Pamela Wible

Career Story: 

After a decade practicing production-driven medicine I decided to leave the assembly line in search of happiness. I hosted a series of town hall meetings and invited ordinary citizens to create the medical clinic of their dreams. One hundred pages of testimony and one month later we were open. Having pioneered the first community-designed clinic (2005) I now train physicians nationwide to do the same. This year I was hired to facilitate a community redesign of thirteen hospitals in Wisconsin. Still work part-time in the community clinic our town created in Eugene, Oregon. Speaking nationally and writing as well. Just co-authored the anthology Goddess Shift: Women Leading For A Change with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Another book due out next year celebrates innovative family physicians across the United States. Life is very exciting!

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Being told my medical keynotes were more like "gospel revivals." I love inspiring people (especially doctors) to live their dreams.

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Some pretty good ones listed above.

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

Creative writing. Hiking, Leisurely/noncompetitive bicycle rides in the Oregon rain.

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

So many! Behavioral days with Patricia Lebensohn were the absolute highlight!! Assisting my patient Emily through her death. And, belly dancing at the graduation party in front of worried FCM staff. Vicky Murrain and Craig McClure seemed to be thinking: "Is it really safe to release this one into the world?"

Personal Story: 

Just adopted a 16.5 year-old boy. 6 foot 6.5 inches tall. Size 17 shoes. BIG! Lots of fun ~