Our first LIVE and IN-PERSON Personal Wellness Retreat since COVID - Join us in June in Utah

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

I have some exciting news about our first Live and In-Person Personal  Wellness Retreat since 2019 ... Retreat dates are June 16 - 22, 2024. 


Our Retreat Hub sits in Kanab, Utah at a spot equidistant from three national parks

  • Grand Canyon
  • Bryce Canyon
  • [and the hoodoo forest!]
  • and Zion

We will hike in a different park each day ...
and have daily short trainings to learn proven tools to ...

  • get home sooner
  • build life balance
  • be the eye of the storm
  • and build your Ideal Practice
  • (19 CME/CEU's available)

And take a whole week off to rest, recharge, rejuvenate and make a bunch of new friends.

Tags: physician wellness, stop physician burnout, physician wellness retreat


Physician Wellbeing Habit #2 Be the Eye of the Storm (CME)

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The hidden patterns in Physician Wellness

As a physician coach since 2010, I focus on helping physicians build a much better practice and become a much more effective leader.

At this point, I have been extremely fortunate to accumulate 40,000 doctors worth of coaching and training experience since 2010. It has been a rich and rewarding learning experience.

This perspective has revealed clear patterns  -- a set of habits nearly all happy, healthy physicians use to create and maintain that positive state, even in these very difficult times. Without these habits to protect your connection to Purpose as a Lightworker, physician burnout is a constant threat to you and your family. 

This is the latest in a series of posts about these Seven  Habits of Physician Wellbeing.

Tags: physician wellness, physician wellbeing


How to talk to the C-Suite about Physician Wellness (CME)

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

As working conditions in the front-lines of healthcare continue to deteriorate, you may choose to speak up to your senior leaders.

What can you say to make them take notice and do something about the overwhelm, short staffing, burnout and the digital overload of the average work day?

Do you trust yourself to talk with your CMO about these issues without losing your temper?

Let me show you a power question that actually allows you to see the future of your organization.

I have discussed physician wellness and corporate burnout prevention strategy with nearly 1000 leadership teams since 2010. Here are the strategy and questions I use in these crucial conversations.

The answer to the first question below will give you two important insights:

  • Is my practice safe here in the long term?
  • Will this organization survive the boomer doctor retirement cliff and still be in business in 2030?

Tags: physician wellness


The 7 Habits of Physician Wellbeing

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

This is Blog Post #415 - The full library is Here

I launched my website and physician coaching practice back in 2010.

Since then our team has trained and coached over 40,000 doctors to recognize, prevent and recover from burnout.

Along the way, our work has revealed what I believe to be a universal set of habits that create a state of wellbeing and satisfaction in practicing physicians - no matter what your specialty or how many hats you wear at work.

Tags: physician wellness, physician wellbeing


The central role your job plays in physician quality of life

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

When optimizing physician wellbeing and happiness, it helps to view a doctor's life in four layers: 


Let's look at them one at a time so we can see where the typical block to a physician's happiness lies.

Tags: physician wellness, physician quality of life


The One Question that Reveals Your Level of Physician Wellness

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Six Weeks to a More Satisfying Practice

Our Group Coaching Program Begins Monday August 14th
Learn More and Join Us

Just one question and a deep breath can give you the key metric for your personal level of physician wellness.

This question is worded to ask your heart and soul to calculate the balance between ...

  • The daily time and energy you devote to your job
  • The meaning, purpose and impact those efforts create
  • Your level of life balance
  • R.O.I. - as in "is this worth all I do - and everything I have done to get here"?

All of this is bundled into the question below:

Tags: physician wellness


Is this Live Training a Physician Burnout Vaccine?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

How can a one-hour training at a Medical Staff Meeting change a doctor's life?

Several times a month I meet a doctor who tells me,

"I saw you at a Medical Staff meeting (six) years ago.
I want you to know you changed my life.
I wouldn't have made it without that night and your book.
My wife/husband said I had to make sure I told you."

What a pleasure and a true honor to know that what we did together made a positive difference for that doctor's practice, their patients and their family. Wow!

And none of it was by accident.

All of our trainings are designed for immediate impact for anyone who is ready for change.

Tags: physician wellness, stop physician burnout, physician wellness training


Our Physician Wellness Strategy Template

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Our Quadruple Aim Blueprint Webinar
The Blueprint for your Physician Wellness Strategy
Register for the Complete Webinar Replay Video

We share our 12 year, 40,000 doctor experience preventing physician burnout and our corporate wellness strategy template.

The Webinar is Ideal For:

  • Chief Wellness Officers
  • Wellness Champions
  • C-suite and other Senior Healthcare Leaders
  • All Physicians, Staff and Administrators interested in playing a role in the Wellness Strategy going forward

If you understand WHY

- the health and wellness of your people are critical to the survival of your organization

Let us show you HOW

- to build a proactive organization-wide wellness strategy NOW

Register for the Webinar Replay Here


Learn How to Design and Deploy your Organization's Wellness Strategy in our Blueprint Webinar

Tags: physician wellness, Physician Burnout, Physician Leadership


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.

Tags: physician wellness, Physician Burnout, Physician Retreat


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

Tags: physician wellness, stop physician burnout, physician wellbeing