PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT. PERFORMANCE/WELLNESS COACH. TEACHER. GOAL-GETTER. PRAGMATIST. STATUS-QUO DEFECTOR.
Hello. I’m Shayne Foley, AKA Efficient Clinician, and welcome to my website. This is the culmination of my nearly 10 years of work as a Physician Assistant, 40,000+ hours of health and wellness experience and relentless pursuit of “being the change I wish to see.” With this website and future endeavors, my goal is simple: Teach and coach fellow clinicians, and other medical professionals, how to cultivate their optimal personal and professional lives. Simply put, I’m focusing time and energy on healing the healers, because I believe that there is still not enough being done to mitigate our daily stressors and bring joy to our lives. I also know that happy and healthy clinicians, along with our fellow medical professionals, deliver better patient care and live more enriched personal lives when they themselves find wellness — there is a ripple effect that creates exponential wins. The potential of affecting this level of positive change keeps me motivated to help my medical brethren.
To know how I arrived at this place, and why I am optimally positioned to contribute to this cause, here are some highlights about my journey:
- B.S. — Applied Exercise Science
- M.S. — Human Performance (Biomechanics focus)
- M.S. — Physician Assistant Studies
- 15+ years of performance coaching and personal training (including Olympic and professional athletes)
- 10 years of delivering healthcare as a PA-C (and still working full-time)
- 5+ years teaching at multiple universities
- Certified Health and Wellness Coach (in progress)
- Lifestyle design
- Financial independence
- Outdoor recreation
- Community involvement and support
I grew up in Western Massachusetts, and have spent the majority of my life living throughout New England. I currently reside in Vermont, where the environment and culture organically foster an optimal work-life balance and allow me to practice what I teach. I live joyfully with my lovely wife and rescue dog.
I’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to contact me, you can do so via the following ways: