Stop Physician Suicide with this Crisis Hotline Audit You Will Fail

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Our Crisis Hotline Action Plan [CHAP]

            By Dike Drummond MD, CEO  [Another A.I. FREE Blog Post, just like ALL of my content]

Are you committed to doing everything you possibly can to prevent physician suicide?

This CHAP is how you answer that question.

This document contains two steps that will ensure you do everything possible to be there for your people when they need you the most.

1) A simple audit that will show you how badly you fail to support your struggling doctors. It will take you less than 15 minutes to complete.

2) A checklist for a complete crisis hotline awareness program that will fill all the gaping holes in your current system.



Tags: physician suicide, CRISIS HOTLINE AUDIT


Will A.I. in Healthcare destroy the planet?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Is the end of disease a good thing Mother Earth?

Yesterday I heard an investing Guru named Eric Fry name his top A.I. Investments going forward - all of which were in healthcare.

As I listened to his pitch about making a killing in A.I. investments - all I could hear was how these breakthroughs could actually kill the planet and all the humans on a VERY SHORT time frame.


Startups are using AI like this:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Say you've got a deadly disease and you would like to cure it with molecular precision

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Your AI Healthcare consultant organization, will sequence your genome, and create 100,000 digital twins of you

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ Then conduct 100,000 virtual experiments looking for a cure for your illness. Which they are confident they will find 

๐Ÿ‘‰ You will be healed - you will not die.


Physicians - The A.I. EMR Documentation Breakthrough is Here

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Once it's dialed in I fully expect this technology to be able to decrease your total time in the chart by as much as 50% and more.

This is a true disruptive innovation, allowing you to
Get Home Sooner WITHOUT Working Harder

What am I talking about ?

It's usually referred to as a DIGITAL SCRIBE.
It is so much more than that.

A scribe just transcribes your conversation. This new technology leverages the Chat GPT engine's ability to participate in a human conversation by training it on a diet of hundreds of thousands of notes written by physicians in your specialty ...

... so it can listen to your conversation with the patient and then actually WRITE YOUR NOTE FOR YOU.

And it's a shockingly good, bring-tears-to-your-eyes note.

The technology can write notes for in person and virtual visits, in multiple different languages.

And it's ready for you to give it a test drive right now.

Tags: ambient scribe, digital scribe, pajama time, emr documentation burden


Physician Leadership: a Simple Communication Tool to Avoid the Disruptive Doctor Label

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Leadership:
A Simple Communication Tool to Avoid the Disruptive Doctor Label
(video training)

If you invite physicians into your management or leadership meetings, we will diagnose the problems in the system of care with the same speed and skill we diagnose disease in our patients.

Sooner or later we will also run into any number of situations that qualify as hypocrisy: where the organization says one thing and does something completely different.

Nothing in this world upsets a physician more than hypocrisy. 

We see it right away, like a flashing red light. It drives us to shout, thump tables, foam at the lips and more. This undisciplined behavior results in many doctors being labeled a "disruptive physician" and their completely legitimate concerns downplayed or ignored by the other senior leaders at the table. This outright dismissal of legitimate concerns can be a major cause of physician burnout for some doctors.

Here is a Simple Communication Tool to Completely Avoid Being Labeled Disruptive and get your concerns addressed.

Tags: Physician Burnout, Physician Leadership, disruptive physician toolkit


Stop Physician Suicide Part 3: Coaching a Suicidal Physician Client

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Stop Physician Suicide Part 3:

Coaching a Suicidal Physician Client

[Part 1 - The first-person experience of Suicidal Ideation - is here]
[Part 2 - Reaching out to a suicidal physician colleague - is here ]

Unfortunately, we cannot stop all physician suicides for two simple reasons.

  • Doctors are too good at hiding their struggle and distress. Our "never show weakness" programming is so very strong.

  • We know the anatomy and physiology, so doctors are very good at themselves.

What we can do is reach out to any of our colleagues who appear to be struggling.  

