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CMDA's Center for Well-being helps doctors and other healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence. We help you care for yourself as you care for others.


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CMDA's Center for Well-being helps doctors and other healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence. We help you care for yourself as you care for others.




The Center for Well-being – The Next Chapter

On this final episode of The Healthy Doctor Podcast, Dr. Mike Chupp is host to Dr. Steve Sartori and Rev. Bert Jones, as they converse about the CMDA Center for Well-being and the transition of leadership.


Medicine: A Moral Enterprise

Theology influences the practice of medicine, impacting the health and well-being of both clinicians and patients. The guest on this episode is Dr. Warren Kinghorn, a psychiatrist and theologian at Duke University.

Caring for Medical Missionaries

The challenges of being a global healthcare worker pose a significant risk for burnout, and MedSend, a faith-based nonprofit organization, is taking steps to promote well-being in this at-risk group. The guest on this episode is Rick Allen, the CEO of MedSend.

Shame in Medicine

Throughout medical training, and later in practice, there are events that prompt guilt or shame in the life of the healthcare professional. Recognizing and responding to these emotional events is imperative in protecting and promoting well-being. The guest on this episode is Dr. Will Bynum, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Duke, whose research focuses on shame in medicine.

Peer Support

As medicine has become more complex and demanding, relationships have suffered and burnout rates have skyrocketed. Strong relationships are a pillar of resilience, and the casualty of collegiality has taken its toll. In this episode, Dr. Mark Greenawald, Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Community Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, discusses an innovative program of peer support he founded called PeerRxMed.

ER Medicine, Humanity, and Writing

Viewing every patient encounter as an experience shared by human beings with intrinsic value, worthy of honor and respect, is foundational for enhancing joy in medicine. On this episode, Dr. Edwin Leap, an ER physician and writer, shares how he attends to this shared humanity.

ER Medicine, Humanity, and Writing

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Leaders & Well-Being

Dr. Dianne McCallister is a physician leader with 20 years’ experience studying physician wellbeing and how organizations can create structures to help support the meaning and purpose that is central to the calling of physicians to practice medicine. She is co-editor of the book, Transforming the Heart of Practice, A Personal and Organizational Approach to Physician Wellbeing.

Malpractice Peer Support

Medical liability is a looming threat to the well-being of every practitioner, and a medical malpractice suit is one of the most stressful events in the life of a clinician. On this episode, Dr. Paul Warrick, an ENT specialist who chairs the CMDA Medical Malpractice Ministry, offers valuable insights for dealing with this challenge.

The Reflective Physician

Dr. David Larson retired as chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and now serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME recognizes the importance of attending to the well-being of residents and fellows, and has authored programmatic requirements to that end. On this episode, Dr. Larson shares his insights into the development of a reflective physician.

Physician Leadership

General Mark Hertling retired from the US Army in 2013 after 38 years of service. He finished his military career serving as the Commanding General of US Army forces in Europe, and is the recipient of multiple military awards and decorations. General Hertling holds a BS from the U.S. Military Academy, a masters of kinesiology, a masters in military arts and sciences, a masters in international relations and security studies, and a Doctorate in Business Administration. He is now an advisor to the Advent Health Leadership Institute. He designed and teaches a physician leadership development program, and his book Growing Physician Leaders was published in 2016.

Alcohol Use Disorder

Dr. John Umhau received his medical degree from Wake Forest University, completed a residency in Clinical Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and is also a certified physician executive. Dr. Umhau served twenty years as a Senior Clinical Investigator on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, and has authored numerous scientific papers on alcoholism, violence, and nutritional neuroscience, research efforts which were concurrent with an active medical practice.

Faith and Well-being

Dr. Tom Edwards, the founder of Hope Health Center in Fairfield, AL. He is a graduate of the University of Miami medical school, and completed his internal medicine residency in Birmingham, Alabama. Thereafter, Tom and his wife Connie served in a medical church planting ministry for ten years in Ivory Coast, West Africa. In 2000, they returned to Birmingham, where they felt called to minister in the inner city, and in 2003 Tom started Hope Health Center. The vision of Hope Health Center is for the poor, sick, and needy to experience the love and healing of Jesus Christ through whole person care. Tom continues to be involved with medical missions by leading short-term trips to churches in Haiti. Connie, a former math teacher, now serves alongside Tom at Hope Health Center.

Mutant Values

Burnout for healthcare professionals can start as early as medical school, and values cultivated during training can ultimately undermine well-being. Dr. Stan Haegert experienced severe burnout as a medical missionary and learned some valuable lessons that he will share with us on this episode.

Managing Conflict

Dr. Bob Watson is a psychologist who helps cross-cultural missionaries recover from burnout and deal with conflict. He holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College and a doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Michigan. He has worked as a mental health professional in a faith based organization, a professor training Christian psychologists and counselors, and an organizational consultant developing leaders and teams. Bob’s vocational journey prepared him for his current role of clinical director at Alongside, an organization that offers intensive counseling programs for individuals and families that work in ministry cross-culturally and domestically. He considers himself privileged to play a part in healing the noble wounds of those in ministry.

Life Centered Mentoring

Dr. Malcolm Herring is a retired vascular surgeon and a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a co-founder of the Coalition for Physician Well-being and received the Friend of Medicus Integra award. He consults with hospitals and clinics, and has helped hundreds of physicians find fulfillment and joy in their practices. His book The Physician Champion is full of proven methods to engage your medical staff. Dr. Herring travels widely in response to invitations to speak on physician and spirituality issues.

Transformative Trust

Dr. Omayra Mansfield co-authored The Trust Transformation, a workshop that helps participants transform and improve the relationships in their lives by building a foundation of trust. Her primary areas of interest are improving the physician and patient experience as it relates to improving provider wellbeing, patient adherence to care, and clinical outcomes, and she has lectured extensively on these topics.

Missions & Well Being

Dr. Andy Sanders is an internal medicine physician in Augusta, GA. He has been an innovator and leader in Christian ministry for most of his career, both at home and abroad. He has led more than 40 medical teams to some of the most underserved regions of the world. Over the last seven years, he has worked collaboratively with the Minister of Health in Macedonia to improve the healthcare system in that country.

Coaching & Burnout

Dr. Jenny Brown is a pediatrician, teacher, and writer. A series of challenging life events resulted in somatic symptoms, including exhaustion, decreased compassion and empathy for patients, and a feeling of impotence at work. She was burned out, not knowing what to do, and entertained suicidal thoughts. She connected with a CMDA life coach and made significant changes that helped her recover. With the help of her life coach, she continues on her journey toward well-being.

Relational Wisdom

Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer, and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church, and legal conflicts. As president of RW360, he now focuses on teaching people how to build strong relationships in the family, church, and workplace.