For physicians working in fast-paced medical practices, work-life balance can be a big challenge. In our Work/Life articles, we take a look at what it takes to maintain a healthy work-life balance, with tips to avoid burnout and strategies to make sure your schedule and workload are sustainable. Turn to our Work/Life articles for advice from physicians and experts to help safeguard your career.

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Warning signs that you’re burning out

September 16, 2015 at 09:25 0 comments

If you devote more than one-third of your seven-day week to work—approximately 50-55 hours—you are at risk for losing your work-life balance, setting the stage for a slide into professional burnout, says Peter Moskowitz, MD, executive director, Center for Professional and Personal Renewal, Palo Alto, Calif. To see if you’reRead More

What me? Burned out?

What me? Burned out?

September 14, 2015 at 20:53 0 comments

So I have heartburn every day, tons of unused vacation time and I’m tired all the time. That can’t mean I’m burned out, right? Not true, says David Frenz, MD, medical director for mental health and addiction care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. “Physicians generally have poorRead More