Teaching physicians how to conquer burnout, create balance and live their ultimate lives.

Coaching for physicians with Michael Hersh, MD

Are you living the life you always imagined?

Is being a physician everything you hoped it would be and more?

Are you thinking about a change, but not quite sure where to start?

Are you tired of feeling stuck and overwhelmed?

Are you ready for a better physician life?

Physicians are taught that the way to achieve our goals and dreams is through self-sacrifice.  We essentially hand over our 20s to higher medical education.  Self-sacrifice is so ingrained in us, that we actually believe it is serving us.  Over time though, it takes its toll. 

We may soon find ourselves overwhelmed. No matter how many tasks we accomplish throughout the day, we frequently head to bed feeling like so much was left undone. The EMR In-Basket. Doing homework with our children. Family dinner. Where’s the balance? Our profession becomes our whole identity. We think: “Something needs to change, but I don’t know what.”

If you are ready for a change, come join me and find the way to a Better Physician Life.


I'm Michael Hersh, MD

Gastroenterologist, husband, dad and coach for physicians

Like you, I spent the first 30 years of my life dedicated to the study and practice of medicine.  I built my world around becoming the best doctor I could be.  My world expanded when I got married and had children, but I couldn’t figure out how to balance it all.  I had spent so much time cultivating a relationship with medicine that I had trouble creating an identity that didn’t include being a physician.  It felt like I was always saying yes to work and no to my family.  I started to resent work.  Financial independence seemed like the obvious solution, but it didn’t address the problem.  It actually created another one.  I was working so hard to achieve financial independence that burnout became inevitable.  I knew that something needed to change, but I had no idea where to start. 

Through coaching, I learned how to empower myself.  I discovered that what I thought about work-life balance was a fallacy.  What I really needed to create was life-life balance.  Being a physician is an integral part of who I am.  I needed to embrace that, not marginalize it.  Through coaching, however, I learned to live a more intentional life.  I learned how to prioritize the people and things that are most important to me and to stop sacrificing my time for things I didn’t value.  By delving into my thoughts, I created the life I had always dreamed about.  When I saw all of the amazing changes that were happening in my life, I knew that I wanted to help other doctors do the same thing. 

When was the last time you stopped to think about what you want in life?

Whether it's the weight of the healthcare system or struggling to find work-life balance, fed-up physicians are trying to flee medicine with the hope of finding happiness.

What if you didn't need to escape? What if you could be happy today?

Learn the 5 essential tools physicians need to stop feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, and trapped in medicine. Start enjoying your life now. Best of all, it is FREE!

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The Power of Coaching

Defeat Overwhelm

Find Balance

Live Life with Intention

Why Coaching?

We have about 40,000-60,000 thoughts per day. Most of them cross through our minds without us even being aware of them. Many people don’t realize how powerful each one of those thoughts can be.

Thoughts drive our feelings, which then impact the things we say and do and the results we get in our lives.

One of the main drivers of physician burnout and moral injury is how physicians think about themselves, their work and their relationships. Our thoughts may lead to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety (amongst other things) and can also lead to decreased satisfaction at work and at home.

Physician coaching is an evidence-based intervention for physician wellness.  Physician coaches know all of the nuances and complexities that accompany a career in medicine because we have all been through the same rigorous training and have experienced many of the same challenges.  

We understand the trials and tribulations of caring for patients in an ever-burdensome healthcare environment that places increasing demands on physicians.  Coaching helps physicians dig into their thoughts with the goal of achieving their ultimate life.  It helps physicians to live life on their own terms while making them more of who they’ve always been.  

Does all of this sound too “woo?”  

Here is some evidence-based medicine to back up the power of physician coaching:

Online Well-Being Group Coaching Program for Women Physician Trainees: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Effect of a Novel Online Group-Coaching Program to Reduce Burnout in Female Resident Physicians: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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I'm honored to have been a guest on the following podcasts: 

Imperfect Dad MD Podcast:

Physician Coaching with Dr. Michael Hersh

The Podcast by KevinMD

A physician’s work dread and what he did about it

The Podcast by KevinMD

Physicians and the weight of expectations

Imperfect Dad MD Podcast:

Physician Coaching with Dr. Michael Hersh

The Podcast by KevinMD

A physician’s work dread and what he did about it

Drive Time Debrief with The Whole Physician

Physician Coaching - A Man's Perspective with Michael Hersh, MD

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