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Meet The Doctor Who Saves Doctors

Pamela Wible

Physicians are in the business of saving lives but they have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession.  An estimated 400 doctors a year take their own lives. Pamela Wible is a physician in Eugene, Oregon and she’s devoted a big part of her career to helping doctors cope with thoughts of suicide.

As you can probably tell, this is a tough subject that’s not appropriate for all listeners. KPLU’s Gabriel Spitzer talked with Wible and she told him the moment she realized just how big a problem physician suicide really is.

Doctor Pamela Wible is a family physician in Eugene, Oregon. She spoke with KPLU’s Gabriel Spitzer for our show Sound Effectwhich you can hear on Saturday mornings at 10. 

This story originally was aired on the Someone Saved My Life Tonight: Sound Effect, Episode 28

Gabriel Spitzer is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host who covered science and health and worked on the show Sound Effect.