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I am a board certified Internist who practiced clinical medical for 10 years before transitioning first to healthcare technology and now executive coaching for physicians.  I have published over 100 articles and blog posts on the subject of physician leadership and professional success strategies. My free newsletter, Daring Doctors, reaches several thousand physicians.

Dr. Gaillour is the Founder and Executive Director of the Physician Coaching Institute.

As a mentor to healthcare coaches and consultants, Dr. Gaillour is committed to harnessing the talent and passion of these “change catalysts” and ensuring that healthcare audiences hear their message.

As an executive coach to physicians, Dr. Gaillour works with physicians who are struggling with the reality of a medical career path or leadership energy gone flat. The author of the “Physician, Reinvent Thyself!” she helps physicians discover and develop their dormant talents, unique strengths, and long-forgotten dreams, to retool their career or being a new journey  that takes full advantage of the energy and smarts they possess.

Recognizing that physicians have unique challenges when it comes to professional development, Dr. Gaillour has created a proprietary career development process, the Success Inquiry Method for Physicians™.

Her approach, honed over more than eight years consulting with and coaching hundreds of physicians, has lifted dozens of ‘daring doctors’ out of career doldrums and back to feeling the glow of professional achievement they experienced when they first entered medicine.

Dr. Gaillour has been spotlighted as a physician leadership expert in Medical Economics, HealthLeaders.com and The Leader’s Edge. She has been interviewed by AMA News, Physicians Practice Journal, and MD Options and her physician professional development advice has been featured in Modern Physician and Unique Opportunities Journal. Dr. Gaillour’s articles on Physician success strategies are published regularly in Physicians Practice and the Physician Executive Journal.

Dr. Gaillour has published over 100 articles on the subject of physician career development and leadership. Her ezine and blog, “Daring Doctors,” reach several thousand physicians every month.


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Dr. Gaillour’s experience spans over 18 years in healthcare delivery and healthcare technology business management. Before launching her consulting and coaching firm in 1999, she previously held the position of Medical Director and Sr. Vice President of Research and Development with HBS International, overseeing new product development, healthcare outcomes research, and clinical effectiveness programs.

Prior to that, she served as Medical Director for PHAMIS/IDX, responsible for electronic medical record development and market strategy.

Dr. Gaillour’s transition into the business world came after ten years of practicing clinical medicine where she witnessed first hand the tremendous capacity of her patients to tap into their potential and transform their lives, families, work and community.

Education and credentials:

Residency trained at the University of Washington, Dr. Gaillour is board certified in Internal Medicine and spent over 10 years in clinical practice.

Her undergraduate work was in biomedical engineering at the University of New Mexico ; medical training was also at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Gaillour received an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Her executive coach training has been through the Academy for Coach Training and the Graduate School of Corporate Coaching.

Well versed in medical management issues, she is a Fellow and former Board Member of the American College of Physician Executives, the leading organization of health system medical officers and leaders.

A member of the National Speakers Association, Dr. Gaillour’s national speaking and writing inspires physicians to lay a foundation for career resilience and adaptive change in order to express their full potential as healers and leaders.

Because healthcare organizations often bring Dr. Gaillour in as a “change catalyst” she is advanced trained in Appreciative Inquiry large group change process, the Arbinger Institute team development process, and Effective Facilitator meeting facilitation.

Contact Dr. Gaillour if you are ready to develop your career potential:

Contact me:

* www.PhysicianLeadership.com

* Phone: (206) 686-4205

* francine@physicianleadership.com

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