Steven Santoyo, M.D., a Family Practice doctor in San Diego, California has launched a coaching program geared toward helping medical professionals suffering from burnout. Dissatisfied with the way primary care medicine is managed these days, Dr. Santoyo left clinical medicine completely last year, after working part time for several years.
“According to a national survey study published last year in JAMA Network Open, physicians are more resilient than the general U.S. working population. What this tells me is that medical organizations, such as hospitals, HMOs and clinics, need to stop telling physicians to learn more relaxation techniques and should start reforming at the organizational level,” says Dr. Santoyo.
Dr. Santoyo also states, “More than ever before, healthcare providers and managers are suffering from internal moral conflict because, while most healthcare workers enter the medical field for truly compassionate reasons, they find themselves working in a complex medical system which is accountable to the bottom line.”
Dr. Santoyo brings to his coaching program over 15 years of interviewing and listening skills as a primary care physician, he has a Health Coach certification and is about to complete life coach training through the official coach training school of Tony Robbins, called the Robbins-Madanes Training program. Those interested in learning more about Dr. Santoyo and his coaching services can visit his website at DrStevenSantoyo.com. While Dr. Santoyo specializes in coaching healthcare professionals, his services are open to all.