FindingHealth-DrDebRoman

I have worked as a family physician in clinical medicine for over 30 years -  with a focus on enhancing the body's inherent ability to heal and express health.

As a Board Certified Family Physician, I offer integrative medicine consultations and hands- on osteopathic medicine to individuals of all ages.

With attention to each individual's unique experience, I work in partnership with patients to identify and address the source of their symptoms and explore ways to ease stress and enhance vitality.  

I share insights from advanced training in nutrition, mindful practice, yoga, meditation, biodynamic osteopathy and integrative medicine.

In recent years, as studies and research by leading medical institutions have identified new ways to assess a person’s state of health and enhance healing, I have continued to integrate new insights and practices into clinical practice.

Other professional endeavors:

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences: I teach classes on osteopathic principles and practice, and mentor medical school students and residents.

Director of Physician Wellness and Continuing Medical Education for the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association: I have developed an innovative, comprehensive physician wellness curriculum, with interactive workshops and physician conferences.  In collaboration with IOPA's executive board, this program was implemented in Idaho.

Founder of  Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work: I have developed a consulting and educational initiative with a focus on the well being of physicians and medical school students - includes workshops, retreat-like conferences, presentations, individual and organizational consultations and discussion groups.

Meaningful Work Physician to Physician Consultant: I offer consultations to physicians who are interested in developing an individualized approach to enhance their health, vitality and enthusiasm for professional work. 

Director of  The Health and Well Being Program for Flow Aquatics Swim School:  I work closely with company executives to develop and integrate a unique, cutting edge wellness program in alignment with their organizational vision.  I also offer monthly workshops and individual consultations to explore nutrition, mindful practice, yoga and other approaches to ease stress and enhance health.

Host and Facilitator for the Boise Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work Physician Discussion Group

Speaker at medical conferences nationwide: I contribute to medical conferences and events - exploring ways to enhance clinician health and well being and facilitating interactive discussions on the science of mindful practice and the cultivation of compassion in healthcare.

Founding Member of the Ada County Medical Society's Wellness Committee: I am actively involved in several statewide initiatives focused on enhancing physician health and well being and decreasing professional burnout.  Our team developed The Physician Vitality Initiative - a progressive program that offers a confidential counseling service as well as a myriad of resources to physicians.

Faculty for Wellness for Doctors: I contribute as a retreat co-teacher and a professional coach

Writer for Finding Health blog:  I write articles about evolving concepts in health care and also contribute to other medical blogs.

Please contact me if you have any questions, would like to schedule a private consultation, join a class, course or retreat, or bring an event or presentation to your area.  

Finding the health in the patient is the learned art of directly perceiving something other than disease in the patient, a skill that therapeutically engages laws of healing.
— Dr. James S. Jealous