I am president of a large physician group and medical staff, a practicing emergency physician and an executive coach for physician leaders.
This is my personal blog. It is focused on physician leadership. My goal is to help us learn to be a more effective and satisfied physician leaders.
Physician Leadership Coach | Physician Execs, Dept. Chairs, Managing Partners
Managing Partner | NFEPMG | 31 ED physicians & midlevels, 50 scribes
President of the Medical Staff | Saint Agnes Medical Center | 770 Physicians
CEO/President | Saint Agnes Medical Group | 220-Physician IPA
Mayo Medical School | 40 students per class | Full-tuition scholarship
UCSF-Fresno | Emergency Medicine Residency | Intern of the Year | Chief Resident
University of Texas at Dallas | Healthcare Management Executive MBA | 40 Physicians per class
University of Texas at Dallas | Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
Family | Wife, Two Daughters, German Shepherd, 7 Backyard Hens
Tea Lover | Oolong, Pu-Erh, Green, White
Fitness | Running, Yoga
Chief Stadium Physician | Fresno State Football
Richard attended Mayo Medical School on full-tuition scholarship and is a member of The Doctors Mayo Society.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas Executive and Professional Coaching Program and is an International Coaching Federation certified coach. He holds a Healthcare Management Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Richard is the President of a 770-physician medical staff and is President/CEO of a forming Independent Practice Association. He is the Managing Partner of a democratic emergency medicine group that cares for over 75,000 patients each year. His emergency department has been on the cutting edge of healthcare operations for the last decade. They are leaders in the use of physician scribes. Richard led the development and has consulted on a “pit crew” approach to seeing patients rapidly and compassionately. His department is uses a “teams and zones” model of care. They see an increasing number of patients while achieving high quality and satisfaction amidst decreasing community-wide resources.
In December of 2009, Richard was the inaugural winner of the Physician Champion in Care Award at Saint Agnes Medical Center. This award was created by the hospital nursing staff to honor the physician who:
- demonstrates respect for all members of the clinical team, is open to different points of view, and communicates openly and effectively.
- recognizes and values the individual and shared knowledge in nurse / physician interactions.
- supports nursing in engaging patients as active participants in their care.
- appreciates and values the integral role teamwork plays in the delivery of care and in improving patient outcomes.
Richard served on the task force that created a collaborative hospital leadership model, the Integrated Leadership Team. In this model, a select team of physicians and hospital senior administrators work collaboratively as the senior management team on decisions of strategy, capital budget and partnerships. He also worked to form a Hospital Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee. He currently sits on the Integrated Leadership Team, the Medical Executive Committee, and the Bylaws Committee of the Medical Staff.
Richard is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. He is board certified and performed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco at Fresno. While a resident he was Chief Resident and won the Intern of the Year award.
He attended the Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago and won several student research awards.
Richard is 44 years old. He lives in Fresno, California. He is the Chief Stadium Physician for Fresno State Bulldog football and men’s basketball home games. He loves his family. He lives with his wife (a surgeon) and two daughters (ages 7 and 9). They have 7 chickens and 1 dog.
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