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Restoring Joy to the Practice of Medicine Together, Day 2

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9 am: Plenary Session: Pursuing Professional Fulfillment: Addressing the Drivers of Burnout in the Clinical Workplace

Paul DeChant, MD

10 am: Panel Discussion: Smoothing the Bumps on the Road to Clinician Wellness

This panel will discuss developing evidence-based interventions (such as coaching, peer support, leadership building, and sharing stories), starting small with pilot programs, setting target goals, and measuring improvement through key performance indicators.

Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP (Moderator) 
Marcia Nelson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Enloe 
Larissa Thomas, MD, Director of Well-being for UCSF GME
Beverly Joyce, MD, Sequoia Hospital Physician Wellness Committee

11 am: Panel Discussion: Transforming Leadership for a Culture of Wellness

This panel will discuss identifying key messages to convey to organizational leaders, cultivating beneficial leadership behaviors that strengthen professional fulfillment for individual clinicians and care teams, aligning organizational and professional values, estimating savings and competitive advantages gained from burnout intervention, and funding your wellness program from internal or external resources.

Anastasia Klick, MD, MPH, Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (Moderator)
Aman Sethi, MD, TPMG Director of Wellness Operations
Emily Shaw, MD, Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods


  • Marcia Nelson, MD, MMM, FAAFP, FAAPL

    Dr. Nelson practices family medicine in Chico, California and is the Chief Medical Officer at Enloe Medical Center. She and her husband enjoy continually remodeling their 140-year old Victorian, and when she’s not at work she’ll be found taking photographs or knitting (yet another) sweater. She’s particularly proud that her daughter chose a career in medicine and is a pediatrics resident at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Marcie was just the second woman Chief of Staff in the organization’s nearly 110-year history and created Enloe's CMO role in 2005. She has helped lead the organization through multiple crises: leadership turmoil that resulted in four CEOs over three years and life-threatening quality of care shortcomings; the threatened Oroville Dam breach; then the devastating Camp Fire, a measles outbreak, flash flooding and a cyber-attack, all within 15 months. Despite these challenges, since 2017, physician engagement has remained above 80th percentile and burnout has decreased. With COVID-19, Marcie has prioritized organizational transparency and communication, reached out to underserved communities to mitigate the virus’ impact and modeled self- and caregiver-wellness in COVID-19 updates.

  • Larissa Thomas, MD

  • Aman Sethi, MD

    Amanjot Singh Sethi, MD, is the Director of Wellness Operations for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). He and his team work closely with TPMG executive staff and the board of directors to advance organizational strategies that promote Joy and Meaning in Medicine (JAMM). This includes fostering a culture in which healthcare teams are empowered with the systems and tools that promote meaningful, purpose-driven work in a collaborative practice environment. In addition, Dr. Sethi is focused on helping ensure physicians prioritize their own self-care, have opportunities for professional growth, and have access to a diverse array of programs that nurture personal health, well-being, resilience, and mindfulness.

    Dr. Sethi graduated from a combined undergraduate and medical school program at Boston University, where he also completed a residency in urology, and then completed a fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery at Indiana University. In 2008, he joined TPMG as a urologist in the KP Diablo Service area, where he specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

    Outside of work, Dr. Sethi enjoys spending precious time with his wife and two children, as well as reading, hiking, traveling, and participating in various sports and cultural activities.

  • Emily Shaw, MD

    Emily Shaw, MD is a family physician and life coach for doctors. After a very meaningful career in primary care she switched to working in an acute care setting in 2016 looking for more flexibility and time with her family. In 2020 she took advantage of that flexibility to finally realize a longstanding dream of becoming a certified life coach for physicians who care deeply about the communities they serve. She now sees patients 1-2 days a week and spends the reset of her working hours coaching. She runs a 12-week life coaching CME program for community-minded docs as well as 2 employer-based coaching programs for Sutter in Sonoma County and for Providence / St Joes of Northern California. She is also the chair of the Sonoma County Medical Association's Physician Wellness Committee. Her passions in medicine and in coaching are the same -- to help her patients and clients get the quality of life, the experience of life, and the balance they've been dreaming of.

  • Anastasia Klick, MD

    Anastasia Klick is a Family Medicine physician practicing family medicine and obstetrics in Salinas, California. Clinically, she practices in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing full-spectrum care for her diverse panel of patients. Outside of her clinical practice, she is engaged in provider wellness initiatives in her own healthcare system and elsewhere. She recently assumed the position of Chief Wellness Officer at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and works with Monterey County to develop provider wellness resources for a broader audience. When focusing on her own wellness, she enjoys running, mountain biking, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her husband and one-year-old son Jackson.

  • Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP

    Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP, is the founder of the nonprofit organization RENEW. Its purpose is to assist health care professionals and others discover ways to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She is a graduate of the Stanford Medical School and board certified in internal and occupational medicine. Dr. Clever is active at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and the author of The Fatigue Prescription: Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life.

  • Beverly Joyce, MD

    Dr. Joyce is an OB-GYN physician who has been in practice in the Bay Area since 1993. During her career, she has delivered thousands of babies. She now focuses on minimally-invasive surgery, management of fibroids, menopause, contraception, and other women’s issues. She spent several years as Chair of the OB-GYN Department at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, CA, and is currently on the Board of the Sequoia Hospital Foundation, where she serves as co-chair of its annual golf tournament. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the National Menopause Society.

    After her own burnout experience, which resulted in her giving up Obstetrics and cutting her work hours, Dr. Joyce founded the Sequoia Hospital Physician Wellness Committee. She became a trainer in HeartMath™, and not only practices these stress-reduction techniques but also teaches them to fellow physicians. She recognized the need for physician burnout support, and trained to become a physician coach. She offers coaching to women physicians looking to improve work/life balance, explore career options, and rediscover joy in medicine. She is working with the San Mateo County Medical Association to develop physician wellness resources.

    Dr. Joyce is married, and has two college-age children. She is an avid golfer.

April 28, 2022
Thu 9:00 AM PDT

Duration 3H 0M

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