Arlen Meyers

President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

What has been your most notable rebel accomplishment or experience?

Helping to create the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs and making it the largest such network in the world.

When did you first realize that you are a rebel?

When I was 8 years old and labeled as a disruptive child.

What advice do you wish someone had given you earlier in your career?

Listen to your heart, not your parents when it comes to choosing a career.

What is your favorite rebel characteristic?

The enemies I make.

What’s your favorite question?

Why not?

What one clue tells you you’re effecting positive change?

Physician entrepreneurship has gone mainstream.

What do you think it’s most important for people to understand about rebels?

You don’t have to fear them.

What’s your one word piece of advice for rebels?

Find a sponsor who can provide cover. Innovate your heart out but don;t let anyone know you are doing it until the right time.

What’s your one word piece of advice for non-rebels?

Enjoy your job. It won’t last long.

Where do you think rebels are most needed today?

Sick care.

Who is your favorite rebel from the past 100 years?

Dr. Ben Eiseman was a mentor.

What’s the one thing you should never say to a rebel?

Would you like to retire?