FREE Webinar: Effects of COVID-19 on Healthcare Workers and Physicians: Research & Consultant Findings

Posted on June 16, 2020 by Nicole Anderson

Updated June 24, 2020

Female healthcare worker wearing mask and gown_smallJoin us on June 24th, 2020, from 12 – 1pm CDT, as we team up with Prudential in providing a free webinar, discussing a variety of topics pertaining to healthcare professionals today. Prudential will share their new research on the behavioral health effects of COVID-19 on employees, physicians and providers. VITAL WorkLife will highlight their research on physician burnout. You’ll also hear from a VITAL WorkLife Peer Coach and practicing physician, Dr. Robert Leschke, on his recent experiences. We’ve set aside 15 minutes at the end for discussion time – come prepared to ask questions!

OBJECTIVES: In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how COVID-19 is affecting the healthcare workforce based on Prudential’s recent research
  • Understand how the research aligns with other physician-specific data and what it means for them
  • Gain firsthand insights from senior behavioral health consultants working cases with physicians

This webinar is now available to watch:

About the Presenters

Kristin Tugman, PhD, CRC, LPC

VP, Health & Productivity Analytics & Consulting Practice, Prudential

Dr. Tugman has been in the health and productivity consulting field for 20 years and currently heads up the Health and Productivity Analytics and Consulting Practice for Prudential group insurance products. The team is responsible for analyzing lost time for large employers and designing and implementing solutions to help them minimize absence and maximize productivity. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has authored several publications pertaining to the psychological aspects of disability. Her work details a specific cognitive behavioral model to assist individuals in overcoming psychological barriers that prevent a return to productivity.
Dr. Tugman continues to actively research and develop techniques to assist individuals with psychiatric and other disabilities in maintaining appropriate function in the competitive work force. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and earned a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Capella University.

Robert Leschke, MD, CPCC

Physician Peer Coach, Senior Consultant, VITAL WorkLife

Dr. Robert Leschke has been a VITAL WorkLife Physician Peer Coach and Consulting Physician for over four years. He is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician practicing in Madison, WI and serves on the Department Peer Review Committee, the hospital wide Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee and works with physicians on performance improvement. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and certification from the Coaches Training Institute and works as a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach.
Dr. Leschke began his career at the Level 1 Trauma Center in Milwaukee and worked as the Assistant Residency Program Director and the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of EM. While there, he carved his niche in medical student education and career counseling.

Webinar will be moderated by:

Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW

Physician Practice Lead, Senior Consultant, VITAL WorkLife

As the physician practice lead for VITAL WorkLife, Liz Ferron manages the organization’s Physician Well Being Resources solution and oversees all solutions for their healthcare clients. Liz provides training, consultation, counseling and coaching to healthcare administrators and individual practitioners in many areas, including stress management, change management and conflict resolution. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker and worked as a consultant for the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.

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Interested in learning more about VITAL WorkLife? Contact us online or call 877.731.3949 to learn more about our unique solutions we offer healthcare organizations across the nation.

Learn more about Dr. Robert Leschke, MD, CPCC by visiting his website at

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