Physicians Anonymous

Physicians Anonymous

Doctors supporting doctors

No name - no shame

about us

We are the only anonymous and confidential peer-support platform aimed to reduce physician distress, burnout, and suicide.

We are here to help you. And most importantly: you can stay anonymous.

This is the power of burnout coaching with Physicians Anonymous!

Our stories

Fear: of disclosure, losing my license, and losing face. This is my physician burnout story as a founder of Physicians Anonymous.

A Physician Burnout Story (Part 1)

My career and life crashed to a halt after 25 years in clinical medicine. I was at one point “suicidal with planning and intent”. Medical knowledge in the hands of a suicidal physician can be deadly. As an affluent, respected physician, confident in my position, well-liked and admired by society, yet suffering inside, why did I not seek help?

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Those left behind

Reach out to your loved ones, and be honest. Trust me, they will help you. You are loved in more ways than you can imagine, because you are one unique lovable bright spot in this world. So stay with us and shine on us. This a Physicians Anonymous co-founder’s story of how she lost a spouse to suicide.

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Fear: of disclosure, losing my license, and losing face. This is my physician burnout story as a founder of Physicians Anonymous.

A Physician Burnout Story (Part 1)

My career and life crashed to a halt after 25 years in clinical medicine. I was at one point “suicidal with planning and intent”. Medical knowledge in the hands of a suicidal physician can be deadly. As an affluent, respected physician, confident in my position, well-liked and admired by society, yet suffering inside, why did I not seek help?

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Those left behind

Reach out to your loved ones, and be honest. Trust me, they will help you. You are loved in more ways than you can imagine, because you are one unique lovable bright spot in this world. So stay with us and shine on us. This a Physicians Anonymous co-founder’s story of how she lost a spouse to suicide.

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How we can help you

Studies have shown that more than half of health care practitioners meet the criteria for burnout or a mental health diagnosis.

However, few seek treatment because of fear that it would show up on their licencing records.

Physicians Anonymous provides coaching.

You will be our client, and not our patient. You will receive coaching, and not treatment.

Therefore, if you engage in our services, it will not show up on your records.

Blog articles

Stories and science about why physician wellbeing is important for everyone

Coaching

Coaching and mentoring for clinicians - with the option to stay anonymous

Anon meetings

Free support group meetings for those clinicians who wish to stay anonymous

Blog articles

Stories and science about physician burnout and why physician wellbeing is important for everyone

1:1 Coaching

Coaching and mentoring for clinicians - with the option to stay anonymous

Corporate offerings

Science-based individual and group coaching for hospital and clinic staff

Anon meetings

Free support group meetings for those clinicians who wish to stay anonymous

CME

Get Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with Physicians Anonymous

1:1 Coaching

Coaching and mentoring for clinicians - with the option to stay anonymous

Corporate offerings

Science-based individual and group coaching for hospital and clinic staff

Anon meetings

Free support group meetings for those clinicians who wish to stay anonymous

The world needs healthy, happy doctors.
By sharing our stories in confidence, we will become stronger.
By knowing that we are not alone, we will be able to serve our patients better.

Recent stories

Physician loneliness operating room

How to beat physician loneliness (Part 1)

We humans are wired for connection. Our ancestors evolved as social beings because, simply, working together as a band of humanoids increased their chances of survival and reproduction. Multiple studies have shown that collaboration engenders survival advantage. Yet physician loneliness is a real thing.

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In this article, we look at the connection between charting and physician burnout, and innovations to try and reduce charting-related fatigue.

Charting physician burnout

In this article, we look at the connection between charting and physician burnout. We also examine innovations to try and reduce charting-related fatigue and physician burnout.

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