Physician Wellness

The physician wellness program at Beaumont Health is in the development phase. Our stated mission is to promote and support healthy emotional and physical well-being of all physicians in the Beaumont Health system.

Research in the area of workplace satisfaction and joy in one's life revolves around an integration between purpose-driven work and supportive family and friends. As physicians, we want the same thing, personal and professional fulfillment in life. Personal fulfillment can be attained by doing purposeful work with a trusted team. 

The individual and team successes depend on:

  • a culture of wellness within the organization
  • efficiency of practice
  • personal resilience

This has been well described and researched by the Stanford Medicine Well MD team.

The programs that are being developed will:

  • promote self-compassion and personal growth
  • collectively create a meaningful, productive, compassionate workplace that encourages and empowers physicians to work in a community to support one another. 
  • develop personal skills which will help us thrive in the stressful environment inherent to the practice of medicine, and enable us to support our colleagues.



Take time for you with mindfulness practices led by Drs. Ruth Lerman and Lucy Sternburgh. Weekly online meditation groups are available on Monday and Wednesday mornings. These sessions are free and open to all. You may attend any or all, and no registration required. For more information, visit

We offer the drop-in yoga & meditation sessions during the summer. In the fall, winter and spring, we offer 8-week courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion, which Beaumont physicians and their family members can register for at a 75% discount. There are also CME credits available. The weekly online meditation groups are offered year-round.

The Wellness Team

nowak-peggyPeggy Nowak, M.D.
Executive Director, Physician Wellness
Beaumont Health, Associate Professor Surgery OUWB
angela-nuzzarelloAngela Nuzzarello, M.D.
Medical Director, Physician Wellness
Administrative Director, BMG Corporate Administration
lerman-ruthRuth Lerman, M.D.
Medical Director, Beaumont Center for Mindfulness
Director, Stress Reduction Programs,
Physician Wellness
mcparlane-jacklynJacklyn McParlane, D.O., FACOEP
Physician Wellness & Peer Support, Beaumont Health
Certified Health & Wellness Coach
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