Category Archives: physician burnout

Physician Burnout: Don’t forget to look under the rug

This weekend, I’m attending the SEAK conference, a large gathering of physicians seeking non-clinical career options. You might wonder why, after the time, energy and money physicians invest in their careers, so many want to walk away from it all. … Continue reading

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Making our own well-being​ a priority – today and every day. A physician coach offers steps to improve patient care, extend our careers, and bring joy to our lives

9.5 million entries on Google for “physician wellness”  speak to what a big topic it’s become.  Hospitals, medical groups, and medical associations are including an increasing number of programs on physician wellness. So why do 300-400 physicians continue to take their … Continue reading

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The Art and Power of Saying “NO” -Physician coaching clears the path for fulfillment and impact

It’s a common experience- someone asks us to do something and, while our heart and gut are screaming, “NO!” we hear the word “yes” come out of our mouth. Why and how does that happen? And, more importantly, how can … Continue reading

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Speak Out to Heal our Divide and Get What you Want. A physician coach offers a simple, 3-step process

Physicians report increased anxiety among patients, who cite the political climate as a major source of distress. “Our country is divided,” we often hear. Preferring not to consider others’ opinions, we remain in the echo chambers of shows that feature … Continue reading

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We’re all in transition: physician coaching can help us navigate ours

Several months ago I received a phone call from my cousin Steve, who I’ve spoken with only intermittently over the years.  I’ve admired Steve as the stay-at-home-dad for his two daughters, who grew into successful, dynamic and authentic women.  Steve is a … Continue reading

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Let’s Dust off our Ethical Compass – and map our way back from burnout

Physicians have long felt the pull between our natural desire to please our patients and our professional and ethical commitment to provide care that’s in our patient’s best interest. When a patient requests an antibiotic and we know their viral illness … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with yourself – the antidote to physician burnout

In the first weeks of  medical school, a colleague asked, “What do you like to do?”  My response still saddens me: “I used to like to cook, and I used to like to read and I used to like to run.”  It … Continue reading

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