Dr. Fawcett is a man on a mission; to teach doctors how they can live healthy, happy, and debt-free lives–to regain control of their practice, their time, and their finances. He is making an effort to improve the lives of his colleagues. Burnout, suicide, debt, and bankruptcy are increasing among physicians, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, pharmacists, nurse practitioners and others in the healthcare industry, and he focuses on halting the progression of these unnecessary outcomes. His first book, The Doctors Guide to Starting Your Practice Right, is all about this mission. Helping doctors find their dream practice and get off on the right foot. His mission continues with the release of his second book, The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt.
Dr. Fawcett’s passion for teaching personal finance spans his entire career. Through one-on-one counseling, as a Crown Financial Ministries small group discussion leader, and as a keynote speaker, he has been improving people’s financial and professional lives for years. As an instructor for medical students and residents, he has found they have a hunger and need for financial wisdom and direction, as they transform into practicing physicians.
With his financial interest and background knowledge, he has served on several boards and financial committees throughout the years. He has been involved as owner, founder, or partner in more than two dozen business and real estate ventures.
The lack of surgeons in rural areas and his desire to work less led him to the decision to retire from his twenty-year practice, in a town with ten general surgeons, and assist in underserved areas. In February 2014 he began working part-time in rural Oregon towns with only one or two surgeons. With just one surgeon in town, the call burden of 24/7 availability is unsustainable. Dr. Fawcett provides them with a needed break from their pager, helping to keep rural surgeons healthy.
Dr. Fawcett is an award winning author, speaker, entrepreneur, personal coach, and semi-retired general surgeon. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Stanford University, his doctor of medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University and his general surgery residency at Kern Medical Center. After completing his training, he returned to southern Oregon to practice for twenty years in a single specialty, private practice group in Grants Pass. Since 1988 he has shared his home with his lovely bride Carolyn. They have two boys: Brian, who graduated from college with a degree in economics, and Keith, who is currently working on a degree in mobile development.