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Promoting Well-Being for our Medical Family

 

Mission & Vision for Healthy Healer Program:

  • Vision: to create and sustain a vibrant and healthy medical community that feels safe, nurtured and supported.
  • Mission: to promote well-being through advocacy, education, and supportive resources and services.​     

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The Healthy Healer Program offers WCMS members:

Advocacy

Educational Events & Affinity Groups

WCMS advocates to improve systems and policies that reduce factors contributing to burnout. In 2016, WCMS successfully advocated for a change in the NC Medical Board’s definition of burnout– allowing physicians & physician assistants to seek help without having to report it.

WCMS annually hosts one to two educational wellness related retreats for physicians, physician assistants, and significant others. Events feature expert, engaging speakers and CME is offered.  

WCMS also offers affinity groups throughout the year for women in medicine, early career, Black providers, physician assistants, and more!

Counseling

Coaching

Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation and support from AdventHealth, WCMS is offering 12 free therapy visits per person to medical students, residents, physicians and physician assistants as a membership benefit.

The program is completely anonymous and confidential and the licensed therapists and coaches have been vetted and are knowledgeable about provider burnout and skilled to work with medical providers. Click here to learn more about counseling.

To take advantage of your 12 free appointments, email Miriam Schwarz, or you can contact one of our program therapists or coach directly:   Golder GoldsteinRachel Menna, Frederick Murphy or Rebecca Norton

WCMS has vetted professional coaches who can coach providers on how to address work and personal life dilemmas that lead to burnout. Coaches participating in WCMS’ Healthy Healer program offer a 15% discount services to WCMS members. 

Click here for more information on  Coaching

Physician Self-Care Education

Resources

WCMS has partnered with Dr. Robyn Tiger physician and Trauma-Informed Self-Care Coach, to offer online self-care education through the Rx Inner Peace program as well as 1:1 virtual self-care sessions for WCMS physician members. Members enjoy a 15% discount on her services.  

To learn more about Dr. Robyn Tiger and her services, click here. 

You can find out more about the Healthy Healer Program every week in Vital Signs, our e-Newsletter.

We also have online resource library at the bottom of this page (see articles below). 

Other Self-Care Discounts

Meal Preparation & Delivery

 

Enjoy a 10% discount on meal preparation and delivery through our local meal preperation and delivery partner, Asheville Pro Kitchen. 

                  To learn more about                      Asheville Pro Kitchen, click here.

 

Articles about Wellness and Burnout:

Questions or thoughts?  

Contact us: healthyhealer@mywcms.org 

If you are suicidal and need emergency help, call 911 immediately or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255 if in the United States. If you are in another country, find a 24/7 hotline at www.iasp.info/resources/Crises_Centres