Dr. Chris Miller, is an Internal Medicine Emeritus and has now been retired from patient care for two years from Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Miller believes that every physician has a story; every physician has a purpose and a vision. She believes that coaching can help uncover, develop, and strengthen all three of these aspects of the physician. She is a certified Physician Development Coach through The Physician Coaching Institute. She has helped develop and deliver both physician group coaching programs and individual coaching programs since 2019. Dr. Miller is also trained in mindfulness and meditation. She has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. She loves coaching and sees it as holding the “good medicine” that directs clients inward toward their well of resilience and self-awareness and outward toward fulfilling their dreams and who they want to be.
Client and Coaching Focus
For those physicians that want to dig deep into uncovering their own joy, fulfillment, and meaningful pursuit of: understanding the wise self, living wholeheartedly and living from a sense of self- worth and abundance. For those that want to learn to listen deeply to their own story, learn to listen carefully for their own voice; where the client’s dream, vision, and hunches become the path to discovery. For those that want to explore authentic presence: presence, first and foremost to themselves and secondly to bring authentic presence to those around them.
Background and Experience
Retired 10/2021 after practicing Internal Medicine for 34 years. Focus was on women’s health, preventative care, obesity, chronic pain, mood disorders, and addiction disorders.
Internal Coaching Program: Gundersen Health Center: 2019 to present.
Physician Coaching Institute Instructor Aid 2022 to present
Co-created and continue to facilitate a group coaching experience in resiliency for residents: 2019- present.
Medical Director Addiction Program: 1991 to 2010. (Established full continuum of care from detoxification to halfway house).
Developed and delivered a program on Mindfulness for Residents: 2019.
Co-led Mindfulness Courses for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: 2018
Developed and delivered short ongoing sessions combining Mindfulness/Yoga/Meditation for health care staff during the work day.
Developed training program for residents teaching the skills of Bereavement Intervention at the time of death of their patient.
Developed Smoking Cessation Program and was one of the Champions of Going Smoke Free for the Organization.
Medical Leader of my work group of 12 Physicians for 2 years.
Adept at engagement and motivational counseling.