Coaching Interventions for High Value Physicians & Surgeons

It is not uncommon for hospitals, medical groups or societies to have an urgent issue with a valuable physician or surgeon who is a high earner but having difficulties with peers, staff, medical boards or other authorities. The loss of such an individual is costly and replacement, including lost earnings, may well reach over a million dollars. It is even more expensive when the high costs of litigation are included.  This immersive experience is the quickest way to make changes and get up to speed on important soft skills concepts.

In these situations it is worthwhile for an organization to invest time and money in helping these physicians with intensive executive coaching and anger management. Coaching for Physicians offers intensive coaching interventions and specializes in helping organizations retain physicians and surgeons who are burned out, disruptive or lack the necessary  skills to work well with other staff members and patients.  Don’t lose a valuable staff member because of these issues, help them with coaching from Coaching for Physicians. Our individualized disruptive physician program can help you manage a disruptive physician on your staff.  

Wherever you are, we offer on-site troubleshooting and one-on-one, confidential coaching interventions and intensives for high value physicians and surgeons.

It is always best to prevent disruptive behavior before it occurs. While 3-5% of physicians and healthcare staff may demonstrate disruptive behavior, it is estimated that 30-50% have poor communication skills. We can teach physician executives and administrators how to improve communication skills in their teams and avoid disruptive events before they occur.

It is rare for engaged physicians to become burned out. To that end, we also consult with organizations to develop and change the work environment so that it encourages physician engagement and reduces turnover and burnout. In so doing, both the physician and the organization gain from a reduced staff turnover, improved patent safety and a more functional and productive medical team.

Patrick Hudson MD, FACS, MA, MS, is a Board Certified Coach and uniquely trained and positioned to help your organization. We offer on-site troubleshooting and one-on-one, confidential coaching intensives for high value physicians and surgeons, and other high profile clients, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Hudson is a surgeon and board certified coach helping physicians develop the skills they need to succeed in modern medicine.  Dr. Hudson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association. He is a  Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Board Certified Coach. In addition to his medical degrees, Dr. Hudson holds advanced degrees in Mental Health Counseling, Medical Ethics and Liberal Arts.

Our individual intensive coaching interventions  usually last one or two days and sometimes  longer. Follow up is achieved with additional on-site visits and frequent telephone coaching. All intensives are preceded with a personality assessment (usually the EverythingDiSC profile) of the individual physician or surgeon. In some cases an EQ and  a 360° assessment are needed. We prefer the easy to understand and less threatening EverythingDiSC 363 for Leaders report.

Call us at 505-280-4284 for an estimate of costs for this important service for these unique individuals.