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Episode 057: Mental Health for Health Experts

April 05, 2019

Dr. Rebekah Bernard, who literally wrote the book on physician burnout, joins host Brian Fortenberry to discuss a few key points from her book, "The Rock Star Doctors Guide: Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Life".


Show Notes


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Dr. Rebekah Bernard

Rebekah Bernard MD is a Family Physician and the author of “How to Be a Rock Star Doctor: The Complete Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Life and Your Profession” and “Physician Wellness: The Rock Star Doctor’s Guide. Change Your Thinking, Improve Your Life.” She is a national speaker on the topic of Physician Wellness and worked with her county medical societies to develop Physician Wellness Programs. Dr. Bernard also writes a regular blog for Medical Economics and is a frequent contributor to KevinMD and other health publications. A native Floridian and daughter of two Registered Nurses, Dr. Bernard grew up in the rural town of Clewiston. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Sociology and received her medical degree from the University of Miami. She completed her residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Following residency, Dr Bernard served for six years at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Immokalee, Florida as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She then worked for a large out-patient hospital group for five years before opening her own practice, which she converted to a Direct Primary Care practice “Gulf Coast Direct Primary Care” in July 2016. For more information, please visit, or connect with Dr. Bernard on Facebook @RebekahBernardMD or Twitter @Rebekah_Bernard. Learn more about her practice at

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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