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.

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.

As a board certified family physician, I offer integrative medicine consultations and osteopathic manipulative medicine to individuals of all ages.

As an 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.

In addition, I serve as the Director of Continuing Medical Education for the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association, developing and teaching classes and workshops and organizing conferences and retreats for physicians and medical school students.  

In 2016, I served as Conference Director and a speaker in the faculty for Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work, a 3 day CME conference retreat for physicians.  We brought together leading researchers and clinicians from around the world to explore cutting edge research and innovative approaches to physician health and well being.  

I serve on the Ada County Medical Society Wellness Committee, and am actively involved in several statewide initiatives focused on enhancing physician health.  Our team developed The Physician Vitality Initiative - a program that offers a confidential counseling service as well as a myriad of resources to physicians.

I offer Meaningful Work peer to peer consultations for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are interested in developing an individualized approach to enhance their health, vitality and enthusiasm for professional work.

I am on the teaching faculty for Wellness for Doctors, an organization committed to promoting physician well being by offering continuing medical education presentations, retreats and professional coaching for physicians. 

I also contribute to medical conferences nationwide -  exploring the drivers for professional burnout and facilitating workshops on the science of mindful practice and the cultivation of compassion in healthcare.

I teach workshops in our community and write articles about evolving concepts in health care.

Please contact me if you have any questions and/or would like to schedule a private consultation or join a class, course or retreat.  

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