Are you passionate about physician wellness?
The Bay Area Physician Wellness Collaborative aims to bring together medical group leaders, chief wellness officers, wellness committee chairs, and others who have been charged with “fixing the physician burnout problem” and providing them with expert guidance, tools and resources, a forum for sharing experiences and best practices, and a network of peers to support their work. Click here to learn more.
Looking for support?
The ACCMA Physician Wellness Program is a collection of resources developed out of the recognition of the emotional and mental stress that caring for patients can have on physicians, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing your stress during this time is as important as managing your physical health. Taking care of yourself and encouraging others to practice self-care will sustain and extend your ability to care for patients in need.
To help successfully navigate these challenging times, the ACCMA has been addressing how physicians can best care for themselves while they care for others. The ACCMA Physician Wellness Program provides physicians with direct support through:
Individual Psychotherapy Sessions
The ACCMA Physician Wellness Program is sponsoring individual psychotherapy sessions. Individual physicians can meet with therapists for up to four session at no charge. Both physicians and medical residents can take advantage of this ongoing program.
Physician Mental Health Consultations
The ACCMA has developed a list of vetted mental health professionals who are available to meet with physicians for mental health consultations. These services are not sponsored by the ACCMA, so individuals interested in participating should contact the clinicians directly to discuss payment and scheduling.
Immediate Confidential Peer Support
Members of the ACCMA Advisory Committee on Physician Wellbeing are available to provide immediate peer support at no cost. Call (510) 654-5383 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request this confidential service.
The ACCMA Wellness Resource library contains available physician wellness on-demand webinars, TedTalks, podcasts, websites, articles, and books for physicians to explore.
Free toolkit of resources that address the day-to-day needs of East Bay physicians of all career stages and in all modes of practice – mental health and peer support programs, childhood education and childcare, financial resources for individuals, groceries/food services, free meditation apps, and more.
Physician Wellness: Coping with COVID-19: An on-demand webinar Dr. Linda Clever of RENEW offers practical, creative, and effective remedies to deal with the crush on personal and professional lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tips to help physicians protect themselves and their families: what physicians can do before going to work, at work, and after work/coming home. Tips include how to create a hot zone (contaminated area) near your home entrance and how to take care of your skin. Courtesy of the TPMG Diablo Health and Wellness Team.
The Care 4 Caregivers Now program from the California Medical Association connects front-line health care workers with volunteer wellness coaches (physicians and nurses) trained to remotely and confidentially coach their peers to reduce their emotional exhaustion and burnout while improving resiliency. Email CMAwellness@cmadocs.org for more information.
Resources from the American Medical Association
This list of programs is from the California Public Protection & Physician Health (CPPPH) and is for informational purposes only. No endorsement is provided.
Your organization should keep updated referral lists for confidential resources inside and outside your organization and make them readily available to all team members, including physicians. In lieu of a California physician health program, the ACCMA has compiled an alphabetical list of facilities that can provide or facilitate in-depth evaluations, appropriate treatment referrals, and, if necessary, monitoring for residents, physicians, and sometimes medical students. These facilities allow physicians to access private and confidential care.
Acumen Assessments - Multidisciplinary assessments for healthcare professionals, clinical evaluations
4321 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049, (785) 856-8218
Berkeley Therapy Institute - Comprehensive physician evaluations
1749/1748/1801 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94709, (510) 841-8484
John Rosenberg, MD, MPH, email@example.com
Itai Danovitch, MD - Physician evaluations
8370 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048, (310) 423-2600, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Neuropsychology - Cognitive assessment, psychological assessment, neuropsychological evaluations
740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, (310) 892-3235
Andrew Dean, PhD, email@example.com
Judy Ho, PhD - Neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, psychodiagnostics evaluations
Manhattan Beach, CA, (424) 253-4116
David Kan, MD - Comprehensive physician evaluations
2960 Camino Diablo, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, (925) 953-2833, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Renewal Center - Comprehensive physician assessments
1421 Research Park Dr., #3B, Lawrence, KS 66049, (785) 842-9772 or (877) 978-4772
Nathaniel Williams, email: email@example.com
UC San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program - Comprehensive physician evaluations
200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 471-0424
Kaden Segren, Administrative Director, Assessment Program, email: Ksegren@ucsd.edu
This list is from the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and is for informational purposes only. No endorsement is provided.