Linda Spooner, MD

President, Rising Phoenix Optimal Health

Member of the Board, Cheverly, MD

Dr. Linda Spooner is a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician who has had a successful career encompassing academic and hospital medicine, private practice, and executive leadership in a large health system. Most recently, she serves as an independent consultant to a host of hospitals across the country regarding quality issues and compliance with Medicare regulations and operating requirements. In addition, Dr. Spooner pursues a coaching practice in professional leadership development and health and wellness.

As an Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Spooner was recognized for developing and championing highly reliable, clinically innovative protocols aimed at improving quality of care and patient safety. Within the same health system, she served for years as a clinical Medical Director with direct supervisory oversight of the clinical performance of approximately fifty physician hospitalists, physicians specializing in the care of hospitalized patients. Dr. Spooner’s long-standing interest in the importance of sensitive end-of-life care as empowering to patients and their families led to her service as Medical Director of hospice agencies as well.

Prior to medicine, Dr. Spooner enjoyed a successful career in law specializing in real estate development, tax-exempt bond financing, and corporate finance as a partner in national and regional law firms.

An accomplished evidence-based leadership coach, Dr. Spooner concentrates on leadership development, enhancing resilience, and health and wellness coaching. Her wellness coaching interests particularly embrace a wide spectrum: women’s health, LGBTQ health, nutrition, and stress reduction to achieve optimal health.

A graduate of Cornell University, Cornell Law School, and Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Spooner is the recipient of many awards for leadership and innovation in business and medicine. She has served on and chaired a host of for-profit and community boards during her career, and volunteered for many others.