“Dr. Tomeka MD”
Dr. Tomeka Gatling Day, MD is a wife and mother of 3 children, writer/blogger, Founder & CEO of Flourish Health Coaching, LLC. She is a physician with over a decade of experience, primarily in pediatric medicine, caring for children and working with moms, dads, and caregivers. She is a certified health coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY.
At an early age, Dr. Tomeka MD experienced a life changing event. Her only brother became severely ill and suffered from a ruptured appendix which caused him to be in critical condition. During this time, Dr. Tomeka MD and her family experienced the power of prayer, and she witnessed how God used the surgeon to save her brother’s life. It was at this point that she desired to become a doctor so that she could help people when they’re sick get better.
So, Dr. Tomeka MD set the mission from a young age to one day become a doctor. Through much determination, hard work, prayer, faith, and family support she reached this goal and dedicated her life to serving others in this capacity.
After working as a pediatrician for many years, and being a wife and mother, Dr. Tomeka MD experienced something that a lot of career women and moms experience, the work/home balance. Dr. Tomeka MD struggled to find this balance. She neglected her self-care, and was often too exhausted to prepare home cooked meals. She and her family dined off of fast food often. Her health declined as a result, and she knew that she had to make a change to prevent irreversible damage.
As a woman of prayer and faith, she trusted in God for healing and direction. As she began to search for this balance, she discovered the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Program. The things she learned and was reminded of in this program were life changing. Because of the incredible value of this knowledge of integrative nutrition, Dr. Tomeka MD founded Flourish Health Coaching, LLC, to help other busy career women, moms, and children who need guidance with nutrition and lifestyle changes to promote health.
Dr. Tomeka MD was the salutatorian of her graduating high school class, Northwest Halifax High in NC. She attended NC Central University in NC on a Full Academic Scholarship and earned her BS of Biology (Magnum cum laude). She earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in NC. She completed Pediatric Medicine Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in VA.
Dr. Tomeka MD has many interests which include traveling, cooking, reading, running, music, church and spending time with her husband, children, and family. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, she values supporting community activities and giving back to the youth.