October 2nd 2023
Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.
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Don't let a short month burn you out.
November 10th 2021
Just like any routine or habit, it takes practice, commitment, and consistency.
Wearables shed light on depression in physician interns
New research is studying the effects of stress and long hours on physician intern health, and it’s changing their DNA.
Take control of your life with locum tenens
As summer draws to a close, take stock of your career and make sure you are living the life you want.
How physicians take vacations
It's summertime and that means finding the perfect work-beach balance.
Why seeing more patients doesn’t equal greater productivity
Though traditional fee-for-service reimbursement is tied to volume, quality patient care can’t be increased by simply adding more appointments.
Healthcare personality traits
Considering a career in healthcare? See this first.
Four ways to maintain productivity
Here's how to ensure that you can continue to be a high-performing professional.
Why I’m quitting my job
It’s good to seek professional help and try coping strategies when you’re feeling burned out. But if those don’t work, then it might be time to consider prioritizing yourself and walking away from your job.
How to make good use of time
Time is the currency of our careers and our lives. Here are four ways to use it wisely.
Physician Perspectives: William Laurence
“Probably one of the best decision's that I made, which has allowed me to continue to enjoy medical practice, was borne out of necessity.”
How to add more care to your treatment
Patient care is the top priority for physicians. But in order to provide patients with the best treatment, physicians must take care of their personal, professional, and public priorities.
Honey, I ate the cell phone
Four ways to take charge of your cell phone.
When the doctor becomes the patient
Oncologist Kamal Malaker unexpectedly found himself in need of heart surgery. The experience changed the way he practices medicine.
Causes and solutions for physician burnout
Here are some of the root causes and potential solutions for physician burnout.
Docs rock out for charity (and their own mental health)
Physicians are people, too. They need a way to relax after a hard day’s work. Twelve of them have found a way to unwind: in front of a crowd, by playing cover songs, and raising money for charitable causes.
Unwell physicians and burnout put patients at risk
The quality of patient care depends on high-functioning providers. The increasing trend and data confirming the negative impact of physicians’ ill health on patient care means that the healthcare industry must search for answers - now.
Personal relationships key to physician happiness
One antidote to physician burnout is to focus on increasing happiness and work satisfaction.
Five ways to feel less overwhelmed
In this day and age, no matter how well you plan your day or efficiently execute your tasks, things can go awry.
Physicians fight burnout one gig at a time
As a growing number of healthcare providers are feeling burned out, two physicians have found a way to recharge through music.
Treat physician burnout by seeing more patients
Re-energize your desire to practice medicine through international medical missions.
Partner with PAs to fight burnout
Reduce your risk of burnout by adding physician assistants to help you carry the load.
Physician Perspectives: Roberta Berrien
“I feel more alone than ever in trying to care for my patients properly.”
Physician Perspective: Ed Marut
“No matter what I do, I simply make sure my career does not infringe on personal time.”
Physician Perspectives: Karl Singer
“I am excited every day I work and look forward to continuing to remain active in medicine as long as I can provide high-quality care.”
Physician Perspective: Russell Libby
“The privilege of being able to develop meaningful relationships with patients and help them live healthy, productive lives is a unique and wonderful quality of practicing medicine.”
Physician Perspectives: Elizabeth Nelson
“I put care before profits.”
Physician Perspectives: Raksha Joshi
“Despite all the trials and tribulations of practicing in the present healthcare delivery environment, I still feel my life is validated by being a physician.”
Adopting habits of successful people
How this primary care physician is attempting to bring more balance into her life.
Five ways physicians can be more spiritual
Spirituality has been linked to improved health, less stress, lower incidence of hypertension, and greater psychological well-being-and does not necessarily equate with religiousness.
Five ways to better manage stress
The drivers of burnout are too numerous and complex for any individual physician to address alone. But there are steps physicians can take to reduce their stress levels and improve their cognitive functioning and well-being.
Ken Jeong on the power of love and comedy as a doctor
Spend Valentine’s Day watching the new Netflix special while snuggling on the couch with your loved one-and laughing about how funny practicing medicine can be.
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