Patrick A. Hudson, MD, FACS, BCC

Board Certified Coach  providing  confidential, one-on-one coaching for doctors

Coaching for Burnout


Coaching for Physicians can schedule appointments for intensive marathon coaching to manage physician burnout, by Zoom, at Dr. Hudson’s farm in Cedar Grove, Santa Fe, NM or for an additional fee and expenses, he will come to you and provide one-on-one, confidential marathon coaching intensives in your home, office or other location.This is NOT group work. In marathon coaching individuals meet one-on-one with Dr. Hudson for 5 hours a day and for 1-3 consecutive days and stay overnight at a nearby hotel or bed and breakfast (we can help you make arrangements).Each individual has a unique schedule that is worked out in advance. Marathon coaching is especially useful for physician or surgeon clients who cannot attend weekly coaching sessions andneedto travel from distantlocations. It provides a brief, intensive and focused approach to your coaching issues and is designed to help you learn new skills in less time.

Half of physicians report symptoms of burnout. Many are emotionally exhausted and feel disillusioned and cynical. If burnout is not managed they may experience depression, drug abuse, suicide, alcoholism, and other emotional problems. Unfortunately this can impact the quality of patient care. While many of the factors that cause burnout are systemic in modern medicine, there are several skills that can equip physicians to manage burnout and enjoy the practice of modern medicine. Some estimates suggest that the direct and indirect costs associated with replacing a physician can range from $100,000 to over $1M. This workshop explains why physician and surgeon burnout is a dilemma that must be managed and is not a problem that can be solved.ublicly and prefer private sessions, even though more expensive.

REFERENCES AND COMMENTS: I would highly recommend this intense counseling day marathon with the follow-up phone conversations to any open minded physician who wants to adapt to medical practice of the 21st century.” Urologist/Minn

Intensive Coaching for Anger


This psycho-educational program will cover most of the following topics but the order and emphasis may vary:

  • Information about stress and anger in medicine
  • How to recognize stress in yourself
  • Learn to develop empathy
  • Learn to be less reactive and respond appropriately
  • Change your internal conversations with yourself
  • How to communicate assertively
  • Adjusting your expectations and set boundaries
  • Learn how to forgive but not forget
  • How to recognize anger, retreat and think things over
  • Understand background issues, including low self-esteem and shame based behavior