Heather Fork
Heather Fork LinkedIn for Physicians Course Creator at The Doctor's Crossing

Heather Fork is a physician career coach and the founder of The Doctor's Crossing, a company based in Austin, Texas. With over 4,000 LinkedIn connections, Heather has established herself as a trusted resource and advocate for physicians who are questioning their career paths. After practicing dermatology in Austin for the first half of her career, Heather realized that she had a calling beyond medicine and transitioned into coaching. She completed her coach training and certification through the Co-Active Training Institute and became a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Heather specializes in helping physicians who are experiencing burnout, anxiety, self-doubt, and a desire for more flexibility and work-life balance. She has also created an online self-paced video course called "LinkedIn for Physicians" to assist physicians in optimizing their profiles and exploring nonclinical career options. In addition, Heather hosts The Doctor's Crossing Carpe Diem Podcast, where she provides weekly episodes featuring expert interviews, career advice, and support for physicians at the crossroads. With her extensive experience and dedication to helping physicians find happiness and fulfillment in their careers, Heather Fork is a valuable resource for anyone seeking guidance in their professional journey.

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Heather Fork
Austin, Texas, United States
LinkedIn for Physicians Course Creator
The Doctor\'s Crossing (since 2021)
Professional Training and Coaching
LinkedIn Connections
What if you're not sure medicine is the right path for you? I never thought when I was in medical school and excited about being a dermatologist that my path would lead me to where I am today. In the first half of my career, I had a dermatology practice in Austin. While I enjoyed caring for my patients I felt there was something else I was meant to do and ended up going into coaching. In 2010 started The Doctors Crossing to help physicians who are questioning their own career path. I call this the "White Coat Crossroads." My initial coach training and certification were completed through CTI (Co-Active Training Institute) and then I went on to become a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Who do I help? If youre a physician whos questioning your career, I'm here for you! Do any of these fit you? Feeling burned out or dissatisfied with your career Having anxiety or self-doubt Unsure what your options are Wanting more flexibility and a better work-life balance Wondering how long you can keep working like this How I help 1:1 coaching for physicians. Podcasts: Every Thursday you'll find my latest episode on The Doctors Crossing Carpe Diem Podcast. https://doctorscrossing.com/podcast-blog/ FREE resources and guides for you. Check them out at www.doctorscrossing.com/freeresources. Ive helped hundreds of physicians find ways to be happier in medicine as well as transition into all of the major nonclinical sectors. Id love to help you. Lets connect: Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or through the Doctor's Crossing website. Carpe Diem! Heather #burnout, #physicianburnout, #physiciancoaching
Coaching Physicians


The University of Texas Medical Branch
Field of study: Medicine
Oberlin College
Bachelor of Arts - BA
Attended in 1981 - 1985
Field of study: Biology


The Doctor's Crossing
Austin, Texas Metropolitan Area
LinkedIn for Physicians Course Creator
Jan 2021 - Present

Created the LinkedIn for Physicians Course - an online self-paced video course that walks you step-by-step through optimizing your profile, networking successfully, and landing great nonclinical jobs.
You can learn more about the course here:
The Doctor's Crossing
Austin, Texas, United States
➤Physician Career Coach
Jan 2010 - Present

•Help physicians at the White Coat Crossroads figure out their best path forward
•Provide a structured program for exploring nonclinical options
•Offer step-by-step support for resumes, job applications, interviewing, and negotiating.

I ❤️ love helping physicians with their career paths. Whether the right choice is to stay in medicine or do something nonclinical, I am your advocate without a fixed agenda.
The Doctor's Crossing
Jan 2021 - Present · 2 yrs 10 mos
Oct 2020 - Present

The Doctor's Crossing Carpe Diem Podcast - weekly episodes for physicians at the crossroads. Interviews with experts. Career Advice. Support and encouragement. Hope.
Austin Center for Skin Health and Rejuvenation
1995 - 2004

Sole owner of private dermatology practice that provided comprehensive preventative and medical care of skin conditions. Additional services included customized acne treatment, sclerotherapy, and skin rejuvenation.
University of Miami - Department of Dermatology
Miami, Florida, United States
Dermatology Resident
Jul 1992 - Jun 1995

Survived Hurricane Andrew
Bowman Gray - Baptist Hospital
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Jul 1991 - Jun 1992

Internship in Internal Medicine - Preliminary Year