Taking on Key Causes of Physician Burnout

A holistic approach to improve physician well-being

Watch as AAFP Senior Vice President for Education Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, and AAFP President Michael Munger, MD, FAAFP, talk about Physician Health First, the AAFP initiative that takes a holistic approach to improve physician well-being through advocacy, tools, and resources.

Oct 2017, Cliff Knight Interview with Michael Munger, VIDEO 2

Conversation Highlights

  • The AAFP is advocating with commercial payers, CMS, and on Capitol Hill to address key causes of family physician burnout, including:
    • Regulatory burden
    • Prior approvals
    • Quality measures
    • Payment reform
  • Physician Health First also provides tools and resources to support individual well-being and to help family physicians thrive.
  • Focusing on individual well-being will require a paradigm shift: If you can't take care of yourself, you can't be there for your patients.

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