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Get the Tools & Support You Need to be an
Physician Wellness Champion For Your People
Learn Proven Tools for Immediate Impact, Sourced From Our Experience with 40,000 Doctors and 175 Organizations To Date.

2024 Spring Retreat
Thursday - Sunday, April 25 - 28, 2024

No Travel Expense or Hassles

259 Wellness Champions Trained to Date
Proven Tools to Lower Stress at Three Levels:
31 CME Credits ~ 8 Weeks Comprehensive Follow Up
Only 20 like-minded physician leaders like you
5 Ways to Save $500 on Your Tuition

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by Dike Drummond MD, CEO of TheHappyMD.com

Do you feel the call to help us lead the wellness movement in healthcare? 

The Quadruple Aim change must happen in 2024 if the practice of medicine is to survive.

As long as humans are caring for humans in a doctor-patient relationship, your health and wellbeing will be the single most important determinant of your satisfaction with your practice, and the quality of care you provide.

  • With physician burnout rates at 63% in the latest survey
  • Severe short staffing everywhere
  • Reimbursement falling every year
  • The retirement cliff of boomer doctors already in full swing
  • and knowing that nurse shortages on the horizon are even worse ...

IT IS PAST TIME TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE BURNOUT PREVENTION STRATEGY if your practice and your organization wants to still be standing in 2030.

Join us at the Spring Retreat for all the Tools and Support to be an Effective Wellness Champion for Your People

This is Not an Academic Exercise 
In the near future, organizations without a meaningful wellness strategy - a strategy that makes a measurable difference in your quality of life at work - will cease to exist. No one will work for you. No  patients will show up. You will be forced to lock the doors and walk away.


Deploying the new skills of WELLNESS LEADERSHIP is key to every individual physician and every organization here in the wake of COVID.

Tools to help physicians and entire care teams be happier, healthier, more balanced and engaged ... making a bigger difference with patients and their families ... are the core of this Wellness Champion Master Class.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize and prevent burnout
  • Understand burnout's highest and best use and build a more ideal practice
  • Get home sooner
  • Build life balance
  • Become the Eye of the Storm at work



We Only Teach What We Know to Be True in the Real World

Since 2010 our entire professional focus has been the recognition and prevention of physician burnout. 
-- Over 3000 hours of one on one physician coaching
-- Training over 40,000 doctors to recognize and prevent burnout
-- Working with over 175 healthcare organizations, associations and societies
-- On four continents to date

In the last three years the Quadruple Aim Physician Leadership Retreat has graduated 259 Wellness Champions who are doing great work on four continents.

Here is what some of them have to say



None of it is rocket science but that is the beauty of QAPLR. It is simple to understand and even simpler to action as you are encouraged to implement things one small step at a time. Others have noticed a definite change and have started to implement changes in their own practice and it's been great to see a ripple effect.


The magic really happened with the follow up calls which is something missing from every leadership course I've ever been on. I learned so much from hearing about other people's experiences and watching Dike unpick what was going on. There is not a day that goes by that I don't use these tools!





We know you are a special kind of physician leader.

You really care about your people or you would not be looking at this page in the first place. You see the burnout all around - you can feel their pain - and you are driven to do something to take better care of your colleagues.

You understand the common sense power of the Quadruple Aim - that the highest quality Patient Care depends on having healthy, happy, engaged physicians and staff. 

physician-leadership-physician-burnout-quadruple-aim.jpgYou are probably stuck in the vise of the Big Squeeze too:

  • Getting pressure from the C-Suite above - on quality, performance and profits 
  • And pressure from your over-stressed doctors below - as they struggle to keep up with the daily patient and documentation chores

You know how difficult it can be to live the Quadruple Aim when the C-Suite mandates and people's human needs don't align. If only there were simple tools to lower stress and build balance for yourself and your people. 

For eight years now, we have been building and testing that Quadruple Aim Leadership Toolkit. 

We now have over 3000 hours of one-on-one physician coaching experience and have trained over 40,000 physicians for 175 corporate clients to date. This experience has allowed us to build and test hundreds of tools to lower stress, prevent burnout and become a much more effective leader. 

  • for Individual Doctors
  • Physician Leaders
  • and Healthcare Organizations of any size

Now you can join us from the comfort of your own home to learn & practice these proven tools and begin to lead with the power of the Quadruple Aim.


"I would like to express a deep and heartfelt thanks for a tremendous experience. Probably the most concentrated training since residency! I don’t think I understood the difference between Training and Education until QAPLR. Appreciate your hands-on and personal approach. I look forward to continuing the process. WOW -- amazing.”


“The QAPLR retreat has had a tremendous impact on me as a physician. I loved the pragmatic approach adopted during the retreat. It focused on results more than didactic knowledge which is missing in a majority of other courses available on this subject.”


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Ideal Retreat Participant:

The retreat experience is IDEAL if you are either currently in the position of Wellness Champion/CWO – or if you aspire to be that wellness leader.

AND it is ideal for any physician leader in any leadership position in any healthcare organization, because we all need to understand how to support wellness and create healthy teams and organizations going forward. 


