Antidotes to Burnout

From Surviving to Thriving: Let There Be Light!

What a joy it was to travel to Minnesota last week to make new friends, learn from fellow experts in wellness and burnout prevention, and provide the closing keynote at a physician wellness conference! It was lovely to be greeted by the daughter of a physician friend from  Florida. She drove me around breathtaking landscapes, […]

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From Surviving to Thriving: Join Us in December!

I am thrilled to be traveling to Minnesota the first week of December. Yes, you read that right; it will be awesome to visit Minnesota this winter! I used to live in Wisconsin and have wonderful memories of driving to Minnesota to visit the Mall of America, one of our children’s favorite destinations at the […]

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Mentoring the Next Generation: Recalling Our Vocation

This week, I had the heartwarming opportunity to speak with pre-health students at Florida Southern College. It was so inspiring to hear their enthusiasm for pursuing a career spent helping others. Their questions were insightful and their curiosity, refreshing. As usual, I painted an accurate picture of what medicine is like in 2019 while imparting […]

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Physicians & Attorneys Unite Pursuing Wellness!

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking as a panelist at A&M College of Law. At this year’s Women’s Law Caucus Annual Legal Tea (I just love that name!), we spoke about wellness, mental health, and ways to avoid burnout in highly demanding careers like Medicine and Law. Our moderator, Professor Broussard, shared her […]

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Finding Our Voice: Advocacy in Action

This week, the Florida Medical Association published my article, The Power of Physician Advocacy. It is an excerpt from my latest book in which I share some of my story as an outspoken advocate for patients, high standards of medical care, patient safety, and physicians. Medicine is increasingly complex, and physicians need more support than […]

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My July 1st Message to New Interns, Residents, & All Physicians

July 1st is a deeply meaningful day for physicians in the United States. Today is the day when new physicians embark on a long and demanding journey to become specialized within a field of medicine, a process that takes years and thousands of hours of supervised, hands-on clinical training. Although physicians know the road is […]

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You Can Do This!

I just returned from one of the best conferences I’ve attended in 25 years in medicine. Hundreds of physicians gathered at the Sonoran Desert in Phoenix to grow together, recharge, and focus on ways to do better as physicians and as human beings in the chaos of modern medicine. This was a practical conference with […]

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Physician Spotlight with Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine

This week, I was honored to be featured in the first article of a new series, Physician Outlook on Health, that highlights physicians active in advocacy for our patients at the state and national level. We have stepped out of our comfort zones to educate the public and empower one another to advocate for patient […]

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Connect with Your Purpose: A Video Interview

Last year I was honored to be among the faculty and presenters at the first-ever AAFP Physician Health & Well-being Conference in Naples, FL. It was an inspiring, informative, and practical conference focused on supporting physicians so we may care for ourselves, our families, and the people we serve more effectively while also addressing inefficiencies […]

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A New Path to Joy in Medicine … Welcome!

Connection.  Courage.  Hope. More than ever, physicians need all three. With more than 70% of physicians now employed (i.e., not independent), many of us are afraid to speak up in the workplace or too exhausted to do so, remembering what happened the last time we tried. We are or feel isolated. And for many reasons […]

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