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Physician Burnout: TeamHealth Helps Physicians Find Support

August 28, 2017

It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week and TeamHealth wants to recognize all nurse practitioners for their hard work and thank them for their dedication to patient care with a huge thank you! Nurse practitioners (NPs) are the health care providers of choice for millions of Americans each year, thanks to the high quality, patient-centered primary, acute...

Dr. Ron Greeno Japanese Society of Hospital General Medicine Address

August 30, 2017

It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week and TeamHealth wants to recognize all nurse practitioners for their hard work and thank them for their dedication to patient care with a huge thank you! Nurse practitioners (NPs) are the health care providers of choice for millions of Americans each year, thanks to the high quality, patient-centered primary, acute...

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Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week

It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week and TeamHealth wants to recognize all nurse practitioners for their hard work and thank them for their dedication to patient care with a huge thank you! Nurse practitioners (NPs) are the health care providers of choice for millions of Americans each year, thanks to the high quality, patient-centered primary, acute...

We Can’t Wait to Connect!

As autumn approaches, there are opportunities to connect with TeamHealth at many major healthcare conferences. Here’s where you’ll see us this fall, we hope to see you there! ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 is October 19 – 23 in Orlando, Florida. Visit us at booth #901 and play arcade-style basketball to benefit the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation! Attendees...

It’s World Mental Health Day – Take Care with LiveWell WorkLife

By Megan Norman, TeamHealth Wellness Manager TeamHealth strives to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide support for our clinicians, associates and their families every day, and especially today on World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day was created to bring awareness to the full spectrum of mental health issues including suicide. Every...

A Personal Perspective on Being a Physician Assistant

By Deborah Reed, PA-C, Regional APC Director, TeamHealth West Group At the corner of U.S. rural highways 70 and 81, sits Jefferson County Hospital, a critical access hospital, amidst an expanse of farming and cattle ranches near the Oklahoma/Texas line. As I drive the 120 miles to my new clinical home, I had the opportunity...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 14: Clinician Burnout

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. The topic of physician burnout and suicide is of vital importance to the clinical community today. Physicians are often thought of as superhuman, but sadly, they are...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 13: Practice Longevity

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. This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast shares practical tips for putting the passion back into your practice and ensuring practice longevity. Dr. Dennis Whitehead has decades of experience as an...

What Is Burnout? How Can Clinicians Help 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,...

TeamHealth Unquestionably Supports a Ban on Surprise Medical Bills

By Leif Murphy, President and CEO, TeamHealth Ezekiel Emanuel’s September 4th opinion column in the Washington Post, erroneously assigns blame for surprise medical bills to medical provider groups such as TeamHealth, and misrepresents a Yale University research study to do so. Emanuel’s accusation that surprise medical bills increase at TeamHealth-operated emergency rooms is patently false....

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 12: Clinical Burnout

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. This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast shares useful tips and techniques for recognizing and addressing clinical burnout and achieving a healthier work-life balance. Dr. Zafar Shamoon, Chief of Emergency Services at...

My Struggle with Burnout & the 4 Questions that Help Me Stay on Track

By Heather S. Owen, MD, FACEP, TeamHealth Chief Safety & Quality Officer, EMC of TeamHealth Past President, Texas College of Emergency Medicine Hello, September—it’s that time again! While many may immediately think of “back to school,” I’m actually referring to National Suicide Prevention Month, which is recognized during the month of September. Many of us...

Disaster Preparedness: Strategies for Managing the Unexpected

Hospitals must always be prepared to respond at a moment’s notice to powerful storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass casualty events and other potential disasters. If a disaster is preceded with sufficient warning such as weather reports, hospitals typically activate an incident command center that manages resources and response activities before, during and after the event. Similarly, some clinical outsourcing partners...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 10: Consequences of Clinician Burnout

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. This #BeyondClinicalMedicine podcast addresses the very real issue of clinician burnout and suicide with a physician who has personal experience dealing with its tragic consequences. Dr. Kip...

How LiveWell WorkLife Services Can Help During Suicide Prevention Awareness 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 mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts, TeamHealth provides useful tips for managing stress and defining warning signs and action...

Amidst the Opioid-Epidemic Storm: Reflections of a Non-Opioid Anesthesiologist

By David J Samuels, MD, Facility Medical Director TeamHealth Anesthesiology, Select Physicians Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida. In 2016, Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, sent a letter to every physician in the United States enlisting our commitment to help end the opioid epidemic. He stated that the crisis was born from a “path of good intentions.”...

I Went Into Healthcare to Treat a Person, Not a Disease

Dr. William Cooke, Facility Medical Director (FMD), at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana, part of the LifePoint Group, saw a problem in his community about 15 years ago. In 2004, he opened a medical office in neighboring Austin, Indiana, called Foundations Family Medicine. Prior to this clinic, there had not been accessible healthcare in...