How To Deal With Practice Burnout

There is a lot of discussion in the medical world right now about practice burnout and suicide prevention for doctors.  Medical organizations are trying to address this head-on and realizing that problems start as early as medical school. Many people show signs of depression and suicidal thoughts in medical school that continue throughout their career.  It isn’t made any easier with the high-stress life that physicians lead.

Last week, I attended the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference in San Antonio.  As expected, it was a great conference with many take-aways from a surgical perspective.

I always enjoy interacting with people at these conferences and hearing how things are going.  At the ACFAS meeting, people are always talking about the high-end surgery they are doing and the number of cases they are managing.  But when I dive deeper and ask them about their happiness and their personal lives, many share with me that it isn’t all that great. It’s unfortunate that people feel that way.  Many admit that the daily grind of trying to run their business AND be a great doctor is too much. They struggle with the business part of things and feel overwhelmed and without anyone to talk to about it.  Many of them say they wish they had other people to discuss these kinds of issues just like they do with surgical issues at the ACFAS.

Take a look at this week’s video where I address this issue.

If you find yourself wishing you had a better handle on the business side of your practice or want to grow your practice, the FABI annual event is for you.  At FABI, we don’t just look to survive, but to thrive.

There are only two weeks left before we kick off the 7th Annual FABI Event in Miami and there will be nearly 200 people in attendance who are going to get more information and ideas at this three day/can’t miss meeting than they can put into action in a year.

It’s not too late for you to join us.

Go to to register before it is too late.

And if you are joining us…make sure you stay until the end of the meeting on Sunday.  Sunday is filled with high-end content including marketing, building a high functioning team and the billing and coding portion of the conference that will absolutely pay for your trip and time away from your office.

Whether you are coming to FABI or not, be sure to do the necessary things to avoid burnout and ensure that you are working on the proper work-life balance. 

Have a great week.


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