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Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance

In our hectic, rush-rush world, it seems as if taking on one more task won't be of any harm. As a daily practice, however, it begins to wear on us.


How are the opioid epidemic and the rising rates of physician burnout linked? Also, how much more do white male doctors earn than their peers?

Julie Phillips, MD

For female docs in a rural setting, maintaining a work-life balance can be a unique challenge, according to recent research. Why is that?

Studies show that choosing to view challenging situations in a positive light actually improves your mood. Here are our suggestions to get started.

Busy physicians must consciously choose how to spend their day, focusing on the things that really matter.

Mary Christ, MD, MBA

Burnout and McDonald's popular burger are a lot like — in that both can be avoided if you don't succumb to the temptation. Here's how.

David J. Norris, MD

Burnout is a real issue that every industry faces. Lately, it appears to be growing among physicians. Here's how I work to avoid burnout.


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