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physician leadership, burnout, clinician experience project

Leadership In The First Person

Successful leaders often talk about how the first person you should lead is yourself. But, what does that actually look like and how can this help clinicians lead teams more effectively? We asked...
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Inspiration in Every Room

"I am struck with the gap in our knowledge and in our training for actually caring for patients” — Chris Rumery, MD Our purpose as a clinician community is clear and present in every member story...
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Unexpected Rewards

“I like to remember something really positive that’s happened on a shift, even the smallest things remind me of why I went into medicine."— Bob Czincila, DO Because of our members, The Clinician...
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The Non-adherent

Q: My colleagues and I agree that more patient education can improve adherence, but it’s really a challenge to work the extra time it takes into our short visits. Our adherence rates need work,...
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A Vocation Or A Job?

Q: Recently, I heard a physician speaker claim that the reason he wasn’t burned out was because he looked at being a physician as a job rather than a vocation. His comment created quite a stir...
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Connections That Combat Burnout

Q: I recently took over as Chief Medical Officer. One of my priorities will be to address the growing issue of physician burnout we are experiencing within our organization. The first challenge...
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Tune Into What Matters Most

For Ed Paul, MD, practicing and teaching medicine isn’t a job. It’s not even a career — it is a calling. Sir William Osler said, “We must promote compassion, courage, and wisdom among our...
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Burnout. Getting Better or Worse?

Q: An article circulating around our clinic on the subject of physician burnout and well-being ruffled a few feathers. One of our more - let’s say, “senior” surgeons - proudly stated, “In my day...
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Separating The Art Vs. The Work Of Medicine

Q: I still care about my patients, but not sure if I love practicing medicine? A: Unfortunately, many physicians share your sentiment. It’s important to recognize the elements of our jobs that we...
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Non-Compliance: The Price We Pay for High-Cost Treatment

Q: Should we be discussing cost with our patients and if so, how? A: Cost, and medication cost in particular, are often cited by patients as their primary hurdles to treatment adherence. And we...
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Simple Pleasures

Every day, and all day if he had his way, my son plays with his good buddies and neighbors, Max and Milo. They are thick as thieves, a veritable neighborhood mosh pit of sporting equipment, dirt...
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In Good Hands

“You’re in good hands.” It’s a phrase often associated with patient care. We all want to be assured that we are being taken care of by the best possible person for the job. Paddy Barrett, MD,...
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