Physician Life Balance

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  • 15 Tips for Managing Life at Work and Home

    No gimmicks, no tricks. Just basic advice for getting the most out of the time you have without letting it get the most of you. Family Practice Management, February 2000.

  • Achieving Work-Life Balance: More Than Just a Juggling Act(

    Making life manageable is not about how many hours you's about setting realistic goals and working toward them. American Medical Association, January 2010.

  • Balancing a Personal Life With OB Care

    Family physicians can deliver babies and have a life, but not without setting some guidelines. Family Practice Management, June 2007.

  • Blending Work and Family

    Your professional life and your personal life can cohabit peacefully. Family Practice Management, May 2004.

  • Doctorhood and Motherhood

    Medicine and parenting possess many similarities, but they differ in at least one significant way. Family Practice Management, February 2006.

  • Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout

    Small changes can make a big difference in how well you deal with the pressures of practice. Family Practice Management, April 2002.

  • Explorations in Work/Practice Options(

    A joint project of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association Women Physicians Congress, this Web site provides you with the tools to assess your work/practice options to better meet your personal and professional needs.

  • Having It All, a Little at a Time

    Parenting isn't easy, and neither is medicine. But as your children grow, you'll find the two can coexist peacefully. Family Practice Management, April 2005.

  • Life Balance: 17 Tips From Doctors, for Doctors

    How do family physicians balance their personal and professional lives? We decided to ask the experts - you! Family Practice Management, June 2001.

  • Making a Living and a Life

    A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life. Family Practice Management, September 2004.

  • Making Family Practice Doable in Everyday Life

    Having trouble coping with the demands of your profession? Self-examination can make your work more meaningful and manageable. Family Practice Management, April 2003.

  • Other Family Practice Management Life Balance Readings

    This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of life balance -- from finding joy in your work to blending work and family. Note that FPM content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

  • Part-Time Practice: Making it Work

    Find out how and why growing numbers of family physicians are working less. Family Practice Management, June 2004.

  • Physician Support Groups

    Making meaningful connections with your colleagues can give deeper meaning to your profession. Family Practice Management, October 2000.

  • Preventing Burnout

    The personality traits that make you a good doctor may also make you a target for burnout. Family Practice Management, April 2000.

  • Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice

    Developing a strong inner world helps us gain a new enthusiasm for our work, which in turn makes us better physicians. Family Practice Management, October 2003.

  • The Day Care Stare

    The struggle of a physician who is also a parent is exacting and ongoing. Family Practice Management, October 2003.


Center for Professional Well-Being

21 W. Colony Pl., Ste. 150
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-489-9167
Fax: 919-419-0011
Web site:

The Center for Professional Well-Being (CPWB) is devoted to promoting positive health for professionals in a comforting way. Its distinctive competencies include anger and effective communication training, assessing and rehabilitating practices with non-collegial communication, mediation, presentations, and retreats. All services are individualized and confidential. CPWB provides support, mentors, and materials that produce outcomes that are a track record of helping professionals balance their personal and professional demands.

Center for Professional and Personal Renewal

555 Bryant St., Ste. 160
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 800-377-1096
Web site:

Since 1997, the Center for Professional and Personal Renewal (CPPR) has been helping healthcare professionals execute transformative strategies in their careers and lives. CPPR has since earned a national reputation, both for one-on-one coaching and workshops that help professionals manage change.


PO Box 11
Center City, MN 55012
Phone: 800-257-7810
Web site:

Hazelden has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected private not-for-profit alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers. For individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction to alcohol and other drugs, Hazelden helps people transform their lives by providing the best addiction treatment and recovery services as well as education, research, and publishing products available today. Locations include: Center City, MN; Chicago, IL; Naples, FL; Newberg, OR; New York City, NY; Plymouth, MN; and St. Paul, MN.

Menninger Clinic Professionals in Crisis Program

2801 Gessner Dr.
Houston, TX 77080
Phone: 800-351-9058
Fax: 713-275-5107
Web site:

Menninger’s Professionals in Crisis Program treats men and women in business ownership, upper management, medicine, sports, law, entertainment, education, and other high-performance fields who are experiencing difficulty managing their career and relationships because of psychiatric disorder, addiction, demands, and stressors. Members of the clinical team offer valuable perspectives to understanding, diagnosing and treating the needs of the professional, as well as his/her immediate family.

Professional Renewal Center

1421 Research Park Dr. #3B
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: 877-978-4772
Fax: 785-842-5231
Web site:

The Professional Renewal Center is a national treatment center for professionals with substance and/or behavioral addictions.