Questions Related to Physician Coaching
Do you need to brush-up on the ways you interact with patients, nurses, or other health care professionals?
Are you receiving too many patient or staff member complaints about certain problem communications, disruptive behaviors or on-the-job conflicts?
Is your medical staff or health care team experiencing too many conflicts—conflicts that you may be able to help resolve?
For those who work with or support physicians:
Is there a physician in your group who is engaging in disruptive behavior or stressful communications?
Does a physician you know need help?
Key Benefits of Physician Coaching
I offer a coaching service for physicians who need help in these areas:
- Enhance relationships with patients.
- Communicate more effectively with all members of the health care organization.
- Prevent harmful incidents and disruptive behavior
- Prevent and resolve costly, time-consuming, morale-reducing conflicts.
This service is affiliated with the Missouri Physicians Health Program, which is part of the Missouri State Medical Association. For more information, their website is: http://www.msma.org. I am also affiliated with the Medical Advocacy Program of the Kansas Medical Society, which also serves physicians. Their website is: http://www.kmsonline.org/
Description of the Process
Communication skills of physicians are vital to the patient care and organizational morale—but such skills are often under-taught and overlooked . . . until there's a problem.
Individualized skill-building sessions. Starting with a free initial private consultation, I will help the physician identify the his or her communication problems and goals, and develop a plan for achieving them. To achieve the goals and solve the identified problems, the physician will meet periodically with me according to an agreed-upon schedule.
Optional facilitated group mediation.
To help resolve organizational conflicts quickly, and completely, I offer group mediation sessions for any department, health care team or hospital unit experiencing conflict.
At the conclusion of a series of coaching sessions, I will prepare a written summary report. It will review goals, methods, results, and will suggest long-term follow up recommendations for additional development. The contents of any such report given to any health care organization will not disclose any of the physician's private information without written permission.
Physician Coaching Fees
Initial one-hour session—no charge
Thereafter, sessions are normally $125 per session hour. As is the case with all of my clients, a sliding scale is available if there are special circumstances.
How to Go Forward
If you are interested in this service for yourself or someone else, please call me and ask any questions you may have. And then, to take the next step, you can schedule a free, initial consultation to meet with me and determine whether this service is for you or the physician you are referring.