Jennifer Frank, MD

Jennifer Frank, MD

Jennifer Frank, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in private practice in northeastern Wisconsin, and in perpetual search of the elusive work-life balance that she's heard so much about. She is a mother of four, whose husband, also a physician, is a stay-at-home dad.

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Spending time with your medical assistant will help the day run more smoothly, as well as increase patient and staff satisfaction.

Sending children away to summer camp gives this physician a unique opportunity to reassess her work-life balance.

Medical practices, just like other work environments, face significant challenges when it comes to navigating increasing demand for flexible scheduling.

There's no doubt that becoming a physician means hard work and long hours. Is the lack of work-life balance worth it?

It's possible to balance things as a physician at work and home more by bringing the best parts of each to the other location.

The pressure to excel can be an overriding factor in physicians' lives. So stop a minute and praise your staff, your patients, even yourself. It's good medicine.

Physicians, like others who serve, often meet professional obligations before their own personal needs. But it is important to carve out time to recharge.

Physicians are just as vulnerable to lack of sleep and skimping on lunch as patients. Activity trackers are one way you can address the problem.

Family physician Jennifer Frank laments that she is in danger of losing the human connection she so enjoys with her patients.

Hard-charging business executives know the value of stepping back from professional demands in order to recharge. Physicians should do the same.


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