Physician Wellness Program (PWP) - Helping Healers Heal

Empowering Physician Health and Resilience

The Physician Wellness Program (PWP) by the Escambia County Medical Society Foundation is dedicated to the well-being of our physician members. It offers a sanctuary for wellness coaching, providing confidential support to address life's challenges, promoting a healthy balance between work, life, and family.

Purpose of the Program

Physicians encounter unique stresses within their professional and personal lives, from navigating the complexities of healthcare delivery to maintaining personal relationships. The PWP was established recognizing that physicians, too, need a trusted source for guidance and support. Addressing these challenges head-on can significantly reduce stress, enhancing resilience, effectiveness, and overall well-being.

Addressing Key Challenges:

  • Burnout and work-related issues
  • Stress management
  • Family and relationship concerns
  • Depression, anxiety, and mood fluctuations
  • Suicidal ideation

How PWP Operates

The ECMS Foundation has engaged Dr. Rick Spencer, a licensed clinical psychologist, to offer up to three wellness coaching sessions annually to active members of the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Medical Society. Ensuring utmost confidentiality, the program operates without insurance billing, and the ECMS Foundation remains uninformed of participant identities.

Program Highlights:

  • Exclusive to ECMS Members and their families (with member attendance)
  • Three complimentary in-person coaching sessions per calendar year
  • Guaranteed confidentiality
  • Conveniently located
  • Funded through donations and grants

Scheduling an Appointment:

  1. Contact Dr. Rick Spencer by email at or call (850) 434-5033 ext. 8.
  2. Mention your membership with Escambia County Medical Society and your interest in the PWP.

Meet Dr. Rick Spencer: Dr. Spencer, with over 25 years of experience in Pensacola, is a partner at Psychological Associates. Holding dual doctorates in Clinical and Developmental Psychology and completing his Internship at Tulane University Medical School, Dr. Spencer offers a wide range of psychological services.

Office Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:15 pm (Thursday till 6:00 pm)
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Further Reading and Resources

Donate to PWP

The Physician Wellness Program (PWP) is made possible with your tax deductible donation. To donate to the PWP and make a difference for our local physicians, please mail your check made payable to:

ECMS Foundation

4771 Bayou Blvd. #157 Pensacola, Fl 32504 | Please put “PWP” on the memo line.

"Escambia County Medical Society, Inc." is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 4771 Bayou Boulevard #157 Pensacola, FL 32503

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