SEATTLE, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TheHappyMD.com – the nation's leading provider of coaching, training and consulting to prevent physician burnout – is proud to announce the graduation of five Certified Physician Burnout Coaches. Our entire team of coaches is now offering a limited number of Outsourced Physician Coaching Contracts to healthcare organizations nationwide. With a referral contract in place, a physician leader can secure the highest level of coaching support for their struggling doctors - with a single phone call.
Each of our Certified Physician Burnout Coaches meets the following unique set of qualifications:
- Board-certified physician with extensive experience in clinical practice
- Graduate of an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified Coach Training Program
- A personal history of burnout with a functional recovery
- Graduate of the Physician Burnout Coach Certification Training created by the founder of TheHappyMD.com - Dike Drummond MD
Dr. Drummond designed the certification training after identifying best practices from his 2,000+ hours of one-on-one physician coaching experience. To attain the official Physician Burnout Coach Certification, coach trainees participated in three months of lectures, reviewed dozens of recorded burnout coaching case studies and participated in multiple mock coaching sessions – all under the direct, personal supervision of Dr. Drummond. The certified coaches also continue to participate in twice monthly phone coach training sessions with Dr. Drummond so that the coaching community is continuously upgrading its collective knowledge base.
Learn More About Outsourced Physician Coaching Services
The Certified Physician Burnout Coaches from TheHappyMD.com provide leaders with access to expert support for their struggling colleagues from a highly qualified physician coach. Once an Outsourced Physician Coaching Contract is in place, a single phone call takes the burned out physician off the leader's plate, securing expert and ongoing support.
Two factors ensure employee physicians are highly likely to accept a coaching referral:
- Coaching does not carry the stigma of referral to a mental health provider
- Coaches are a confidential third party, independent of the employer
The modern physician burnout epidemic (1) has created large numbers of physicians struggling under the radar of their leadership teams. The programming of our medical education ensures that when a physician is in the downward spiral of burnout, they are unlikely to tell their colleagues or leaders. If their burnout does come to the attention of leadership, it is highly unlikely for the average leader to have the time or training to intervene in any meaningful way. In fact, physician leaders are often as burned out as their direct reports. Physician leaders need a referral resource to provide coaching best practices to their physicians in need.
"Physician burnout is not a mental illness. Suffering doctors need a coach, not a therapist. We created the Physician Burnout Coach Certification process to apply the techniques we tested helping hundreds of doctors recover from burnout – to as many of our struggling colleagues as possible. Leaders can't coach. They are two busy. This service is designed to take just a single call to refer a doctor for the highest level of coaching support," Dr. Dike Drummond, CEO of TheHappyMD.com says.
About Dike Drummond MD and TheHappyMD.com
TheHappyMD.com [www.thehappymd.com] is the premier source of coaching, training and consulting to prevent physician burnout. CEO, Dike Drummond MD [www.thehappymd.com/about] is an executive coach with over 2000 hours of one-on-one physician coaching experience. He is the author of "Stop Physician Burnout – what to do when working harder isn't working" with over 25,000 copies in print. Dr. Drummond has trained over 10,000 physicians on behalf of over 60 major healthcare organizations in the last two years alone.
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(1) Shanafelt TD, et al Mayo Clinic Proc December 2015 Volume 90, Issue 12, Pages 1600–1613