Tamara Beckford MD

Emergency Physician and CEO at UR Caring Docs

Health, Wellness and Fitness

Education: Montclair State University - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Houston, TX, USA


Dr. Beckford is a board-certified emergency medicine physician, author, speaker, and CEO of UR Caring Docs. She trains companies on employee wellness strategies that reduce stress in the workplace, improve retention, and help lower healthcare-related costs.

She hosts the "Dr. Tamara Beckford Show" and has interviewed 219 physicians about self-care and their work outside clinical medicine. Dr. Beckford has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Voyage Houston, LinkedIn News, Rolling Out Magazine, and KevinMD.

The podcast named after the show ranks in the top 3% of podcasts globally. She has presented about wellness on many platforms, including Power to Fly, The Grants Professionals Association, CenterPoint Energy, Physician Coach Support, and Garden State Bar Association. Dr. Beckford is a Success Mentor at EntreMD Business School (EBS), which helps physicians build six and seven-figure businesses. EntreMD is ranked #315 on the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America.

She has been named a LinkedIn Top Voice for Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, and Employee Wellness. Her content has been viewed over 2,500,000 times on social media. She co-authored two bestselling books, "Made for More" and "Thriving After Burnout." The New Jersey Academy of Sciences recognized her as a COVID-19 Hero because of her work during the pandemic.


I find great joy in witnessing the transformative journey people undergo as they transition from burnout to a state of thriving.

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Best Story

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to share a poignant story with you today – a story that underscores the real and devastating impact of burnout. A few years ago, a man found himself in the ER, on the brink of taking his own life. His brother, acting on a gut feeling, overheard him planning to buy a gun to end it all. That intervention, that simple act of listening, saved his life.

Let me take you back a few years before that desperate night. This man had it all – a thriving career in the tech industry, a loving fiancée, and dreams of a future together. They had their house planned, their lives mapped out, and everything seemed bright. Yet, behind this facade of success, the shadows of stress began to gather at his workplace.

As the demands mounted, he found himself unable to cope, and in his desperation, he turned to alcohol for relief. But, as we all know, that's a slippery slope. The more stress piled on, the more he drank. It became a vicious cycle. Until, inevitably, he found himself teetering on the edge of burnout.

The toll was tremendous. He lost his job, the very foundation of his stability. Subsequently, his fiancée, the love he thought would weather any storm, left. The house they planned together slipped away like sand through his fingers. He had lost it all.

In the aftermath of this downward spiral, he moved in with his brother – a last refuge, a place of comfort amidst the wreckage. This story is a stark reminder that burnout isn't just about stress at work; it's about the cascading effect it can have on every aspect of our lives. It's a silent thief that steals not just jobs but relationships, homes, and sometimes, the will to live.

We must recognize the signs and understand that the impact of burnout is not confined to the workplace. It infiltrates every corner of our existence. Let this be a call for empathy, for understanding, and for a collective effort to create environments where individuals can thrive, not just survive.

Origin Story

Having served as an emergency medicine physician for over 15 years, my journey took a pivotal turn on the frontlines in March 2020.

It marked the most challenging period in my professional career.

The hospital brimmed with patients, fear pervaded the atmosphere, and misinformation compounded the stress.

During that trying time, many lives were lost – parents mourned their children, children grieved for their parents, and too many departed alone. It was a traumatic chapter for the world, particularly for healthcare professionals.

Amid it all, I had two choices: give up or figure out how to make it work. I chose the latter and promised to navigate the crisis without burning out.

Afterward, everyone wanted to know how I did it. In response, I decided to share my experience and help others.

That led me to start a business aimed at assisting companies to reduce employee burnout and stress.

My simple goal is to serve and support, using what I learned to make workplaces better for everyone.

Example talks

Self-Care: The Superpower You Need To Prevent Burnout

In the fast-paced world of work, burnout can become an all-too-common companion, threatening your ability to make a real difference. This session is dedicated to providing leaders and employees with the transformative tools they need to make self-care an integral part of their lives – at work and at home. You'll develop an understanding of the signs and symptoms of burnout, allowing you to recognize it in its early stages and take proactive measures to combat it. But this session isn't just about understanding burnout; it's about taking action to conquer it. In this interactive session, you'll learn powerful self-care techniques to safeguard your well-being and sustain peak performance. Dr. Beckford will share the strategies that prevented her from burning out as an ER doc during the pandemic.