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203: How to Turn the Tide on Burnout with Nationally Renowned Expert Dr. Tina Shah

203: How to Turn the Tide on Burnout with Nationally Renowned Expert Dr. Tina Shah

September 29, 2022

“Burnout is an occupational condition, right? So, to try and treat burnout like a mental health condition and tell us, ‘Okay, something's wrong with you, just go seek mental health care’ is just not enough. There's this whole bucket of work where we really need to be supported when we have mental health issues, but it's not enough just to have this 24/7 hotline. You actually need to help us stay well while we're on the job.”

- Dr. Tina Shah

A lot of things have happened in healthcare over the last decade that have made it one of the hardest times ever to practice medicine in a sustainable way without burning out. This drove Dr. Tina Shah and some of her colleagues to come together to create actionable steps that healthcare organizations can take now to do their part to reduce physician burnout. In this episode, cohost and Lead Coach Jill Farmer speaks with Dr. Tina Shah about these actionable steps, and what drives Dr. Shah’s work on burnout in healthcare.

Dr. Tina Shah is a pulmonary and critical care physician with over ten years of experience in clinical burnout, health policy, and digital health. She recently served as senior advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General, where she was the chief architect of the nation's first strategy to address burnout and the great resignation among health workers. She's also served in the White House over two presidential administrations and, as an operator during the pandemic, oversaw the launch of telemedicine across a large health care system. Dr. Shah also now advises health systems and technology companies on how to redesign care for better outcomes while continuing to practice on the front lines in the ICU. She's a founding member of the National Academy of Medicine's Clinician Wellbeing Collaborative and recently hosted the country's premier conference on clinician burnout.

Although she did well in residency in terms of well-being, Dr. Shah reached a point during her pulmonary critical care fellowship that made her feel that she couldn’t go any further. This is a relatable feeling for many in medicine. 

Dr. Shah developed what she calls a top five hit list of recommendations to help combat physician burnout and we dive into them in detail. Adjusting expectations is fundamental, and the pandemic has forced the field to practice medicine in a completely different way, with different pressures attached. Improving documentation and technology is also key to making physicians’ jobs easier and decreasing the administrative burden. We talk about the concept of GROSS (getting rid of stupid stuff) and how it can improve physician satisfaction as well as radically rethinking staffing and scheduling. A healthcare facility’s EAP (employee assistance program) is simply not enough to combat physician burnout, and Dr. Shah’s advocacy is exactly what we need.

 

What’s Inside:

  • Dr. Shah’s journey and what inspired her to become an advocate for physician well-being.
  • The top five recommendations to combat burnout and enhance medical professional well-being on the job.
  • How technological enhancements can prevent physician stress and overwhelm.


Mentioned In This Episode:

DocWorking.com
ALL IN: WellBeing First for Healthcare
Surgeon General’s Advisory on Health Worker Burnout

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships.

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

If you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5-star review, we would be extremely grateful!

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202: Why Healthcare Professionals Need to Understand the Four Quadrants of Leadership

202: Why Healthcare Professionals Need to Understand the Four Quadrants of Leadership

September 22, 2022

So what Bolman and Deal end up saying is that managers live in the structural frame and the human resource frame. Basically, managers manage for stability and order, while leaders, yes, they are definitely performing in those four frames, but they can also switch the lens towards a political frame or a symbolic frame. So that is what makes them different from managers, because leaders lead for dramatic change, useful and dramatic change.
- Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

Leadership is something that many physicians and health care professionals find important. So many of us want to learn how we can be a better leader and what it takes for the building blocks of leadership within an organization. We also want to understand leadership better, not only because we may want to step into leadership positions someday, but we want to know and understand how we can be led more effectively, by better understanding what it is that leaders do. Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken sheds some important light on that for us. 

