402: Trauma with Dr. Melissa Hankins - Part II
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by Dr. Errin Weisman, Dr. Melissa Hankins
3d ago
We’re back for round two with Dr. Melissa Hankins this week! We spent last week’s episode talking about the trauma that we face as physicians and how it develops for many of us in residency at the hand of our attending physicians. This week, Dr. Hankins is cluing us into a trauma processing model called EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). EFT Tapping is a unique way to bring you back into the present moment in your body and diffuse the stress response while you process traumatic events, past or present. It has even been shown to decrease cortisol levels associated with stressful events ..read more
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401: Trauma with Dr. Melissa Hankins - Part I
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by Dr. Errin Weisman, Dr. Melissa Hankins
6d ago
Trauma is something that is present in all walks of life in all professions. However, one way that trauma impacts us differently as physicians is that we are taught that it is a normal part of our work as a physician and we are to stuff it down and just keep going. The job itself as a physician is riddled with trauma with the amount of sickness, pain, and death that we face. But, a different flavor of trauma that isn’t discussed is that of the training that doctors face.  All Resident doctors turn to their Attending physician for guidance and training while they learn the ropes of medicin ..read more
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400: Let’s Celebrate!
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
1M ago
Holy shit! We’ve made it to 400 episodes. I honestly cannot believe it. I started this podcast to have fun, share my story, share the stories of other physicians, and help raise a voice against the failures of the medical industry in driving so many amazing physicians toward burnout. What I didn’t expect to find was my own healing. I didn’t realize that I’d build an amazing community of physicians who are excited to make their own stand, in their own way. I did not for one second think that this podcast would impact, in a positive way, so many physician’s lives. So, to celebrate I thought it’d ..read more
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399: Recovery Has No End Point
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
1M ago
Addiction comes in all flavors my friends, whether it’s drugs, alcohol, or working, the recovery that comes alongside addiction is the same regardless of the drug of choice. One thing that I feel can’t be mentioned enough is that recovery never actually ends. For those of us who find ourselves struggling with addiction, we will never be out of recovery. We will always be in some sort of recovery from our addiction when we find ourselves faced with old habits. For those of us who have experienced burnout, we will always be in recovery from our addiction to work and it will often be so easy to f ..read more
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397: Toughness with Steve Magness
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
2M ago
I absolutely hate the word “resilient.” I think it’s a term that people use as an easier way to say “suck it up buttercup” with a smack on your ass to send you on your way.   As physicians, I think we know all too well what it’s like to just power through some of the hardest times in our studies, careers, and lives. We put our noses to the grindstone and we don’t pick them up for years. These habits often earn us a label of resilience, when really it’s just a precursor to burnout if we’re not careful.  But, there are ways that we can be resilient and tough in our everyday lives ..read more
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396: Period To Pause with Amanda Laden
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
2M ago
I talk a lot about the burnout of physicians, and while that is a topic that can not get enough coverage for us as physicians, there is another caveat that we need to be aware of - our presence with our patients and giving them the time and attention they need to avoid misdiagnosis or missed diagnoses.  Amanda Laden shines some light on the perspective of a patient who lived with pain from an undiagnosed condition for years due to doctors who missed the signs and symptoms of a disease that progressed so far that it nearly cost her her life. The lack of attention of physicians to take the ..read more
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395: Meet My Financial Advisor Jeffrey Berger
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
2M ago
Financial security is something that we talk about a lot on the show, typically as it relates to our practices and how stepping away in the face of burnout can be very scary when we don’t know what the financial future may hold with that decision on our shoulders.  But, it doesn’t always have to be a scary thing! If you have someone on your side who can help you navigate the financial aspects of life from your savings account to your debts to your financial goals - it makes a world of difference in what is actually feasible for you.  I chat with my financial advisor and good friend ..read more
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394: Too Busy with Dr. Robyn Alley-Hay
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
3M ago
So many of us wear busyness as a badge of honor without realizing how damaging it can be to be as busy as we are. When we constantly rush through life, cramming in as much as we possibly can to be “successful,” we miss what it really means to be successful and how we might be leading ourselves right down the road to burnout and failure.  So how do we stop it? What’s the secret? Setting firm boundaries for the world around you is always one step to cutting down on how busy you are, but a far more difficult step is setting firm boundaries for yourself. Staying present with your thoughts and ..read more
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393: Money As A Tool with Dr. Elisa Chiang
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
3M ago
Whether a physician or not, everyone is trying to make enough money to allow financial independence from the daily grind of a full time job. But, we typically find that while we’re so involved in the grind, we are slowly burning out which can feel like such a setback from the financial goals and dreams that we’ve envisioned for ourselves.   Dr. Elisa Chiang found herself in this same situation as an attending physician answering calls on her vacation, heading straight for burnout town. Her dabbling in investments and real estate opened the doors for her to achieve financial independe ..read more
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392: Protection with Amanda Hill, JD
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by Dr. Errin Weisman
3M ago
Who do you call when you or your practice is getting hit with lawsuits? A lawyer. One of my favorite lawyers is Amanda Hill, JD. She has spent 20+ years helping doctors and practices change how they operate to better serve their patients and their communities. Listen as she shares her story and how she’s branching out to serve more physicians than ever.  Amanda hasn’t always been in medical law. She’s worked in a variety of different fields and had many different experiences. All of which have made her better in her calling.  As she states it, she has felt called to help physicians n ..read more
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