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The Doctor Paradox

The Doctor Paradox Podcast explores why doctors the world over are increasingly dissatisfied in their jobs but more importantly analyzes the lives of doctors who have carved new and interesting paths to rediscover their passions. Additionally, we interview experts from around the world on topics that shed light on the challenges that are faced by doctors and how to best address them. Each episode tackles the issue of why doctors are unhappy in their work but more importantly, what can be done about it. It will provide you with a framework that you can apply to your own life which will ideally effect the change that is needed to find fulfillment in your work.
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Jan 31, 2016

Dr Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained Family Practice Physician who now specializes in physician burnout. The founder of TheHappyMD.com and author 'Stop Physician Burnout' he has come face to face with the realities of burnout as a physician on two separate occasions himself. He understands the complexities of physician burnout and how the one suffering burnout is often the last to know. Dr Drummond has coached thousands of physicians through the challenging times of burnout and speaks regularly across the globe to healthcare institutions in need of guidance on addressing this ever growing problem. 

This episode is part 1 of a two part series. On this episode we deep dive into what burnout is, what its causes are and how it manifests. This episode will be followed up by Part 2 which will focus on the strategies to target burnout at an individual and organizational level. 

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Selected Show Notes:


TheHappyMD.com

Stop Physician Burnout by Dike Drummond

Burnout Prevention MATRIX by Dike Drummond

Twitter: @DikeDrummond 

Jan 25, 2016

Dr Este Geraghty is the Chief Medical Officer of Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in Redlands, California. Having originally trained in Internal Medicine and working as an Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at UC Davis her primary focus is now on how healthcare data visualization can change how we deliver healthcare in the modern world. This is an exciting conversation with topics ranging from how technology will guide the patient to the best car parking space to how recent infectious diseases crisis like the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia was managed. 

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Selected Show Notes:


 

Dr Estella Geraghty

Esri - Health & Human Services

California HHS Open Data Portal

California Center for Health Statistics and Informatics

ESRI - Ebola Outbreaks 1976 - 2015 

ESRI Story Maps

'The Hot Spotters' the New Yorker by Atul Gawande

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic by Steven Johnson

Tracking Medicine: A Researchers Quest to Understand Health Care by John Wennberg

The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

GIS Tutorial for Health by Kristen Aurland and Wilpen Gorr

Twitter: @EsteGeraghty

Jan 18, 2016

Dr Bruce Johnson is an extreme physiology researcher at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota whose real laboratories are the extreme environments the world has to offer. He has conducted high altitude physiology research with climbers on Aconcagua in Argentina and free divers in Croatia. He has also conducted high altitude research over two seasons in Antarctica. Recently, as part of a NorthFace and National Geographic expedition to Everest he conducted extreme physiology research with the world renowned climber, Conrad Anker. 

This conversation explores the details of how to integrate the passions you may have outside of your conventional career and use them as an opportunity to do truly exciting things. Dr Johnson's work is an exploration of the extreme physiology of the abnormal in normal environments and the normal in the most abnormal environments. 

If you enjoyed this episode please ‘Subscribe‘ on iTunes or Stitcher.

Enjoy!

Selected Show Notes:


Dr Bruce Johnson - The Mayo Clinic 

The North Face: Everest Research Expedition

National Geographic - 'The Call of Everest' 

 

Jan 10, 2016

Dr Ronan Kavanagh is a practicing rheumatologist in Galway, Ireland and is the co-founder of the dotMED Conference which embraces all that is creative in medicine. In addition to his full time practice Dr Kavanagh is a regular medical blogger and has been one of the leading physicians on social media for many years. Dr Kavanagh is a medical columnist with The Medical Independent, is a consultant to several med tech startups and is also the chairman of the Macnas Theatre Company

This discussion takes us through all the challenges that surface during a career in medicine and how embracing a more diverse range of interests can be the thing that adds balance to a busy life as a clinician. 

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Enjoy!

Selected Show Notes:


Dr Ronan Kavanagh

The Musicians Clinic

dotMED The Creative Medical Conference 

The Medical Independent - Dr Ronan Kavanagh Column

Macnas Theatre Company

How Twitter Cured My Mid-Life Crisis by Ronan Kavanagh

VidScrip

Atul Gawande - Personal Best (On Having A Coach)

The Bad Doctor: The Troubled Life and Times of Dr. Iwan James by Ian Williams

A Fortunate Man by John Berger

Twitter: @RonanTKavanagh

 

Jan 6, 2016

Here are two quick exercises by Dr Dike Drummond, the physician burnout expert, that anyone struggling in healthcare should try. The first helps greatly in providing insight into burnout, the second is an emergency reset button when things get challenging. Enjoy! 

Jan 3, 2016

Dr Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained Family Practice Physician who now specializes in physician burnout. The founder of TheHappyMD.com and author 'Stop Physician Burnout' he has come face to face with the realities of burnout as a physician on two separate occasions himself. He understands the complexities of physician burnout and how the one suffering burnout is often the last to know. Dr Drummond has coached thousands of physicians through the challenging times of burnout and speaks regularly across the globe to healthcare institutions in need of guidance on addressing this ever growing problem.

In this episode we discuss how burnout manifests in physicians, how men and women differ in their display of symptoms and most importantly we discuss the steps to addressing burnout. This discussion was one of the most eye opening conversations on burnout I have had and explained so much of why we feel the way we do in times of stress.

If you enjoyed this episode please ‘Subscribe‘ on iTunes or Stitcher.

Enjoy!

Selected Show Notes:

 

TheHappyMD.com

Stop Physician Burnout by Dike Drummond

Burnout Prevention MATRIX by Dike Drummond

Twitter: @DikeDrummond

 

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