Dike Drummond MD

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A Sign for Our Times

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

I saw this lobby sign for a hospital in Indiana this week on LinkedIn and had to share it with you.

In these divisive and politicized times, all of us coping with a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, this language and sentiment seemed to cut straight to the point.

This is a place of healing and, if healing is not possible, a space where we all deal with disease, suffering, death and dying.

Please be intentional with your energy. 

This sign feels like a little cosmic mirror at the front door of the hospital. Take a quick look in the mirror and make sure your attitude is adjusted before you walk into this sacred space.

Tags: stop physician burnout, Covid19


Healthcare Leaders - 3 Questions on Physician Wellbeing

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

These 3 Questions for Senior Healthcare Leaders will reveal their opinions on the importance of Physician Wellbeing.

Sometimes it is darn difficult to tell whether your leaders understand and/or care about the stresses you are under.

  • The impact of COVID-19 - either blowing up or shutting down your practice.
  • The pandemic induced losses of 2020 Q2 forcing you to take a pay cut and laying off your essential support staff.
  • The daily death by a thousand EMR clicks and keystrokes.
  • The weekly struggle to carve out some meaning from your practice whirlwind and build in some family time and life balance. 

If you can catch your CMO or CEO in a quiet moment, here are three questions that will reveal how they view your professional quality of life.

Tags: Physician Leadership, stop physician burnout


Lightworkers Forum Support Call Series - Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The Lightworker's Forum Support Call Series
Navigating the world wide COVID-19 Pandemic


To Support Physicians, Nurses and all other Healthcare Lightworkers as we navigate this crisis together and find a New Normal on the far shore.

We are Relaunching our ZOOM Drop-In Support Calls
10AM - NOON Pacific Time here in the USA 

(Here is a Time Zone Converter)


CLICK HERE to Get the ZOOM Link
and Join Us in the Lightworker Forum



Let's continue to support each other every weekend until a new normal becomes clear.

Tags: Physician Coaching, stop physician burnout, lightworkers forum


Lightworker Forum Resources Page

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Lightworker Forum Resources Page
- Crowd-sourced from our Weekend Lightworker Forum Mastermind Calls 


Tags: stop physician burnout, lightworkers forum


COVID-19 and Physician Burnout - Not Heroes or Saints - The Case Against Altruism

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

COVID-19 Stress and Physician Burnout - The Case Against Altruism

A recent article in the CMAJ exhorts doctors to "Emphasize the altruism of working in health care and serving of the greater good" in order to reconnect with purpose and make it through COVID-19.

I disagree and I am not alone. 

ALTRUISM and the HERO and SAINT PROJECTION onto healthcare workers in impossible working conditions, is dangerous and self defeating.

In this blog post let's examine the case against Altruism as a healthy core value in pandemic times.

Tags: stop physician burnout, Covid19