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What Is Physician Burnout? How Can Practitioners 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,...

5 Ways for Physicians to Combat Stress with LiveWell WorkLife

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...

TeamHealth Recognizes National 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 individuals who are having suicidal thoughts, TeamHealth provides useful tips for managing stress, and help define warning signs and...

TeamHealth Helps Clinicians Find Balance and Support

According to Medscape’s 2018 national physician burnout report, 42 percent of physicians surveyed report feeling burned out in their current position. Burnout is defined by feelings of exhaustion, neglect and a lack of control. As a part of TeamHealth’s commitment to physical and mental well-being, we invest in programs to help lessen and aid in clinician burnout incidents....

Clinician Burnout Podcast

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the topic of physician burnout and suicide is vitally important to the clinical community today. In this podcast, Dr. Rob Strauss, TeamHealth Vice President of Program Development, discusses clinician burnout with Dr. Robby Frantz, President of the TeamHealth West Group. Dr. Frantz shares his own personal experience with...