Archive for February, 2019

Power of Exemplary Role Models

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 |

How did you learn to speak your language? Through what technique did you master basic personal care? What was the mechanism through which you first acquired personal values? In each case, the answer is most likely through following the model of your parents. As we progress in life the number of models increases, but the […]

Health is Wealth: Value-Based Care

Friday, February 15th, 2019 |

Health is an ongoing crisis throughout the world. Cost is high and growing. Access is limited for those separated by distance or insufficient finances. And, quality care is difficult to assure. At my presentation today at Truman State University, I stressed to the premed student organization that this is an age for heroes in healthcare; […]

How To Avoid A Personal Career Shutdown

Friday, February 1st, 2019 |

Healthcare is a hazardous career tract. The 2019 Medscape National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report illustrates the perils inherent to most everyone in our professions. This survey of 15,000 physicians documented 44% experiencing burnout, 11% the blues, and 4% clinically depressed. And in the United States, one physician each days commits suicide – the […]