Sound impossible? Too good to be true? Maybe that’s because you believe that the way to solve your problems is to just work harder. (It’s not.) Or that a good doctor always puts other people’s needs first. (Not true).

I know this is what we learned in med school and residency (or before). It is what we see other doctors doing. 

But it’s not impossible. It’s not too good to be true.

I can help. I understand all of this.

I understand the pressures of being a doctor and why it is so hard for us physicians to have a successful career that we enjoy while also having free time and a satisfying personal life.

I’m Sara Dill, MD. I am a board-certified dermatologist and pediatric dermatologist. I went through life getting straight As, following the rules, getting into the right schools (Harvard, UC San Diego, Brown), and believing that the way to be a good and successful doctor was to work hard, always say yes, and put patients (and everyone else) first. And I was successful. And yet I felt perpetually stressed out and overworked and unhappy. After residency, I was always looking for that perfect work-life balance. But it never appeared. And I didn’t know how to change this or even if it was possible.

I was determined to solve this problem. I had worked too long and hard to simply accept that I was going to be overworked and stressed out for my whole medical career! So I took a sabbatical from practice and studied life coaching. I completed two life coach training programs and numerous other courses, read 100s of books, and used coaching to transform my own relationship to work.

I discovered how to take control of my life and stop being just one more overworked and stressed out doctor! And so can you!

What I finally learned is that the solution to feeling stressed out, overworked and overwhelmed has less to do with the actual hours you work than with your thoughts about your work. Stress is a symptom. Turns out that being a doctor isn’t the problem. You don’t have to quit medicine to start feeling better and start enjoying this life and career you worked so hard and long for.

And you don't have to take years and read hundreds of books to figure it out. I did it so you don't have to it. Using a combination of coaching tools and mindfulness, I coached myself back into enjoying a thriving dermatology practice. I TRULY enjoy it. And then I spend the rest of my time coaching other physicians on how to stress-less and enjoy their work and life more.

You are my people! I love working with doctors.

You are smart and caring and genuinely want to do everything you can to help your patients. You have so much to give and yet being overworked and overwhelmed all the time is actually preventing you from being the best doctor—and best version of you—that you can be!


You’ve dedicated your life to helping and caring for others and now it’s time for me to help you learn to care for YOU!


If you want to know more about me and my coaching journey here are some more details:

I’m the oldest daughter of a former Navy Seal Dad and learned early that “the only easy day was yesterday.” (Yes, that is a Navy Seal slogan frequently repeated by my Dad to my sister and me). After graduating as the co-valedictorian of my high school class, I spent a year as an exchange student in Brazil.

Then I went off to college, graduating from Harvard in 1995 with high honors. I took a year off to work and then attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego.

I completed my dermatology residency at Brown Medical School and then worked at Brown and Harvard-affiliated hospitals for three years before doing a pediatric dermatology fellowship in San Diego.

I then continued to work in a variety of dermatology practice environments, as well as spending two years as the Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program at Brown Medical School.

In 2012 I took a sabbatical from practicing medicine and studied life coaching. I completed both Martha Beck’s Life Coach Training program as well as Brooke Castillo’s The Life Coach School training. I am a certified Life Coach and Weight Loss Coach from The Life Coach School.

I am a graduate of Byron Katie’s 9 Day School for the Work.

I also teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses and meditate daily.

I coached myself back into a very enjoyable and sustainable medical career and I know I can help you do the same!


If you want to learn more and figure out how to stop stressing and start thriving, schedule your free consultation today!

Learn how to reduce your stress levels, create a better balance between your medical career and personal life, and have a sustainable and enjoyable clinical practice NOW!

So Where Do We Start?

If you are a physician and want to learn how to STOP STRESSING and START THRIVING, schedule your free CONSULTATION today!

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