By: Ana Holtey , DO, MS When starting my fellowship, my goal was to develop a fund of knowledge to allow me the opportunity to implement evidence-based medicine and appropriate plan of care management for patients with substance use disorder within a primary care setting. During the year of fellowship, I was exposed to a … More Fellowship Series: Addiction
By: Sara Walker, MD Even during medical school, there was always the running joke about getting kidney stones. With the frenetic pace of many rotations, it was always difficult to squeeze in bathroom time, and I suspect many of us adopted the same solution – drink less water. That is certainly how I survived my … More Drink Water. Kidney Stones Hurt.
By: Kirsten Stoesser, MD During medical school, I was talking with a fellow student about my interest in pursuing family medicine. I had reservations because I had heard that family physicians did not make much money. At the time I had no clue how much family physicians actually earned; I just knew it was ‘less,’ … More Financial Wellness
By: Marlana Li, MD I learned how best to define “grief” during my time as a hospice volunteer in college. I had wondered how to succinctly describe that “pit in your stomach,” “weight on your back”, “heaviness of heart,” etc. that people experienced after significant loss or disappointment. During my volunteer training, I became familiar … More Good Grief
By: Kara Frame, MD I am a mother. A wife. A daughter. A sister. A friend. I am a doctor. I am a runner. Just like everyone, there are many pieces to my core identity. These are the traits that encompass the fixed view I hold of myself. These ring true for me, even when … More Self Identity
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 … More The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing