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Celebrating September: Women in Medicine Month! A physician coach looks at the important contributions and challenging obstacles faced by women physicians

Starting medical school in 1978, I could not have anticipated the changes I would see in our profession during my career.  HMOs, RVUs, EHRs, corporate medicine structures, patient satisfaction/experience scores and productivity metrics did not exist or did not dominate … Continue reading

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How we create our realities: a physician coach suggests replacing​ our limiting beliefs

The Uber driver pulled up, saw our roller bags and exclaimed, “I’m so sorry!  My trunk is filled with my gear!”   I initially wondered why she would have agreed to take us to the airport, knowing her trunk was … Continue reading

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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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Let’s ASCEND to a more effective flow of communication with our patients. A physician coach shares a useful mnemonic

Communication, as they say, is a two-way street.  For several years, we have taught medical students the art of communication.  They learn to develop rapport with patients through eye contact, body language that conveys interest in what the patient is … Continue reading

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A balanced assessment of our competence: physician coaching guards against burnout

We each have our addictions. Mine is the drama in human lives. I’ll stay up all night reading a book, unable to interrupt the story before its culmination. I can’t stand the suspense of not knowing how the characters transcended … Continue reading

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The power of mindfulness in developing resilience: A physician coach gets coached

Medicine is a profession in which we never stop learning.  So is coaching.  It’s one of many things I love about it, so I enthusiastically signed up to learn a new coaching program. In the first class, I volunteered to coach one … Continue reading

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