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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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Developing Resilience in Medicine

Resilience, it’s the thing that makes a shitty situation feel rather normal. It just has this connotation as if it’s something unique which only a few people possess. Still, our modern culture loves it when you can develop some skill or a unique advantage. It makes stand out among the backdrop of 7 billion people […]

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Guidelines to Regulate Physicians

In the late 90’s we started pushing for pain to be the next vital sign. These guidelines pressured many physicians to increase their opioid prescribing rates. Guidelines to regulate physicians and their clinical habits has become an epidemic since the evolution of EHR’s. By the early 2000’s patients learned about online pharmacies and learned that […]

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Economic Violence Against Doctors

Doctors are not poor but heavily dependent on their medical licenses in order to earn an income. More so than anyone else in another profession, our licenses mean everything to us. We spend over a decade to get to a place where we can see patients independently. This license is what’s used to inflict economic […]

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Financial Self-Sufficiency and Career Satisfaction in Medicine

An urgent care doctor works hard for their money – most of it isn’t even the kind of work they signed up for. When they chose a medical career path they assumed that they would be seeing patient, treating illness, and spending the majority of their time face to face with the sick. We got […]