Physician Support Groups (Sundays) | Peer Support for Doctors →

Physician Peer Support (& Trauma Recovery) (2 pm ET) ~ Join us if you struggle with imposter syndrome, savior complex, catastrophic thinking, gaslighting, retaliation, bullying, betrayal, exhaustion, workaholism, medical mistakes, patient deaths, grief, guilt, anxiety & suicidal thoughts. You do not have to be traumatized to get the support you need. (2 hours). Register here for your Zoom link.

Manipulative Medical Marketing (4 pm ET) ~ Learn marketing tactics used against doctors (& patients) to undermine informed consent, body autonomy, and true healing—so you can use the same tactics ETHICALLY to grow your practice & immunize yourself against future psychological assault. (1 hour). Invitation-only. Contact Dr. Wible to apply.

PHP/Med Board Trauma Recovery (6 pm ET) ~ Have you faced mental health discrimination from your hospital, residency, or med school? Been referred to your state board or forced into a PHP? Get confidential emotional & strategic help from a team of professionals with decades of expertise advocating for physicians. (1.5 hour) Invitation-only. To join, contact Dr. Wible.

Business Mastermind (8 pm ET) ~ Master advanced business strategies for your ideal clinic, coaching, or consulting business (no medical license required). Must be Fast Track grad. (1 hour). Register here.

 ❤️  Confidential groups curated by Dr. Wible @ $97/mo. All healers welcome ❤️

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Physician Wellness Retreats | Physician “Burnout” Retreats →

LIVE RETREATS are curated and personalized 100% tax-deductible business strategy retreats for physicians. Enjoy a luxury spa resort with gourmet meals, in-room Jacuzzi, and one-on-one guidance from Dr. Wible for up to 5 days. Request preferred dates here.

Questions? Contact Dr. Wible.

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What Physicians Are Saying

This retreat was the most amazing experience of my life, It really was. Thank you. You saved my life.” ~ Family Medicine Resident, PA

“In my life as the son of a doctor and a psychiatrist, I’ve run across all kinds of would-be healers and experts of the mind. I’ve never come across anyone like you or anything like this experience—the depth of clarity and awareness that you brought to this process you were facilitating within me—I just don’t know how to talk about it or find words. You were laser-focused on lighting a path for me to discover my dreams. You were working on a different dimension that I couldn’t quite see. And you did it without any pretenses, judgement or bullshit.” ~ Psychiatrist, WI

“Having been hospitalized several times for severe depression and suicidality, I can absolutely say that Pamela’s environment is much more conducive to healing than a psychiatric ward. I’m launching my own clinic when I get home to escape a very toxic operating room environment. Oh, and I left as an author.”    ~ Anesthesiologist, TX

“I came to you a broken person. What is the poem on the Statue of Liberty? Give me your poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free. I’ll never forget the feeling of you speaking to me in a way that was very directed. I felt I was breathing the light of your breath through the air into my lungs that was birthing this life inside of me. . . I love how you specialize in healing physicians’ souls.” ~ Family Physician, OR

To join us: Contact Dr. Wible here.

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Should I answer mental health questions from my school or employer? →

Should I answer mental health questions from my school or employer?

I’m a 23-year-old incoming premed student. I’m supposed to fill out my school’s health history intake. One of the questions asks, “Have you ever experienced: 1. Self-injurious behavior (ex: cutting, burning, etc), 2. Suicide attempt 3. Psychosis 4. Sexual assault.” I was sexually assaulted in high school. Do I really have to report this to my school? I am afraid this will follow me forever and end up in my official medical school file. I am a joyous person now with no mental health problems. What should I do?

If I answer yes to any questions, could my medical career be adversely impacted?


In 2023, applications for hospital privileges, state board licensure, medical liability coverage, and health plan participation continue to ask physicians invasive mental health questions. Fortunately, DOJ is now investigating the legality of these questions.

If you answer YES to any mental health question, your application is flagged, and you may invite a cascade of adverse actions with retrieval of remote psychiatric history. How remote? I’m aware of trainees entrapped in monitoring programs for isolated use of marijuana in high school.

What kind of monitoring program could I be forced to enter?

Medical trainees and physicians may be referred to a physician health program (PHP)—with a costly 5-year consent order, random urine/blood/hair drug tests, and 12-step meetings (see video)—even with no history of alcohol or drug use! Your alleged diagnoses may be publicly disclosed (even on a state board’s Facebook page!) and be entered into the National Practitioner Data Bank.

Even if you do not experience immediate career repercussions, your history of sexual assault and depression may be weaponized in the future to label you as mentally ill and a danger to patient care, especially if you are singled out as ‘difficult’ by faculty or hospital admin. An angry patient (or ex-spouse) can submit anonymous board complaints leading to mandatory PHP enrollment as a requirement of licensure.

