New Clinical Leads
I am I am very excited to introduce two new Clinical Leads, Gary Barnes and Stephanie Sherman, who are joining our Physician Intervention team! Our Physician Intervention program supports physicians who are struggling with performance and/or disruptive behaviors, so they can regain their well being. As Senior Consultants, both of our new clinical leads are also knowledgeable about our Physician Well Being Resources and bring experience and expertise to their new roles at VITAL WorkLife. With the increasing stress and burnout of physicians, currently estimated to be 55%, it is important we meet needs with high-quality support and consultants who understand their unique issues and challenges.
Gary Barnes, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Based in Corvallis, Oregon, Gary Barnes, MSW, LCSW, CEAP has extensive e xperience working with healthcare professionals and organizations which led to him helping develop and implement the Oregon Health Professional Services Program, a statewide program to assist health professionals with substance abuse and mental health issues. Gary has more than 30 years of clinical experience providing direct counseling services, with an emphasis on solution-oriented, behavioral approaches to recognize individual strengths and incorporate clients’ support systems.
Stephanie Sherman, MC, LPC, LISAC, MBA
Based in Carefree, Arizona, Stephanie Sherman, MC, LPC, LISAC, MBA has a strong background providing consulting services and seminars to hospitals and healthcare organizations. She has worked with over 200 hospitals and healthcare organizations with a focus on bench marking management practices. Stephanie is also a well-known author, speaker and adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.
VITAL WorkLife—A National Solution
With the growth of our company and focus on being a national behavioral health consulting practice supporting the healthcare segment, we needed to bring additional resources to meet our growing demand. Our clients’ physicians, providers and clinicians have needs specific to healthcare and require higher levels of support—often in the form of a Peer Coach or Clinical Consultant, or in some cases as a part of our Physician Intervention program.
We Can Help
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