DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast. Doctors devote their lives to caring for others, but the time has come to prioritize the health and wellness of physicians. As physicians, we make decisions every day about how to prioritize our time, energy, focus, attention, and money. Our lives are in our own hands. But are we making these as conscious choices or are we satisfied with speeding through life in default mode? Hosts Jen Barna MD, Coach Gabriella Dennery MD and Master Certified Coach Jill Farmer interview physicians to explore ways to embrace life AND a medical career, some who’ve chosen a path less traveled and others who have optimized their lives on a traditional medical career path. As coaches from the DocWorking team, Gabriella and Jill discuss actionable tips from their experience coaching physicians. We also invite guests on business, leadership, building financial independence, and other pertinent topics to physicians. If you’re a physician, we want to hear your story! Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. Want to learn more? https://www.DocWorking.com
Monday Aug 01, 2022
Monday Aug 01, 2022
“ ‘I’m scheduled from 7 in the morning until 7pm and then have hours of paperwork after that and I don’t have time to eat or even pee during the day.’
I just want to say first of all, I see you. I hear that those are the conditions that have been created by the system for you, and I also want to say to you, that’s not ok.”
- Jill Farmer, Master Certified Life Coach, Cohost of DocWorking
Cohosts of the Podcast Jill Farmer and Dr. Jen Barna talk about the professional and personal development value of normalizing Physician & Healthcare Coaching as a key to staying connected to purpose and meaning during a career in medicine. In this conversation, Jill and Jen discuss why healthcare organizations should be carving time into the workday for doctors and other providers to engage in coaching and associated professional development in order to build leadership, communication, growth mindset, stress and time management skills, and work-life integration in order to make the practice of medicine sustainable as a long career. If this type of professional development for physicians, PAs, Nurse Practitioners and nurses does NOT happen, Jill and Jen point out that dedicated physicians and other clinicians may leave their practice earlier, shortening medical careers. The DocWorking team is here to help you clarify what brings meaning and purpose in your own life, arm you with the tools needed to put yourself in the driver’s seat of your life and career, and provide ongoing coaching and peer support to guide you toward your goals in a sustainable and effective way. In addition, this episode focuses on how you can start to build in time for coaching and make it a priority so that you may continue to find joy in practicing medicine.
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Jill Farmer is the Lead Coach at DocWorking, a company focused on helping physicians and other healthcare professionals thrive. Jill’s expertise has been featured everywhere from The Washington Post to Inc. Magazine. She travels the U.S. delivering keynotes and teaching her acclaimed programs at top healthcare organizations. Jill is the co-host of the top-rated podcast DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast with over 20,000 physician listeners. She was an Emmy Award winning TV journalist who is now a master certified time and stress management coach specializing in supporting physicians since 2010.
Jill Farmer is also the author of “There’s Not Enough Time… and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” a time management bestseller and a favorite of many in medicine.
Jen Barna MD is founder and CEO of DocWorking, a company that helps physicians and other healthcare professionals maximize meaning and purpose in life both in and outside of work, by combining expert coaching, peer support communities, and highly interactive courses that have maximum impact using minimal time. DocWorking also provides coaching and peer support through career transitions in medicine, helping physicians and advanced practitioners to successfully navigate relocating to a new community and starting a new job. Dr. Barna is the co-host of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast, ranked as a top physician podcast. She is a board certified radiologist, and practiced in New York and Maine throughout her career. She earned her MD and completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, a masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in New York. She is the mom of two successful young adults, both born while she was a medical student. She started DocWorking to help physicians stay in the driver’s seat of their own lives.
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