Physician Burnout - Who Will Save Us

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout - Who will Save Us?

In this article you will learn why Physician Burnout is a Physician Leadership Issue and what to do when you realize no one is coming to rescue you.

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In articles and comments all over the internet, physicians do the same thing - blame, justify and complain about the work stresses we are under.

It is a futile show of frustration despite the fact that our concerns are legitimate.

On average 1 in 3 physicians are suffering from symptomatic burnout on any give office day. New levels of work stress seem to pile on each week. You can feel the longing to be rescued.

It is as if we are locked high in the castle tower, at the mercy of our evil captors - EMR, ICD-10 and Obamacare. Surely the king of everything that is right has dispatched a brave night to free us.

We shake our fists and ask "who is going to do something about this?" We dream of being rescued from these days of drudgery. This is not what we thought our practice would be like back in training.

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 brave knight coming to save you or anyone else

This 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.

In the end you will see that Burnout is a Physician Leadership issue.

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9 Reasons Physicians Hate EMR - The 2013 RAND Study

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

9 Reasons Physicians Hate EMR - Findings from the 2013 RAND/AMA Physician Satisfaction Study

Hot off the Presses.
The results of the Physician Satisfaction Study sponsored by the RAND corporation and the AMA became available this week and all 152 pages are a treasure trove of information on how to lower stress, prevent physician burnout and create more satisfaction in your organization.

In short ... this is the Physician's "Love It/Hate It" list for the Clinical Practice of Medicine here in 2013

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Physician Burnout Podcast Audio – From Doctor to Entrepreneur, My Story

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Physician Burnout Podcast Audio – Moving from Doctor to Entrepreneur

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Physician Burnout Symptoms and Gender Differences [Video]

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout Prevention Video Training #1

Physician Burnout vs. Normal Stress
=> How can you tell the difference between the “normal stress” of being a doctor and when you are experiencing Physician Burnout?

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Physician Leadership, Patient Flow and Team Huddle POWER Training

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Leadership POWER UP for your BID Team Huddle

- De-stress your day
- Get your work done more easily
… and get your Team to take on more of the work load happily …
with this POWER TRAINING for your BID Team Huddle

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Work Life Balance for Doctors – Day Hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance for Doctors – day hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

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