This HND piece begins with the origin of the proverb "Physician, heal thyself," and then gets into the significant problem of physician burnout. We include the somewhat sanitized version of this issue, as provided by a federal agency, and expand on it. We give you the reasons behind the causes of burnout, going beyond the agency's treatment.
Then we segue into the story of Debra Blaine, MD, a professional coach who helps docs in need. She knows her stuff, as she was a burnout herself after 30 years in practice. Since burnout is said to affect more than 50 percent of physicians, this problem needs to be dealt with! Who wants to be treated by a burned-out doctor?
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