Physician Coaching Summit (Original) | The Institute for Physician Wellness

4th Annual

Physician Coaching Summit

The 2022 Physician Coaching Summit provides a unique conference opportunity for learning, collaboration and networking for physicians who are coaches. Our goal is to elevate physician coaching today and set the vision for our work in the future.

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Summit location and dates
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Summit location and dates:

La Cantera Resort and Spa, San Antonio
November 6-9, 2022


Registration includes:


Registration: $2850, ends August 31st
Last minute: $2950, starting September 1st

Event Schedule

Sunday, November 6th

7:00-9:00 pm

Welcome Reception on City View Terrace
Join us for drinks & hors d’oeuvres

Monday, November 7th - Meet in the San Juan Room

6:30-7:30 am 

Morning Coach Care Rx A Whole Person Approach
Robyn Tiger, MD

7:30-8:30 am 


Main Stage Presentations:

8:30-9:00 am 

Summit Opening!
Kathy Stepien, MD

9:00 – 10:00 am 

Rapid Response Creating Connection with Powerful Questions
Ilse Larson, MD and Shideh Shafie, MD

10:00 – 10:30 am 

Magically Help You Love Yourself Just As You Are
Melissa Parsons, MD

10:30 – 11:00 am 


11:00 – 11:30 am 

Changing Medicine from the Inside Out Integrating Coaching into Wellness Work for Organizations
Tricia James, MD

11:30 – 12:00 pm 

How and Why I went from DIO to CWO What Does Coaching Have To Do with It?
Pamela Dyne, MD

12:00 – 2:00 pm 

Break for Lunch


2:00 – 3:00 pm


Envisioning Your Ideal Plan to Impact Trainees
Tonya Caylor, MD; Ami Shah, MD; Marion McCrary, MD; Amelia Bueche, DO; Tyra Fainstad, MD


Coaching meets Mind-Body Medicine A Guided Journey to Your Inner Advisor
Santisree Tanikella, MD

3:30 – 4:30 pm


Tiny Habits for Physician Coaches Evidence-based Behavior Change Models
Denee Choice, MD


Authentic (and Simpler) Marketing/Messaging
Dena George, MD

5:00-6:00 pm 

5K Fun Run/Walk
Amelia Bueche, DO

7:00 – 8:00 pm 

Ayurveda and Modern Living Sensing into Daily Nourishment
Rashmi Bismark MD MPH

Tuesday, November 8th

6:30-7:30 am 

Effortlessly Rewire Your Brain for Abundance
Rashmi Schramm, MD

Main Stage Presentations:

8:30-9:00 am

Revealing the Arrival Fallacy In Coaching
Amanda Dinsmore MD

9:00-9:30 am

It’s Still Not About the Dishwasher
Kathy Stepien, MD

9:30-10:00 am

Coaching in Residency Programs So Many Possibilities
Tonya Caylor, MD

10:00-10:30 am


10:30 am-11:00 am

Medical Gaslighting and Trauma Bringing Visibility to Invisible Illness though Coaching
Kara Wada, MD

11:00-11:15 am



11:15-12:15 pm


Create Time at Will Through Planning Earn Back Endless Hours for Your Family Time or Business
Diana Maria Mercado-Marmarosh, MD


Incorporating Movement, Breath, and Embodiment into Coaching
Francis Yoo, DO


Wellness in the Workplace The CWO Coach
Sandy Brannin, MD

12:15-2:00 pm

Break for Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm


Recognizing and Mitigating Imposter Syndrome in Trainees to Enhance Personal and Professional Growth
Tyra Fainstad, MD


The Anger Façade What’s Really Going On?
Arpita Gupta DePalma, MD

3:30-4:30 pm


Stories Can Heal and Reveal Using Narrative in A Group Coaching Setting
Marion Mull McCrary, MD


How to Collaborate, Build, and Deliver an Authentic Conference with Coaching
Dawn Sears, MD and Dena George, MD


A Coaching Essential Optimizing Your Strenths and Vulnerabilities
Wendy Schofer, MD

7:00-9:00 pm

Group Activity and Networking
Amita Kumar, MD

Wednesday, November 9th

6:30-7:30 am

Morning Coach Care Rx A Whole Person Approach
Robyn Tiger, MD

Main Stage Presentations:

8:00-8:30 am

Building from Strengths – Success Strategies for Collaboration in Coaching
Amelia Bueche, DO

