Physician burnout has become a popular buzzword in the medical community causing physicians, organizations, and medical education programs to seek solutions to what seems to be a growing problem.  The result: Tons of research, new pilot projects, and burnout prevention programs are being implemented to try to “treat the problem.”  Yet, for all of the research that is being done, there has been no one good “solution” for doctors burning ...

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Beyonce wasn’t kidding when she wrote the song “Girls Run the World.”  We as women wear as many hats as some of us have shoes.  However, the cost of that can be grave if we never learn to create balance in our lives.  When I say balance I don’t mean the balancing act, I mean the act of giving back to ourselves.   Imagine that you have an energy bank account.  ...

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Yesterday I woke up to a startling realization: Like the dozens of women I treat, I will soon be entering “the change” as they call it, and I instantly was catapulted on to the other side of the exam table.  While all the symptoms are not present, I’ve been noticing the signs, and when I reviewed the blood work that was done last week, it was clear. The “M” word ...

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In the current climate today, the awareness of racial discrimination has risen in most communities. However, dealing with racial bias in medicine is a rare topic, and while few studies have been done to show that racial bias and microaggressions do exist and have an impact on the care of our patients, racial bias within the physician community is not widely discussed. Though not a popular topic, racial bias does exist ...

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