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Monday May 06, 2019

Your Patient Is Crying. What Do You Do?

What can you offer a crying patient besides a tissue? In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., discusses why patients cry, why it sometimes helps and how to react.

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Posted at 03:59PM May 06, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019

How Do You Deal With the Trauma? VT and Me

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., suffered vicarious trauma while repeatedly caring for patients who had experienced violence. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she writes about identifying it and seeking support.

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Posted at 03:30PM Mar 12, 2019 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 12, 2018

Physicians Deserve to Be Safe at Work. Are We?

The murders of multiple physicians prompted Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., to ponder what physicians, their employers and legislators can do to make health care settings safer. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 04:26PM Nov 12, 2018 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 05, 2018

Letting Life Take You by Surprise Can Stave Off Burnout

Physicians have the highest suicide rate in the nation. Kurt Bravata, M.D., ponders the need to "recharge our batteries and reinforce the things that drew us into health care."

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Posted at 10:24AM Sep 05, 2018 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

Employers Must Play Active Role in Burnout Prevention

For the good of patients, physicians and the bottom line, employers have to start doing more to promote physician wellness and prevent burnout, writes Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 04:30PM Aug 14, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 23, 2018

In Face of Broken Health Care System, I Choose Happiness

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the health care system presents physicians with repeated "betrayals of purpose," but patient relationships -- and the right mindset -- can replenish our emotional drives.

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Posted at 09:03AM Apr 23, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 23, 2018

New Year, New Chance to Get Fit

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., used exercise to beat burnout in 2017. She offers seven tips to help physicians and patients keep their New Year's wellness resolutions.

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Posted at 09:49AM Jan 23, 2018 by Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 08, 2018

Physician Authors Offer Prescription for Self-reflection

Kimberly Becher, M.D., went looking for answers about physician resilience -- and mortality -- and found them in three books by physicians who faced unique challenges. Read more in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 04:24PM Jan 08, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 27, 2017

Crafting a Life That's Right for Me, My Family and Patients

After the birth of twins, Beth Oller, M.D., restructured her life so she could offer the best of herself to both her family and her practice.

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Posted at 04:07PM Nov 27, 2017 by Beth Oller, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017

We're Thankful for …

With the holidays approaching, we asked some of our new physician bloggers what they are thankful for in their practices. Here is what they shared.

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Posted at 03:15PM Nov 14, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

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