Doctor Patient Communication – The Universal Upset Patient Protocol

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Doctor Patient Communication – The Universal Upset Patient Protocol

[ here's our Patient Communication Library page ]

Doctor Patient Communication can be a significant source of stress in the average office … especially when we are dealing with upset patients or angry patients.

When was the last time you had a REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE interaction with an angry or upset patient?

You didn’t know what to do or say and it left a bad taste in your mouth for days. When it comes to this type of difficult doctor patient communication – upset patients & angry patients – they can REALLY add to your stress as a practicing physician.

Tags: Physician Coaching

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Physician Burnout's Highest and Best Use

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout's highest and best use

From within the misery of physician burnout it is difficult to see, but there is a purpose to this suffering. Burnout actually has a highest and best use.

When you use your stress and burnout as fuel for transformation -- when you do a good job of burning out, you will look back on this as an important turning point in your life. A turning point for the better.

Tags: Physician Burnout, Physician Coaching

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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
Since We Started Back in April of 2020

Support Physicians, Nurses and all other Healthcare Lightworkers as we navigate this crisis together.

45 CALLS and 1131 PARTICIPANTS TO DATE

EVERY SATURDAY
10AM - NOON Pacific Time here in the USA
NEXT CALL IS 4/24/2021

(Here is a Time Zone Converter)


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

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

Tags: Physician Coaching, stop physician burnout, lightworkers forum

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RESILIENCE Won't Save you now - you need a New You for the New Normal on the far side of this COVID19 Pandemic

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

I have talked to hundreds of physicians in the last six weeks and two things are consistent.

1) Everyone knows the Old Normal is gone. There is no going back.

Once we get through the infectious disease crisis, round two of COVID-19 is the economic impact on your organization. Can you be certain at all what your practice will look like this time next year?

2) AND YET ... Most doctors don't want the Old Normal back again in the first place. 

No one is longing for a return of the good old days of EMR overwhelm, the fee-for-service hamster wheel, Pajama Time documentation at home and burnout rates of 50% and more. Who wants that back again? Isn't there a better way?

Isn't there a way to practice your craft as a helper, healer, caregiver and Lightworker without so much waste and brain damage??

The answer is YES - we know it to be true. And yet, the New Normal is completely unclear at this time. There is a chasm to cross.

Tags: Physician Coaching, physician resilience, Pandemic

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Drop in Group Coaching/Support This Weekend - the Lightworker's Gathering

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Seattle, Washington Friday, March 27th, 2020

Here in Phase One of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have been in touch with dozens of doctors and leaders in our network.

Things are stressed, chaotic, disjointed weird, dangerous, unique and confusing ... and all of us know this will be a prolonged siege rather than a two week skirmish.  

We are all beginning to realize the depth of the transition we are facing.

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There will be no returning to NORMAL here. If you think we will be back to the good old days of "the way things were last year" at some point in the future ... let me be the first to gently show you that is not going to happen.

Unfortunately the NEW NORMAL is still unformed, unclear and swirling in the midst of the acute crisis.

What does this mean for you personally, for your family, your practice, your career?

Great questions ... with embryonic answers beginning to emerge.

Let's get together and talk about it all.

I will be holding drop in group coaching hours on Saturday and Sunday from 9 - 11 AM Pacific Time here in the USA.

No cost
No obligation
A group conversation within our TheHappyMD community

Tags: Physician Coaching, stop physician burnout

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