How can state boards acquire my confidential information?

The act of submitting an application for medical license waives your confidentiality and HIPAA rights to any documents held by a state or federal agency, educational or training institution, employer, clinic, hospital, or health professional. Most boards hide confidentiality release clauses in state statutes or fine-print application documents.

An example from Mississippi:

Mississippi Medical Board Application

Don’t I have any legal protection?

You have ADA protection. With a record of depression (of any duration), you have a legal disability. Your university receives federal funds and has lawful obligations under Section 504 of Rehab Act regarding disability. Department of Education handles ADA complaints within educational institutions. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) endorses compliance with ADA. 

Call your state Disability Rights Advocacy group for free legal advice to help you determine if you are required to answer these questions or contact Lisa Meeks, Ph.D., who specializes in medical students with disabilities.

Avoid care through your educational institution. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), HIPAA’s privacy rule does not apply to “education records” or “treatment records.” Trainees have been sent to school psychiatrists who breach their “perceived” confidentiality by sharing medical charts with deans and program directors. FERPA health records are HIPAA-exempt and courts have ruled students have no private right of action for a FERPA violation.

How should I respond to invasive mental health questions in the future?

1) Scrutinize the wording of each question, and when possible—answer NO. If you feel pressured to disclose your “protected” health information (PHI), refuse to answer based on “need to know.”

2) Document your concerns regarding the purpose of questions, privacy laws, and how your information may be used, shared, or harm you now or in the future.

3) Discuss your rights with a team of expert physicians. We meet every Sunday. For your confidential Zoom link, contact Dr. Wible.

What can I do now to ensure my future mental health care is confidential?

Here are 13 tips to keep yourself safe when seeking help: How to get confidential mental health help for physicians and medical trainees.

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Free legal help for physicians who have suffered ADA violations →


Have you faced discrimination for a health condition such as cancer, ADHD, substance use, depression, or a suicide attempt—by your employer, hospital, med school, residency, or PHP?

You can get free help from the world’s largest law firm. DOJ is now investigating ADA violations by med boards, hospitals, and residencies. Three US senators sent this demand letter to DOJ citing my research on widespread ADA violations against physicians and medical trainees. If you’ve been harmed, we can connect you with attorneys who can hold your medical institution accountable for violating federal law (as in put your med board on probation). Want free legal help? Join us Sunday here.

Our letter writing campaign has been a success! Multiple physicians have now received videoconference interviews with top DOJ attorneys. Want to submit your complaint letter to DOJ? Use this simple template or join us on Sundays for peer support and strategic guidance.

Have additional questions? Contact Dr. Wible.

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Medical Cult Indoctrination 101 →

Ever wonder why idealistic med students lose their empathy? Here’s a 58-second explanation.

Here’s how medical training works:

Promise to fulfill their dreams . . .

Encourage separation from family, dependency, conformity.

Don’t give them time to think.

When in doubt, they will do what everyone around them is doing—and believe that is normal.

Control their behavior.

“Wear these clothes.”

“All you need is two hours of sleep.”

Keep them receptive to bogus scientific research.


Revert them back to childhood dependence.

Control their thoughts, their emotions.

Induce guilt by attacking the self—and inducing a mental breakdown.

“You are not living up to your potential.”

“You cheated on that test.”

Block out information critical of group.

Encourage members to spy, report on one another.

Discourage autonomy and individuality.

“I don’t know who I am anymore.”


Isolate them from the rest of the world.

Make them feel part of an elite group with an important mission.

Tighten group’s bond by establishing scapegoats and enemies.

Demonize outsiders as less than human.

Develop an us-versus-them mentality.

Critical thoughts are evidence they have committed crimes against the group.

Start investigating them.

Make up crimes.

“I think I want to leave.”

“You must be insane.”

“We’re doing important work.”

“You’re weak!”

“There must be something wrong with you.”

Suggest if they should ever leave something bad could happen to them.

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For trauma recovery, contact Dr. Wible. or join our peer support groups.

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How physicians celebrate Independence Day—they don’t →

It’s July 4th! Time to celebrate freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Independence Day is a national holiday, so most Americans get the day off work—often a three-day weekend!

Family and friends gather to enjoy potato salad, apple pie, picnics, and parades. While physicians deal with fireworks mishaps and car wrecks. Some drown in documentation.

I know too many docs who collapse in bed each night atop their electronic medical records. In their pajamas. On weekends. Even holidays!

The truth is American medicine has little to do with liberation or independence. The Fourth of July is just another day of captivity for most American physicians, nearly all medical trainees—plus patients who are stuck with one-size-fits-all medicine doled out by docs who no longer act or think independently.

