Pamela Wible

Why doctors kill themselves

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About Pamela Wible

Pamela Wible is a family physician born into a family of physicians. Despite her parents’ warning not to pursue medicine, Pamela followed her heart only to discover that to heal her patients she had to first heal her profession. Fed up with “assembly-line medicine,” Dr. Wible held town hall meetings where she invited citizens to design their ideal clinic. Open since 2005, Wible’s innovative model has sparked a populist movement that has inspired Americans to create ideal clinics and hospitals nationwide. When not treating patients, Pamela devotes her time to medical student and physician suicide prevention. Named the 2015 Women Leader in Medicine, Pamela’s pioneering work has been featured on several major news outlets, including the Washington Post, CNNABCCBSand NPR.

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Founder of the ideal medical care movement Pamela Wible shares why, in order to heal patients, physicians must first heal their profession, and what can happen if they don't. 

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