Worldwide Coaching for Physicians

Helping doctors develop the skills they need to succeed…one-on-one,physician-to-physician

The World Medical Association has taken a strong position regarding physician well being and burnout. In 2015 the 66th WMA General Assembly issued a Statement on Physicians Well-Being. This called on National Medical Associations to recognize and actively address  that physicians have the "right to working conditions that help limit the risk of burnout and empower them to care for their personal health by balancing their professional medical commitments and their private lives …" 

The WMA describes physician well-being as the "optimization of all factors affecting biological, psychological and social health and preventing or treating …diseases experienced by physicians including mental illness, disabilities and injuries resulting from work hazards, occupational stress and burnout."  

You can read more about their position at:

Coaching for Physicians provides specialized coaching for individual physicians and healthcare organizations. Our services include coaching for burnout and stress reduction, anger management and  disruptive physicians, marital & relationship coaching, malpractice support, time management, conflict resolution, divorce, career & retirement coaching, executive coaching, emotional intelligence & communication skills coaching and personal life coaching for physicians  We provide services throughout the United States. Organizations interested in contacting Dr. Hudson for  speaking engagements and referrals for their members or  employees, may  call 505-280-4284 for an estimate of fees for groups and organization.

Coaching for Physicians can schedule appointments for Marathon coaching at Dr. Hudson’s farm in Cedar Grove, Santa Fe, NM or his uptown office location in Albuquerque. For an additional fee and expenses, Dr. Hudson can also come to you and provide one-on-one, confidential marathon coaching intensives in your home, office or other location. In marathon coaching  individuals meet one-on-one with Dr. Hudson for 5 hours a day and for 1-3 consecutive days and stay overnight at a nearby hotel or bed and breakfast (we can help you make arrangements). Each individual or couple has a unique schedule that is worked out in advance. Marathon coaching is especially useful for physician clients who cannot attend weekly coaching sessions and need to travel from distant locations. It provides a brief, intensive and focused approach to your coaching issues and is designed to help you learn new skills in less time. Follow up sessions are provided at the regular rates for telephone or in person coaching.

Dr. Patrick Hudson is a surgeon and board certified coach helping physicians develop the skills they need to succeed in modern medicine.He has worked as a physician and psychotherapist but now limits his practice to coaching and consulting for individuals and organizations. Dr. Hudson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association.He is also a  Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Board Certified Coach. In addition to his medical degrees, Dr. Hudson has advanced degrees in mental health counseling, medical ethics and liberal arts.  Originally from England, Dr. Hudson lives in Santa Fe, NM.


It has been said that,“the best way to predict your future is to create it”. This is the philosophy underlying much of the coaching at Coaching for Physicians and is fundamental to our work with doctors. As with most coaching the aims are simple-to build awareness and encourage responsibility.

The essential nature of coaching is positive and forward looking. The relationship between the physician coach and the client is one of equals and, unlike therapy, the coach does not diagnose or treat illness. Coaching for Physicians provides one-on-one coaching services for individual doctors as well as for organizations. You can connect with us using our contact form or by telephone at 505-280-4284.

If you are a doctor, Coaching for Physicians is here to help you. These programs are designed primarily for physicians and surgeons who are otherwise well functioning and need to achieve their personal or professional goals. Dr. Hudson has special expertise in the coaching of  healthcare professionals, including physicians, dentists, mid-levels, nurses, administrators and other healthcare workers or organizations. His approach is existential, which means that the focus is on understanding his clients in a practical yet philosophical way. Existential coaching draws on the work of existential and phenomenological thinkers and in some ways is related to philosophical consulting.

If you are an administrator, lawyer or physician executive who needs help with a disruptive physician remember disruptive behavior often begins with unhelpfulness or rudeness. Dr. Hudson is a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association and has extensive experience helping angry doctors. We offer on-site individual intensive coaching and troubleshooting for high value physicians and surgeons.

Coaching for physicians (CFP) provides services for individual physicians & surgeons and healthcare organizations including medical groups, hospitals, medical societies, medical research organizations and insurance companies. Dr. Hudson is available for lectures for physicians, physician executives and administrators throughout North America and Europe. He speaks on burnout, time management, anger management, malpractice support and prevention, building medical teams, physician executive leadership, supporting medical marriages or any related topic that might interest your group or organization. 

Organizations interested in contacting Dr. Hudson for  speaking engagements and referrals for their members or employees, can use our contact form or call 505-280-4284. Please call for an estimate of fees for groups and organizations. He can provide workshops worldwide for Everything Disc® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ geared specifically to the needs of your healthcare organization. Dr. Hudson is an Everything Disc Partner. 

Please be aware that Patrick Hudson does not practice psychotherapy, counseling or psychiatry and works only as a coach. If you suffer from an emotional or psychiatric problem he can refer you to a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.


  Coaching for Physicians
 Specialized, Confidential Coaching Exclusively for Physicians
505-280-4284 (US Mountain Time)