 11 other VISTA Leadership Megastars at an awards reception on Thursday, Oct. 20 at its new Program, Activity, and Resource Campus (PARC) in Exton. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Lisa Antonucci at Lisa.Antonucci@scouting.org or 610-696-2900 x 112.