Some of our own members provide medical and consultation services that may be of use to other colleagues and ACMS accepts listing requests under the following conditions:

  • Listings are only available for current dues-paying members of Ada County Medical Society and ACMS receives no compensation for listings
  • Services and providers are not vetted or endorsed by ACMS for suitability for any particular issue
  • Members provided those services will not be compensated by ACMS under its PVP program
  • The ACMS board has the final authority as to whether they deem a listing request appropriate for this section of our website
  • This listing service may be discontinued at any time by ACMS with or without notice

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Abhilash Desai, MD*

Dr. Abhilash DesaiA practicing local psychiatrist offering training in stress management and resilience. Provides Pandemic-related mental health workshops for clinicians, residents, administrators, and students dealing with the negative ramifications of COVID-19.

List of Workshops (involves short meditations, reflection, sharing of difficult emotions, support)

  • Living Mindfully: A primer for the uninitiated
  • One Minute Meditations to reduce anxiety, abort panic and transform despair to hope.
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Moral Injury
  • Burnout
  • Five Invitations of Frank Ostaseski
  • Medical Poems
  • Self-Management Poems
  • Self-Compassion
  • Becoming Kinder
  • Harnessing the power of regret
  • Gratitude

Other Resources

  • Creating systems of care in an organization (e.g., hospital, nursing home) to mitigate the psychological impact of isolation on patients, their families and healthcare professionals.
  • Co-facilitates Mindfulness and Meditation group.


Contact at (857) 265-6766


*Dr. Desai is the volunteer medical director of ACMS' Physician Vitality Program.

Deb Roman, DO*

Dr. Deb RomanA Board Certified Family Physician offering integrative medicine consultations.

  • Cultivating Well-Being Coaching and Consultations for physicians, medical school students, and other healthcare professionals
  • Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work Physician Discussion Group every other Sunday at 7 PM via Zoom
  • Idaho Physician Well-Being Action Collaborative on the 2nd Friday every other month - co-facilitator
  • The Art of Medicine Medical School Student Discussion Group every other Saturday at 5 PM via Zoom
  • MnM: Mindfulness and Meditation Group every other Wednesday at 5 PM- co-facilitator
  • Compassionate Communities - intergenerational community healthcare movement 
  • Workshops, Presentations, and Conferences

*Dr. Roman is an ACMS board member and member of the ACMS Physician Vitality Champions workgroup.


Heather Hammerstedt, MD, MPH

Dr. Heather HammerstedtA Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician offering nutritional education, weight control consultations, and integrative care coordination and training for physicians and patients.

  • Owns and operates WholistHealth.com
  • Certified Health Coach
  • Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician
  • Hosts Idaho Women in Medicine events and a private Facebook group for personal and professional wellness