Michael Hersh, MD

Gastroenterologist and Physician Coach

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Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Physician

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

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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