Enroll in Deternined Physician Coaching

You worked hard to get to where you are, so why aren't you fullfilled?


Learn how to create a life you actually love!


There is a reason that medicine doesn't feel like the promised land you thought it would...

Yet most doctors don't realize that these (hidden) obstacles are causing the problem...


Pay attention!  This is important
if you don't want to keep feeling trapped in medicine!


Does this sound like your current situation?

You have a hard time making it to the tee-ball games, recitals, and PTA meetings...


...so you have thought about going part-time or changing jobs.

With your success you should be happy, but all you feel is burned out by the pre-authorizations, peer to peers, and charting...


...so you have thought about leaving medicine altogether.

You don't have the money you need to walk away from medicine or go part-time...


...so you keep showing up, even though you dread the next shift.

You feel stuck because of student loan debt, non-competes in your contract, and having no leverage.


...so you have thought about creating a side-gig, but you don't even know where to start.

There just isn't enough time in the day to get everything done...


...so, you put your head down and work harder, only to become more burned out by the EMR, online modules, and insurance company demands.

Imagine if you  became a Self-Determined Physician who...

  • Created the time to make it to your kids' tennis practice and tee ball games!
  • Built the Financial Freedom you need to actually live a life you love!
  • Looked forward to your next shift at the hospital or clinic.
  • Knew how to negotiate  for the change you need at your job!
  • Were present at home as a spouse, parent, AND physician!
  • Left work at work.
  • Had help thinking through your career transition and burnout.
  • Had a community of self-determined doctors on the same journey as you.
  • Knew exactly what you needed to do to fix your career.
  • Became the best version of yourself (or found the old you).


These are the words of doctors just like you who became Self-Determined Physicians through the ...

The Alpha Coaching Experience

An Amazing Coaching Experience By Doctors FOR Doctors!

One-on-One coaching with physicians who are also professionally certified coaches.

Our Exclusive Step-by-Step System to Physician Freedom 

Our step-by-step system to creating the necessary time, financial freedom, and mindset shifts to live a life you love.

Jimmy's Audiobook 

Learn how to become a Self-Determined Physician! And you can do it all while driving to work with our new audiobook!

The 3 Pillars You Will
Master Inside of DPC:


Do you want different results?  Then, it takes a different version of you. This is where you learn how to do the hard work of changing your thoughts to get different results.


Like gas for the car of work-life balance, money is what allows us to live the life we want to live. Save for tomorrow while you build cash flow for today.

Time (Ideal Life)

Finding that elusive work-life balance requires intentional planning, intentional thought work, and mastery of your “why” in life.

Because when you master your mindset, money, and ideal life… THAT is when you can take back the autonomy and control over your life.

What is Included in Determined Coaching:

Top features

  • Lifetime access to our step-by-step blueprint for finding work-life balance, The Three Pillars to Physician Freedom, so you can review these concepts at any time in the future!
  • One-on-One Coaching Sessions during your first with a certified physician coach to dive deep!
  • Audibook - Determined: How Burned-Out Doctors Can Thrive in a Broken Medical Center 

Physician Client Stories:



Jen McAllaster, MD

General & Bariatic Surgeon

 "I wish I would have found physician coaching and the coaching experience at the very beginning of my career."


Carlos E. Pineda, MD

 Vascular Surgeon

 "My only regret is not having done this sooner"


Megan Ringle, MD MPH 

 "Alpha Coaching has helped me work toward the big picture. I wish I had found it sooner...and I would recommend it to anyone!"


Joseph Mahon, MD

 Reconstructive Urologist

 "The ROI is off the charts!"

What if you had all the tools you need to find the freedom to practice medicine however you want?


  • To leave work at work, and be home when you are home.
  • To say "no" to the online modules, patient inbox messages, and endless email requests.
  • To stop feeling trapped by non-competes, conflict of interest policies, and student loan debt.
  • To no longer feel like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done...
  • To put yourself first so you can show up as the best version of yourself.
  • To have the freedom to practice medicine because you want to and not because you have to...


Today, there is hope.
Right now, there are answers.  


DPC can help you!


Dr. Michael Runyon, MD
Emergency Medicine

"I have to admit that I was a bit of a coaching skeptic, but I am so glad I that I took the leap because the Alpha Coaching program has been a truly transformational experience!

