Physicians are battling many challenges within our ever-evolving healthcare industry.  Costs of doing business continue to increase while reimbursements continue to decrease.  These stellar doctors are under constant pressure to see more patients and do it for less.  Day in and day out, it’s the same thing, over and over.  When is enough going to be enough?  Many physicians are just too burnt out to continue.  What can we do to help make their lives a little easier?

  • Provide ancillary support that will allow the physician to avoid time-consuming administrative duties and allow them to do what they are good at and want to do more of, the practice of medicine.  Frankly, some physicians don’t want to do the administrative duties and may not be very good at it anyway.
  • Provide an exercise facility or classes that will allow the physician to keep vigorous and focused.  We all know that exercise is an important daily routine but we can also attribute fitness to stress relief and a healthier lifestyle.  If our physicians are promoting this to their patients, let’s help them promote this lifestyle in their own lives.
  • Provide other stress-relief initiatives including:
  • Wellness Promotion Campaigns
  • Life-Management Workshops
  • Concierge Services
  • One-on-One Coaching and Mentoring by Physician Peers
  • Provide some weekday time off, especially for those physicians that are putting in 12-hour days and On-Call time over the weekends. 

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