“These strategies have helped me overcome a burnout problem I never saw coming and didn't know I had and create a career that fills me with passion every day... Now, it’s YOUR turn to put them to work yourself and with your physicians!”
If you’ve ever wanted to know how you could help the physicians in your practice or practice group, in your hospital or hospital system, and in your medical society or association overcome and prevent burnout... and find more passion in their jobs and career to be at their best for their patients and their families... then this webinar will show you how.
Many doctors feel resigned that these changes are inevitable and out of our control, leading them to dissatisfaction in their work and depression in their lives. It’s common to hear burned out physicians complain, "This isn't the way it used to be. This isn't what I signed up for."
By 2025, the United States will face a shortage of almost 90,000 physicians, a significant percentage of whom left medicine due to physician burnout. Harvard's School of Public Health calls burnout among the nation’s physicians a public health crisis.
I’m Dr. David Geier, orthopedic surgeon, author, media resource, and keynote speaker. As the sports medicine expert behind one of the top platforms for sports injury education on the web, I help people feel and perform their best, regardless of age, injuries, and yes, burnout.
Seven years into my practice, a practice that I loved, my institution went through a lot of changes. Many of those changes negatively impacted me and other physicians. I became more and more frustrated, even with parts of my jobs that previously brought me joy.
On top of the work struggles, I was taking on more and more responsibilities trying to run a sports medicine program at an academic institution. Before long, I was working until midnight almost every night and waking up at 4:00 or 4:30 AM. I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t eating well or exercising the way I should. I wasn’t spending time with my friends or family.
Through difficult conversation I had with an operating room manager at my hospital, I realized I was burned out. My burnout had been simmering for months, but I couldn’t see it. That uncomfortable meeting actually became one of the best things that happened to me early in my career.
I made some simple changes and corrected the course of my work and my life. It took me about 18 months to recover. And I still keep many of the burnout issues in mind, because there are always parts of our jobs and our careers that frustrate us.
But I have less stress and more success in my practice and my medical career than I ever have. Now I want to help your physicians follow my example and the examples of numerous physicians who have faced similar challenges.
But you might not have a conference or meeting in the coming months where I can speak in person to your physicians. You might not be able to afford to spend thousands of dollars to bring me in to speak at your event. Your physicians might be too busy to travel to your conference.
Most importantly, you want to help to them now, in a way that’s easiest and most effective for them.
This is a 60- or 90-minute webinar that I will tailor to your practice, hospital system, or organization.
I leave time for Q&A, when your physicians can ask me questions and I can share what I’ve learned through my personal experience, what I’ve heard works best from other physicians, and what I’ve learned from researching best practices across the country.
You can offer CME credit to your physicians. (I’ll provide objectives and a detailed outline to meet your CME requirements.)
Even with a full-time practice myself, I will do my best to offer the webinar on a day and time that is best for your organization.
I'd personally love to see a healthcare world where the EMR delivers the tasks dumped on physicians and gives them to office staff more than capable of performing them, freeing us up to spend more face-to-face time with patients.
I'd love to see a healthcare world where the vast majority of our time is spent helping our patients get better, get healthier and not simply meeting compliance targets by clicking a million boxes in a patient's electronic chart.
I'd love to see a healthcare world where you go home after you see your last patient. Physicians don't spend a single minute in "pajama time" doing charts or responding to work emails.
I'd love to see a healthcare world where we have time and opportunities to connect with our partners and colleagues, our office staff and the staff at our hospitals and get to know everyone personally.
And I'd love to see a healthcare world where we are full of energy every day, where we spend time with our families, our friends, where we exercise regularly, sleep, eat healthy diets, and pursue our passions.
"While it's easy for physicians to blame outside forces for the changes in medicine that have led to the epidemic of physician burnout, we must realize that change starts with the individual. As physicians, we must do what we can. If we’re all burned out personally, if we're exhausted, frustrated and just trying to get through the day, we will never be able to change the bigger problem and address it at the higher level. Let’s take steps now to overcome and prevent burnout so physicians have less stress and more success in their work and lives."