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Paul DeChant MD


Beat Burnout While Building the Bottom Line

Paul DeChant MD, MBA
Speaker | Coach
Author of Preventing Physician Burnout

Photo credit: Scott R. Kline

 Dr. DeChant helps healthcare leaders effectively engage with physicians,
empowering physicians to design a practice they love
while actively supporting enterprise-wide success.


The 5-Step Transformation Process

Designed to resolve issues with burnout and return joy to patient care, The 5-Step Transformation Process can help your organization thrive while improving your bottom line.


Resolving issues of burnout and the bottom line requires a coordinated systems approach. Dr. DeChant brings more than 30 years of patient care and operational leadership. Additionally, his six years of executive coaching at health systems around the country and writing Preventing Physician Burnout, has provided him the specific insight needed to develop and execute this proven 5-Step Process. 

"After a short time with Dr. DeChant, it was easy to see where our systems had eroded over time. We need our physicians working at peak performance.

The 5-Step Process got us there."

Paul DeChant MD, MBA Preventing Physican Burnout
Paul DeChant MD, MBA Preventing Physican Burnout

Photo credit: Scott R. Kline

Uniquely Qualified to Guide Your Organization

Leverage the expertise of speaker, coach, and author, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA to guide your organization in its efforts to reduce professional clinician and physician burnout while improving performance across all key outcome measures. 


Dr. DeChant's first-hand experience as both a physician and an executive includes:

  • A 25 year career practicing family medicine

  • Progressive, 30-year management advancement at Sutter Health and Geisinger 

  • Serving as Sutter Gould Medical Foundation CEO, a 300-physician medical group

    • Improved provider satisfaction from the 45th percentile to the 87th

    • Improved financial performance resulting in two years as Consumer Reports #1 California medical group 

  • Consulting for senior executives of numerous health systems to achieve performance results 

  • Co-authoring the book, “Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to Patient Care”

  • Developing a network of burnout experts including Christina Maslach, PhD; Tait Shanafelt, MD; Christine Sinsky, MD; Jeffery Pfeffer, PhD, and many others.

"The care of the patient is the most important thing we do.
The key is to empower clinicians to redesign the care experience,
to remove the barriers to connecting with patients,
and to make every patient interaction a healing interaction."




Dr. Paul DeChant is a knowledgeable and dynamic event speaker who engages audiences all over the world.


Always prepared with relevant content, he also brings humor and a contagious passion for making a difference in the livelihoods of not just clinicians but all healthcare professionals and medical leaders.


“Dr. DeChant provided an outstanding evening keynote event and interactive discussion on burnout, attended by over 100 healthcare professionals from across our 9-county region. His national thought leadership and presentation style were uniformly well received and appreciated.”


Wayne C. Teris, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Care Compass Network

Paul DeChant MD, MBA Preventing Physican Burnout


Dr. DeChant works one-on-one with healthcare executives and entire organizations to help get to the root cause of inefficiencies and physician burnout.


Dr. DeChant works with your organization to create new efficiencies and prevent physician and nurse stress along with burnout. 

“Dr. DeChant knows how to connect with both physicians and corporate leadership and is bilingual in their respective languages.”

Steve Reames, Executive Director of the Ada County Medical Society


Preventing Physician Burnout 

Curing the Chaos and Returning

Joy to the Practice of Medicine


by Paul DeChant, MD, MBA and

Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH


Foreword by Christina Maslach, Phd

Paul DeChant MD, MBA Preventing Physican Burnout
"The comprehensive case studies and physician interviews in this book clarify the symptoms, causes, and treatment for burnout. A must read for healthcare leaders."
John Toussant, MD, CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value
Paul DeChant MD, MBA Preventing Physican Burnout


Can we return joy to patient care and ensure financial viability for healthcare organizations?

Most people don’t think it’s possible. I do.


We've heard the statement “no margin, no mission.” However, consider if it read “no mission, no margin.” We need to pursue both to be effective.


Based on Dr. DeChant's 30 years of patient care and operational leadership experience, as well as executive coaching health systems leaders and writing Preventing Physician Burnout, he has determined that a five-step plan is necessary to cure what ails failing systems and aids in Physician Wellness.

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