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Avoiding Suffering in Medicine

I’ve suffered enough practicing medicine. Over the past 2 years I decided it’s enough. This has been my recipe for avoiding suffering in the clinic.

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Bedside Manner for Independent Physician

I can’t just keep pretending and burn myself out. I care about patient care. This is how I’ll behave so that I’m fair to me and the patient.

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A Career Exit Strategy in Medicine

Medicine – not an easy career. But there are worse things to be than a doctor. At some point, it’s nice to know that you can exit your career. I think it’s best to have a plan rather than burn out from your career. Winding Down Your Career I’ve talked about alternative careers enough that […]

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Barometer for Burnout Recovery

It’s hard to know when you are burning out – most physicians have no idea they are in the midst of it. Once you’re burnt out, there is no mistaking it. But burnout recovery isn’t addressed enough, and it’s a personal journey of mine. I am not about to tell anyone here how to recover […]

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What’s an RVU?

Most physicians don’t understand what an RVU is. Myself included. But here are two short, great videos to explain it. It’s less critical that you memorize the details but understand the basics of how our work as physicians is valued in the US healthcare system.