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Candi Nobles-James, MD

Candi Nobles-James
Candi Nobles-James

Candi Nobles-James, MD

For someone who makes a living caring for other people, my life surely had become unbalanced. I am so grateful for the work I’ve accomplished with Dr. Fitch. She reminded me how to nurture and care for myself physically, mentally, and spiritually and how to set reasonable boundaries in my professional and personal life. I was wowed by how easily we connected and by how many goals we set and accomplished in record time. The VIP weekend in Atlanta was an investment in myself and well worth every penny. Thankfully, the work is ongoing with regular telephone meetings with Starla aimed toward setting new goals and developing plans to make life even more rich and rewarding. When I first met Starla I was ready to throw the towel in and change careers; now I love medicine again. My life and career are better than I ever imagined they could be. I’m glad I gave myself permission to reach out for the support I needed.

Candi Nobles-James, MD

Dena Hubbard, MD

Dena Hubbard
Dena Hubbard

Dena Hubbard, MD

Before working with Starla, I was praying to need surgery to have a reason to not have to practice medicine. I was severely burnt out on every scale possible and felt completely hopeless. After working with Starla, I have a new positive outlook in my work and have actually found joy again, in medicine, and in life outside my career. She really helped me focus my goals, let go of a few responsibilities (guilt free!), reenergize my passions, and find my core values. I truly feel I am a better doctor, mother, wife, daughter, friend, and colleague after our work together. It helped having a physician coach in my corner, looking out for my best interests. I would highly recommend her, and personally can’t wait to work with her again!

Dena Hubbard, MD

Kent DeLay, MD

Kent DeLay
Kent DeLay

Kent DeLay, MD

When I started my coaching with Starla, shortly after starting my first post-training job, I was confused and very anxious about my situation. Through her consistent encouragement, planning, and analysis I find myself excited with both the direction of both my professional and personal life. While struggles are inevitable Starla’s coaching has equipped me with the tools to engage them in a productive manner. Thank you for this phenomenal experience.

Kent DeLay, MD

Elizabeth Buisker, DO, MBA

Elizabeth Buisker
Elizabeth Buisker

Elizabeth Buisker, DO, MBA

I worked with Starla over several months during a very tumultuous time at a previous employer. Starla was able to create a plan to help me survive my “hair on fire” situation while simultaneously preparing me for my move to a new position. Starla was an excellent listener, provided needed insight to my situation I wasn’t able to see myself and provided a guide and tools to reset my thinking. She was available and approachable while also holding me accountable.

With her guidance I was able to leave an unhealthy situation with grace and enter into my new position with strength, confidence and skills to succeed. I would highly recommend Starla to anyone struggling with an unhealthy work environment or even someone wanting to reshape how they think about their situation. My life and career are forever changed by Starla and the support she gave me. I look forward to continuing our coaching relationship in the future.

Elizabeth Buisker, DO, MBA

Adrienne Youdim, MD, FACP

Adrienne Youdim
Adrienne Youdim

Adrienne Youdim, MD, FACP

They say that a goal without a plan is just a wish. Before I met Starla I had a professional wish list but no roadmap of how to get there. Starla provides the clarity to overcome the inertia of trying something new and follows it with support, guidance accountability and actionable steps to lead you from point A to Z. If you are ready to start working on that bucket list I highly recommend Starla as your guide- her coaching is invaluable!

Adrienne Youdim, MA, FACP

Grateful Doctor (name withheld by request)

Grateful Doctor
Grateful Doctor

Grateful Doctor (name withheld by request)

I began to consider hiring a coach as I felt like I was entering a critical point in my career as CMO. The fabulous Starla Fitch helped me negotiate a 30% raise, a scribe, an administrative assistant, dedicated professional development funds and time (in addition to CME), and an increase to 3 admin days per week. There is no way I would have accomplished this without Starla’s insight and encouragement. I am truly thankful for her!

Grateful Doctor (name withheld by request)

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Dr. Starla Fitch’s book offers a heart-centered remedy on how physicians can help themselves, feel empowered, reconnect to their life purpose, and truly learn how to love medicine despite the challenges of the external world.

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Phillip Davis, PhD, Associate Provost

Phillip Davis, PhD, Associate Provost

I have seldom seen our students as engaged as they were with your presentation. You have a wonderful facility for touching an audience, a warm and supportive presence, and a genuine gift for erasing the barriers between speaker and listeners. The kind of interaction your talk generated rarely happens — we are all in your debt.Thanks for giving so freely of yourself. This is important work you are doing, and you are doing it with wisdom, with humor, and with grace.

Phillip Davis, PhD, Associate Provost

Lynn Wolff, FACMPE, MGMA

Lynn Wolff, FACMPE, MGMA

Dr. Fitch was able to take us out of the chaos that is the medical field, and ask us to remember why we went into this profession in the first place. She asked us to step back and look for balance in our lives between the important work we do by running medical practices, and cherishing the time we spend with family and friends. Through humor and life lessons, Dr. Fitch left us energized and ready to take on the world again.

Lynn Wolff, FACMPE, MGMA

Janet Albers, MD, Chairperson and Residency Program Director

Janet Albers, MD, Chairperson and Residency Program Director

Starla Fitch was a true inspiration. . . Her stories touched our hearts and our spirits. She helped us start the discussion regarding physician and team burnout and how we can begin addressing and preventing it. Starla’s insights are so practical and timely for the stressors we face as part of the complex healthcare system. She reminds us of the compassion that brought us to this field and of our need to connect and support one another.

Janet Albers, MD, Chairperson and Residency Program Director