Balancing Act

Video: How can physicians avoid burnout?

Physicians recommend that DOs take steps to reduce anxiety, spend more time with family and remember why they became doctors.

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.

How do you stave off burnout? Let us know in the comments.

2 comments

  1. A great way to relieve stress is to spend time with your pets. My dogs provide unconditional love, affection and a great reason to get up and exercise every morning!

  2. so burned out……. hospital politics, productivity. It’s exhausting. I used to love my job, and look forward to the drive in. Now I only look forward to the drive home.

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