Carolyn McClanahan, M.D., CFP®

Founder, Life Planning Partners, Inc.
Carolyn McClanahan
Dr. McClanahan began her career as a physician in private practice and emergency medicine. In 2000, finding that most financial planners were mainly interested in managing her portfolio and not in providing the advice she needed, she enrolled in the CFP® curriculum to learn more about financial planning. Realizing the similarities between medicine and financial planning, and feeling more empowered by being able to help people plan for their future, Dr. McClanahan decided to make a career change into financial planning.

In addition to her financial life planning practice, Dr. McClanahan speaks nationally on the interplay between health and financial issues, particularly regarding aging, long term care issues, health care costs, and health care reform. She writes for Forbes, CNBC, and Financial Planning Magazine covering issues intersecting money and medicine.

Dr. McClanahan is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA,) the Financial Planning Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is quoted regularly in numerous publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Washington Post. She has also appeared on CNBC, Hardball, AC360, Nightly Business Report, and NPR.