Category: Physician Retreat

Physician Retreats: Lessons learned from leading 20 retreats →

Hi I’m Pamela Wible and my dream was to be a small town family doc doing house calls and loving my patients. Yet I was funneled into all these assembly-line big-box clinics where I became depressed and suicidal. Then I

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Physician retreats: how doctors heal →

This past week I held my 14th physician retreat. To promote intimacy, I generally allow no more than 40 attendees at any one retreat. This retreat was unusual in that I only invited a handful of graduates from prior retreats—all

Doctor’s secret: how I quit my job, lost 125 pounds & had a 4-day orgasm →

“Two years ago I did stand in front of this camera and I explained that I had arrived at Breitenbush and I had experienced a four-day orgasm. [October, 2014] I just experienced a four-day orgasm at Breitenbush Hot Springs at

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Yes! You can open your dream clinic—without completing residency. →

Hi, my name is Dr. Kat Lopez and I unfortunately know what you are going through if you are suffering in conventional medical training or a conventional treadmill medicine job. I was really afraid of going to residency because I

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Don’t let your job suck the life out of you →

This is an urgent message for doctors and all health professionals. It may also apply to you.  “If you are standing at the corner working on your charts or sitting in your bed working on your charts or you have

How to be a happy doctor (in less than 2 minutes) →

So you wanna be a doctor to “help people.” You paid big bucks for med school. Now your life sucks. It’s not your fault. You need 3 skill sets to be a happy doctor. Med school provides only one—the technical

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Our message of hope for medical students & doctors →

“I know there’s a lot of you out there that are feeling disillusioned. You’re wondering why did I spend all those years in medical school and training, why am I hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. I hate this.

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Thanksgiving message of hope for doctors & medical students →

“To all my brothers & sisters in medicine—doctors, nurses, midwives, medical students, NPs, PAs, veterinarians, and anyone who devotes their life to healing others, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!! I am thankful to be sharing this planet with you . . .

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Is medical school an anti-mentorship program? →

“Medical school is a great anti-mentorship program. You meet a lot of doctors you’d never want to become.” That’s what med students keep telling me. Mentorless medical students? I had no idea. Until students started shadowing me. Many also volunteer

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Physician Burnout Is Physician Abuse →

Physician burnout is the latest trend among doctors. There are books, workshops, even special breathing exercises for physician burnout. Suddenly every other doctor I meet has burnout. And half of all med students have burnout before they graduate! WTF. We

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Open your clinic for $3,000—or less! I did. Here’s how. →

“It may sound silly, but what are the bare-bones requirements to practice medicine? I plan to launch a small, low-overhead, cash-only practice, but I’m having difficulty finding a clinic or physician to model.” No surprise that this doc who called me

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How I got 86% off my malpractice insurance. And you can too! →

I’m a physician entrepreneur. In 1998, I opened my first clinic. My malpractice: $500/year. Then I tried life as an employed physician. Hated it. So in 2005, I opened my ideal clinic. Best. Job. Ever. My malpractice: $1230/year. Want low

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How to be a happy doctor →

I was a physician employee, many times for many hospitals and clinics. I’d stay a year or two, but eventually I’d quit. Then, in 2005, I opened an ideal clinic designed by my patients. Ten years later, I still love

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Ideal Clinics: The Health Care Model That Works! →

There’s a lot of complaining in health care. Here’s just a sampling of quotes from letters I’ve received this week: Physicians: “I’ve become so disillusioned with medicine. I don’t know who to talk to anymore or what to do with my

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Top 10 ways to know it’s time to quit your job →

Attention all doctors: The first three are mine. The rest are from miserable colleagues. All true. And common. If you’re a doctor and you recognize anything on this list, please quit your job. 10. You feel nauseated when you see

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