Innovative Strategies to Burnout: Physician Coaching & Physician Retreats

  One of the most memorable times from my family medicine training days, was the annual residency my intern year. It was the year of the World Cup, and a bonding experience that would later save my life.  Being able to be with not only my residency class, but also the faculty in a relaxed and empowering environment brought a sense of safety that allowed me to reach out to one of my classmates less than a year later when I was a pill bottle away from taking my own life.  I was fortunate, as I know physicians who didn’t ma......
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Quinoa, Feta & Avocado Salad

With juicy raisins, fluffy quinoa, fresh vegetables and soft feta all topped with creamy avocado, this salad is light enough to eat as a mid-morning snack but just as filling if having as an evening meal. Enjoy!! Ingredients 2-3 Cups of Quinoa300g Mixed Vegetables (I used carrots, red onions, broad beans and broccoli)2-3 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 Gluten Free Stock CubesPinch of SaltPinch of Black PepperPinch of Dried Mixed HerbsHalf an Avocado50g Feta CheeseHandful of RaisinsHandful of Fresh Coriander2 tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar1 tbsp of Honey Directions Cook the quinoa according to the packet's instructions before removing from ......
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Using Your MD Creatively: 9 Nonmedical Careers Options for Doctors

  With burnout on the rise, many physicians are choosing to leave clinical medicine for alternative careers. Other physicians are wondering if it’s worth it to stay in a work force that does not pull for the well being of their front line workers.  Gone are the days where physicians stay stuck, suffering in a practice or career that is no longer fulfilling or worse, causing burnout.  Those physicians are considered old school, and are destined to fall by the wayside.  The more enlightened physicians look at all of their options. They ask themselves; what there is their career ideal? Th......
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Physician Mom Wellness: Listening to our Inner Voice & Setting Boundaries for Ourselves

  Today was a national holiday.  Most businesses were closed including mine, but the daycare was open. After a long and very full weekend with my 2 year old (who has a social life much more robust than my own), I had a lot to catch up on.  When I found out that his daycare was open, I thought "Perfect, I'll just take him for half a day and I can get some work done." That morning we slept in, watched an episode of Little Einstein's (his favorite), and then it was time to take him to school. As I ......
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Roasted Beets with Quinoa

    This simple dish of roasted beets and quinoa is packed with good-for-you ingredients, plus it will give you a power boost of protein and iron. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat, and if you're cutting back on or eliminating meat from your diet then swap in more of this delicious grain. This dish is excellent served as a side or in a salad. We love it on a bed of lightly dressed arugula! Enjoy!! Serves: 4 Ingredients 3-4 medium beets, skins on1 cup quinoa2 cups water or broth Directions Preheat oven to 375° F. ......
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