I realized thursday that I was not taking care of myself very well. It is a long story but I found myself closing the door of my office and crying out of anger and frustration. I can take a lot of anger and frustration before I break down so this was alarming. I decided that I needed to play hookie from the clinic for a few days to take care of me.
In the process of that, I read this:
Medscape Physician Lifestyles Report for 2015 (It is in slide-show format and also talks about physician usage of weed if you were curious.)
Physician feelings of burn out were 50% for family medicine in the US. Family medicine is my specialty. We were third over all specialties. Only critical care and emergency medicine scored higher at 53% and 52% respectively.
Causes of physician burn out? The top five were: too…
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