8:30-9:00 am

Better Together Physician Coaching An Innovative, Scalable Solution to Trainee Burnout
Tyra Fainstad, MD and Adrienne Mann, MD

9:00-9:30 am

Taking Coaching to the World Using the Coaching Toolbox to Effect Positive Change in Communities
Laura Cazier, MD

9:30-10:00 am



10:00 – 11:00 am


Effective Strategies to Coach Across Culture, Race, and Diversity
Miriam Rhew, MD and Nora Vasquez, MD


Read Yourself and the Room Using the RULER Framework for Emotional Intelligence
Marion Mull McCrary, MD


The Power of Your Narrative Voice to Accelerate Human Connection
Mary Ann Orzech, MD

11:00-12:00 pm

A) Coaching the Coach
B) Mastermind Groups

Grand Finale:

12:00-12:30 pm

Next Steps Let’s Go!
Kathy Stepien, MD

12:30 PM


2022 Pre-Summit Coach Training

Trauma Matters. Connection Matters. Coaching Matters

Join us for a full day of advanced coach training!

An exploration of how trauma informs our lives and interactions, and how to begin recognizing and responding to the presence of trauma in ways that mitigate and encourage healing-centered engagement.

Sunday, November 6th

Pre-Summit Trauma-informed Coaching Workshop (Separate registration)

7:30-8:00 am Coffee & Mingling

8:30-9:10 am Welcome & Overview

9:10-10:20 am Module 1 – Building Our Container

10:20-10:30 am Break

10:30-12:00 pm Module 2 – Trauma Aware

12:00-1:00 pm Group Lunch (Included)

1:00-2:15 pm Module 3 – Trauma Responsive

2:15-2:30 pm Break

2:30-3:30 pm Module 4 – Trauma Mitigation

3:30-4:00 pm Module 5 – The Path

4:00-4:30 pm Reflection & Closing

7:00-9:00 pm Summit Welcome Reception!



La Cantera Resort & Spa overlooks 550 acres of The Texas Hill Country and has become one of the premier luxury resorts in San Antonio, Texas.

YES! Simply use the code PCK0622A and tell them you are attending the Physician Coaching Summit to receive the discounted room rate.

There are a limited number of rooms in the room block. Make your reservation ASAP to secure your room. After the block is full, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the regular room rate.

You may make your reservation by calling 855-499-2960 or though On-line registration here. Guests MUST include identification code to get discounted group rate.

From San Antonio International Airport:

Depart San Antonio International airport on Airport Boulevard toward the Airport Exit.
Take Interstate 410 west, then Exit 16 to merge onto Interstate 10 west / U.S. 87 north.
Exit La Cantera Parkway, Exit 555.
Turn left onto La Cantera Parkway.
La Cantera entrance is 0.75 miles ahead on the right.

16641 La Cantera Parkway,
San Antonio, TX 78256 USA

We recommend that you reserve spa appointments in advance to ensure availability. Spots typically fills weeks in adavance. Spa: 210.558.2252 | Golf: 210.558.4653

Yes. The summit is designed for physicians who are also coaches or coaches-in-training.

Attire for the event is business casual.

The conference cost does not include accommodations. Room rates are net rates subject to taxable Tourism Public Improvement District (TPID) fee which is 1.25% and subject to tax of 16.75%. An additional resort charge of $39 per room per evening will include: daily bottled water, self-parking, local and long distance access for credit card and 800 numbers, wireless internet in guest rooms, Wi-Fi in the lobby, restaurant and lounges, use of fitness facility to complimentary shuttle service to key locations resort activities, and complimentary use of golf practice facilities.

Please feel comfortable contacting La Cantera in advance to discuss accommodations. Call 210-558-6500

Guests have 72-hours prior to arrival to cancel their room reservation to avoid cancellation charges. Reach out to La Cantera directly with any specific questions regarding this policy.

Refund Policy: Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event will be refunded the full registration amount minus a nonrefundable $250 processing fee. All cancellations made for any reason after that date are nonrefundable. No exceptions or transfers can be made.

The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or postponement, The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC will refund the registration fee minus the nonrefundable $250 processing fee, but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant.

La Cantera Resort is a separate entity form The Institute for Physician Wellness and has a separate cancellation policy. The Institute for Physician Wellness is not responsible for fees or charges associated to your cancellation at this resort.

We are carefully monitoring the pandemic and hope that conditions will improve with the continued actions of physicians, patients and the public health community. If it is not safe to gather, the summit will be rescheduled for a future date. Participants will be notified via email.

Thank you to our sponsors