Physician Wellness Program

Take Care of Your Patients By Taking Care of Yourself

The Physician Wellness Program (PWP) provides a safe harbor for physicians to address normal life difficulties in a confidential and professional environment.

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WHY WAS THIS PROGRAM CREATED?


A physician’s life can be difficult. Problems with the current health care delivery system, maintaining a healthy work/life/family balance, and dealing with the normal stresses of everyday life do take their toll on physicians.


Often our patients turn to us for counseling and guidance, but who can we turn to when we need to talk through an issue or get some coaching for how to handle the stresses in our lives? Too often the answer is “no one,” and that is regrettable because it is important that we be as healthy as possible in our role as health care providers.


It is important that we function at our best in all areas of our life. By addressing areas of difficulty, we can decrease our stress levels and increase our level of resilience and effectiveness.

Some examples of those difficulties include:

  • Crisis

  • Family Issues Relationship problems

  • Work-related difficulties

  • Depression & anxiety

  • Burnout

  • Difficulty managing stress

  • Mood swings

  • Suicidal thoughts

HOW PWP WORKS


We have gathered a diverse group of counselors to help our physicians. These counselors provide counseling to active physician members, students, residents, and retired physicians of the Tulsa County Medical Society (TCMS), up to eight visits per calendar year. Non-urgent sessions can be scheduled during regular business hours.


Our counselors maintain a confidential file for each physician. No insurance will be billed and TCMS will not be given any information about those who utilize the program. As such, this program is completely confidential. TCMS will pay a monthly bill based on the number of sessions provided. TCMS membership will be verified with the physician finder on the TCMS website.

The Physician Wellness Program (PWP) is available to Tulsa County Medical Society members, including resident and student members. The PWP provides:

  • Up to 8 free, confidential sessions with an experienced therapist

  • Convenient, private location

  • No diagnosis specified, no insurance billed, no electronic record kept

  • Appointments at convenient hours for physicians

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT


Contact the therapist of your choice and let them know you are a member or non-member of Tulsa County Medical Society. The therapist will verify membership and set up an appointment with you.

Cheryl A. Kilpatrick, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Health Services Provider

Specialties:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • Relationships

  • Work Adjustment Problems

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

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918.749.7605

Kevin Bonifeld, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Men's Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Role Transitions

  • Suicidal Ideation

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918.982.6411

Mary Anne Lewis, EdD

Licensed Psychologist

Specialties:

  • Depression

  • Life after Retirement

  • Stress Management

  • Traumatic Stress

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Sexual Identity/Orientation

  • Sexual Abuse

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918.747.1600 Ext. 209

Raquel Colbert-Dawson, LPCS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:

  • African-American and other Racial or Ethnic Backgrounds

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Female Entrepreneurs/Work Life Harmony

  • Life Coaching

  • Stress

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918.396.8261

Not a Member of Tulsa County Medical Society but want to utilize the service? Join TCMS Today!

 

This project was funded in part by a grant from OSMA Foundation.

This project was funded in part by the individual donations of Tulsa County Medical Society members.

To make a donation in support of the Physician Wellness Program, please contact our office at 918.743.6184.