In this podcast/post, you will learn:

~ How to recognize the signs and symptoms of burnout and suicidal ideation

~ A proven method to reach out to that friend/colleague, simply and effectively 

The end result is lives will be saved that would be lost without your caring and outreach.

Tags: Physician Coaching, stop physician burnout, physician suicide, physicians on purpose podcast


Stop Physician Burnout - 4 steps to build a Better Day Off

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

How many times have you looked forward to a day off work - a nirvana of rest, relaxation, recuperation, leisure, pleasure and la dolce vita?

And instead you ended up just powering through the list of busy work around the house you've been saving up for weeks ...

Catch up on the laundry, clean the house, balance the checkbook, do your taxes, hit the grocery store, mow your lawn, get a haircut ... and fall into a heap at the end of the day feeling no less rested than when you left work yesterday.

That's a crappy day off

Actually it is not a day off at all. It is just another day on a different punch list. It's another day on a different hamster wheel.  And it does not have to be that way.

Here are four steps to transform your days off from catch-up marathons or a haze of simple recuperation -  to true life balance. 


Get the Tools and Support to Take Back Your Practice NOW
JOIN US in the BurnoutProofMD 3-Layer Physician Support ECOSYSTEM
Our 5 Top Video Trainings, 2 Hours of Weekly Drop-In Group Coaching, 100 CME Credits
AND the full support of a tribe of like-minded physicians - all of us on the same journey.
Learn More and Start Your 30-Day Completely FREE TRIAL



Tags: Physician Burnout, Work Life Balance


The SuperPower of Gratitude

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Gratitude is a SuperPower you carry with you all the time

In the Battle with Physician Burnout .... Gratitude is an energy shield that provides faith and fuel to keep going, especially in tough times.

WATCH this 3 minute video to activate your own gratitude superpower abilities.


Tags: Gratitude


The Take Back Your Practice Blog Post Series

Posted by Dike Drummond MD


These six blog posts will give you a new frame of reference for the predicament of the employee physician in today's chaotic healthcare industry.

You'll be able to orient yourself to how and why things got this bad and what you can do take back your practice 

I will show you multiple ways to take back your autonomy and build a more ideal job - with enough wiggle room for you to enjoy a fulfilling practice.

FIRST: here is my personal invitation for you to come in from the cold.

Get the Tools and Support to Take Back Your Practice NOW
JOIN US in the BurnoutProofMD 3-Layer Physician Support Ecosystem
All the tools and support to get home sooner, build more life balance, manage your boss and build a more Ideal Job
with the full support of a tribe of like-minded physicians - all of us on the same journey.
Learn More and Start Your 30-Day Completely FREE TRIAL

Tags: stop physician burnout


Two-Part Strategy for Physician Practice Satisfaction [ HTW + WTP ]

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Today and every day in the USA, over 50% of American Physicians are suffering from at least one symptom of burnout.

What word would you use to describe this situation to someone who doesn't work in healthcare?

Sad <> Tragic <> Criminal <> Crazy <> Unfortunate??

How about this ... ABSURD.

How can you take an entire generation of the best and brightest and grind half of them down to the point where their performance is impaired and their lives at risk - every single day - and carry on as if this is normal.

There's only one conclusion we can make ...


There must be something toxic - in some cases, deadly - about the current practice of medicine for physicians. 

It's as if each of us is a coal miner and your employer refuses to give you a respirator, then blames you for your black lung disease - or a construction worker without a hard hat - or a policeman without a bulletproof vest.

This blog post let me teach you a two-part strategy to TAKE YOUR PRACTICE BACK.

A proven path back to a practice you enjoy, one that will keep you happy and smiling about your decision to become a physician in the first place.

Tags: stop physician burnout


Employee Physician Job #1 Creating an Equitable Exchange of Value

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

As an employee physician, your relationship with your job begins when you sign your contract.

Your contract is a legal arrangement known in Latin as a quid pro quo. It's an agreement that each party is going to do something for the other.

Tags: employee physician