Dr. Richard Winters is a professional and executive coach for physician leaders and a practicing physician at Mayo Clinic.
Finance Chair, Emergency Medicine (current role) | Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System Midwest Region
CEO/President of IPA | built IPA from 0 to 450 physician members
President of the Medical Staff | 800 Physicians in a tertiary care hospital
CEO of PHO | PHO partnership between IPA and 436-bed hospital
Managing Partner | Democratic group of 31 ED physicians & midlevels, 50 scribes
Chair of Emergency Medicine | 75K patient visits per year
Emergency physician in active academic clinical practice at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Previously, practiced for 18 years in a democratic emergency medicine partnership at a high volume tertiary community hospital in Fresno, CA.
Principal investigator for a randomized controlled and quasi-experimental (pre–post) mixed qualitative and quantitative method design study testing the efficacy of professional coaching on emergency physician faculty goal attainment, psychological well-being, burnout, and leadership effectiveness. Additionally, he applies grounded theory methodology to create new theory for physician efficacy and well-being.
The overall hypothesis of our research, the Physicians CHECK PAGERS trial, is that physician coaching helps expand cognitive complexity, and technical knowledge, in addition to improving psychological well-being as measured across the domains of purpose, autonomy, personal growth, environmental mastery, positive relationships, and self-acceptance. We aim to test the efficacy of coaching as part of a deliberate practice of checking the “vital signs” of eudaemonic well-being, identifying and testing opportunities for improvement, and re-evaluating for further personal and professional growth. Coaching is not limited to professional coaching and also includes peer coaching and self-coaching.
Mayo Medical School
UCSF-Fresno | Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Texas at Dallas | Healthcare Management Executive MBA
University of Texas at Dallas | Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
Richard is an invited speaker at health care organizations throughout the country about health care leadership, decision-making, and provider well-being.