Once upon a time all US doctors were independent. My parents were both solo docs like me. Now most physicians are salaried factory workers practicing assembly-line medicine. In fact, 9 out of 10 doctors would not recommend medicine as a profession.


Here are a few factoids:

Pages of Medicare regulations by which physicians must abide: > 132,000

Current number of procedural codes doctors must know: 10,969

Number of ICD-10 codes doctors are responsible: 152,135

Average minutes allotted per patient appointment: 15

Average minutes per appointment doctor is on computer: > 16

Seconds before doctor interrupts patient: 11

Hours per day doctors require to deliver recommended care to patients: 26.7

Physicians who fear seeking mental health care due to career repercussions: 42%

Number of US state medical boards that punish competent physicians with mental health struggles: > 25

Number of Americans who will lose their doctors to suicide this year: > 1,000,000.

In the land of live free or die, some choose death.

I considered it.

Until I decided to live free as a solo doc.

Join me this July 4th to declare your independence.

Pamela Wible, M.D., is a freedom-loving physician who liberates discouraged doctors at

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DOJ ADA Complaint Letter Template →

Would you be willing to write a quick letter to end mental health discrimination by med boards? The DOJ is investigating physician civil rights violations by boards’ illegal mental health questions. Even if you experienced invasive questions years ago, your letter is crucial to our success now. Just 4 paragraphs. Should take 30 min. Here’s a simple template:

DOJ ADA Complaint Letter Template


PARAGRAPH 1  (3 sentences)

My name is _________.  I’m a (specialist) in (state). I believe I’ve suffered Title II ADA violation(s) by (state board).

Example: My name is Emma Powers, M.D. I’m a cardiologist in Alabama. I believe I’ve suffered Title II ADA violations by the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners.


PARAGRAPH 2  (1-5 sentences)

Detail specific med board question violation and, if possible, include actual wording of your board’s question(s). If you don’t have access to your states’ application, reference questions here.

Example: The Alabama medical licensing application asks, “Have you received any therapy or treatment for alcohol or drug use, sexual boundary issues or mental health issues?


PARAGRAPH 3  (2-5 sentences)

Whether you answered YES or NO to board questions, explain impact of harms you’ve experienced as a result.

YES Example:
Because I answered YES to this question, my license was delayed by six months, and I was forced to undergo an evaluation by an “approved” (and expensive!) psychiatrist. It had been twenty years since I sought treatment for anxiety, yet they still ordered me to endure an embarrassing assessment. I have never had sexual boundary issues, nor have I abused substances–why is anxiety categorized with these?

NO Example:
I answered NO to this question for fear of the potential repercussions of answering honestly. Ironically, the guilt of lying, coupled with my fear of being “caught” caused me so much suffering that I wish I had answered honestly. I feel like a criminal–and the crime was not divulging that I have fully recovered from the anxiety of my teen years.

NOTE: I answered NO. I didn’t think I was harmed, yet here’s my letter.


LAST PARAGRAPH  (2-4 sentences)

State CTA (call to action) you wish DOJ attorneys take after reading letter. Read DOJ demand letter with official CTA from 3 US senators.

Example: I implore the DOJ to investigate the widespread medical licensing board violations of Title II, so physicians can get the mental health care they deserve. Given our US physician shortage, we can’t allow boards to harm doctors. When physicians would rather die by suicide than get mental health care–it’s clear something is very broken.

NOTE:   Aim for < 500 words. Provide more info upon DOJ request by including one last sentence: “For more information, please contact me.”  At very end carbon copy (cc) the letter to Senators Ron Wyden, Jeffrey Merkley, Cory Booker.

CAUTION: If letter contains Protected Health Information (PHI) you do not wish to have disclosed, either exclude PHI from letter, or (if needed for complaint) demarcate PHI section with [brackets] and redaction instructions.

ATTN: My complaint contains [PHI demarcated in brackets]. Please treat with utmost confidentiality in case of internal disclosure. If subject to public FOIA release, please redact [bracketed PHI].


Submit your < 500-word letter confidentially to Dr. Wible here. I can edit your letter & get you confidential help for violations to your rights on Sundays @ 6 pm ET in our confidential group here.

PLEASE MAIL by USPS priority to DOJ (and all 3 senators):

1) U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

2) Senator Ron Wyden
United States Senate
221 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

3) Senator Jeffrey Merkley
United States Senate
531 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

4) Senator Cory Booker
United States Senate
717 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

I recommend you also submit online to: DOJ, and Senators Ron Wyden, Jeffrey Merkley, Cory Booker.

Thank you for helping end violations to physicians’ rights by medical boards and punitive physician health programs.





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