Stop Physician Burnout: TheHappiest Doctors Build this Venn Diagram

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

In this post I will show you a shortcut to more happiness in your busy life as a physician … by teaching you how to overcome your doctor programming and build your own personal Venn Diagram of Physician Happiness.

The happiest doctors I know understand there is a Venn Diagram for career satisfaction.

By conscious planning or sheer luck, the happiest doctors have maximized the overlap of the two circles of the Venn.

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Right now you probably only see one of the circles.
Let me show you the second circle that will serve as a springboard to more happiness in your career.

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$103M Now Available from HHS for Your Physician Wellness Program - Will You Apply?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The first significant US government funding to study interventions to prevent physician and other healthcare worker burnout has just been made public.

A total of $103 Million is NOW AVAILABLE

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE if you want to snag one of these grants. 

  • You only have until August 30th to submit completed grant applications.
  • Average size appears to be north of $2M per grant.

Contact Us Today for help in the design and implementation of your project and building the grant application.

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How to Build a Conscious Relationship With Your Career as a Physician

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The Medical Education Process Drives Each of Us to an ALL-IN Relationship With Our Career - for better and for worse.

This exclusive career focus is one of the primary causes of burnout - especially for employee physicians - and is often not healthy for you and your family.

  • If you look to the modern practice of medicine as the single source for all the money, meaning and purpose in your life as a default setting
  • And if this singular focus is resulting in stress, frustration, despair, fantasies of quitting medicine altogether or retiring early

There are other choices available that would be healthier for you and your family. When we are coaching over-stressed physicians, making a conscious choice on your relationship with your practice of medicine is one of the most common mindset changes we teach and can be a true career saving move for a doctor teetering on the edge of burnout.

In this episode of the Physicians On Purpose Podcast we discuss the options available and how to make the mindset shift that will make all the difference. 

You can decide just what you rely on your practice for - in the context of your larger life.

Options include:

  • ALL-IN

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Are You Seeing this Delusional Behavior from Your Leadership Team??

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

We call it the SINE WAVE DELUSION and it goes like this:

  • Your organization lost money in the last year because of lower patient visit and surgery volumes due to COVID-19. It was a Pandemic Profit Crater.

  • The leadership team cut your support staff in an effort to cut expenses/save money. Keep the ship afloat, weather the storm was the thinking. Mission accomplished, you are still here.

  • Now they expect you to make up the income shortfall by producing higher patient visit volumes and RVU's than ever before, without giving you back the support staff to hit those production targets. Just Spin that Gerbil Wheel Faster! If you can see even more patients with lower staff expense, we will be able to make up last years losses. Come on, you are a team player aren't you?

  • And now doctors are quitting. Burned out and bloodied, many labeled as disruptive. It is the healthiest thing to do for you and your family in many cases.

  • You haven't quit yet - and the thought of abandoning your patients, staff and colleagues keeps you rooted to your current practice, despite these lunatic work expectations.

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How to Talk to Senior Leaders About a Corporate Physician Wellness Strategy

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Just how do you begin a conversation with your senior leadership team about building out a Corporate Physician Wellness Strategy?

What is the best way to bring up the staggering costs of physician burnout and the benefits of a corporate physician wellness strategy -- if your senior leaders are not already engaged in this dialog?

We have supported hundreds of doctors around the world who act as physician wellbeing insurgents in their organization - working hard to get the attention of the C-Suite on the need for a burnout prevention strategy at the level of the organization. 

Learn from our 10 years and over 175 organization experience in these critically important discussions. 

In Physicians On Purpose (POP) Podcast #18...

    • Learn how to start the conversation on a level playing field of shared understanding.
    • Learn the 3 competitive advantages of physician wellbeing.
    • Learn where to get backup and support on HOW to get started on your organizations strategy.
All in ... POP PODCAST #25:

Talking With Senior Leaders about a Corporate Physician Wellness Strategy

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