Physician Burnout and COVID-19 Stress Survey - 3 Takeaways

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Become an Effective Physician Wellness Champion

Back in the good old days - March of this year - recall that physician burnout rates had been hovering in the 40% range for  years.

And along comes the Corona. We all feel the additional stress of the current Pandemic chaos - each in our own way.

And physicians being scientists at heart, you may have asked, "is there any research on COVID-19 impact on the pre-existing burnout epidemic in physicians ?"

With some recent article/study releases the answer is now "Yes".

Tags: Physician Burnout, Pandemic


Stop Physician Burnout - the Pandemic Profit Crater & the Sine Wave Delusion

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Let me show you a classic bean counter leadership delusion that is already increasing front-line physician burnout here in the USA.

The Sine Wave Delusion happens when a physician leader does not understand patient care and assumes financial losses can be made up easily if we just spin the doctor hamster wheels faster. 

Tags: Physician Leadership, stop physician burnout, physician burnout video training, Pandemic


COVID-19 Fake News Tsunami - what do you say to your patients?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Most physicians are scientists. We believe in evidence based recommendations and do our best to persuade by logic. Right?

Unfortunately, not all humans are scientists. Not all can be persuaded by our Public Health Jedi Mind Tricks. 
When fear, deliberate misinformation, conspiracy theories, fake news and partisan politics are pumped into everyone's cell phone at the speed of light --- things get strange quickly. 

Two signs this will not end well.

Tags: Physician Burnout, Pandemic


Physician Practice Satisfaction and COVID-19 - Reduce or Reveal

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

That's the thing about a Pandemic, you get to take a closer look at all aspects of your life in a new light.

The stress of this once-in-a-lifetime (we hope) virus is relentless - at work, at home, in your community and across the globe. Everything has been put under the magnifying glass -  the public health system, your political beliefs, your family relationships and most of all - your practice. 

Specifically, your Level of Satisfaction with your practice.

Until COVID-19, you may have been cruising along on autopilot in what you thought were "normal circumstances". Sure, the flow of your practice day had some hiccups, pinch points, friction ... but you were able to muscle your way through - and your take home pay was good enough.

How about now, 3 1/2 months after the coronavirus lowered the boom on the healthcare industry. How are you feeling about your practice right now?

I have three quick questions for you. 

Tags: stop physician burnout, Pandemic, physician practice satisfaction


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