Are you a physician experiencing symptoms of burnout, or wanting to prevent it? Are you the family member of someone in this situation? First, you're not alone -- and I can 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. The syndrome of burnout can be a wakeup call, bringing forth life-affirming changes. Through a process of coaching inquiry and personal discovery, physicians can reconfigure their lives and practices in more fulfilling, healthy ways. Patients, medical teams, and the organizations employing these doctors all benefit from the evolution that results.
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 Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona College of 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 2020, 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, and a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion.
My work with physicians brings the science and practices of Positive Psychology (focusing on strengths and optimal functioning) together with courageous leadership, in both personal and professional life. Physicians also learn to combine their 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.
About Pamela Pappas
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Graduation Year: 1979
Professional Webpage: www.drpampappas.com
Honors and Awards:
Top Doctor, Arizona, www.HealthTap.com, 2017
MD(H) -- Homeopathic Medical licensure, Arizona
Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
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
Board Member, International Network of Integrative Mental Health (www.inimh.org)
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