This has helped free me from the anxiety of my to-do list and empowered me to live in the present, secure in the fact that I am exactly where I need to be at any given moment in time...

and that I have an intentional plan for managing my other responsibilities. I highly recommend the Alpha Coaching program to anyone who wants to live a more content and intentional life.

Physician Coaching is the Solution:

A Transformational Experience that helps doctors who feel stuck, trapped, and burned out in medicine create a life they love.


Maybe you don't feel trapped in medicine... Maybe there's another reason why you want to go to the next level as a physician...

There are many reasons people join the Alpha Coaching Experience.

  • Some doctors want to go from "Good" to "Great"
  • Doctors who know they need to make a change in their career, but want help figuring out what it is and how to take the next step!
  • Seekers of a new way of thinking (because the old way isn't working).
  • Those who want a like-minded community of physicians who are tired of the status-quo

Meet one of our coaches -
Lil Surprenant MD



By the end of Determined Physican Coaching, you will be able to:

  • Create a life that actually makes you happy.
  • Create a path to financial independence through The Hybrid FI Model.
  • Put an end to burnout, imposter syndrome.
  • Know how to get started on that non-clinical business you've always wanted.
  • Create the work-life balance you've chased but has been out of reach.
  • Find "your people" who surround you with a community of support.

Serena H. Chen, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology

 "The coaching has been invaluable to me... I can't say enough about the experience."


Drew Cronyn, MD


 "When I started I thought the price was high...It was well worth it. I would probably say he could charge 3 to 4 times the amount and it would be worth it. This will undoubtedly buy extra years in my career." 

But it costs too much!!!


...It's not about the price though, is it?  It is about the value. 

If I offered you a Ferrari or a Porsche for $10,000... you'd find the $10,000. Why?  

Because you recognize the value of the investment (even if you aren't a car person)! 


Coaching is the same... and if that isn't enough, ACE teaches you a STEP-BY-STEP process to create financial freedom so there is a literal Return On Investment.


Even if there weren't an ROI, how much is it worth to you to enjoy work again?  Or to look forward to your next shift?


You and your family can't afford NOT to invest in you finding the freedom to live life on your own terms!


Joining ACE and Learning The 3 Pillars to Physician Freedom is an investment in you. 


After all, if you don't take care of yourself first, how can you properly take care of anyone else in your life?

It is like oxygen on a plane. If the plane starts going down, you are instructed to put your oxygen on first. 

Why? So that you can help other people next.

We are no good to our families or our patients if we are worn out, anxious, fatigued, or overwhelmed.


Transformation is possible. It is time to learn how to be the best version of yourself and enjoy the journey along the way!


P.S. There is a no-questions-asked refund policy, too!  So what do you have to lose?


The 14-Day Free Trial:

We believe in coaching so much that we GUARANTEE you will agree that it is worth the investment...  

... and we want this to be as easy as possible for you to get the coaching you need!

So, for 14 days the program costs you no money.  Take a spin, get some coaching, see what its like, and if you don't find it helpful, simply cancel your payment!  

No questions asked.

If You Want to find the Personal and Financial Freedom to Practice Medicine Because You Want To (Not Because You Have To)...


You have two choices:

1) Stay Exactly Where You Are, and...

  • Remain burned out in medicine until you've finally saved enough to walk away.
  • Keep feeling unappreciated and undervalued.
  • Continue to tell yourself it is the system's fault and there is nothing you can do about how you feel.
  • Make excuses about not having enough time or money to make a change.
  • Constantly feel overwhelmed and stressed.
  • Experience the constant stress from busy clinics, OR schedules, or shifts.

2) Take a Leap of Faith with Coaching, and ...


  • Create work-life balance so that you can be present at home and at work.
  • Create the financial freedom you need to live the life you want.
  • Fall back in love with medicine.
  • Eliminate burnout.
  • Stop feeling overwhelmed.
  • Become the captain of your ship.
  • Look forward to your next shift at the hospital or clinic.

What does the evidence say about physician coaching?  

Professional Coaching has been shown to improve overall quality of life and decrease burnout in working physicians (JAMA 2019).


More Client Stories:


Ryan Stringer D.O.

 Emergency Medicine

 "It's incredible to see the difference this course has made not only in my professional life, but my personal life at home."


Dr. Andrew Hart


 "I know in the future as I learn more and get coached more it's only going to keep getting better and better."


