There are some who think that I’m overpaid as a physician, and that my salary fuels rising health costs. I can understand their point: A May 2014 survey released by the Medical Group Management Association found that internal medicine doctors like myself have a starting median annual salary of $190,000, while those of specialists like radiologists or anesthesiologists approach Continue reading
Daily, I am contacted by good doctors who are struggling with symptoms of burnout syndrome and who have become overwhelmed by the challenges of attempting to practice medicine in today’s health care environment. As a psychiatrist who runs a program to address and treat these distressed doctors, I am troubled by the ever-growing number of calls I receive.
The burned-out physician is exhausted — mentally and physically — and often no longer able to find Continue reading
To the literal-minded, burning out is the fate of light bulbs and matches. But whether you read the popular press or medical journals today, you’re likely to find writers who are deeply concerned about physician burnout.
What defines physician burnout, and who exactly is suffering from it? Is burnout an Continue reading
by JILL OSBORN
Published Thursday, June 12, 2014
Born in Rochester, New York, Cormac O’Donovan may have an American address on his birth certificate, but his Irish accent speaks volumes of his heritage. “I’ve lived in the United States a little longer than Ireland, so I don’t believe I will go back now,” O’Donovan admits. But at first, it was questionable in which location O’Donovan would remain. O’Donovan’s parents moved to New York for his father’s job. O’Donovan’s father was obtaining his