Healthy Physician Coaching Program

How to Choose Your Coach

  1. Visit the MSDC member site, register/log-in, and add a "coaching program code" to your account.
  2. Once you complete the process, a coaching code will be emailed to you. Do not share this code except with your coach.
  3. Check out the coaches below. Read their descriptions and explore their websites.
  4. Select a coach that fits your needs and use the form below to contact the coach.
  5. Once you have a consultation call with your coach and if you decide they are a good fit, arrange your coaching appointments. Share with the coach your code.


Richard M. Allman, MD

Practice Name: Richard M. Allman, MD

Website: My profile

Specialty or Focus: Life and leadership coaching for physicians

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: I specialize in life and leadership coaching for physicians facing challenges in health care. I enable them to gain new insights on how to approach problems strategically, guided by their personal goals and values. 

How to make an appointment: Email me for more information

Katie Bergmann, CPC

Practice Name: Piko Resources


Specialty or Focus: Leadership/executive coaching

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: Listen, learn, live!

“Why?” “Why not?” and “What if?” – I listen for where your energy lies and for obstacles that may be holding you back. Are you making assumptions or interpretations that are limiting your vision of success? I listen for what is not being said, perhaps even being avoided. 

What are your goals and aspirations? We explore what is working and uncover what is not serving you well. Awareness is a first step to making positive and intentional change. Forging ahead often involves disrupting status-quo and discovering how to shift your story to one aligning with your own version of success. 

Are you living your own life or striving to fulfill someone else’s expectations? Are you living the life you want now? Are you creating the life you want ten years from now? Are you living to leave the legacy you desire? 

I listen, we learn, you live!

How to make an appointment: Please email me at

Dena George, MD, FAAFP

Practice Name: Dena George MD Coaching


Specialty or Focus: Physicians who want more for their lives and their business/medical practice

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: So many (of us) physicians are stuck, frustrated, and overwhelmed. I help to simplify and clarify what's occurring within you so that you can reclaim your energy and experience freedom to live the life you've always wanted.

How to make an appointment: Book through my website

Jacqueline Huntly, MD

Practice Name: Athasmed, LLC (Thrive to Lead MD)


Specialty or Focus: Burnout prevention / Career Transformation / Self-Leadership Mastery

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: The core objectives of my coaching practice are to help physicians fully develop their career (clinical and non-clinical) potential, and achieve this in ways that promote joy, resilience, engagement and fulfillment. Burnout, career stagnation/dissatisfaction, and leadership skills development are the particular issues that I work with.

How to make an appointment: Schedule your consultation here

Cathy Lanteri, MD 

Practice Name: Lanteri Coaching


Specialty or Focus: Leadership development; conflict resolution; communications; work-life balance

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: I am a Certified Physician Development Coach and board certified psychiatrist. Over the last 9 years I found that I could have the greatest impact working outside of a clinical role by combining the art and science of coaching to help physicians move ahead in the rapidly changing world of medicine.

In my coaching practice, physicians address the challenges in medicine by expanding their skills in leadership, refining work-life balance, as well as deepening conflict resolution and negotiation abilities.  This bring greater effectiveness, success, and enjoyment at work. My work draws from expertise in individual and group dynamics, neuroscience and a premedical background in organizational leadership and communications. My coaching incorporates  many cultural perspectives gained from medical school in Oklahoma, residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, as well as living in Europe and Hawaii.

You have devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to your professional success.  Coaching is about offering the opportunity to heighten your fulfillment.  In working with many physicians around the country and I have seen the difference it has made in their lives. I am passionate about helping physicians develop these skills. It would be my pleasures to help you do the same.

How to make an appointment: Email, call 781-460-1744 or visit this website

Patrice Ford Lyn, CPC 

Practice Name: Catapult Life Coaching


Specialty or Focus: Executive coaching

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or at your limit? I get it. And, unfortunately, friends, family, and mentors can't always provide the support we need. We need our own person - someone with tools, expertise, insights, and unwavering dedication to our wellness and transformation. I understand the vulnerability it takes to share your experiences, fears, and desires.

As a bisexual, black, immigrant woman, I also bring a deep appreciation of the ongoing pressures faced by marginalized groups and the ways these truths can manifest in our lives. It is especially important to me that members of or those working with marginalized, vulnerable communities and/or in trauma-rich environments have safe spaces for reflection and rejuvenation. I will create a safe space for you to explore your truth and move to action.  

How to make an appointment: Visit this website and schedule your appointment here

Diane Reis, PsyD

Practice Name: Diane Reis, Psy.D, LLC


Specialty or Focus: Life counselling 

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: In my clinical practice, I enjoy working with professional adults of all ages and backgrounds who want to deal with problems they encounter either in the workplace, or with issues in their relationships, or with concerns about family members.  I offer a safe and confidential environment in which to talk comfortably about what is causing distress and I work collaboratively to improve a client's well-being.  I work with clients in individual therapy, or couples counseling, or family therapy with adults, on a range of issues, including stress/anxiety, work conflicts, adjustment/phase of life issues, depression, trauma, grief/loss, marriage/divorce, self-esteem, parenting, and reproductive issues.  If you are experiencing emotional discomfort, feel stuck but want to move forward, or are seeking to make important changes in life that will help toward achieving your goals, I would be happy to speak with you.  In addition to my clinical practice, I also am an assistant professor of clinical psychology at George Washington University, where I supervise psychology graduate students. I have two metro-accessible offices convenient to downtown, Capitol Hill, Van Ness, Dupont Circle, Tenleytown and Bethesda/Chevy Chase.  Currently I am seeing clients via teletherapy on a HIPAA-compliant platform called Theralink.   

How to make an appointment: Contact Dr. Reis by sending an email to or call 202-577-8183.  Calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours or the next business day.   

Cheri Shumate ACC, PDC, SHRM-SCP

Practice Name: Impact Business Coaching

Website: Impact Business Coaching

Specialty or Focus: Executive/leadership coaching

Describe your practice in 200 words or less: I excel at helping physicians learn to calm themselves and pivot from unproductive habits and negative thinking to alternative thoughts and positive behaviors.  I have a lot of experience helping physicians develop self-awareness, helping them see situations through a different lens, consider the validity of different perspectives, and communicate more effectively with others. Then we work on applying these new skills and behaviors to create productive interactions with hospital administration, colleagues, patients, nurses, etc.  Many physicians that I worked with were required to engage in coaching; so, they entered into the engagement feeling punished and angry.  In these situations, I have been successful at quickly gaining their trust, so they felt comfortable engaging in the coaching process which led to their motivation and energy to work on goals.  I can flex my style to work with many people.  I relate to people with analytical mindsets and can help them see things from a people-focused perspective.  I have the training and experience to help physicians gain control over their draining emotions and build personal resilience.  All with techniques they can use any time to be calm while being fully alert.

How to make an appointment: Email me or call 1-844-SAY-TGIM


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