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How Will YOU Stick the Landing on this Life of Purpose?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

This is such an important question that only you can answer.

  • You started this journey at the Lightworker's Fork in the Road when you made the extraordinary choice to go to medical school.

  • Survived the 7 - 16 years of the medical education process.

  • Have practiced the craft of a helper and healer to the best of your ability, despite EMR and all the other distractions of the Whirlwind of your practice.

Yet, when it comes to the final chapter of a physician's life, most of us play a perpetual game of "kick the can down the road". With 45% of US Physicians age 55 and older - a total of nearly 420,000 doctors in all - this should be one of the most common topics of discussion between doctors. We both know it is not!

Tags: stop physician burnout

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US Healthcare Staffing Crisis Worsens. Is Mass Boomer Doc Retirement Wave Next

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

"the worst U.S. health-care labor crisis in memory"

The Healthcare Staffing Crisis Hit the Front Page at Bloomberg this week.

Tags: stop physician burnout, Covid19

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Do Not Abandon Hope - Physician Update 9-26-2021 Four Positive Trends

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Here in what we hope are the waning days of the Delta Surge in COVID, there is so much physician stress, burnout and pessimism in the USA.

We talk with hundreds of physicians and physician leaders each week. Starting about a month ago ... despair, true fear about the future of your practice and a clear deer in the headlights quality started to color these conversations - for obvious reasons.

Tags: stop physician burnout, Covid19

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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is 9-17. Here are great New Resources

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

New Resources to Prevent Physician Suicide from a Powerful New Coalition - Please Download and Share

Physician Suicide Awareness Day is September 17th, 2021

Tags: stop physician burnout, physician suicide

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COVID-19 Poetry Expresses Lightworker's Rage at the Insanity of These Times

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

This is a poem written by a physician after reflecting on a veteran who died of gallstone pancreatitis because of the ICU bed shortage due to unvaccinated COVID-19 patients.

(image by @bozorgmehrhosseinpour)
 
Sometimes only poetry can express adequately.

Tags: stop physician burnout, Covid19

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