Called to Care

Larry Benz

What is the golden standard of healthcare today?

It’s an important question. As a medical professional, you operate in a more disconnected environment than your predecessors. Compliance standards and excessive documentation keep you in front of computers instead of patients, and low reimbursement rates mean packing the day with appointments and sacrificing quality of care.

Dr. Larry Benz is finding ways to humanize healthcare again. In Called to Care, he shows you how to ignore constraints and build quality connections by treating patients as people, not numbers. He and his team know that patients who feel heard are more engaged in their treatment; more patient engagement equals better outcomes for everyone. Dr. Benz helps you reach new heights as a provider by helping you break out of your current cycle, renew your purpose, and improve the patient experience.

This is a book about reconnection. Find out how to reclaim your compassion, restore your patient relationships, and revive your calling.

Press & Praise

Samantha Boardman, MD, positive psychiatrist at Positive Prescription and Weill Cornell Medicine; APA Distinguished Fellow; chair, WPA Positive Psychiatry; and Wall Street Journal contributor

"Called to Care is a call to action. This terrific book serves as both a guide and a beacon to ignite positive changes in the way we care for patients. Larry Benz's clear-eyed and deeply researched book reimagines healthcare with practical insight, inspiring stories, and actionable tools. May it be widely read and applied."

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, bestselling author of Creating Your Best Life, Getting Grit, and My Name is Caroline

"Larry Benz has written a very timely and unique guide for caregivers who can benefit from using the applicable findings of positive psychology to enhance well-being, improve outcomes, and reduce burnout. He is a visionary who has gone beyond just providing physical therapy and care for people's bodies; now he has added the game-changing and evidence-based findings of flourishing to those who are called to serve others."

Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, DABFM, DABAM, chief medical officer, Positive Recovery Centers and author of When The Servant Becomes The Master 2nd Ed., central recovery pres

"Thanks to Larry Benz's teachings, feelings of burnout over the healthcare system's machine-like efficiency and misplaced goals have given way to energizing and authentic relationship building mechanisms that I put into practice every day. Not only does Benz deliver keen insight into the state of affairs in our broken healthcare system, he also generously provides practical tools for anyone wishing to recapture the true calling of what it means to be a healthcare provider or a true healer."

Dr. Larry Benz

Dr. Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, is the co-founder of Confluent Health, a network of physical therapy and occupational healthcare companies dedicated to educating and developing highly effective clinicians, strengthening private practice, reducing healthcare costs, and preserving care in healthcare. A frequent lecturer at Physical Therapy programs, national conferences, and MBA schools throughout the country, Dr. Benz trained at Baylor University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized award recipient for his expertise in private-practice Physical Therapy and occupational medicine. As the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation, Dr. Benz and his colleagues at Confluent Health and other various organizations have built a sustainable physical rehabilitation clinic in Haiti. For more information, please visit and

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