Dr. Pam Pappas is an integrative psychiatrist, classical homeopath, and certified personal and executive coach in Scottsdale Arizona. Her medical practice provides natural treatments for adults with depression, anxiety, and stress-related health conditions. Through coaching and training, she helps physicians transform the stresses of medical practice into their own unique paths of wholehearted living and working.
After graduating from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Pappas completed her residency in Psychiatric Medicine. She later served a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, and is also a graduate of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine as well as the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
A graduate of American Medical College of Homeopathy’s 1000+ hour Homeopathic Practitioner Program, Dr. Pappas is a licensed homeopathic physician in Arizona. She has continued post-graduate homeopathic studies with multiple highly experienced homeopathic teachers, and for over a decade served as faculty consultant for AMCH’s Distance Learning Homeopathy Program for physicians. Her private practice is part of Optimal You, a Scottsdale consortium of professionals cultivating health and well-being on all levels.
Supporting fellow physicians has been Dr. Pappas’ career-long passion. Beyond treating them as a psychiatrist, she’s trained as a coach so that they can receive help preventively. She’s a graduate of Duke’s Integrative Health Coaching program, a certified Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching, and also a Physician Burnout Prevention and Leadership Coach trained and certified with TheHappyMD.com. She is on track for complete ICF certification as an Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach with the College of Executive Coaching.
As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator with Dr. Brené Brown, she helps others develop courage, resilience, and more authentic living. She believes keeping patients healthy requires healthy physicians who embody the Quadruple Aim on personal, team, and organizational levels. Her work is grounded in Mindful Self-Compassion, an antidote to the shame and other suffering many physicians have experienced in their medical training and beyond. These practices help medical teams cultivate empathy, creativity, innovation, growth, and harmony while navigating the complexities and uncertainty in healthcare today.
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