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How Physicians Avoid Burnout

The pressures from third-party payers, government stakeholders, and health systems, as well as the day-to-day stresses of the job have led to an increasing number of physicians experiencing professional burnout. We asked our advisory board how they avoid this alarming issue, here's what they said.

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We asked members of our editorial advisory board what was on their summer reading list and here's what they had to say.


What can you learn about solving global health problems from a biography about the innovative physician and anthropologist, Paul Farmer?

Physicians have minimal downtime — something that can protect against burnout. However, when given a long weekend, they often dabble in work activities.


When it comes to the number of primary-care doctors in the U.S., bad news seems to be the norm nowadays. Here are some positive developments for a change.

A certified PA's own experience as a patient offers reminders and insights on how to better serve patients.

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Why go into primary care? Physicians and medical students have their own reasons and share with us why it's a viable area of medicine.

More than half of the respondents said they spend less time with patients now than when they started their career, according to new study.


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