Monday, June 22, 2009

Heather Fork, MD, CPCC

Heather Fork, MD, CPCC
Career Coach and Contributing Editor

Heather Fork, MD, CPCC, is owner and founder of the Doctor’s Crossing.   As an ICF certified coach, she works with physicians who are seeking to renew and reinvigorate their careers and avoid burnout. She helps doctors tap into their natural abilities and passion to create new and inspiring opportunities within clinical medicine or through non-clinical options.  Knowing that too many physicians are suffering from stress and burnout, Dr. Fork is dedicated to improving physician well-being collectively, as well as individually.

Her volunteer work as speaker and educational team member for the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Physician Health and Rehabilitation keeps her attuned to the latest resources for physician wellness. After practicing for 9 years in her own successful dermatology practice, she made the difficult decision to leave her practice and pursue a calling to serve others in a different way.   Having gone through a career transition, she is able to integrate her experience, training, and abiding interest in her work to help other physicians find happiness, success and fulfillment in their own lives and careers.

Dr. Fork is board certified in dermatology and managed her own practice for over 9 years.  Her residency training was through the Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami.  She graduated AOA from the University of Texas Medical Branch and received other academic honors and awards.  While attending medical school she designed and completed an externship in rural dermatology at the Kamuzu Skin Clinic in Malawi, Africa. Her training in professional coaching was completed through the internationally recognized, ICF accredited, Coaches Training Institute.  She received the designation, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).