A urogynecologist with The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Joye K. Lowman, 41, champions the health of those here in Atlanta and abroad, heeding the call of her profession, wherever it may lead.
What has turning 40 taught you?
Don’t beat yourself up about failure. Failure is an important part of a meaningful life and something from which
How do you give back to the community?
Mentoring at-risk youth with a variety of local organizations, developing fair-housing initiatives and medical mission work. I have traveled to Africa, providing medical care to the underserved and hope to return next year. I volunteered with Kaiser for the CARE mobile free health clinic and with Habitat for Humanity. In 2013, I started a company called Moxie Real Estate that renovates foreclosed and abandoned homes and rents them affordably to the working poor. I believe that healthcare and safe housing are rights, not privileges.
Do you have a favorite quote that inspires your work?
Oh, the words of the great Maya Angelou, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”
What do you do to stay fit?
I loving running outdoors in the sunshine with my pup, enjoying time in Lenox Park and healthy meals like spinach salads with quinoa and shrimp.
How do you achieve life balance?
That’s a constant work in progress. I don’t think everything ever balances perfectly. My goal is to always try to be better, but accept that I’ll fall short.
To see the complete list of 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners check out the June digital issue.