Tosca is a consultant, coach, public thought leader, and author. Her focus is on nonprofit organizations, both domestic and international. She's also the host of the podcast NGO Soul and Strategy, and host of several courses on virtual team leadership, including a course built to include physician leaders. At the start of her career, Tosca worked as an international development practitioner for a European think tank, The World Bank, the U.S. nonprofit, and the United Nations. 

Over the last 30 years in her leadership development and coaching practice, Tosca discovered a particular set of concepts known as the four frames model. Tosca walks us through those four frames in detail. We also discuss organizational politics and how they play into leadership. 

Burnout is often tied to no longer feeling like our work has meaning or purpose, and one of the ways we can help our teams rediscover that sense of purpose is by using storytelling, a technique for leaders that ties into the four frames. Tosca shares some valuable wisdom around how to grow as a leader through expanding our horizons and thinking outside of our own confined boxes. 

 

If you liked this episode, you may also like:
The Physician Leader as Learner with Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

 

What’s Inside:

  • The four frames model of how we view leadership.
  • How to find meaning and purpose through storytelling.
  • How we can break out of our own confined viewpoints to become better leaders.


Mentioned In This Episode:

DocWorking.com
5 Oaks Consulting
Between Power and Irrelevance: The Future of Transnational NGOs

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships.

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

If you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5-star review, we would be extremely grateful!

We’re everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, Stitcher, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean.

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Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast!

201: How Physicians Can Design Success on Their Own Terms with Dr. Dawn Baker

201: How Physicians Can Design Success on Their Own Terms with Dr. Dawn Baker

September 15, 2022

“So I went to medical school and I kind of lost my way a little bit, which I'm sure we'll get into and got caught up on the treadmill of achievement. But then I had a wake-up call and that was what helped me to find my way back to my traditional value of freedom. And since then, I've just been designing my life to be more and more flexible in terms of my work schedule, in terms of location independence.”
- Dr. Dawn Baker

Dr. Dawn Baker is a real-life role model in defining success for herself. She is the writer, speaker, and lifestyle design coach behind Practice Balance. Dr. Baker is a cancer and infertility survivor who lives her own blend of work and life by homesteading with her family on their off-grid mountain property, enjoying cities and beaches during the cold months, and traveling as a locum tenens anesthesiologist in between. Dr. Baker decided to go to medical school because she saw it as a way to gain more freedom, which was what she really valued. She wanted to marry science, service and traveling. When she went into medical school, Dr. Baker got caught up on the treadmill of achievement, but then had a wake-up call that helped her find her way back to her traditional value of freedom. Ever since then, she has been designing her life to be more and more flexible in terms of work schedule and location independence. 

Over time, the day-to-day grind of being a medical practitioner got really difficult for Dr. Baker. After turning 35, she realized it was time for her and her husband to start a family. After a host of complicated health issues, Dr. Baker realized she needed to step back and redefine what was most important to her. Her health issues put her in a vulnerable place, and vulnerability is a hard concept for medical professionals to embrace. She also realized that many of her health symptoms were burnout in disguise, which put her back on the path of moving towards a life of freedom and simplicity but still marrying science and service.

Failure is not always a bad thing, and we tend to have a lot of negativity around that word. As physicians, we have this expectation of perfection, which is not possible. Every one of us fails every day- some in larger ways and some in smaller ways. Dr. Baker shares how her vulnerability helped her show up more authentically in her life and practice. She also gives us a look into how she works with her coaching clients and how she helps them carve out their own paths to career and financial freedom. 

What’s Inside:

  • Dr. Baker’s journey and how she landed on the path to career and financial freedom.
  • Why it’s important for medical professionals to embrace failure and vulnerability.
  • Questions to ask yourself as you start your own journey towards freedom.

Mentioned In This Episode:

DocWorking.com
Practice Balance
Practice Balance on Instagram

If you liked this episode, you may also like:
How Intentions Can Impact Financial Independence with Dr. Cobin Soelberg and
Financial Independence for Doctors with Dr. Cobin Soelberg

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships.

