Saturday, August 13, 2016

Physician Burnout: More than Half!?

I'm listening to a presentation about this topic at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Annual Members Assembly in a room full of brilliant people- Family Physicians. Are 63% of them burned out, as the Mayo Clinic study indicated in 2015?  If so, how does that impact their ability to help people?  To lead an organization?  To innovate enough to find solutions to health care problems and physician burnout?

Practicing Family Medicine is an incredible privilege.  It's still fun.  Medicare administration and other insurance administrative overload is killing it for more than half of family physicians.

Many physicians are looking for relief.  Mostly in the wrong place, since more are getting burned out (was 51%, now 63%).

Is there hope?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thankful and Grateful: Practice Makes Perfect

I thank God frequently.  I'm thankful for the blessings I've received.  I'm grateful for parts of things. I'm grateful for people.
Even this computer--I'm grateful for it.
I practice being thankful and grateful, which may lead to improvement.
I'm even grateful for "Yes, But" .people, as long as they speak in the middle of a meeting and not the end.

And flowers, music and children.
And old people.  And the republicans and the democrats and Hillary and Donald..I'm  thankful.

What about you?