Author | Dike Drummond, MD

Articles

How to Transform Time Off Into Work-Life Balance

January 08, 2014

If it feels like you are drowning at work, you need way more than a few breaths at the surface to give yourself any kind of meaningful recovery.

2013 RAND-AMA Physician Satisfaction Study: 9 EHR Fails

November 21, 2013

". . . EHR usability represents a relatively . . . unique and vexing challenge to physician professional satisfaction.” The quote from study authors sums up the bulk of the sentiment-to-date.

Why “Physician Wellness” Is Such a Struggle

November 07, 2013

Why do committees set up to foster physician wellness often sputter and often die a quick death? Family physician and burnout coach Dr Dike Drummond reviews the reasons, and offers practical solutions. Read more, here.

Heal Physician Burnout Overnight

October 11, 2013

How do you know you are in Survival Mode? You believe patients, your nurse, the lab reports, and phone calls are out to get you. You become cynical and sarcastic-especially under your breath.

Can Digital Medicine Exert a Placebo Effect?

September 13, 2013

Will the placebo effect be wiped out once health care decisions are fully digital?

Doctor-Patient Communication: The Universal Upset Patient Protocol

July 31, 2013

Upset patients, angry patients drain your time and energy. Here is a simple 6-step protocol that works almost every time.

EHR Struggles and 3 Ways to Do It Well

July 25, 2013

The electronic health record adds new stresses to long work days and short office visits.