Promoting Well-Being for our Medical Family


The Healthy Healer Program (HHP) is a benefit of membership for WCMS members. This program costs nothing outside of regular member dues. The mission of  WCMS’ Healthy Healer Program is to promote well-being through advocacy, education and supportive resources and services. The vision of the HHP is to create and sustain a vibrant and healthy medical community that feels safe, nurtured and supported.


The Healthy Healer Program offers WCMS members:


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!



Thanks to generous underwriting from AdventHealth, MAHEC and Mission Health WCMS is offering 6 free therapy or coaching 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

and coaching.

To take advantage of your 6 free appointments, email Amy Barcomb, or you can contact one of our program therapists or coaches directly:   Michelle BooseLaura BritoGolder GoldsteinFrederick MurphyRebecca Norton or Robyn Tiger

Rachel Menna is not currently accepting new clients.

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

 Self-Care Education


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 and physician assistant 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 the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential support with a train counselor 24 hours a day at 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