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Doctor Burnout

Obamacare Will Show U.S. 'Just How Much Of A Doctor Shortage We Have'

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

Doctor's offices are about to get more crowded as millions of Americans get coverage under Obamacare. While that's good news for the uninsured, the in...

Jillian Berman

Here's Why Your Doctor Typically Ignores You

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

The phone rang at 2 a.m. A patient was sick with a sinus infection and heading to the emergency room. The doctor hung up the phone and let loose a str...

Give Up on Physician Wellness -- Focus Here Instead

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Let's stop trying to get a physician wellness committee off the ground and focus on active physician burnout detection, prevention and treatment instead. Let the physicians do what they do best -- and wellness is absolutely not it.

How Stressed Is Your Doctor?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Practicing medicine now, in this day and age, may be another kind of traumatic stress, and one that is new to a younger generation of doctors. Imagine not knowing how you will get financed two years from now and if the government will cut your funding. A lot of us can relate.

Compassion Fatigue Is a Call to Action

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Remember the oxygen mask and get your needs taken care of first. Take exquisite care of yourself as the foundation for taking care of others. This is the only way you can be emotionally available for your patients and your family and avoid even deeper levels of burnout.

Primary Care Is in Crisis

Lydia Dugdale, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lydia Dugdale, M.D.

The insufferable pace of primary care combined with the erosion of the doctor-patient relationship deters young physicians from entering the field. In my graduating class of 30 or so internal medicine trainees, only two of us chose to go into primary care.

Building the Doctor's 'Off' Switch

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

This inability to punch the clock and put our doctor-ness away until our next shift is, I think, a major contributor to the epidemic of physician burnout.

Is Your Doctor Burned Out?

Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Nearly half of doctors have at least one sign of burnout, and they are also more likely to be burned out from their work than people in other professi...

Why Your Doctor Isn't Listening and What You Can Do About It

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Being a doctor is stressful. Continuously caring and being empathetic is an impossible expectation. When doctors are under stress the first thing that goes is the ability to listen and care. Unfortunately, these are also the two most important things to you as the patient.

What Causes Doctors To Burnout?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

TORONTO - Every two weeks for most of the year, Dr. Miriam Salamon meets with a group of other Ottawa family physicians to talk about their emotional ...