To avoid burnout, physicians must pursue other interests outside of medicine, says Robert Gear III, DO. “I love being a doctor, but I also love doing other things,” he says. When he’s not working, Dr. Gear spends his time fishing, skiing and flying.
Other physicians recommend that DOs take steps to reduce anxiety, spend more time with family and remember why they became doctors.
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