Evan Bloom, MD
“I spend more wakeful hours with the people I work with than I do with my family. So, if I can do something that makes life better for my colleagues, that’s very satisfying.”
As Chair of both the Physician Wellness and Well Being Committees since 2000, Dr. Bloom has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of several unique programs in the Sacramento Valley, some of which have been adopted by facilities throughout the region. “My hope is that if the Wellness Committee can do a great job, perhaps we’ll have fewer physicians needing the services of the Well Being Committee,” Dr. Bloom explains. In 2000, he initiated TPMG’s first Physician Health Fair, sponsored by the Wellness Committee. The annual event, which has served as a model to other medical centers, makes it easy for physicians to receive an array of health screenings, and to get linked with a primary care physician. Another innovation, Camp Sacramento, was developed in 2001 to promote camaraderie and build a sense of community among physicians at Roseville, Sacramento and South Sacramento. The popular event brings more than 200 physicians and their families together each summer for a weekend of fun and relaxation at a campground in the Sierras. Dr. Bloom’s committee also produces several other programs during the year, such as the monthly informal gathering dubbed the Lunch Bunch, and periodic day-long educational programs on topics ranging from “Dealing With Death” to “The Sandwich Generation.” One of their new goals is to encourage more physicians to volunteer, at home and abroad.