“Burnout” is the new buzzword in medicine these days, and unfortunately, few groups are affected as much as neurologists. Finding the cause can be difficult, but most experts say the best solution is a multi-pronged approach. This summer we have shared some great information about neurologists who have had success against physician burnout using a variety of methods. In case you missed them, check out these Neurology Insights posts.
Sometimes, the solution to a problem like burnout is to change your environment. For a doctor, there are few things that do this like a medical mission overseas. Neurologists are needed all over the world in places like Haiti and Panama. In this post you will learn how neurologist Anthony Alessi made a huge change in his own life and those of others through a long-term commitment to helping those in need. READ MORE >
Constantine Moschonas loves being a neurologist. ”Sometimes I feel guilty, though, because I feel like I’m getting more from my patients than they are getting from me.” No, Moschonas is not some doe-eyed new grad; he’s the director of Four Peaks Neurology, a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he’s been in practice for 22 years. His secret and the best way to avoid mid-career burnout, he tells colleagues, is to diversify income streams and obligations. READ MORE >
Neil Busis says he was fast on his way to a heart attack and didn’t even know it. He was burnt out and he needed a wake-up call. He got one in 2012 when “a funny feeling” in his chest resulted in a double CABG. In this post you will learn how this neurologist recovered and continues to maintain his health through rigorous tracking and attention to personal wellness. READ MORE >
We are in a new era of direct-pay and concierge medicine. Patients love the care they get in these models and doctors love not having to deal with insurance companies. It can be a big scary leap forward to jump into direct-pay full time, though. For this reason, neurologist Daryl Story decided to start out small and just add a concierge option to his existing practice. In this post you will find out how he did it and why he’ll never go back. READ MORE >
If you asked some neurologists to sum up their work stress with one word, they’d probably say, “Money.” Getting reimbursed for their work is harder now than it has ever been. That’s why many neurologists are turning to income diversification. One avenue for this is legal consulting. It can be a lucrative addition to your medical practice. Learn more about this option in this post and find out if it might be right for you. READ MORE >