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Helane Fronek, MD enjoys working with physicians who want to love being a doctor while they enjoy a life full of other fulfilling activities. Her combination of fierce kindness and total commitment to her clients’ goals encourages them to dream big, think creatively, and find new and exciting ways of having the life they want.

Client and Business Focus:

Dr. Fronek coaches physicians who:

  • wish to reconnect with their love of being a doctor
  • strive to “have it all” – a career in which they feel competent and satisfied with their performance and a home life where they enjoy close relationships and parent with leadership, integrity and love
  • want to take on challenges or activities that will bring greater aliveness to their life
  • seek a deeper sense of spirituality and connection with what is truly important to them
  • plan to add or enhance leadership opportunities in their life
  • desire easier and more effective communication strategies at work and home

Background & Experience:

Helane has been a practicing physician since 1982, initially in general internal medicine and then as a specialist in the emerging field of phlebology, the treatment of venous disorders. During this time, she and her physician husband raised two children who are now thriving in their lives, so she knows the struggles and competing goals of physician parents. Helane was an employee in a large multispecialty group where she was the Director of the Varicose Vein Clinic, and opearated her own solo practice. Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Phlebology, she supported her medical societies by serving on numerous boards of directors, as President of the American College of Phlebology, and Chair of education, leadership, and fundraising committees. For her contributions and achievements, she was elected to Fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and American College of Phlebology and was the first recipient of the American College of Phlebology’s Leadership Award. Helane is an internationally recognized speaker whose ability to clearly explain difficult subjects and enthusiasm for her work continue to inspire and enlighten her audiences. In addition to her work with individual physicians, Helane is also passionate about improving physician communication and provides in-house consultation and dynamic seminars for physician groups.

Education & Credentials:

  • Certified Physician Development Coach
  • Completed Certification Program, The Coaches Training Institute
  • Crucial Conversations Training, Vital Smarts
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC-San Diego School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University Medical School, MD 1982
  • Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, UC-San Diego
  • Board-certified Internal Medicine (1985) and Phlebology (2008)

Contact Information

Helane Fronek MD, FACP, FACPh
helanefronekmd@gmail.com
www.helanefronekmd.wordpress.com
619-894-5526

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