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

If you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5-star review, we would be extremely grateful!

We’re everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, Stitcher, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean.

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Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast!

200: Pediatrician Dr. Bill Sears on Modern Healthy Parenting

200: Pediatrician Dr. Bill Sears on Modern Healthy Parenting

September 8, 2022

“Most of my patients, and probably our listeners, don’t realize that you are blessed with a giant pharmacy inside. So, take care of it by what you eat, how you think, and how you move.”
-Dr. William Sears

As the father of eight children, Dr. Sears and his wife, Martha, have written more than 45 books and hundreds of articles on parenting, childcare, nutrition, and healthy aging. Dr. Sears is also the co-founder of the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute for training health coaches, and he runs the health and parenting website, AskDrSears.com. Dr. Sears shares with Dr. Barna what inspired him to become a pediatrician and eventually a successful author. He mentions what he calls the “helper’s high”, and that he realized how much of a lasting impact his teachings and advice could have on both parents and their children.

In his practice, Dr. Sears saw that children were growing, but they weren’t thriving. Many of the parents that came into his office would have concerns that their child had ADD, but the symptoms were due to a nutritional deficiency. For healthy developing brains, Dr. Sears and his wife discovered that much of the nutritional advice of the past was no longer relevant, especially when it came to healthy fats. In addition to nutrition, Dr. Sears helps parents provide tools to relax and lessen the “fear factor” that’s so prevalent today. We discuss parenting as a physician, how to shape a child’s taste buds, how Dr. Sears trains health coaches, the body’s internal pharmacy and much more.

Dr. Bill Sears has been advising parents on how to raise healthier families for over 50 years. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the world’s largest children’s hospital. While at The Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Sears was Associate Ward Chief of the newborn intensive care unit before serving as the Chief of Pediatrics at Toronto Western Hospital, a teaching hospital at the University of Toronto. He has served as a voluntary professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto, the University of South Carolina, the University of Southern California’s School of Medicine, and the University of California Irvine. 

What’s Inside:

  • What inspired Dr. Sears to become a pediatrician and author.
  • Why do children need a “smart fat” diet and “grow foods”.
  • Dr. Sears’ experience with physicians as parents.
  • How a child’s tastebuds are shaped.
  • How Dr. Sears trains health coaches.
  • The body’s internal pharmacy and how it works.

Mentioned In This Episode:
AskDrSears.com

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199: How One Doctor’s Burnout has Inspired an International Conversation

199: How One Doctor’s Burnout has Inspired an International Conversation

September 1, 2022

“It took me several years of going down that path to really realize that trauma healing is a journey, it's not a destination, and to have grace and compassion with myself. And when I was able to do that, I think my impact as a physician changed.”
-Dr. Katie Cole, D.O.

Burnout in health care is real and we would just like to let everyone know upfront that we will be discussing suicidal ideations in physicians, as well as trauma healing for physicians and health care professionals. We have Dr. Katie Cole who shares with Jill Farmer what inspired her to pursue a healthcare career. Her father was in the medical field and struggled with depression and mental illness, which then led her to study and practice psychiatry. She received a PTSD diagnosis due to childhood abuse and also lost her father to suicide, which led her down a path of deeper self-discovery.

Dr. Cole & Jill discuss the stigma and shame around struggling with mental illness as a practitioner and how it impacts your approach to working in the field. Trauma healing is a journey, not a destination, and keeping that in mind helps you foster compassion for yourself and be a better caregiver. Dr. Cole believes that burnout in the medical community needs to be an international conversation and it’s her mission to be a voice and an advocate for physicians and healthcare providers.

Dr. Katie Cole is known as “The Healer’s Healer.” She’s an award-winning holistic psychiatrist, organizational well-being consultant, and change agent. Her passion for physician and medical practitioner well-being is fueled by her own struggles and feeling burned out in her career. This led her to identify unique solutions for burnout and to find her true passion in medicine, which is helping healers to heal themselves. Dr. Cole is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has pursued post-training in functional and integrative medicine, spiritual medicine, transformational coaching, and physician leadership. She is also a Reiki master and energy healer.

