The Only Question about Physician Wellness You Need to Ask

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Even in a Year Like This ... Physician Wellness Leaders are More Important than Ever ... here's why ...

We are nowhere near the end of the human suffering and massive economic impact of the pandemic of 2020.

The Old Normal is gone. It is all hands on deck - as you treat COVID-19 patients directly or are working to ramp your practice back up again. 

The New Normal has yet to emerge from the whirlwind.

And I keep getting the same answer to this question from everyone I meet.

"Do you think when this is all over and a Post-Covid healthcare delivery system reassembles itself ...
that the health and wellbeing of the physicians and staff
will be MORE or LESS Important going forward?"

Now is the time to get the skills and support to be an effective Wellness Champion. 

I am convinced the organizations who take the best care of their people will be the winners in a Post-Covid world. And I know you want to play a role in the physician wellness movement. 

Let us teach you a proven set of skills for wellness at three levels: for yourself, your teams and your entire organization. When the dust settles, you can lay down a coordinated Wellness Strategy for your people. 


The Quadruple Aim Physician Leadership Retreat is Live and In Person in Seattle, September 24 - 27.

BUT YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED YET !

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician wellness, physician wellness retreat, dike drummond md, Physician burnout, physician wellness champion

Does National Academy Consensus Statement set stage for a Physician Wellness Turning Point?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Will recent recommendations of the National Academy of Medicine cause meaningful action to address the burnout epidemic?

What do you think?
 
What are the odds this six pound consensus statement will change your daily experience of seeing patients and dealing with the digital Whirlwind of your work day any time soon?
  • Will we look back 10 years from now and say 2020 is when everything changed?
  • Do calls for a "positive work environment" mean anything when there are no recommendations on HOW to accomplish that feat? 
  • What happens in the C-suite when this call to address physician burnout clashes with the organization's drive to maximize profit and shareholder value? (even non-profits must have a margin!)
Those questions will only be answered in hindsight, years from now.
 
And we believe it is important you see and understand the recommendations being made on your behalf by this impressive gathering of "experts".
 
=============
Get Your Corporate Physician Wellness Strategy
WellMDWorks 3-Step Process is at This Link
=============
 

In this blog post let's do two things:

1) Look at a sampling of specific recommendations and what they could mean to you. I promise to focus only on those few sentences in the 300 pages most likely to effect you directly.

2) Give you a copy of the full recommendations so you can do two things:

    1. Print off two copies and carry them with you at all times.
    2. So when the opportunity arises, you can drop them on your CEO/CMO/CFO's desk and ask that they be adopted in your organization. If your boss can be influenced by consensus statements like this, you want to be ready for their teachable moment
READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician wellness, stop physician burnout, physician wellbeing, clinician wellbeing

Quadruple Aim Physician Leadership Retreat 2020 Dates are Set

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The Training and Support to become an Effective Physician Wellness Champion

Our 2020 dates are set for both Spring and Fall deliveries of the Quadruple Aim Physician Leadership Retreat. Check your schedule now to see which date works for you.  

============
Get Complete Retreat Details Here
Including How to SAVE $500 as an Early Bird
============

If you are being called to lead the Physician Wellness movement, this unique training and comprehensive support system are keys to your effectiveness.

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician wellness, physician leadership, quadruple aim, physician wellness champion

Chief Wellness Officer - CWO - does your organization need one?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Chief Wellness Officer - CWO - does your organization need one?

It is all the rage in leadership circles these days. The mucky mucks are all in agreement. If your organization is serious about preventing burnout, the very first thing you need to do is appoint a Chief Wellness Officer - and watch the angry, dark clouds of burnout lift - revealing the rainbows and unicorns of a happy, healthy physician workforce.

Quad Aim Physician Leader Retreat


This is Magical Thinking of the highest order

Let's drink the CWO KoolAide for just a moment ... to recognize it is just another version of checking a box.

This C-Suite executive will be your savior, your cavalry cresting the ridge, your knight in shining armor, your hero among the bean counters. At the very least, they should be able to stop the rest of the C-suite from hammering the doctors into little tiny pieces.

Would your people or your organization actually benefit from installing a Chief Wellness officer - CWO

The answer of course is "IT DEPENDS"
[ And for 99% of healthcare organizations a CWO is a distraction from building a wellness program in the first place ]

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician wellness, Physician burnout, quadruple aim, physician leadership retreat, physician wellness champion, chief wellness officer

Silly things physician leaders say about Physician Burnout - Part One

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

"We can't talk about physician burnout, everyone will go part time"

==========
This is Blog Post #275
Complete Blog Library is Here
==========

This article kicks off a mini-series of blog posts documenting my experience of Silly Things Physician Leaders Say About Physician Burnout. This first example is a great place to begin - a surprisingly frequent CMO/CEO exclamation - often used as justification for continued attempts to ignore the obvious presence of physician burnout.

[ Key Resource: CLICK HERE for our Corporate Support Services ]

============

"We can't talk about physician burnout, everyone will go part time"

That is a major subconscious fear of some healthcare administrators and physician leaders. Sometimes they will actually say these same words to your face. If you happen to be the wellness champion in your organization, that statement is usually part of a paragraph that includes "things were OK around here until you showed up".

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician wellness, physician leadership, stop physician burnout

Quadruple Aim FAIL Diary: How to Sabotage Your Physician Wellness Program From the Start

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Quadruple Aim FAIL Diary:
How to Sabotage Your Physician Wellness Program From the Start

Healthcare's new Quadruple Aim recognizes happy, healthy patients can only come from happy healthy doctors. Quadruple Aim leaders understand that taking better care of your doctors is mandatory for successful organizations in the future.

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician wellness, physician leadership

Physician Wellness - What is the Level of Expertise in Your Organization

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Wellness - What is the Level of Expertise in Your Organization?

In this post let me show you two important new developments in the prevention of physician burnout.

1) The definition of Five Levels of Expertise in Physician Well-being as proposed by Tait Shanafelt et al in an important new study.

2) A new way for your organization to leap frog to LEVEL FIVE in a single step.

Take a look at the table below and LEAVE A COMMENT telling us the level of your organization's expertise in preventing physician burnout.

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician wellness, stop physician burnout, quadruple aim

Physician Wellness Retreat and the Float Plane Bucket List Dance [video]

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The 2013 Heart of the Healer Physician Wellness Retreat was an amazing time on Orcas Island over our four days together in September

We worked on our Ideal Life and Ideal Practice Descriptions and created BIG and Little Bucket Lists ... with yoga and meditation in the mornings and whale watching and mountain hiking in the afternoons. All in the best summer weather of the year.

Here is a video of the cherry on top of the whole experience - our Float Plane flight back to Civilization

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician burnout prevention, physician wellness, physician wellness retreat, heart of the healer, Physician burnout

Physician Burnout – Breaking out of Survival Mode

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout and How To Break Out of Survival Mode

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician burnout prevention, physician wellness, Physician burnout, intention journaling, survival mode

Physician Wellness – Why It’s Such a Struggle

Posted by Dike Drummond MD


Physician Wellness – Let’s abandon the struggle and just let doctors do what they do best.

READ MORE NOW

Tags: physician burnout prevention, physician wellness, dike drummond, Physician burnout, physician burnout treatment, physician wellness definition


New call-to-action

Subscribe to Email Updates