Introducing: WA-ACEP Wellness Series

Join WA-ACEP in our first of our FREE on-going series of Wellness Talks

“Real Talk”

Alicia Mikolaycik Gonzalez (Kurtz), MD and Enrique Enguidanos, MD, MBA

September 22

Wellness Webinar Registration

Drs. Alicia Mikolaycik Gonzalez (Kurtz) and Enrique Enguidanos will dive into the murky waters of difficult conversations we all face as professionals and physicians, while facilitating story sharing to illustrate key take-home points. The Real Talk program was founded on the principle that sharing our experiences through story-telling can increase comradery, combat burnout and compassion fatigue, and refocus teams on the joy in medicine.

This Wellness Webinar series is a benefit for WA-ACEP members and FREE of cost!

Check out the Real Talk Podcast 

About the Speakers

Dr. Alicia Mikolaycik Gonzalez (Kurtz) is the medical director of the Emergency Department at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. She has extensive leadership experience including serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) from 2015-2018, chief resident at UCSF Fresno 2016-17, completing Vituity’s Administrative Fellowship 2017-2018, and serving on numerous state and national EM related committees and workgroups since then.

Alicia is also a Regional Director for the CA Bridge Program, helping establish emergency department based Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) programs in hospitals across California. and serves as the Physician Champion for Opioid Stewardship for Dignity Health. In 2019, Alicia created the Real Talk Podcast ( featuring stories shared at in-person Real Talk sessions that allow healthcare providers the opportunity to process the more human aspects of working in medicine.

Alicia is passionate about shifting the culture of healthcare toward treating patients and providers with more compassion and bringing joy back to the bedside. Outside of medicine, she loves travel adventures, trying new things, her amazingly supportive partner Marco, yoga, and all things Trader Joes.

Dr. Enrique Enguidanos has been practicing Emergency Medicine in the Puget Sound region for about 20 years.  Born in Los Angeles, Enrique grew up in Puerto Rico before returning to Los Angeles in his early 20’s.  He was a firefighter for the City of San Bernardino before starting Medical School.  

Enrique has been practicing Emergency Medicine in the Puget Sound region for about 20 years.  During that time he has served in several leadership and administrative roles, including President of North Sound Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of Providence Everett Regional Medical Center Emergency Department as well as Medical Staff President at PRMCE, chaired the Providence Health System Emergency Medicine Clinical Decision Team, served as WSMA and WA-ACEP Board Member, and is a Past-President of WA-ACEP.

In addition to his continued part-time clinical ED work, Enrique currently serves on the National ACEP Emergency Medicine Practice Committee, on the WSMA Latinx Advisory Committee, and as CEO of Community Based Coordination Solutions, an organization he founded to provide community-based coordination of care for complex care patients.