Michael Hersh, MD

Gastroenterologist and Physician Coach


I am a husband, father, gastroenterologist, and physician coach at Better Physician Life Coaching.  As I progressed in my medical career, I felt less and less fulfilled by my day-to-day work.  I had spent the greater part of thirty years preparing for a career as a gastroenterologist, but roughly ten years into my journey, I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life doing the same thing over and over.  Looking back, I was extremely burned out, but I didn’t recognize it at the time.  I stumbled on physician coaching and decided to give it a try. 


My life transformed in less than three months.  From the outside, my life looked exactly the same.  I lived in the same house with the same wife and children.  I drove in the same car to the same job every day.  Yet simultaneously, everything had changed.  Wayne Dyer has a famous quote: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  That is essentially what happened for me in my first few months of physician coaching.


I absolutely loved my experience with coaching, but I didn’t see many men in the space.  My physician coaches were incredible, but they were predominantly women.  When I looked around, I saw so many male physicians with similar struggles: creating work-life balance, feeling frustrated with lack of control at work, striving to be more present at home, and desiring more connection with their families.  I knew I wanted to be a part of the community that helped physicians create lives they don’t need to escape from.  I also knew I needed to lead by example.  From there, Better Physician Life Coaching was born, where I strive to help physicians finally enjoy the life they have worked so hard to build. 

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Helping physicians create work-life balance, set goals, reduce overwhelm, and feel less annoyed at work and more present at home.
Michael Hersh, MD
Michael Hersh, MD
Gastroenterologist and Physician Coach

Helping physicians create work-life balance, set goals, reduce overwhelm, and feel less annoyed at work and more present at home.


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