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Physician Burnout

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

Work-Life Balance: Three Power Tips

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Here are three quick action steps to help you create more work life balance this week -- field tested and doctor approved. Work-life balance is key ...

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.

From Physician Burnout To Mindful M.D.

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Mindfulness-based practices are not just a hobby for our free time or just a marketing trend. It is a way of living that can prevent or even heal career burnout. What if I had realized this earlier in my career as a physician?

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.

The Amazing Way This Hospital Is Fighting Physician Burnout

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Hospitals have procedures and alerts in place to deal with practically anything that could possibly go wrong: "Code Red" for fire, "code blue" for med...

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...

How Mindfulness Training Benefits Both Doctors And Their Patients

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living

A growing body of research has shown multiple benefits of mindfulness, including helping smokers quit their habit, improving sleep quality, and even h...

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...

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.

Are Doctors the Canary in the Coal Mine of Medicine?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Dike Drummond, M.D.

High patient volumes, the hassles of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), political uncertainty and changing reimbursement rates are all cited in surveys and online forums as new and increasing sources of stress for doctors.

Antibiotics and the Common Cold: How to Just Say No

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

How do you talk with a patient who honestly believes antibiotics are the only cure for their crud in a way that honors their misery and does not end up giving inappropriate antibiotics?

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.

Burnout Presents Differently in Male and Female Doctors

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Numerous studies have shown that an average of 1 in 3 practicing physicians is suffering from symptomatic burnout on any given office day, worldwide, regardless of specialty.

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.

Is Health Care Reform Possible Without Caring For The Providers?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

The current mentality of socialized medicine will usher in a new kind of doctor and usher out many talented, gifted and important physicians who could have made contributions to health care.