The Physician Friendly Organization Scorecard

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Is YOUR organization Physician Friendly?

When a workplace becomes toxic, its poison spreads beyond its walls and into the lives of its workers and their families.

 Gary Chapman

In our work helping thousands of over-stressed doctors recover from burnout, here is one of the most frustrating scenarios:
A coaching client and I work together to stop the downward spiral and get their energy and attitude back … and yet they are trapped inside a flagrantly toxic workplace.

We have to fight the same battle with burnout every day because the conditions at work are not physician-friendly.

They are working on themselves to build more life balance and a more ideal practice, hope returning, feeling better. 

And each work day pounds them back to the bottom of the mountain in a marathon of inefficient systems, clueless leadership and sometimes outright hostility towards physicians and the basics of the practice of medicine.

It can be very disorienting, especially if your leaders say one thing and your experience of working here is completely different. Are you really seeing this?

So let's get objective, here and now:

Here is a 19-Item Physician Friendly Organization Scorecard.
How does your employer stack up?


Tags: Physician Leadership, stop physician burnout


Gender Bias, Burnout and Digital Overwhelm in Female Physicians

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

This month, yet another facet of gender bias contributing to female physician burnout was quantified.

In this blog post let's review the known sources of higher stress and workload on female physicians and let me show you yet another newly quantified stress on women doctors.

Tags: stop physician burnout, physician gender bias


Physician Wisdom Time Bank - Master Archive

Posted by Dike Drummond MD


"If you could go back in time and speak to yourself as an intern or resident ...

What is the One Thing you would want that sapling version of you to know about what is coming?
- One Important Thing to Keep in Mind
- Or Understand
As "intern you" moves forward in this life and this career to this present day?

We have asked this question across our blog, social media pages and our Burnout Proof MD support ecosystem. This is the Master File of answers from all sources. 

[If you have not had a chance to give us your bit of wisdom - PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT at the bottom of the post. Feel free to put your top 2 or 3 things in your comment and give feedback/support to other's statements.]

Tags: stop physician burnout


Amazon buys One Medical - Will the acquisition be Good for the Doctors?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

This week Amazon bought the healthcare delivery organization One Medical for $3.9 Billion.

What effect will this merger have on the health, wellbeing and working conditions of the One Medical physicians and staff?

Will working for Amazon as a healthcare provider be a good thing or will the new organization devolve into the same kinds of working conditions we see in their warehouse and delivery operations? Here is just one article on what it's like to work on the logistics side of Amazon: "Amazon chews through the average worker in eight months. They need a union

I hope and pray this is not the future for the doctors, nurses and other front-line staff under Amazon's leadership. Do we have any grounds for optimism? 


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The acquisition gives Amazon
a physical network of health-care offices and providers, and One Medical's proprietary technology enabling virtual doctor visits.

All the news to date is focused on the business implications of Amazon's entry into patient care or on the impacts for patients in the new, Amazon-controlled system.

In this blog post let's talk about the impact on the Physicians in the One Medical System as they are acquired and molded to Amazon's business objectives.

Tags: stop physician burnout, employee physician


Our Physician Wellness Strategy Template

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Our Quadruple Aim Blueprint Webinar
The Blueprint for your Physician Wellness Strategy
Register for the Complete Webinar Replay Video

We share our 12 year, 40,000 doctor experience preventing physician burnout and our corporate wellness strategy template.

The Webinar is Ideal For:

  • Chief Wellness Officers
  • Wellness Champions
  • C-suite and other Senior Healthcare Leaders
  • All Physicians, Staff and Administrators interested in playing a role in the Wellness Strategy going forward

If you understand WHY

- the health and wellness of your people are critical to the survival of your organization

Let us show you HOW

- to build a proactive organization-wide wellness strategy NOW

Register for the Webinar Replay Here


Learn How to Design and Deploy your Organization's Wellness Strategy in our Blueprint Webinar

Tags: physician wellness, Physician Burnout, Physician Leadership