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How to Overcome Barriers to Physician Wellness Programs

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Association Management
Rebekah Bernard, MD |  April Troutman Donahue |  Julie Ramirez CAE
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jul 16, 2020
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There is evidence that psychological counseling / coaching can improve physician wellness. However, physicians and organizations may fail to utilize these types of programs due to a variety of perceived barriers. We will describe common barriers both from in the literature as well as our personal experience running two large medical society physician wellness programs. We will provide practical solutions with a proven track record of success to these barriers. Participants will gain knowledge and tools to create their own successful physician wellness program.



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As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.



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Rebekah Bernard MD, Family Physician, Fort Myers, FL, President-Elect Collier County Medical Society Rebekah Bernard is a practicing physician, author, and speaker on the topic of physician wellness and practice management. A native Floridian and daughter of two registered nurses, Dr. Bernard grew up in the rural town of Clewiston. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Sociology and received her medical degree from the University of Miami. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Following residency, Dr Bernard served for six years at a Federally Qualified Health Center as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She then worked for a large out-patient hospital group for five years before opening her own practice, which she converted to a Direct Primary Care practice in July 2016. Dr. Bernard is the President-elect of the Collier County Medical Society and has worked with both the Lee County and Collier County Medical Societies to help them create successful physician wellness programs. She is the author of “How to Be a Rock Star Doctor: The Complete Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Life and Your Profession” and the co-author of “Physician Wellness: The Rock Star Doctor’s Guide. Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Life.”

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