Meet Some “Daring Doctors”

HBR: Turning Doctors Into Leaders

Lots of buzz about the article in the most recent issue of Harvard Business Review, “Turning Doctors Into Leaders,” by Thomas Lee, network president of Partners HealthCare System, in Boston, and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Physician leaders who read the article will resonate with the ideas — not much new there.  […]

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NY TIMES: More Doctors Giving Up Private Practices

An excellent article in the New York Times highlights one of the “hottest” topics in healthcare: specialists anxiously seeking out hospitals to buy their practices. Integration has been the holy grail of healthcare for many years, yet few physicians saw merit to being an employee. In my travels across the country in the past 3 […]

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Physicians Can Benefit from “Happiness Coaching”

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An enjoyable article in today’s Wall Street Journal “Happiness Coaching Comes to the Workplace” highlights the value of structured programs (seminars) and coaching to improve the mood and attitudes of workers.  The article features Dr. Ivelisse Rivera, a physician at Community Health Center, Middletown, Conn., who learns the benefits of adjusting her mood and attitude […]

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A Daring Doctor Weaves a New Career Chapter

Here I am with my Platinum Program client, Marianne Uyeda, a soon-to-transition Psychiatrist from Walla Walla, Washington. We are in our Client Strategy meeting and on the table is a “show and tell” of sorts – Alpaca wool and yarn. As part of the initial Client Strategy Meeting I ask clients to do a presentation […]

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Physician, Is Leaving Medicine Your Best Next Career Move?

I counsel a lot of physicians in my role as Executive Coach. Many of my physician clients are in the midst of career change, career crisis, career upheaval, and sometimes career adventure when they first come to see me. Sometimes it’s very clear after our initial Strategy Meeting (which takes almost 3 days) that the […]

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Physician Career Change Sometimes Starts With Small Changes in Appearance

Here I am with my Platinum Program client, Dr. Krishna Satya, an ER doc by training, and now blossoming creative writer. We were enjoying the last of Seattle sunshine before his move to San Francisco in early fall. Krishna is a delight for many reasons, one of which is his creative soul. He and I […]

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Dr. Francine Gaillour in AMA News Article About Life Coaches for Physicians

I am delighted to report that I was interviewed for an article in the October 8 issue of the American Medical Association News:  “Game Plan for your future:  Life coaches help call the plays” You need to be an AMA News subscriber to access the article, but we are in the process of obtaining a […]

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Doctors Who Expand Their Career Learn New Ways to Be Healers

Many physicians are attached to a definition of “doctoring” and “healing” that must include “I wear a white coat and see patients.” The reality is most physicians are limiting themselves and falling short of their true capability to reach many more lives and influence the health and habits of their community.

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Are You Too Old for Physician Career Expansion?

In the past two weeks I heard the question “Am I too old to make a career change” from four different people in my personal and professional circle! And then on the heels of these comments, I happened to catch an intriguing interview about Johnny Cash, about the poignancy of his musical work in the […]

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A Daring Doctor Challenges Physicians To Rethink Report Cards

Here is a fuzzy photo of me with my Platinum program client and good friend, Dr. Fred Tobis, a former interventional cardiologist from Seattle, and now healthcare consultant. We look casual but we’re really hard at work strategizing about a project he has going. Fred is an expert in bringing medical staff and administrative teams […]

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Physician Career Change Formula: It’s Not too Complicated

Here I am with my Platinum Program client, Dr. Dianne Ansari-Winn, an anesthesiologist from Denver. We just enjoyed a long lunch break on the patio of the Flying Star restaurant (one of my favorites) in Corrales, New Mexico. Dianne flew to New Mexico for her Platinum program kick-off. My Platinum clients start out with a […]

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Daring Doctors Become Speakers

    Here is my Platinum Program client (in the inset and on the TV monitor), Dr. Doug Fullington, a busy and thriving Internist from North Carolina, and that’s me watching a video of the speech he recently gave at his home hospital to RAVE reviews. Way to go, Doug! I expected nothing less from […]

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