Pamela Wible, MD, is a family physician born into a family of physicians who warned her not to pursue medicine. She soon discovered why: to heal her patients she first had to heal her ailing profession. Fed up with assembly-line medicine, Dr. Wible held town hall meetings where she invited citizens to design their own ideal clinic. Open since 2005, Wible’s community clinic has inspired Americans to create ideal clinics and hospitals nationwide.
Her innovative model is now taught in medical schools and featured in Harvard School of Public Health’s newest edition of Renegotiating Health Care, a textbook examining major trends with the potential to change the dynamics of health care. Dr. Wible speaks widely on health care delivery and is the best-selling author of Pet Goats & Pap Smears and Physician Suicide Letters — Answered.
When not treating patients, Dr. Wible devotes herself to medical student and physician suicide prevention. Her articles have been picked up by major news outlets such as the Washington Post and her work on physician suicide was the focus of a primetime segment on America Tonight. Dr. Wible has been interviewed by CNN, ABC, CBS, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.
An inspiring leader and educator of the next generation of physicians, Dr. Wible has been named one of the 2015 Women Leaders in Medicine, and TEDMED calls her the “Physicians’ Guardian Angel.”