"Humanities can be seen as part of the fabric, society, and culture of human experience. In many ways, they might be seen as the disciplines that make us human and make life meaningful. They broadly encompass ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, such as music and theater. ...

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Recently, I was talking on the phone to a physician client of mine about the COVID-19 vaccine and how thrilled I was that everyone over the age of 30 is now eligible in New York, which meant I could now schedule my own appointment. We discussed the current market, and just when I was about to end the call by wishing him a happy National Doctor’s Day, his younger son, who ...

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"Keep it Simple is a bumper sticker slogan. Life during a pandemic has been anything but simple, and the holiday season presents (not the gift kind) its own special challenges. So does living alone and trying to stay humanized. In his book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a ...

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"Ultimately, patient care is at the center of medicine and is the main reason many physicians chose to go into the field. A good understanding of the business side of medicine and personal finance can help future physicians focus on just that. There are plenty of options when it comes to how ...

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It’s easy to get distracted by the demands of the journey in medicine. Today physicians now see patients in person and virtually.  Technology allows docs to bring work home and complete documentation remotely, which can blur the lines between work and home life. It’s completely natural that physicians experience more stress and less success, as the demands seem never-ending. Success is right where you are in this very moment.  But success becomes ...

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As a physician who helps administer and analyze our medical staff's wellness data, I have been puzzled by one consistent finding from our semi-annual physician wellness survey - the group of physicians with the highest level of distress are the mid-career physicians, those who, like me, graduated from medical school 15 to 24 years ago. Our hospital, a community-based, semi-academic hospital, utilizes a nine-question survey to track physician's well-being.  Some of ...

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At any given moment, about half of the physicians in the U.S. aren’t millionaires. While certainly, this is true for most Americans in general, doctors make much more than most Americans. In fact, compared to the average income in the United States of $87,864, physicians make 3 to 4 times more income than the average. Specifically, in 2020, Read more...

A gastroenterologist client of mine in Florida is very business savvy. From the beginning of our 12-year relationship, we planned to include real estate as part of his overall diversified portfolio alongside the equity investments in his retirement account. Slowly but surely, with the savings leftover after deferring the maximum amount he could into retirement plans, he built up portfolios of real estate for income purposes that included buying an office ...

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"This is not what I signed up for. Have you ever said this when you are rushing home 1.5 hours after the last patient left and you still haven’t finished all your charting? You grab a handful of forms to take home with you with the hopeful expectation that you will get them ...

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I am a trained neurosurgeon with decades of experience. However, I also have a passion for real estate. So far, I have managed to amass a real estate investment portfolio of over $250 million in assets by working with our investors and co-development partners. As a medical professional, I can relate to your current financial standing. You’ve managed to work your way into your current, high net-worth position(s) and are earning “good ...

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"The good news is that imposter syndrome can be quieted with increased awareness and replacing negative internal messages with positive ones. In our work together, I helped Sheila identify the voices, understand the positive role the voices fill (and there is always a positive or protective role), and find specific mechanisms for ...

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It seems that the midlife “slump,” “crisis,” or “malaise” phenomenon is actually something that has been studied and written about a lot in the last 40+ years. The phrase “midlife crisis” was originally coined in the 1960s, as explains Jonathan Rauch in his 2018 book, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.  He describes some fascinating research that shows a definite age-related dip (a U-shaped curve) in happiness ...

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"Research conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a nonprofit research organization in New York, defines the three pillars of executive presence (EP) as gravitas, communication, and image. Stated differently, EP reflects how you act, how you speak, and how you look. CTI concluded that when people are perceived as ...

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Primary care physicians already have a lot of competition from retail clinics, urgent care clinics and telehealth services that cater to consumers. Now they're facing a new threat from the "virtual primary care plans" that insurance companies have launched recently. These are health plans that prioritize virtual visits with doctors hired by telehealth services over in-person visits to primary care doctors. For years, some insurance companies have been offering online urgent ...

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Everyone knows about the doctor car. Doctors know about it. Non-doctors know about it. Other than the doctor house, it is the symbol of medicinal consumerism. But today, my friends, I am going to completely debunk the doctor car myth! What is the doctor car myth? This car myth states that a doctor must have a fancy car to legitimize herself or himself as a physician. To drive a fancy car is to show that ...

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"When we think about holistic medicine, many assume that it requires human-to-human touch points and, therefore, doesn’t lend itself well to technology and innovations such as artificial intelligence. In fact, holistic medicine and whole-person care advocates often view technology as manufactured or impersonal and therefore dismiss its utility for health care. This ...

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"I would encourage you to see amazing women on social media for who they are in the future.  Maybe figure out where they have been and what they are working toward.  Maybe even figure out how ways to help each other solve the problems this country faces.  Instead of looking at someone’s appearance, listen to their story. You got unlucky with me; you can’t intimidate someone who has ...

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As I write this, I’m struggling with the fact that I haven’t “finished my work for the day.” My inbox has unread emails. My task list is bursting. I have unfinished laundry/ chores/ dishes. I told myself, “I don’t have time to sit and write an article!” And yet – the seed had been planted. I could no longer ignore the whisper that said, “You have a story to tell. And ...

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"There is a unique non-clinical consulting opportunity any physician can learn to do full-time, as part of your existing practice, or in lieu of retiring.  I’m Dr. Armin Feldman, and I’m a full-time medical-legal consultant in legal cases.  A little over 13 years ago, I started and now, through the years, have ...

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Ballet dancers and doctors are essentially the same people. Long before I entered medicine, ballet taught me the skills that made me successful in my clinical practice.  I was a life-long learner.  I improved my skills with daily practice. I was creative with limited resources. I strived for excellence and was rewarded for these efforts.  The skills I learned as a professional ballet dancer prepared me well for medicine. There was ...

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