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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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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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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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When Doctors Have Time to Care

If you’ve visited a doctor recently, it’s likely that you’ve felt unseen and unheard. Sadly, “healthcare” is often dictated more by corporate requirements and a focus on the bottom line than by creating a healing interaction between doctors and patients. … Continue reading

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Doctors in the Crosshairs

We’re in trouble. No, really. We’re in a lot of trouble. We’re an aging population. Health care consumes an increasing amount of our budget. And we’re attacking our strongest allies. I became a physician in the HMO era and was … Continue reading

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Let’s nix “Yeah, but…” A physician coach explores her “upper limit problem”

We physicians interact with many different types of people. While some of us may prefer more action-oriented patients and others prefer more introspective patients, one type that is challenging for most of us is the patient who immediately tells us why … Continue reading

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Work Life Balance – Does it Exist? A physician coach suggests a new perspective on an old challenge

I began my first presentation on work life balance by asking for the audience’s questions. Someone blurted out the big issue on everyone’s mind – does it exist?                     Great question. The answer is … Continue reading

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