We designed the training so each day takes you to a new and deeper level. 

Day One
- Personal tools to prevent your own burnout

Day Two
- Leadership tools to support your direct reports and teams

Day Three
- A four-part strategy to hard wire the Quadruple Aim into your entire organization.


physician-leadership-activities-of-daily-leadership-adls-physician-burnout.jpgYou Will:

  • Learn how to recognize and prevent burnout in yourself and your colleagues. Physician Leaders are at special risk for burnout for a simple reason: you were never taught about burnout or leadership in your medical education. Learn simple tools to take much better care of yourself and your people. 

  • Learn how to run better meetings, manage your boss, build more life balance, delegate effectively, deal with disruptive colleagues and much, much more.

  • Build your personal burnout prevention strategy and become a mentor and role model to your people. So often physician leaders actually model burnout for their people - exhausted, overwhelmed and distracted. Don't let this happen to you. 

  • Learn simple methods to build a culture of trust and engagement on your teams - even with your busy schedule. The fundamental currency of leadership is TRUST. Learn how to build trust with your people in every conversation.

  • Stop having to do all the work yourself -- learn how to get your people on board and pulling their weight right from the start of your projects - without having to order them around.

  • Learn a burnout prevention strategy for your whole organization - just four parts, lead by a single committee - to install the Quadruple Aim in your culture.

  • We will also build an ongoing support community of like-minded leaders so you will never feel like you are alone in the trenches again. We will have a weekly group coaching phone calls and a private Facebook page for a full three months following the retreat. You will be able to post questions and request support 7 days a week and our entire group will pile in to help out. 

Here's more from Retreat Graduates



“The connections with other physician leaders is invaluable! The tools are broken down into bite sized actions that make success with utilization extremely likely. The concept of starting with myself and building on that is critical to me being an effective leader and a change agent in my organization. I am excited that my investment in this retreat will benefit my partners and staff.”


I learned simple tools to run more effective meetings, manage the chaos of the work day and even balance time. I was surprised that QAPLR has made a huge difference both for me and my physician husband. It was like getting a 2-for-1 deal. My team is now higher functioning and excited about the work again.


Everyone at the retreat was open and transparent and extremely supportive as we all learned together in the 12 weeks of follow up. It was truly a sad parting. Definitely recommend QAPL - particularly physician couples - there are a lot of learnings. I was even able to reach out and offset the decline of a fellow doctor recently.”


[ Full Retreat Testimonials Here ]


Our Retreat Venue is your computer in the comfort of your own home or office.

We are LIVE and VIRTUAL on ZOOM ! 

The retreat is LIVE. The retreat is also "Virtual" on the ZOOM Platform, with all the bells and whistles.

All of the core content is in PowerPoint Webinar format so delivery is straightforward. The ability to pop in and out of screen share makes this a highly interactive experience for all. We have plenty of time for Q&A and Case Discussions.

The complete schedule and training topics are in the Retreat Overview.  


And remember, the retreat is certified for 31 CME credits using the CMEfy.com system.



This unique retreat experience is for you if ...

~ You want a break from taking care of everyone else and some time to focus 100% on you – relaxing, recharging your batteries, taking a good look at your practice, your leadership role and your life from a different perspective — and getting crystal clear on what you really want going forward.

~ You want to build a more balanced life – so you are not always at the mercy of your career, your practice and your patients.

~ You want to stop working so hard - learn how to spend your time in the office actually seeing patients — and leading your teams - rather than being constantly hassled by your EMR, worthless meetings and the dozens other clerical tasks that end up on your desk.

~ You want to take your career back - to make it yours, rather than be told what you can and cannot do. It is time to stop trying to fit into "the way we do things around here" and build your Ideal Practice.

~ You may be surprised to realize your leadership academy year or even your MBA didn't teach you what you really needed to be an effective leader. You are desperate for some simple skills that will get your teams engaged and participating from the start, allow you to cut your meetings in half, make all of them much more effective, help you delegate effectively, give meaningful feedback and deal with disruptive colleagues. 

~ You realize you have been living Einstein’s definition of insanity and want a way out. You know how crazy it feels to  …”Do the same things over and over and expect a different result” but have not been able to find a way out on your own.

~ You are tired of trying to figure this out all by yourself. You would like support to make these changes from an experienced coach/consultant and an group of like- minded physician leaders.


 The Quadruple Aim Physician Leadership Retreat is an entire system for TRANSFORMATION.

- You will step outside your normal life for four days skill building and building a detailed action plan for real and lasting change. Four days of our highest level of personal support, training, action planning and mastermind sessions.

- You will learn proven methods to carve out more quality time for your people, yourself and your family. Tools we have tested - and proven to be effective - in the real lives of hundreds of modern physicians in all specialties. 

- You will learn ways to get your work done and get home sooner - without working harder. More field-tested tools to use your team more effectively and become the eye of the storm in your practice day.



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I hope to meet you in the retreat this October.

Click here to contact us directly if you have any questions or would like immediate support for you or your people.

Keep breathing and have a great rest of your day,


Dike Drummond MD
CEO, TheHappyMD.com