The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing

By: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP Physician well-being is a major focus of many physician organizations and is frequently highlighted in popular media.  Some have described the root of the problem as a disconnect between expectation and reality.  This is a helpful framework for situations that result in disappointment.  I recently rented a house on Airbnb. Eagerly … Continue reading The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing

Just Get the Evaluation

By: Katherine Fortenberry, PhD My daughter was a beautiful, happy, chubby baby – who couldn’t sit independently until 10 months. Or crawl until 11 months. And didn’t have any words yet at 12 months. I’d taken enough child development classes to know that she wasn’t hitting the milestones. But when my daughter’s doctor encouraged me … Continue reading Just Get the Evaluation

Don’t ask “what is wrong with you.” Ask “what happened to you.”

By: Bernadette Kiraly, MD She had resettled in Utah from Africa as a refugee, fleeing a horrific past where she witnessed her husband's murdered and she was beaten by soldiers. I prepared myself for the onslaught of pain complaints with the unreasonable expectation that I was going to fix it for her. I knew her … Continue reading Don’t ask “what is wrong with you.” Ask “what happened to you.”

Servication

By: Jose Rodriguez, MD I have had many blessings in my life—my wife (top of the list), her family, my family, and our family. We have not always had the blessing to live close to family, which means that our vacation time is used almost exclusively to visit family in Ecuador, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Our … Continue reading Servication

Our pets’ lives and deaths… and how each can inform and transform our own lives

By: Osman N. Sanyer, MD We had to put our eleven-year-old family dog to rest this week. Bella, who was apparently well and healthy two weeks prior, had stopped eating and became obviously ill a few days ago. When tests revealed that she was riddled with cancer, the choice to reduce her suffering, while painful, … Continue reading Our pets’ lives and deaths… and how each can inform and transform our own lives

Personal Nutrition Life Hacks

By: Susan Pohl, MD, FAAFP My opening confession is going to be easy to accept.  I am not an expert in nutrition.  I do not have a degree in nutrition, I did not study at a culinary academy, and I don’t have a nutrition business to promote.  Personal nutrition, however, is a topic that reveals … Continue reading Personal Nutrition Life Hacks