The Well-Being Connector

The Well-Being Connector

The Coalition for Physician Well-Being presents conversations with healthcare professionals who support wholeness within their organizations. Our guests understand that in the pursuit of wholeness we must encompass the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health care of each individual, in order to reinvigorate their purpose and meaning. Hosted by: Michael Brown, MD

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April 12, 2021 34 min

Dr. Sharon Grossman is a psychologist, emotional intelligence expert, and the author of The 7E Solution to Burnout. She joins this podcast with a first responder who was helped by reading Sharon's book and applying her methods. 

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Dr. Michael Weinstein has published and speaks about his experience as a surgeon who has suffered from episodes of major depression. Michael’s concern about depression in clinicians has also led him to co-found LiveWell Clinicians, an organization that promotes wellbeing, engagement, and professional fulfillment through peer support groups, professional coaching, education, and advocacy. 

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March 14, 2021 41 min

Dr. Rick Sheff is the Chief Medical Officer of The Greeley Company, and he brings more than 30 years of healthcare management and leadership experience to his work with physicians, hospitals, and healthcare systems across the country. He consults, authors, and presents on a wide range of healthcare management and leadership issues. 

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The interview begins with an anonymous obstetrician talking about her experience emotionally dealing with a specific adverse event. She is then joined by Susan Wilson, MD who worked as her peer coach after the event. Susan is a retired EM physician who is now certified as a physician peer coach and she has a special interest in peer support for Second Victim Syndrome.

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February 15, 2021 31 min

For the past 30 years, Dan has been an ethicist and mission leader at the local, regional, and system wide level in several different religiously sponsored health care systems. Currently, he is the Regional Mission Leader for SSM health in Wisconsin with responsibilities for supporting the Dean Medical Group, Dean Medical Plan, four regional hospitals, and two long term care facilities. Over the years, Dan has facilitated many retr...

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February 1, 2021 31 min

Steve Reames is the Executive Director of the Ada County Medical Society, a Boise Idaho based membership association of over 2500 physicians, advanced practice providers, and medical residents and students. In 2016, he led the Ada County Medical Society in creating its Physician Vitality Program. Since then, the society has become recognized as a key leader in the Boise metropolitan medical community on issues of physician burnout,...

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January 18, 2021 30 min

Kelly Bastian is the Managing Director of hospice services at Agape Hospice and Palliative Care in Denver, CO. As a nurse practitioner, she has provided care and served in various leadership roles in Agape for the past 14 years. Kelly is known for her authentic, direct, and down-to-earth approach to patient care, as well as leadership. She is also the speaker for the Coalitions for Physician Well-being January 2021 webinar titled “...

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January 5, 2021 40 min

Hala Sabry is an emergency medicine physician, a super mom of five children (including two sets of twins), and the founder of Physician Moms Group (the largest online support network for women physician mothers with over 115,000 members). She also offers high-performance coaching to professional women in male-dominated professions, and she works with health organizations to improve their recruitment and engagement practices to incl...

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December 21, 2020 29 min

For 37 years, Kathy Gibney has provided counseling, consulting, education, and training to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Until recently, she was the Director of The Center for Physician Wellbeing at Advent Health where she led initiatives to support physicians, advanced practice providers, and their families. In this role, she also created educational initiatives that promoted the hospital community...

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December 7, 2020 27 min

Herb Schumm is a family physician by training and an administrator by experience. For 11 years before becoming a healthcare executive, he had a busy private practice that included obstetrics.  He then served for 15 years as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Rita’s Health Partners. In fall of 2012, he became President of St. Rita’s Professional Services, and in 2016 he moved into a new role leading provider professional d...

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November 23, 2020 33 min

Barbara Hernandez is the founding director of the Office of Physician Vitality which she has led since 2011. She began her career as an ICU nurse, while becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist and behavioral health educator. Her clinical background includes private and group practice, therapist trainee supervision, and training clinic directorships. Loma Linda University Health was recognized for excellence in its support...

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November 10, 2020 30 min

Steve Sartori is Director of The Center for Well-being at Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). He has been CEO of a private group practice, chief of staff at two hospitals, faculty member for a family medicine residency program, and chief medical officer for a faith-based community health center. He is now a certified physician coach, who helps doctors and other healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-...

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October 26, 2020 33 min

Dan Diamond is a family physician with years of international disaster experience.  He was deployed to the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda, led one of the first teams into Haiti after their devastating earthquake, and played a strategic role as the Director of the Medical Triage Unit in the New Orleans Convention Center following Hurricane Katrina. From these experiences and others, he has discovered insights and strategies t...

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October 7, 2020 35 min

Will Bynum is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Residency Program Director at Duke University. His primary academic interest centers on the role of self-conscious emotions (shame, guilt, and pride) in the medical learning experience. He and his team have published articles from their qualitative work with residents and medical students. He is conducting this program of research through a PhD in healt...

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September 22, 2020 34 min

Sue Kiernan started her professional career as a speech and language pathologist and then worked her way up through different healthcare executive leadership roles in large healthcare systems. Sue is now a leadership coach who focuses on healthcare. She founded her business, Centered on Success, in 2000, and during that time has coached hundreds of providers, including nurses, Advance Practice Providers, physicians, and leaders at ...

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September 22, 2020 29 min

Mary Wolf is the Program Director for the Avera Medical Group’s LIGHT Program, a wellbeing program for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants. In this role, she provides executive coaching to help people improve their leadership skills, manage transitions, and deal with grief/work pressures, or family issues. Through her work, she helps caregivers find ways to create meaning and joy in practicing medicine. Mary ...

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