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Physician stress is omnipresent, and overwhelming. You’ve probably heard that a regular mindfulness or meditation practice will reduce stress, increase happiness, and make it easier for your to deal effectively with the daily challenges you face. But a lot of my physician coaching clients–and professionals in general–have a hard time starting a meditation practice.
Mindfulness To Ease Physician Stress–Its Not One Size Fits All
When I mention mindfulness or meditation, you probably think of a monk or yogi sitting cross-legged on the floor, chanting a mantra. And …read more
Patients consider many things when choosing a physician. Insurance, availability, location, cost, and reputation all factor in to the patient’s choice. And while there are many things you can do to make your practice more accessible, one of the best ways to keep patients–and get referrals–is through cultivating trust. Out of all physician leadership skills, trust is key.
Physician Leadership Skills 101: Trust
It isn’t as easy to cultivate as it sounds, yet trust is an essential skill for physician leaders to cultivate. Failure to cultivate trust …read more
Physician burnout has been getting a lot of attention lately. One 3rd-year medical student I know told me that half his class has already dropped out. The New York Times ran an article a few weeks ago about why physician burnout is happening at such high rates, and offered some ideas to address the problem. With the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act and the additional administrative burdens it places on physicians, it’s not likely that physician burnout will disappear any time soon.
Physicians who lack …read more