Can't I just get one-on-one coaching? And wouldn't it cost less?



First, you'll need to interview a lot of coaches to find a good fit. Then, you'll need to hope that they are good at what they do. (And that you won't need any other kind of coaching they don't provide).

Or... you can let Determined Physician Coaching do the heavy lifting for you by finding the right coaches to fit your needs!



  • What happens if your one-on-one coach isn't a good fit? 
  • What happens if you want to get coached one week on your career and the next week on your marriage? (And the following week on business?)


My friend, with one-on-one coaching you are stuck!  With just one option.


Inside DPC, we hand-select coaches for each enrollment based on the needs of our clients!


You want coaches to help with burnout? We have them.  

You want to get great marriage coaching?  It's there.

Oh, you want money coaching to help you earn more money? Yep. We offer that too!

You may be thinking...
"How will I find the time for a coaching program? I'm already overwhelmed!"


You aren't alone!  Most hard-working doctors feel like there is never enough time in the day (which causes them to feel overwhelmed - sound familiar?).

THAT is why we actually teach our clients how to become time-management gurus through our Hell Yes Policy and A Priori Planning processes inside ACE.

Because, at the end of the day, it isn't really about not having enough time, is it? We all get 24 hours in the day no matter who we are.

That's why we teach our clients in DPC how to effectively and efficiently manage their time so that they can be present in the moment both at home and at work doing exactly what they should be doing (including getting the coaching they need!)



Sourendra Raut, MD, CM
Orthopedic Surgeon

" The Alpha Coaching experience is an excellent combination of one-on-one and group sessions that allows you to generate insights into many of the common issues that we as physicians struggle with on a regular basis. 

Through the guidance of Jimmy and his coaching colleagues, I have been able to modify my behaviors to effectuate positive changes in my life.  I would wholeheartedly recommend this course for any healthcare providers who want to start approaching their careers and lives in a more sustainable manner and need some guidance and support to get this accomplished."

Dr. Adam S.
Emergency Medicine

"Joining this group has been the best professional decision I've made all year.
Life, career, finance - nothing is off limits and this program has taught me how to be more intentional in all aspects of life.

I cannot speak highly enough about this coaching program. It's something I recommend to friends and co-workers regularly - no matter what career stage you are in, this will be well worth your time!"

Frequently Asked Questions


Meet Our Amazing Coach Team

Lil Surprenant, MD

Internal Medicine Hospitalist

My name is Lil Surprenant and I've worked as an IM hospitalist for many years. I'm originally from South Carolina, trained in Utah and traveled here and there before landing back home. I've worked in multiple hospital systems both big and small and have travelled the road from serious burnout to real satisfaction at work.

On the personal side, this many years on the planet has allowed for a lot of experiences that give me perspective as a coach...divorce, bankruptcy (yes, I'm telling you this on a bio!), remarriage, sprinkle on a sustained 75 lb weight loss and lots of living in between. I'm the person that you can bring your stuff to, no matter what it is or how you feel about it now. I've got you.


Daniel Presutti, MD


Originally from Connecticut, Dan is currently an academic anesthesiologist in North Carolina. Interestingly, his path into medicine was not the result of 20+ straight years of academics. 

Dan earned his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Post college graduation, Dan served as an Army Officer for 5 years, including deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003).  It was during this time of service when he made the decision to change career paths and pursue medicine. 

Dan’s wife, Jenna, is a CRNA and there’s never a dull moment with 3 kids, a Saint Bernard, and a Bernese Mountain Dog! Dan brings a variety of life experiences, including a divorce, that have helped shape his views on life. He coaches physicians in areas of interpersonal relationships, life balance, and building self-worth and goal orientation.

Tricia James, MD

Internal Medicine

I am an Academic Internal Medicine physician still practicing inpatient/outpatient medicine and teaching. Coaching helped me go from feeling trapped in my job to thriving! I also have 3 young kids, so I am very familiar with the journey of balancing work and life.

Physicians are some of the most intelligent and resilient humans and I love helping them reconnect with their power. I can’t wait to help you take control of your life, dream about what could be, and then make it happen.


Pete Baum, DO

Family Medicine

I am a husband, father, outdoor enthusiast, life coach, and Family Medicine Physician in the greater San Diego, CA area.

Like many doctors, I burned out early on and wasn’t happy.  Life coaching helped me to regain control of my life, one thought at a time.  Yes, it’s that simple…

I can help you to work through and overcome burnout, self-doubt, and imposter “syndrome.” I will help you discover insights into your relationships and empower you to change so you can start showing up as you want to be. Whether it's money mindset, your financial goals, or starting a side-gig - we can tackle it! Every topic is coachable. Let’s get started!

Krystal Sodaitis, MD, MPH


Welcome! I am a board-certified pediatrician, fellowship-trained in academic general pediatrics. I transitioned from academic medicine to working for a health insurance company 7 years ago and I am currently a Senior Director.

I am a coach, pediatrician, wife, mother, health care executive and, life long learner. Externally I seemed to “have it all figured out” yet was filled with doubt, self-hatred and Imposter Syndrome. All that changed when she found coaching. I coach myself every day and use it as a leadership tool for my team and to nurture the leader in me.

Why do I love coaching gifted people? Because the smarter someone is the more likely they are to have an area that are NOT good at. This fact often causes a lot of stress, pain and anxiety. This is even more likely if they have a diagnosis that affects their ability to focus or learn. If this sounds like you, I’m your coach. 

Elizabeth Chiang, MD, PhD

Opthalmologist/Oculoplastic Surgeon

Call me Elisa, short for Elizabeth. I am a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon who has worked both in private practice as well as for a bureaucratic hospital system.

The hospital system, along with taking 24-7 call, resulted in burnout. Although I had the financial piece of the three pillars figured out, it took coaching and working on my mindset to overcome burnout. I dove into the world of personal finance and investing when I was in the grad school years of the MSTP (combined MD/PhD program) and set my mind toward FIRE before the term became popularized. I started investing in stocks and mutual funds as a graduate student. After reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I tackled real estate investing and flipped two houses before graduating medical school. I continue to invest in real estate both actively with rental property I self-manage and passively with syndications and real estate funds.

I can help you overcome burnout, get out of the trap of arrival fallacy, and build your path to financial independence while enjoying the journey to get there. I can’t wait to work on your money mindset or help you toward whatever goal you want to accomplish.

Michael Hersch, MD


I am a husband, a father of two amazing kids, a practicing gastroenterologist, and a certified physician coach. I found physician coaching while struggling with my own burnout. While being confronted with so many changes in healthcare, I started to feel hopeless about a career in medicine. Rather than search out solutions, I doubled down and started working even harder with the goal of exiting medicine altogether. As a result, the burnout got worse. That is when I found coaching.

I enjoy coaching physicians on life balance, goal setting, money mindset, self-confidence, and relationships. Physicians are incredibly hardworking, motivated, and resilient individuals. I can’t wait to help you put all of your incredible skills to work, creating the life you always wanted.

Adam Broussard, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Adam is a pediatric anesthesiologist, life coach, and investor. He has special interests in pediatric pain and resident education. He has worked in both academic and private practices.

When not at work, Adam spends his time with his wife, two sons (2.5 and 4 months), and two dogs. Adam is a budding real estate investor and entrepreneur.

He enjoys helping other physicians find better work life balance through defeating burnout, spending their time more effectively, and living the life that they want today.

Jimmy's background as a husband, father, academic physician, and side-hustle extraordinaire led him through a dark and lonely road through burnout (and Grave's disease). 

His drug of choice to help him get through it all was an arrival fallacy - the idea that the "next" accomplishment, purchase, or accolade would finally make him happy.

Through financial freedom and a shift in his mindset, Jimmy was able to create work-life balance and practice medicine on his terms (yes, he still practices medicine).

He now loves the journey (and the life he and his family live), and now helps other doctors do the same.

Jimmy is the host of The Physician Philosopher podcast and the author of two best-selling books -

  • Determined: How Burned-Out Doctors Can Thrive in a Broken Medical System; and
  • The Physician Philosopher's Guide to Personal Finance. 

When not practicing anesthesia, Jimmy enjoys golf (don't confuse this for being "good" at golf!) and hanging out with Kristen, and playing chess, sports, and video games with his kids.

Jimmy Turner, MD

I would highly encourage anyone considering this course to take a leap of faith and enroll now. The value that you will receive will far exceed the time and money that you will spend on this course. Participating in the Alpha life coach course may be one of the best decisions I have ever made.

M.H., MD - Emergency Medicine



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