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The Beleaguered Physician
In a February 1998 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Donald Berwick wrote: “Searching for one word to describe the state of mind of the physician in the United States today, we might choose “beleaguered,” i.e. surrounded by enemies. Indeed, threats to physicians appear on all sides: from payers, would-be managers of care, technology growth and information overload, changes in malpractice tort law, and even from patients. Today, as never before, physicians feel disconnected from the reasons they originally chose their sacred profession. Think back to the day you learned you had been accepted into medical school, to the day you stood with your classmates and solemnly swore to “lead (your) life, and practice (your) art, in uprightness and honor.” Now, fast forward to your current practice and ask yourself: Do you feel trapped, that your career just isn’t working out the way you had imagined? Despite living what looks like a successful life, do you secretly yearn for more or get a nagging feeling that you are missing something?
So, if the discomfort caused by current practice conditions has you feeling beleaguered, if accelerated personal and professional development through increased self mastery interests you, coaching calls. Our Tiberius Rx newsletters will help you explore your true nature and personal mission, experience fulfillment and happiness, and excel in your personal and professional endeavors.