Dr. Edward Creagan is a cancer specialist who practiced at the Mayo Clinic for more than forty Minnesota winters until his retirement from active medical practice in late 2018. He was the first Mayo Clinic consultant board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. He now holds several emeritus positions at Mayo Clinic.As an accomplished speaker, his presentations to both professional and consumer audiences are notoriously funny yet filled with useful lifestyle information. His main topics include survivorship, how to cope with burnout and stress especially in the time of COVID, the healing power of pets, and how to live long enough to cash in your 401(k).In 2015, he received the Ellis Island Medal for contributions of descendants of immigrants.He is the author of the triple award-winning book, How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician’s Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis (newly revised third edition because COVID changed everything). His most recent book titled Farewell provides answers to the vital end-of-life questions patients and families ask.
- How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis (revised 3rd edition, just out), industry award winning
- Farewell: Vital End-of-Life Questions with Candid Answers from a Leading Palliative and Hospice Physician
His main talks to patient groups and healthcare professionals include these topics: How to Live Long Enough to Cash in Your 401(k) Cancer Survivorship Caregiving End of Life The Healing Power of Pets Burnout (among healthcare professionals) How to Go the Distance (stress and burnout)