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The author describes her practice's decision to include spouses in dialogue and decision-making at their annual retreat. She provides readers with specific detail about incorporating spouses in business decisions and describes the impact it has had on the practice, its physicians and their families.
You can hate your boss, kiss up to your boss or learn to manage your boss. Only one of these options is worth it for everyone in the long run.
Mar 2001 Issue
Healing Bodies and Souls: A Medical Missionary's Story [Balancing Act]
This article, based on interviews with a family physician who spent several years doing medical missionary work in foreign countries, will cover the rewards of such work and offer suggestions to other family physicians interested in getting involved.
Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.
The author outlines seven current trends in time management, discusses how they will impact physicians and offers practical tips for managing these trends.
Before you enter the job market, ask yourself, “What do I really want?”
The author explains how to use "mindfulness" or "being in the moment" as a time-management technique for busy physicians who want to find more time in their day.
The author, a long-time leader of physician support groups, provides information on where to locate a support group, what physicians can expect to gain from attending one; what a group setting offers that individual therapy cannot; and how to determine whether a support group setting is right for you.
When practicing medicine feels more like labor than a labor of love, take steps to heal the healer.
This article profiles a family physician who has acheived a comfortable work/life balance. It will also offer tips on balancing priorities for physicians.