Burned out or tuned in

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Years ago, when I practiced family medicine, I was so burned out I felt crispy. I stumbled through a maze of challenges, self-doubt and shaming before emerging at the other end, satisfied with what I created, grateful for what I was doing and financially stable.

According to research by Tait Shanafelt, Director of the Stanford WellMD Center and Chief Wellness Officer for Stanford Medicine, about 53 percent of all physicians experience burnout. For doctors in its clutches, the best recipe for recovery comes from within, not from a mythical knight in shining armor who appears from nowhere. I know this now, based on more than 2,100 hours of coaching physician leaders: Your satisfaction and happiness are your responsibility. 
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