November 21, 2017

Parental Pressure to Be a Doctor – Did This Happen To You?

I was lucky. I had parents who never tried to push me into a specific career direction. They held pretty loose reins and let my brothers and I chart our own futures. We became a physicist, an engineer, and a physician. When I announced I was going to be an Art History Major, I’m sure… Read More

Using Your Internal GPS for Career Change

Is your internal GPS telling you it’s time to change your career direction? Is it saying “Recalculate! Recalculate!” but leaving you stranded at the crossroads, failing to provide any further instruction? If so, it can feel overwhelming, daunting, and confusing.   Uncertainty is uncomfortable. It’s natural to wish for some kind of roadmap to guide… Read More

Hot. Getting Hotter. The Physician Advisor Role

Are you stressed by 15 minute patient visits, assembly line medicine and not having a voice? Would you like to use your clinical knowledge but not do direct patient care? If so, you may be interested in the up and coming role of the physician advisor. Before you consider opening a Subway franchise, please read… Read More

Functional Medicine – Could It Be For You?

  I didn’t set out looking for a Functional Medicine doctor. I wasn’t sure what such doctors do. But that’s where I ended up. I was suffering from “nonspecific, slowly progressive gym funk.” You might be thinking, JUST WASH YOUR GYM CLOTHES! I wish it had been that simple. Rather, my issue was not having… Read More

Burning Out? Recommendations For Your Personality Type

I really, really wish I could change the healthcare system so it would stop burning out so many hardworking doctors. I would gladly be out of a job if it meant this soul-crushing medical system cared half as much about doctor satisfaction as it did about patient scores. But sadly, I know I alone will… Read More