WellMDWorks is the Corporate Consulting Division of TheHappyMD.com
Our 10 years experience with the treatment and prevention of physician burnout in individual doctors and organizations is our knowledge base. Our mission is to build Custom Corporate Physician Wellness Strategies, showing healthcare leadership that superior physician wellbeing is possible and provides a triple competitive Advantage.
The modern physician burnout epidemic destroys doctor's lives and the performance of the organizations that employ them. Most doctors are left to fend for themselves. Most senior physician leaders either cross their fingers and do nothing to prevent burnout or seat a wellness committee who makes things up as they go along. In either case the result is struggle and continued burnout and disengagement.
As a result, we see less than 5% of organizations who employ physicians taking any effective steps to minimize burnout and promote wellness. We know for a fact this level of ignorance and inaction is one of the causes of the public health crisis physician burnout has become. And it does not have to be this way.
Know this; when it comes to physician wellness, it is a true Canary in a Coal Mine situation. For optimal physician wellbeing, two simultaneous strategies must be in play. One for the Canary and one for the Coal Mine.
Any organization who crosses the threshold of 100 employed providers, is now on the hook for their wellbeing. You must provide them with the tools to build their personal burnout prevention strategy and deploy an organizational strategy as well. This is where our 10,000 hours of experience comes in. We know what works for the doctors and the leaders. Here's why:
We have taken this experience and this toolkit and built a three-step consulting structure. This allows for the rapid deployment of an effective physician wellness program in any organization. The three steps are:
DESIGN: An in-depth audit produces a Physician Wellness Blueprint
IMPLEMENT: We work together to launch your customized, five-part Physician Wellness Strategy, training and coaching your Wellness Champion(s) along the way.
SUPPORT: We hand off the strategy to your leadership team and ensure they are capable of continued expansion of your Physician Wellness Strategy to address any future wellness needs for your providers.
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Corporate Physician Wellness Strategy
Since launch in 2010, TheHappyMD.com has been the leader in the prevention of physician burnout for individual doctors and healthcare organizations. Originally a physician coaching service, we have leveraged our experience with individual doctors to develop the healthcare industry's leading burnout prevention live training and self-help reference text.
in 2010 we started with a simple Mission:
The Creative Destruction of Physician Burnout
Everything began with hands-on coaching experience.
TheHappyMD.com originated with our CEO and Founder, Dike Drummond MD, as the first coaching practice 100% dedicated to helping individual doctors recover from burnout.
In 2010 Dr. Drummond launched TheHappyMD.com website and first obtained position #1 on Google for the search term "physician burnout" with the article, "Physician burnout, why it's not a fair fight". He rapidly accumulated physician coaching clients in all specialties and now has over 2500 hours of one-on-one physician coaching experience.
Then the book
Lessons learned helping hundreds of physicians recover from burnout were incorporated into dozens of blog posts on TheHappyMD.com website. Dr. Drummond then used these proven tools to write the ground breaking book Stop Physician Burnout- what to do when working harder isn't working. With over 40,000 copies sold, it has rapidly become the reference text to burnout prevention for modern doctors.
Training delivered to tens of thousands of doctors
In response to organizations requesting a team intervention for burnout, Dike designed the Burnout Proof LIVE Workshop which has now been delivered to over 40,000 physicians for 175 Corporate Clients.
In working with senior leaders, he also developed a whole line of leadership trainings to
- Help physician leaders recognize, prevent and treat burnout in themselves and others
- Build a culture of support and engagement in the organization
- Hard wire the Quadruple Aim into the entire program
A research-proven mindfulness program
Dr. Drummond created the One Minute Mindfulness Online Training program to bring the benefits of mindfulness to practicing doctors at the point of care with a single breath. A research project with 24 volunteer physicians proved both short and long term benefit of the online training delivery mechanism and the Squeegee Breath technique.
A team of eight certified physician burnout coaches
As coaching demand continued to increase, Dike hand selected seven board certified physicians - who are also coaches - and trained them in his burnout coaching techniques. These coaches are now part of the coaching team at TheHappyMD.com. All of them are now accepting individual clients and corporate referrals.
Physician coach certification process
We are in the process of formalizing the structure and content of the Physician Burnout Coach Certification Training process with a plan to recruit public classes in the spring of 2020.
Physician job search training
Dr. Drummond also designed the Ideal Physician Job Search Formula Online Training to teach physicians how to conduct a high quality job search and find a much more Ideal Practice ... the first time.
We are declaring 2020 and beyond the Era of the Quadruple Aim in the healthcare industry.
With the majority of physicians in the US soon to be employees, we will deploy our coaching, training and consulting in two main areas of focus:
- Individual Physicians ... helping them lower stress, build more life balance and a more Ideal Practice
- Healthcare Organizations ... helping a select few enlightened companies hard wire the Quadruple Aim into the fabric of their systems and culture.
The Quadruple Aim
The only authentic foundation for high quality, low cost medical care with an optimal patient experience is the health and wellbeing of the doctors and staff who provide the care.
Realize the Quadruple Aim is a nested phenomenon - like the famous Russian dolls.
Does the individual provider know how to support their own health and wellbeing?
Do the physicians in leadership positions understand how to support the health and wellbeing of the people on their teams - in addition to their own health and wellbeing?
Does the organization have the structures and processes in place to support the health and wellbeing of all employees?
For 90% of healthcare organizations, these questions will result in three consecutive NO's.
We will partner with the few physician employers who understand the truth and simplicity of the Quadruple Aim to work on all three levels above. Our work will produce a triple competitive advantage for the organization:
1) they will become the provider of choice to local payors - offering higher quality care naturally and automatically.
2) They become the employer of choice for the local unaffiliated doctors because of the way their people are treated.
3) They will become a more nimble, adaptable organization going forward due to naturally higher levels of trust and engagement and much lower turnover rates.
CLICK HERE to get us started on your
Corporate Physician Wellness Strategy