5 strategies for dealing with uncertainty


Medicine, like life, is everchanging. Here’s some strategies for abating stress in your practice.

While used to change, physicians don’t necessarily embrace it, notes Mark Werner, MD, national director of clinical consulting for The Chartis Group, a healthcare consulting firm.

“Physicians in general don’t tolerate uncertainty very well,” says Werner. “We work in a field accustomed to facts and information and things that are tangible. Now we find ourselves in a period where things are really pretty unclear and our comfort level as a profession with this level of unknown is a bit challenged.”

In a time and profession of everchanging realities, managing your response to the unknown in your professional and personal life is critical.


This slideshow originally appeared in Medical Economics, Physician’s Practice's sister publication, under the headline “Top tips for physicians to deal with uncertainty”.