Physician Keys To Success From The Performance Psychiatrist™

Cydoc & Dr. Choulet

Cydoc is pleased to welcome Dr. Choulet, a specialist in performance psychiatry. Brook Choulet, M.D. is a board-certified concierge psychiatrist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in performance psychiatry, helping busy professionals, high achievers, and athletes at all levels optimize their performance. Dr. Choulet received additional education in sports psychiatry, and she also completed a fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry. She is passionate about helping high-achievers enhance their mental health and lead more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Choulet is well-known for her role as President of the American Board of Sports and Performance Psychiatry, where she is also one of seven founding members. Dr. Choulet has worked with athletes at all levels from middle schoolers to professional sports leagues. She has extensive experience working in the NBA and WNBA, as she has been the Consulting Team Psychiatrist for the NBA Phoenix Suns for over two years and the WNBA Phoenix Mercury for two seasons. Dr. Choulet received the Certificate of Additional Training in Sports Psychiatry from the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP). She has extensive knowledge in the area of sports and performance psychiatry, and she writes for Psychology Today through her blog channel titled, Sports And Performance Psychiatry.

Dr. Choulet strives to broaden access to mental health treatment for busy professionals, high-profile individuals, and their families in their local communities, which is what led her to establish practices in both Paradise Valley/Scottsdale, AZ and La Jolla, CA that uniquely offer a concierge level of care. Dr. Choulet founded Choulet Wellness: Scottsdale Concierge Psychiatry & Therapy, located in Scottsdale, Arizona and co-founded La Jolla Concierge Psychiatry in La Jolla, California. Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandfather, Dr. Choulet is a third-generation child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist.

Dr. Brook Choulet

Dr. Choulet, what motivated you to start the Performance Psychiatrist, and what services do you offer physicians?

The current healthcare system makes it challenging for busy professionals and their families to get quick access to their physicians, in addition to thorough appointments where one does not feel rushed. This motivated me to start my private practices, Choulet Wellness: Scottsdale Concierge Psychiatry and Therapy as well as La Jolla Concierge Psychiatry.

What are the biggest challenges you see physicians facing today?

A significant challenge that physicians are facing is the burden of administrative tasks and paperwork in addition to patient care. We became doctors to take care of others; however, sometimes, prior authorizations, paperwork, and other administrative items require a substantial amount of time.

What are your favorite strategies for reducing burnout?

Taking time for oneself and scheduling self-care into your day to go a long way in helping to reduce burnout. With my patients, I often talk about how your day is often like a cup of water, where it starts full in the morning but various things drain your cup throughout the day. It’s important to find ways to fill up your cup. This could include taking time for lunch with friends, setting aside a few moments to go to doctors appointments, playing a sport, or simply enjoying a massage. It’s also important to identify when you’re starting to feel irritable and short and use that as a sign that you maybe approaching burnout.

Are there any resources you’d recommend to physicians for optimizing the efficiency of their practices?

One method to optimize efficiency is to determine ways to automate your workflow. Gone are the times of manually sending intake forms or manually charging credit cards on file. It’s important to utilize software that has the capacity to automatic the administrative tasks that are obstacles to having more time for patient care. You can use an EMR with several of these features, as well as creating note templates that you can fill in based on the encounter.

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What are your future plans for The Performance Psychiatrist™?

In the future, I plan to continue to partner with sports organizations to provide mental health care to athletes and staff, as well as providing organizational support to enhance wellness programs. 

What “words of wisdom” would you want every physician to have the chance to hear?

Practice medicine the way you want to practice, whether that be in a hospital setting or an outpatient clinic. It’s never too late to pivot your career.

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Thank you for joining us, Dr. Choulet!

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