I am the wife of a pilot-turned-preacher and the happy mom of three terrific children. My life was transformed years ago through a heartfelt prayer. Since then, my work as a family physician turned into a ministry as I learned to care for people from the heart. I strive to care for the soul and minister to the spirit while treating the body.
Physician Coaching, Support, and Advocacy
I am passionate about physician wellness, burnout prevention, and Helping Docs Thrive™ in the midst of a broken system in constant flux. As a coach for physicians, I love helping my colleagues develop their strengths, recapture their original calling into medicine, and embark on a path to greater joy, meaning, and purpose in medicine and in life. My latest book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine, will publish around February 2019. You may contact me here if you’d like to receive a message as soon as it is available.
Countless physicians strive daily to do the impossible despite inadequate support with mounting obstacles and regulations that add unnecessary pressure to an already high-stakes, complex profession. The epidemic rates of physician burnout point to a system problem, not an individual problem. Alexander Den Heijer noted that “when a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
Exhaustion and burnout are the expected outcomes in healthcare settings that fail to assess their soil with honesty to identify the overgrown weeds and hidden thorns that keep choking those committed to excellence.
The first step in preventing burnout is to find the right soil — a true, patient-centered environment where physicians and their teams are supported so they may care for people with compassion and excellence. Beyond this critical step, the path from burnout to thriving requires steps toward greater autonomy, personal wellness and professional fulfillment, advocacy on behalf of the physician and the entire healthcare team, practice support including EHR optimization, adequate support and appropriate staffing, and much more. Studies show this leads to more engaged and effective physicians, healthier and more satisfied patients, and lower costs for healthcare systems.
Leadership, Advocacy, and More!
I served as chief resident and as president of the Florida Association of Family Medicine Residents. I have served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) and chair the Physician Wellness initiative. I feel blessed for the opportunity to enhance physician wellness and prevent burnout throughout our state and nation. I am a graduate of the Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy and assisted the launch of the FMA’s statewide Healthy Living initiative in 2018.
Burnout and Our Need to Connect
As we care for people, our humanity is a gift that must be nurtured but is often neglected. Compassion and empathy connect us and heal; they are powerful medicine for the heart, body, and soul. Yet, in our chaotic and time-starved healthcare reality, this type of connection is increasingly elusive. Patient and doctor alike feel frustrated, isolated, and fractured.
As we seek to connect in meaningful ways, we must not neglect our souls, health, and families, and we cannot offer healing without the human connection that burnout steals. Something must change; many things, actually, one at a time. It is my joy to walk alongside my colleagues as a coach as they journey to reclaim all burnout steals and discover more fulfilling ways to practice medicine. Most of my coaching is done by phone, and my physician colleagues appreciate the privacy and flexibility this provides. You may contact me here to find out more.
My Keynotes, Workshops, & Retreats
As a speaker, coach for physicians, retreat leader, and consultant, I partner with hospitals, residency programs, medical schools, organizations, and medical practices to equip and inspire medical leaders in their life and work.
Some of my most popular keynotes include:
- Recapturing Joy in Medicine (based on my upcoming book, due out around Feb 2019!)
- From Burnout to Thriving in Healthcare
- The Triple Whammy and Burnout Prevention™
- Cultivating A Servant Heart in a Busy Practice
- Living on Purpose: Keys to contentment, peace, and effectiveness
- When Faith and Medicine Meet
A few of my recent videos, interviews, & articles published on KevinMD, Medical Economics, The Orlando Sentinel, and more:
INTERVIEW with Orlando Sentinel
ARTICLE in Orlando Sentinel about my upcoming book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine
VIDEO supporting launch of Florida Medical Association statewide Healthy Living initiative
INTERVIEW on The Paradocs Show with Doc Larson on physician wellness & burnout prevention
INTERVIEW about my passion for coaching physicians & my journey to writing books & keynote speaking
You may contact me HERE for keynote opportunities or to lead a retreat or workshop for your team.
For information about one-on-one coaching with me, please contact me HERE.
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