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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]

Monday Jul 24, 2017

I Bounced Back From Burnout by Setting Boundaries, Priorities

Late last year, Kimberly Becher, M.D., reached a point where she thought the only thing in life she was doing well was patient care. She had to make changes at work and home to fight off burnout.

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Posted at 03:05PM Jul 24, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 14, 2017

Hospital Shooting Raises Questions About Safety, Mental Health

Are physicians safe at work? Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center residency graduate Kurt Bravata, M.D., reflects on the recent shooting at his training program site.

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Posted at 10:01AM Jul 14, 2017 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday May 08, 2017

I Filled My Prescription Against Burnout at the Gym

Getting in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is key to treating burnout. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes that she did all three at her local gym. 

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Posted at 03:28PM May 08, 2017 by Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 04, 2017

Sorry, I'm Too Busy for Your Busy Work

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that physicians are spending too much time defending their inboxes against busy work from payers and pharmacies.

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Posted at 01:09PM Apr 04, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 23, 2017

After Hitting the Wall, How Do I Bounce Back?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that just three years out of residency she already is experiencing symptoms of burnout, but she has some ideas about how new physicians can cope.

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Posted at 04:30PM Jan 23, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 20, 2016

Can a Sense of Gratitude Make You Happier?

Stressed out? Melissa Hemphill, M.D., writes that keeping a record of the things that bring you joy could make you healthier and happier.

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Posted at 10:19AM Dec 20, 2016 by Melissa Hemphill, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

Death in the Family: It's OK to Let Go

Relatives often turn to physicians with medical questions. Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., addresses the difficulty of providing insight and comfort when a family member is dying.

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Posted at 11:03AM Sep 14, 2016 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O. | Comments [0]

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