Coaching for Physicians provides specialized coaching for individual physicians and healthcare organizations.  In addition to individual coaching we also offer organizational coaching

Organizations interested in contacting Dr. Hudson for  speaking engagements and referrals for their members or  employees, can use the form on this page or call 505-280-4284. Please call for prices for troubleshooting and confidential coaching for high value physicians and surgeons, and other high profile clients, on-site nationwide. We also provide intensive coaching lasting half and full days for individuals.  In addition to individual coaching sessions, Coaching for Physicians can schedule also appointments for Marathon coaching either 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 will 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. 

Our services for individual physicians include:

Emotional Intelligence & Communication Skills Coaching: Over the last few years coaches have come to understand that when it  comes to happiness and success, emotional intelligence (EQ) matters as much or more than intellectual ability (IQ). If you want  to build stronger relationships or succeed at work, then higher emotional intelligence usually helps. Highly successful people who achieve their career and personal goals are more likely to have a high EQ than a high IQ.

Team Building and Physician Leadership: as a trained and authorized Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Provider, Dr. Hudson is equipped to help individual physicians and organizations develop the skills needed to lead healthcare teams. The survival of the medical profession as we know it, requires the development of leadership skills not only for physician executives but for all physicians. Most non-physicians in healthcare and the public, think of doctors as the leader of the healthcare team. This is rapidly changing and  physicians  can choose to develop these skills and lead, or someone else will and lead them.

Burnout: Physician burnout and stress reduction is an area where coaching is especially useful. Burnout is a  term that usually refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work but should not be seen as a work problem alone. Indeed it can occur in the home situation and be destructive to relationships. While doctor burnout was assumed to result from chronic occupational stress, there is evidence that it also related to our personal life-style.

Anger Management & Disruptive Physician Coaching: Not all angry doctors are disruptive physicians.  It is a label used by others to describe a doctor’s behavior.  If you, or a loved one, has started to develop issues with anger it is wise to seek help with an anger management coach before this label is applied to you. In other words, it is best for you to get anger management training before someone else, like an administrator, disciplinary board or judge, mandate it for you. 

Malpractice Support: Litigation is a common cause of emotional distress for doctors. Medical malpractice litigation takes a toll on physicians and their families. After a lawsuit most doctors feel angry and irritable. Coaching for Physicians can support you through these times and help you define your goals for the future.

Marital & Relationship Coaching: Many couples find themselves in a marriage that is less than satisfying  but want to preserve and improve the marriage for their own sake as well as children. In a situation like this marriage coaching is often helpful. Coaching assumes you are already doing some things well and just want to do better. The aim is to maximize performance and get the most out of your marriage.  

Divorce: Going through a divorce is often emotionally exhausting. Unfortunately it is more likely than not that a first marriage will not succeed and even more likely for a second.  If you have passed the point where marital counseling or coaching might help then coaching during the process of a divorce can provide emotional support and an understanding of what happened and how to make the most of the future.

Personal Life Coaching & Transitions: At some point, most  physicians  question the direction of  their life and wonder about their meaning and purpose.  At these times existential life coaching is an excellent method  of self examination. Its aim is greater self understanding not just in the coaching session but in life in general. 

Time Management and Procrastination:Procrastination is likely the number one trait that makes physicians less productive and successful. Many get bogged down, endlessly putting off what they need to do to make their practice more successful.  This impacts the quality of their patient care,  their relationships and life in general.

Retirement Coaching: The average retirement age today is 62 and  every day 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65. One survey in 2013 suggested that more than half of physicians may consider retiring from medicine  within next 3 years. Some physicians are ill prepared for the changes that occur after retirement. They are usually in good health and can anticipate living longer lives and it is possible will spend more time in retirement than in their working life. Most are looking for ways to achieve and live their retirement dreams and view retirement not as an ending, but as a transition to a new and exciting phase of life.

 Conflict Resolution: Dr. Hudsonis a trained mental health counselor and a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association.  When  coupled with his lifetime of  experience as a physician these skills make him uniquely qualified to help you resolve  conflicts in the medical workplace. 

Executive coaching: Executive Coaching for physicians is concerned with performance, development and fulfillment at work, whether in the office or hospital.  Executive coaching often involves organizations as well as individuals and can improve the functioning of teams and whole organizations. When you need to advance your career in medical leadership, executive coaching is a useful tool.

We are located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM and provide services throughout the United States.


Coaching for Physicians

The Leader in Specialized Coaching for Healthcare Organizations and Physicians

Patrick A. Hudson MD, FACS, MA, MS, MALA, BCC,Board Certified Coach,
2900 Louisiana Blvd. NE Ste E-1, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA    Telephone: 505-280-4284  

                        EverythingDiSCŪ Authorized Partner and EverythingDiSCŪ Certified Trainer                        
Listed as a resource for physician remedial education by the Federation of State Medical Boards.  
Dr. Hudson does not practice psychotherapy, counseling or psychiatry and works only as a coach.

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