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Dike Drummond

Code Lavender and Preventing PTSD in Health Care

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Code lavender has been touted as a burnout prevention tool in the press. It actually serves a totally different function in the stressful world of the hospital.

Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet (In an Hour or Less)

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Here at the end of 2013 is the very best opportunity to devote some time (about an hour in this case) to planning 2014 as your best year yet. This bl...

The Difference: Time Off vs. Work-Life Balance

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

These three steps are essential to transforming simple time off, holidays and vacations into meaningful life balance for doctors and other busy people.

9 Reasons Doctors Hate Their EMR

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

The results of the Physician Satisfaction Study, sponsored by the RAND corporation and the AMA, became available last week. One of the biggest items found to interfere with physician satisfaction is the current state of electronic medical records documentation.

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...

The Double Tragedy of Medicine's Battlefield Mentality

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Most of the physicians I have worked with and/or coached have their own version of this story, something bad that happened followed by complete isolation. It has hurt us all. Let's vow to end this compounding of the natural tragedies that occur in our profession.

Job Burnout Is a Risk for Heart Disease

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

A research paper published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine in 2012 is showing a solid link between job burnout and the risk of coronary heart di...

Why Doctors Make Lousy Leaders and Three Ways to Get Better Quickly

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Why do doctors make such lousy leaders? In this modern era of health care innovation and change, it is typically the physicians who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future rather than taking their natural leadership role in improving health care.

Reinvention and the Four Dream Killers of the Apocalypse

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Fifty
Dike Drummond, M.D.

We all have dreams and goals and fantasies. It is a central component of being alive. Yet most of us keep these visions tucked away, sleeping on the old Bucket List. Why is that?

Three Things to Do When the "F" Word Stops You Cold

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

There are simple tools that will help you reach new goals and literally reinvent yourself -- at any age -- despite the universal presence of fear.

The Bucket List Bullcrap Detector

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty
Dike Drummond, M.D.

For most people, the Bucket List is just a source of frustration, a reminder of all the things you have wanted to do and have not done -- so far. The skillful use of your Bucket List is a powerful way to live your best life at any age.