Pamela Wible MD

Patient Leader

Pamela Wible, M.D., is a family physician born into a family of physicians. Her parents warned her not to pursue medicine. She followed her heart only to discover that to heal her patients she had to first heal her profes- sion. So she led a series of town hall meetings inviting citizens to design the clinic of their dreams. Celebrated since 2005, Wibleʼs pioneering model has sparked a populist movement that has inspired Americans to create ideal clinics and hospitals nationwide. Dr. Wible is author of Pet Goats & Pap Smears: 101 Medical Adventures to Open Your Heart & Mind and is coauthor of the award-winning anthology Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

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Health Activist Hero

Dr. Pamela Wible is my family physician, and she is changing the face of medicine. She left the hustle/ bustle of the traditional hospital environment and started a movement across the nation where she trains other docs on how to create a "Ideal Medical Care" practice in their own communities. Her tactics can sometimes be controversial, but she gets the attention of the right people to make change. She truly is a medical hero! What Pamela has set into motion today will have a tremendous ripple effect over the years to come which will ultimately bring us back to what community-based medicine was years ago (i.e. house calls, bartering, and she even gives out her personal cell phone and email to all of her patients! She emails us healthy recipes, and you can text her when you're sitting in the waiting room of a hospital for support). She's recently published a book/gave a TedTalk. She even has docs calling her from hospital broom closets who feel suicidal, to talk them down. She's a hero to many!  — Caroline

Pamela Wible MD

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