Collaborative Physician Well-Being Initiatives


Physician Wellness CME Program -  Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association (IOPA): 

As Director of Physician Wellness and Chair of Continuing Medical Education for the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association, Dr. Deb Roman developed an innovative, comprehensive physician wellness curriculum, with interactive workshops and physician conferences.  With support from IOPA’s Executive Board, this program was implemented in Idaho.


Physician Vitality Initiative - Ada County Medical Society (ACMS)

Dr. Deb Roman serves as one of the founding members of the ACMS Physician Wellness Committee. This committee developed The Physician Vitality Initiative - a progressive program that offers a confidential counseling service as well as a myriad of resources to physicians.

Mindfulness and Meditation Group - Dr. Deb Roman co-facilitates a mindfulness and meditation group with Dr. Abhilash Desai. This group has been organized for Ada County Medical Society members and meets monthly to explore mindfulness and meditation practice for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical school students.

Idaho Physician Well-Being Action Collaborative

Dr. Deb Roman is a co-founder and facilitator for the Idaho Physician Well-Being Action Collaborative - a group of local physicians, healthcare system executives, insurance company executives and other healthcare system professionals who meet every two months to build relationships, view healthcare issues from diverse perspectives, and identify and implement specific, actionable initiatives that enable physicians to provide high quality patient care with health and vitality.

Our first project involves simplification of prior-authorization. We are exploring opportunities to integrate prior authorization information into electronic medical records to enable physicians to get patient-specific information at time of service. 


Physician Retreats and Professional Coaching -  Wellness for Doctors

Dr. Deb Roman contributes as a co-teacher for physician wellness retreats and professional coach for physicians.  She collaborates with Dr. Michael Amster, Founder of Wellness for Doctors, on physician wellness initiatives.