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Pamela A. Pappas
MD

Pamela Pappas
MD

Optimal You
8114 E Cactus Road, Suite 240
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Scottsdale

Arizona (AZ)

Contact Contact Pamela A. Pappas
T: 480-656-9218
F: 602-626-3695

Visit: www.drpampappas.com
Psychiatry

Psychiatry


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Are you a physician experiencing symptoms of burnout, or wanting to prevent this? Are you the family member of someone in this situation? I may be able to help.

I’m a board-certified psychiatrist and homeopathic physician with 30+ years’ patient care experience. My medical practice provides natural treatment options for adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress-related health conditions with a treatment philosophy emphasizing mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and self-compassion.

As a Personal and Executive Coach, I specialize in helping doctors transform the stresses of medical practice into wholehearted living and working. Used purposefully, the syndrome of burnout can be a wakeup call. Through a process of coaching inquiry and personal discovery, physicians can reconfigure their lives and practices in more fulfilling, healthy ways. The results are more sustainably helpful to patients, and medical organizations employing these doctors benefit too.

My training includes fellowships in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Integrative Medicine, and Administrative Psychiatry, as well as extensive homeopathic training with American Medical College of Homeopathy (Phoenix, Arizona) and California Center for Homeopathic Education (San Diego, California). I serve as adjunct faculty with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and for over a decade mentored physicians learning homeopathy through American Medical College of Homeopathy.

I am trained in Integrative Health Coaching (Duke Center for Integrative Medicine), and also as a Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching. On track for International Coach Federation certification in 2019, I have been a certified Physician Burnout Prevention Coach since 2016 – and am part of TheHappyMD.com’s Coaching Alliance. I am also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator with Dr. Brené Brown.

My work with physicians brings the science and practices of Positive Psychology (focusing on strengths and optimal functioning) together with courageous leadership in personal and professional life. It also helps physicians unite technical expertise with mindfulness and compassion, in the service of healing. Coaching sessions can be in person, by phone, or through Zoom.

My practice is affiliated with Optimal You, a Scottsdale multidisciplinary consortium of integrative health and wellness professionals providing mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual strategies for optimal growth, resilience, and freedom from suffering.

Published In:

Phoenix Super Doctors 2014
Phoenix Super Doctors 2012

About Pamela Pappas

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Graduation Year: 1979

Professional Webpage: www.drpampappas.com/about.php

Honors and Awards:

Top Doctor, Arizona, www.HealthTap.com, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

MD(H) -- Homeopathic Medical licensure, Arizona

Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Diplomate, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine 

Professional Activity:

Personal and Executive Coach for Physicians
  - private coaching practice
  - also part of TheHappyMD.com Coaching Alliance

Private Practice of Classical Homeopathy and Integrative Psychiatry -- Optimal You, Scottsdale, AZ 

Faculty, American Medical College of Homeopathy (www.amcofh.org) -- Phoenix, AZ -- 2005 - 2017

Adjunct Faculty, Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine  (www.azcim.org) -- Tucson, AZ 

Community Service:

Board Member, International Network of Integrative Mental Health (www.inimh.org)

Educational Background:

MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

 

Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Internship -- Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC

 Psychiatric Residency -- Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC

Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry -- Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Graduate, American Medical College of Homeopathy Practitioner Program, Phoenix AZ (1000+ hours training including supervised homeopathic clinic)

Postgraduate homeopathic training with California Center for Homeopathic Education (www.cchomeopathic.com), Escondido, CA (intensive 2.5 year, 500 hour course focusing on Dr. Rajan Sankaran's Sensation Method)

Multiple homeopathic seminars with Dr. Rajan Sankaran, Dr. Jayesh Shah, Dr. Divya Chhabra, and Dr. Mahesh Gandhi 


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