Advocacy

Vital Resources for All Physicians

This week was National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, which provides an opportunity to share information and resources for all physicians to have at their fingertips. This is vital not only for each of us but also to support our colleagues and normalize conversations about our wellbeing … during traumatic experiences like this lingering pandemic, and […]

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Improving the Workplace … and More!

This is a brief post to share a few updates, links to recent articles, and upcoming events. First, Gratitude! Earlier this year, I was one of five family physicians chosen to join the multi-specialty national WEL Alliance. As a WEL Scholar, I joined 49 other physician leaders for an 18-month immersion experience exploring three intertwined […]

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A Moment of Wellness: Why Match Day Matters!

Last month, medical schools throughout the United States celebrated Match Day — that joyful, long-awaited day when medical students “match” into the residency program where they will complete their education. For many students, it is indeed a joyful day, while thousands of their classmates are left to scramble to find a training program, since our […]

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Celebrating National Physicians Week!

This week, we celebrate the 6th annual National Physicians Week starting on March 25th through March 31st, 2021! This year’s theme is #ThisIsOurShot, which goes farther than the needed efforts to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and vaccinate our communities. This is also ‘our shot’ to continue to work together to improve the health care […]

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“Burnout” in the Workplace: A Timely Paradigm Shift

My latest article in a peer-reviewed journal published today. As it turns out, it is extremely timely, as organizations and  businesses everywhere continue to adapt and seek to innovate during this global crisis. It is the perfect time to humanize the workplace — the theme of my article, which I submitted before the pandemic! It […]

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Physician Outlook Magazine: A New Resource Highlights the Physician Perspective

My friend, colleague, and entrepreneur, Marlene Wüst-Smith, MD, is multi-talented. As a pediatrician in practice for thirty years, she has served her patients and their families from exam rooms in rural America to school clinics to tele-health consults during the COVID-19 crisis. This year, she also merged her passion to protect the patient-physician relationship with […]

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Advocacy & Hope in the Days of COVID-19: An Interview

This week, I had another opportunity to advocate for my colleagues and the entire medical team on an interview with Brian Beute, who’s running for office and surprised me with a question about that, too! Most of our discussion revolved around COVID-19 and my advocacy at the local, state, and national level on behalf of […]

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A Song for Medical Professionals with Hamilton Heart & Soul

  As our communities, nation, and the whole world continue to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, a moving tribute to medical professionals has warmed my heart. Please click on the image below to listen to this beautiful song and tribute, for which I am deeply grateful. Please note the link to the song includes opportunities […]

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A Physician and an Attorney Equip Physician Leaders

This week, I was honored to provide a webinar for physicians on behalf of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. I am so proud that our Academy surveyed our members and is providing N95 and surgical masks to those physicians who need them — free of charge. Talk about Supporting Florida’s Family Physicians! Thank you, […]

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Celebrating National Physicians Day During a Pandemic

Today is National Physicians Day! As I write about this interview to honor my physician colleagues and help protect them and our communities, so many faces keep going through my mind. I have connected by phone, email, or text these last two weeks with so many physicians to offer support, a listening ear, and ensure […]

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