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Physician Burnout: TeamHealth Helps Physicians Find Support

August 28, 2017

All too often physicians feel they need to be the ones to take care of others without seeking proper care for themselves. Physician burnout is a very real issue facing the healthcare industry. In Medscape’s Physician Lifestyle Report, 46 percent of practicing physicians in the United States reported feeling some level of burnout at work –...

Hurricane Matthew One Year Later

August 17, 2017

Last year, parts of the southeast Atlantic coast braced for impact as Hurricane Matthew approached the U.S. The category five hurricane brought winds of 140 miles per hour and a storm surge that caused waters to rise to dangerously high levels in coastal cities in its path. In the wake of the storm, thousands of...

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Clinicians are Storytellers

By Hamilton Lempert, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Coding Policy How are Clinicians Storytellers? When you review a patient’s old records to find out what happened during their last hospitalization, you are grateful when you come across a well-written discharge summary that describes all the particulars of why the patient was there, what was done, the...

Join the TeamHealth Special Ops Team!

By Jo-Ann Toldt, CPC-PRC, TeamHealth Senior Clinical Recruiter, Special Operations Teams   What is the TeamHealth Special Operations Team & what do Special Ops physicians do? Our Special Operations (Ops) Team is an elite team of highly trained physicians who are adaptable, self-reliant, emotionally intelligent and able to function in all environments. While the team...

Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day!

By Andrea Peet, Senior Physician Recruiter, TeamHealth Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! As a Senior Physician Recruiter, it is an honor to work with some of the most talented healthcare recruiters here at TeamHealth. Though this is not a skill we learned in college, we are all incredibly skilled individuals that have honed and...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 5: TeleBehavioral Health

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. What is TeleBehavioral Health and how can it impact patient care? In episode 5, Dr. Strauss speaks with Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, National Medical Director of...

TeamHealth’s Commitment to Recruit and Retain Veterans

By Vic McHenry, TeamHealth Director of Residency Relations and Recruitment Operations How is TeamHealth Committed to Recruiting and Retaining Veterans? Employers in many industries value veterans for their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving abilities. These employee traits are also important to TeamHealth and to our parent group Blackstone. As a 21-year veteran of the United States...

Beyond Boarding: A New Paradigm for Mental Healthcare in the Emergency Department

Individuals with mental health or substance-use related issues are one of the fastest-growing patient populations in U.S. hospital emergency departments. This surge is creating a crisis for some hospitals. Without adequate access to behavioral health specialists to perform mental health evaluations or readily available psychiatric beds for admission, these patients often hold or board for...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, But LiveWell WorkLife is Here to Help Year Round

By Megan Norman, TeamHealth Wellness Manager TeamHealth cares about our associates and their families. We understand the work-life balance struggle that clinicians and non-clinical employees face and are here to assist you. Maybe you are struggling with a new schedule or covering extra shifts. Perhaps you are welcoming a new baby into your family, or...

There Is No Health Without Mental Health

By Dr. Richard Juman, PsyD, TeamHealth National Director of Psychological Services Clinicians and healthcare organizations that recognize the impact of mental health conditions on their patient outcomes will thrive, and that finding is magnified when the treatment of behavioral and physical health is done in an integrated manner, which improves outcomes for both medical and...

The Walking Wounded

By Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anesthesiology What do military veterans and healthcare workers have in common? Unfortunately, the answer is combat fatigue, post-mission depression, compassion fatigue, PTSD and other mental health stress disorders like litigation stress syndrome and second victim syndrome. Both occupations can have extremely stressful work environments and both occupations can...

TeamHealth Kicks Off 2019 Doctors’ Day With Share Your Story Contest

In celebration of National Doctors’ Day 2019, we want to let you know how much we appreciate your commitment to providing quality care to your patients every day. We want to celebrate by hearing your personal story of why you became a physician! Visit our Doctors’ Day submission site to share your story today! And...

Introducing the Beyond Clinical Medicine Podcast

TeamHealth has launched a podcast series! Beyond Clinical Medicine is a podcast series hosted by Dr. Rob Strauss, FACEP, TeamHealth VP Program Development. Hear conversations from leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency. In the first episode, Dr. Strauss speaks with Dr. Kevin Klauer, EJD, FACEP,...

What Is Burnout and How Can You Prevent It?

By Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, TeamHealth National Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Post-Acute Care Burnout is not technically a clinical term but one that is used to describe a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion that renders a person close to being disabled. Someone experiencing burnout may feel like they are unglued,...

What to Do If You Think a Person Is Having Suicidal Thoughts

Suicide is something that is still a taboo topic for many of us. However, when you think someone is considering suicide, or they have stated as such, they need to be taken seriously and without judgement. While a history of suicidal threats can be one of the strongest risk factors as to whether or not...

Five Ways to Combat Stress

According to Psychology Today, stress is a feeling people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with the demands of a threat. A number of things can cause stress: A death, divorce, difficult relationships with a partner or co-worker, money troubles, the list goes on. Our LiveWell WorkLife services identifies five things you might be...

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In an effort to increase awareness of this issue and help destigmatize individuals who are having suicidal thoughts, TeamHealth provides useful tips for managing stress, and help define warning signs and...