What’s Inside:

  • Dr. Cole’s journey and how her personal experience shaped her career.
  • Why trauma healing is a journey, not a destination.
  • How working with a coach and changing your perspective can help against burnout.
  • What’s in store for the future of healthcare and well-being.
  • Information on the Lorna Breen Initiative.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Dr. Katie Cole on LinkedIn
Dr. Katie Cole’s Website
Addressing Health Worker Burnout

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships.

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

If you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5-star review, we would be extremely grateful!

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Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast!

198: How An OB-Gyn Physician Found Work-Life Balance

198: How An OB-Gyn Physician Found Work-Life Balance

August 25, 2022

"If you want to be a hospitalist, it does allow you to have a day off when you're post-call because we don't have patients of our own."

-Dr. Diana Glasser, MD 

 

OB-Gyn Hospitalist Dr. Diana Glasser joins our conversation today on DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast, to discuss how an OB-Gyn Hospitalist system can transform work life-balance for OB-Gyns, while delivering superior care in overnight deliveries. Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer talks with Dr. Glasser about her experience in the growing field of OB-Gyn Hospitalists, and how joining this subspecialty has allowed her to pursue the life she always wanted outside of work as a mom and as a whole person. Dr. Diana Glasser is a board-certified OB-GYN, and she has provided onsite leadership as a site director in California. 

 

This conversation is about how burnout is affecting OBGYNs and discussing different options to help avoid burnout. Prevention is what it’s all about! Please click here to take our Burnout Quiz and see where you are on the Balance to Burnout Continuum.

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog

 

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships.

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

 

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

 

If you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful!

 

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197: How Physicians Can Bring Trauma-Informed Care to Their Patients with Dr. Sadie Elisseou

197: How Physicians Can Bring Trauma-Informed Care to Their Patients with Dr. Sadie Elisseou

August 15, 2022

“There’s no organ called ‘the mental’. This is your brain’s health. It’s an actual organ and it happens to be the most important organ in the body. And so this is very real; it’s not made up. When people are presenting with symptoms of PTSD, they’re not going bonkers, they’re not crazy. This is very concrete, very described, and fortunately, there are strategies for healing.”

- Dr. Sadie Elisseou, MD

 

Nationally recognized health expert Dr. Sadie Elisseou joins our conversation today on DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast, to discuss trauma informed care. Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer talks with Dr. Elisseou about how she developed an award-winning curriculum on ‘trauma-informed physical examination’ that is now taught in medical schools across the United States. Her inspiring story serves as an example of how we as physicians can respond to our patient's needs in order to strengthen relationships, give aid to others, and create a more fulfilling practice of medicine. 

 

Resources mentioned in the podcast: 

A Novel, Trauma-Informed Physical Examination Curriculum for First-Year Medical Students- Curriculum on Trauma-Informed Physical Examinations, MedEdPORTAL, by Dr. Sadie Elisseou

 

Books mentioned in the podcast:

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

Sadie Elisseou, MD is a primary care physician in the Boston VA healthcare system, a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Instructor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized expert in the field of trauma-informed care (TIC), an organizational framework for supporting survivors of various forms of trauma. Dr. Elisseou's award-winning curriculum on ‘trauma-informed physical examination’ is now being taught at medical schools and healthcare institutions across the country. Last year Dr. Elisseou worked with VA colleagues to publish a framework for trauma-informed telehealth. Dr. Elisseou is the co-founder of the Veterans Health Association TIC Collaborative and a member of the Trauma Informed Health Care, Education and Research (TIHCHER) collaborative and the Harvard Medical School TIC Steering Committee. She enjoys building platforms for educating healthcare professionals in trauma-informed practices.

 

 

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog 

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships

 

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

 

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

 

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

 

Are you a physician who would like to tell your story? Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at podcast@docworking.com to be considered.

