Work Life Balance for Physicians Power Tool - Scheduled Spontaneity

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance for Physicians – the power of “Scheduled Spontaneity”

When it comes to work-life balance for physicians, it's up to you. Left to its own devices, your career/practice will naturally dominate your larger life.

The two prime directives we learn in our medical education:
The Patient Comes First
and Never Show Weakness
virtually guarantee work will always come out on top. 

Work Life Balance is a task only you can accomplish. You must force the issue. Make it happen.

Fortunately the tools for this task are simple and the weekly life balancing process only takes a few minutes.

Tags: physician burnout prevention, Dike Drummond MD, Physician Burnout, Work Life Balance, physician burnout treatment, Physician Coaching


Physician Burnout - Who Will Save Us

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout - Who will Save Us?

Let's talk about what to do when you finally realize you are on your own, that no one and nothing is coming to rescue you.


In most burnout blog posts and comments on the internet, physicians do the same thing - blame, justify and complain about the work stresses we are under.

  • Our struggles and frustrations are real
  • Our concerns are 100% legitimate
  • And yet pointing fingers and playing the victim will only keep you stuck DEEP in Einstein's Insanity Trap

Learn More:

235 Proven Tools for Your Burnout Prevention Strategy

The latest survey shows over 60% of doctors suffering from symptomatic burnout on any given office day. New levels of work stress seem to pile on each week. We all daydream of a lifeline, a rescue, a refuge, a break.

It is as if we are locked high in the castle tower, at the mercy of our evil captors - EMR, MOC, Preauths, RVU production quotas, the Call Center is a mess, and my Inbox is overflowing like a plugged toilet. Surely someone has dispatched a knight in shining armor to free us from this torment.

All of these concerns are true and valid AND understand one thing ...

Complaining and dreaming of a rescue is Playing the Victim - Pure and Simple

There is no one and nothing coming to save you

This yearning only distracts you from saving yourself

Let me set a framework for addressing burnout effectively - the straightest path to meaningful change in your work day and your organization.

So you can release the urge to blame, justify and complain,
hear that little voice calling you to take back your practice,
and know how to get started. 


Tags: physician burnout prevention, Dike Drummond MD, Physician Burnout, physician stress, Physician Leadership


Practice Reset Online Workshop - Design and Build Your New Normal

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

[Next Workshop Starts February 1st, 2021]
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As the layers of COVID-19 chaos and disruption march through your life and practice, you have a choice on where you focus your attention.

You could play defense -- cover your eyes, nose, ears and mouth and hang on - white knuckle your way to the light at the end of the tunnel or even pray for a rescue.

If that's what you choose, inevitably someone else will draw up your new job description in the wake of the pandemic and tell you what to do - once again. 


WE INVITE YOU to our next Practice Reset Online Workshop. Whether you want to tweak, reset or even escape your current practice, the chaos of 2020 and COVID-19 means there has never been a better time to get started than right now.

Tags: Dike Drummond MD, Physician Burnout, Pandemic


The 13 Impact Layers of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

COVID-19 is a Worthy Adversary - We count 13 Layers of Impact that will spool out over time.


It is easy to focus on the impact of the acute disease and the early economic effects, but just wait, there is more.

Those are just two of the 13 separate layers of negative impact from this crisis. The long tail of the pandemic's impact will last several years at a minimum and only if there is no wave two - please!

Tags: Dike Drummond MD, Physician Burnout, physician burnout videos, Pandemic


The Quadruple Aim and - Where We Stand in 299 Words

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The Quadruple Aim

Guiding Principle:

The only authentic foundation for high quality, low cost medical care and an optimal patient experience
-- is the health and wellbeing of the doctors and staff who provide the care.

The Quadruple Aim
Provides a Triple Competitive Advantage

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Organizations who take better care of their providers and staff, create three distinct advantages over their regional competition.

1) You will become the Provider of Choice to local patients and local payors. Patients will notice your caring and quality. Payors will see superior quality metrics. You will stand out from the crowd.

2) You will become the Employer of Choice for the local unaffiliated doctors because of your culture and more efficient systems of care. It will be easier to recruit and retain quality providers.

3) You will become a more Nimble, Stable and Adaptable Organization going forward for two simple reasons. Your Quadruple Aim focus provides the enterprise with naturally higher levels of trust and engagement and much lower turnover rates.

Learn from our experience with over 170 organizations and 30,000 physicians to date
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Realize the Quadruple Aim is a nested phenomenon - like the famous Russian dolls. 

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