burnout

Back to Basics: How to Regain Joy in Practicing Dermatology
private equity and burnout
by Mark Kaufmann, MD on
I was a solo dermatologist for 25 years, happily practicing for the first 10 or 15 years. Then I became burnt out from the loss of autonomy and authority that has plagued the specialty as of late. Government regulations have usurped our autonomy by requiring compliance with certain guidelines and use of an EHR. Payers have usurped our authority when, to quote my colleague Dr. Neal Bhatia, “The p …
Burning out from One-Star Reviews, the new battleground
Many Faces of Burnout
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
One of the most talked-about causes of burnout, aside from how many of us are too tired even though we sleep at home instead of at the hospital, is dealing with the difficult patient. It is a paradox because customers choose to do business with a certain establishment, and customer service is a business idea developed to attract and retain profits.  However, a physician’s obligation to patients …
The Opposite of Burnout
The Many Faces of Burnout
by Andrea Murina, MD on
Burnout can take many shapes and forms, and often times, identifying the risk factors leading up to it can be tricky. This series will explore the many faces of burnout by offering different perspectives from a panel of experts who presented at the AAD 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington DC. We kicked off the series last week with Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson's advice on how to treat and prevent bur …
Balancing Your Professional and Personal Lives
Work-Life Balance
by S. TYLER HOLLMIG, MD on
Attaining an ideal work-life balance is exceedingly difficult. Clinic priorities are often diametrically opposed to personal goals. Your plans to get to the gym or even home for dinner time with your children after a busy work day may come at the expense of finishing charting, yet if you make more time by seeing fewer patients, your practice may suffer. Dermatologists are fortunate to enjoy high l …
I Wish I Had Known: The Importance of Life Outside of Residency
life residency
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Life for much of my residency, I struggled to find the right balance between the formidable amount of reading expected of derm residents, and maintaining a healthy life outside of residency. In fact, this was the greatest source of stress for me as a resident. I wish I had known that derm residency is a marathon, not a sprint. So, as tempting as it may be to shoot for ridiculous amounts of study …