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 doctor 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.

My Passion: Helping Docs Thrive!

I am passionate about physician wellness, burnout prevention, and Helping Docs Thrive™ in the midst of a broken system in constant flux. My approach is not cookie cutter but personal, targeted, and transforming. I love helping my colleagues identify and develop their strengths, recapture their original calling into medicine, and embark on a path to greater meaning and purpose in medicine and in life.

Countless healthcare professionals strive daily to do the impostockvault-bridge-in-martinique114729ssible despite mounting obstacles, still trying to give more while depleted inside. I understand why this happens because I’ve been there, and I’m still in practice. I discovered the path from burnout to thriving, and it requires learning about burnout and its prevention, time set aside for reflection, honesty, leadership, learning to set healthy boundaries, courage, appreciating the gift of the present moment, a sense of humor, and more. Walking down that path with the right person by your side can make all the difference.

Through attentive listening, powerful questions, and a relationship focused on the whole person, I help my colleagues regain a sense of vitality, vision, and clarity in their professional and personal lives. As a physician with more than twenty years in medicine and healthcare leadership, I can often point out blind spots and anticipate pot holes to avoid down the road. light-others

I help physicians achieve greater life-work balance and effectiveness and find deeper meaning in medicine by focusing on what I call the leader’s triad: Equip. Empower. Excel.™ To learn more about what I offer as a Board-certified coach and the many benefits of one-on-one coaching, you may contact me here.

Leadership, Vocation, and More!

I served as chief resident and as president of the Florida Association of Family Medicine Residents. I feel blessed to serve on the exceptional Board of Directors of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians where I am working passionately to improve physician wellness and prevent burnout throughout our state. I am also a graduate of the Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy.

Senate_DrMariI received the AMA Achievement Award, the AAFP Foundation Teacher Development Award, the Psychiatry Clinical Excellence & Research Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Award from the U.S. Air Force Commissioned Officer Training, among others. Yet, I’ve learned that true joy in healthcare does not come from awards or recognition but through genuine service and caring from the heart. As Dr. Rachel Remen said to me years ago, “It is not unprofessional to be human with people.” Indeed, as Rabbi Abraham Heschel wrote, “In order to heal a person, you must first be a person.”

Burnout and Our Need to Connect

As we care for people, our greatest gift is our humanity. Empathy, vulnerability, and compassion connect us and heal; they are powerful medicine for the heart, body, and soul. Yet, in our current chaotic and time-starved healthcare reality, this type of connection has become increasingly elusive. Patient and doctor alike feel frustrated, isolated, and fractured.SunriseLight

As we seek to connect in meaningful ways, we cannot neglect our own 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 they journey to reclaim that healthy balance that burnout steals and discover a more fulfilling way to practice medicine.

My Presentations, Workshops, & Retreats

As a retreat leader, conference speaker, and consultant, I partner with hospital systems, retreat centers, residency programs, medical schools, institutes, and individual medical practices to equip and inspire healthcare, church, and community leaders in their ministry and life. My next 2-day retreat for physicians will be in the fall of 2017; find out more here.

Some of my most popular presentations, workshops, & webinars include:

* From Burnout to Thriving in Healthcare
* Physicians and the Triple Whammy
* Cultivating A Servant Heart in a Busy Practice
* Chosen, Equipped, Joyful in Ministry
* Living on Purpose: A key to contentment, peace, and effectiveness
* When Faith and Medicine Meet

Ask me about one-on-one (phone or in-person) COACHING with me here.

QUESTIONS or COMMENTS? Drop me a line here.

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A few of my recently published articles:

Ten Strategies to Enrich Physicians’ Lives

My Poem for Physicians Who Care

Healing Patients Shouldn’t be Killing Doctors

Reclaiming Medicine

Physician, Heal Yourself–Really?


© 2012-17, Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, MD. All Rights Reserved.


4 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Juliana A. Hutchinson

    Even caregivers can be very encouraged by your inspiring words. We don’t have any of the many pressures that physicians have, of course, but we do fall into the same rut of thinking that our needs aren’t as important as those of our loved ones. One necessity I can’t live without is my prayer time. It is never a chore to take time before my day starts to center myself in the Holy One, who gives me the daily strength I need to carry on. However, I do acknowledge my need for counsel and community. This is an area that I need to explore more, God willing. In the meantime, family and friends do try to lovingly support and encourage when they can. I count my blessings everyday.

  2. Sandra Argenio

    Amaryllis- I really enjoyed your article. Healthcare providers also need to enhance their communication skills to increase trust, teamwork , respect and love in their everyday interactions. I hope to see you at the next FAFP meeting. Sandy Argenio


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