Can a wearable device diagnose Physician Burnout?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Can a wearable medical device diagnose physician burnout in real time?

Seems like a legitimate question right? And a wearable device is so much more scientific, high tech and sexy than your attending asking you how you are doing today ... right? 

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are getting ready to start a trial with a wristband wearable medical device - to see if it can diagnose burnout in internal medicine residents. 

Let's lift up the hood and examine the details of this study protocol released this week. Does it make sense? Could it make a difference?

Tags: stop physician burnout


Physician Burnout Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Several times a month reporters and writers ask me questions about physician burnout. 

Many times they are the same questions -  natural, logical, seemingly simple questions about burnout in physicians.

It does make sense that they would ask me in particular. I have ten years, 175 organizations and over 40,000 doctors experience in coaching and training people to recognize and prevent physician burnout.

With that background many reporters think I can rattle off the answers in a way that wraps a bow on the whole issue.  They don't understand two key points.

Tags: Physician Burnout, stop physician burnout


Work Life Balance for Physicians – Three Steps to Saying NO with Elegance and Grace

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance for Doctors – the Power of a Positive “NO”

Choosing to go to medical school and become a Physician is a lot like inviting an 800 pound gorilla to be a permanent house guest. Gorillas are big, take up a lot of space, eat all your food and are not house trained … so there are messes to clean up every week.

Your quality of life - for you and your family - will depend in large part on a skill you will never learn in your medical education; how to say the two letter magic word of life balance. That word is "NO".

In this blog post, let me teach you when, where and how to say, "NO" with some elegance and grace.

Tags: stop physician burnout, physician work life balance, physician communication skills


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


Physicians On Purpose Podcast 002 - Mark Jaben MD  - Vision Strategy Tactics

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physicians on Purpose Podcast 002
Dr. Mark Jaben and the Vision-Strategy-Tactics Word Stack

Whenever you want to make change in your life or your practice ...
You are working with a group/team of people and you want to make sure they are pulling in the same direction ...

This Word Stack will Save Your Bacon

Tags: stop physician burnout, physicians on purpose, Podcast