 

And if you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful!

 

We’re everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, Stitcher, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean

 

You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

 

Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast!

 

Occasionally, we discuss financial and legal topics. We are not financial or legal professionals. Please consult a licensed professional for financial or legal advice regarding your specific situation.

 

Podcast produced by: Mara Heppard

196: Why Physicians Would Benefit From Being More Vulnerable with Dr. Manizeh Mirza-Gruber

196: Why Physicians Would Benefit From Being More Vulnerable with Dr. Manizeh Mirza-Gruber

August 11, 2022

“Part of the journey for me is about permission. Can I give myself permission to feel both the discomfort in feeling afraid to be vulnerable as well as the courage to be vulnerable?”

- Dr. Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, MD, is a licensed, Board-certified Psychiatrist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Mind-Body Medicine Skills Facilitator (CMBM)

 

Today’s episode reveals the benefits of physician mindfulness with Dr. Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, MD, licensed board-certified psychiatrist. Master Certified Life Coach and cohost of of the podcast Jill Farmer welcomes Dr. Mirza-Gruber to have a conversation about why and how physicians should be encouraged to show vulnerability. As Dr. Mirza-Gruber shares in the episode, she has found that by being vulnerable with her patients, she is able to understand and help them better, and to ultimately find more joy in practicing medicine. By allowing yourself to be vulnerable and acknowledge your personal worries or doubts, Dr. Mirza-Gruber has found that physicians are able to better show compassion for themselves, so that they are then more suited to care for others. Today’s episode works to normalize these physician experiences. 

 

Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, MD, is a licensed, board-certified psychiatrist (ABPN), Certified Yoga Teacher (NACYT), and Certified Mind-Body Medicine Skills Facilitator (CMBM). She leads meditation groups, and is currently in a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, Class of February 2023. 

 

Manizeh was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to Houston, Texas in 1988 for her post-graduate training in Psychiatry. She worked in community mental health for almost sixteen years providing psychiatric emergency services to a culturally diverse, underserved community. 

 

In May 2017, she founded her own private practice, Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, M.D., PLLC - DBA Mindful in Practice™, to follow her lifelong passion of helping individuals become their true and authentic selves.

 

As an individual, parent, and psychiatrist, Manizeh follows a holistic approach to life. She believes in connecting mind, body, heart, and spirit for healing. 

 

She has been facilitating Mind-Body Skills Groups and workshops since January 2018 to bring healing in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and now during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Manizeh is happily married to her husband and has two adult children and a dog. She has a daily practice of running, yoga, and meditation. She has run several marathons, and since 2014 has been “fundracing” for a nonprofit organization, Back on My Feet. She is now one of their lead volunteers for the morning circle runs in the Houston Chapter. She believes in giving hope to the homeless one mile at a time.

 

Manizeh loves to read, cook, spend time with family and friends, and volunteer. She is a forever learner. Her purpose is to continue to make a meaningful impact for others by sharing her own journey with its struggles, challenges, beauty, and triumphs, and in knowing we each have the potential to find our own inner goodness.

 

 

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog 

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships

 

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

 

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

 

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

 

Are you a physician who would like to tell your story? Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at podcast@docworking.com to be considered.

 

And if you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful!

 

We’re everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, Stitcher, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean

 

You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

 

Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast!

 

Occasionally, we discuss financial and legal topics. We are not financial or legal professionals. Please consult a licensed professional for financial or legal advice regarding your specific situation.

 

Podcast produced by: Mara Heppard

195: Americans and Crushing Medical Debt with Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

195: Americans and Crushing Medical Debt with Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

August 8, 2022

“The concept came to me for a book series, or media series, called What Your Doctor Wants You to Know when I realized that I was having the same conversation with patients and there were just things that I wanted to scream from the rooftops.”

- Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, Internal Medicine Physician and Author of What Your Doctor Wants You to Know Book Series

 

Approximately 8-9 medical bills out of 10 generated in the U.S. contain errors that do not benefit the patient. Today, DocWorking brings guest speaker Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, MD and author of her book series What Your Doctor Wants You to Know to Crush Medical Debt onto the podcast. CEO of DocWorking and cohost of the podcast Dr. Jen Barna has an informational conversation with Dr. Ellington about how you can best confront medical billing to assess for errors. The passionate Dr. Ellington speaks with listeners about her book series and the steps she encourages you to take to tackle medical debt. Hear how Dr. Ellington’s background in internal medicine and balancing work and life as a doctor mom inspired her to write this book series.

 

What Your Doctor Wants You to Know to Crush Medical Debt: A Health System Insider’s 3 Steps to Protect Yourself from America’s #1 Cause of Bankruptcy by Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

 

Virgie Bright Ellington, MD, is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her What Your Doctor Wants You to Know series. She also hosts a weekly radio show on VoiceAmerica by the same name. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines.

Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and three children.

Learn more at www.crushmedicaldebt.com.

 

 

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog 

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships

 

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

 

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

 

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

 

Are you a physician who would like to tell your story? Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at podcast@docworking.com to be considered.

 

And if you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful!

 

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Podcast produced by: Mara Heppard

194: How Doctors Can Use Vacations Effectively to Recharge Their Batteries with Dr. Victoria Silas

194: How Doctors Can Use Vacations Effectively to Recharge Their Batteries with Dr. Victoria Silas

August 4, 2022

194: Get Coached on the Most Effective Way to Let Vacation Recharge Your Batteries with Dr. Victoria Silas

“Physicians feel guilt when they take time for themselves. And it’s super important to remember that by taking time for yourself, you're actually likely increasing your ability to serve others when you get home. And, increasing your likelihood of having a longer and healthier career and life. “

  • Dr. Victoria Silas, Certified Coach and Orthopedic Surgeon

 

It’s time for Vacation 101 For Physicians. Today, Cohost of the podcast Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer talks with Certified Coach Dr. Victoria Silas about how to approach taking time off from your medical practice. Sparked by hearing from struggling physician clients, as well as their own experiences, Dr. Silas talks with Jill about how we can change our mindset towards vacations. Acknowledging the presence of workaholism in the US, Jill and Dr. Silas encourage you to let go of any guilt you may feel about taking time off. Together, they emphasize that a vacation is not just being absent from the workplace, but rather that vacation is most importantly a time for you to best prioritize your wants and needs, regardless of your location. In today’s conversation, Dr. Silas and Jill offer you advice on how to create an individualized vacation plan to help you avoid burnout, be more effective in the workplace, and prioritize your own health and well-being as a physician. 

Victoria Silas, MD is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and certified coach with 21 years experience in practicing medicine and 10 years experience in coaching. Now retired from medicine, Victoria helps other physicians cultivate a sense of calm and control in their personal and professional lives, as they regain their love for medicine and rekindle their sense of purpose and professional excitement. She can be found at DocWorking and at www.medicalmindsconsulting.com.

 

 

 

Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog 

The past few weeks have been busy at DocWorking! We have been working behind the scenes to add even more CME credits to the THRIVE memberships

 

Let your CME budget help you prioritize your own wellness so you can get on with living your best life on your own terms, as defined by you, with DocWorking THRIVE.

 

You can take the first step today by taking our 2 Minute Balance to Burnout Quiz! Where are you on the Balance to Burnout Continuum? Take the quiz and find out today!

 

DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time.

 

Are you a physician who would like to tell your story? Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at podcast@docworking.com to be considered.

 

And if you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful!

 

We’re everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, Stitcher, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean

 

You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

 

Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast!

 

Occasionally, we discuss financial and legal topics. We are not financial or legal professionals. Please consult a licensed professional for financial or legal advice regarding your specific situation.

 

Podcast produced by: Mara Heppard

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