Sure, not every doctor today has the life like the one depicted above: a scene that could be taken out of a Hollywood emergency room. However, here at Physicians First Messages we know all too well from nearly 30 years of working with medical practices that every doctor faces challenges in their careers, and often they are challenges that can be managed!
Our friends at StaffCare know what you're going through as well, and observe "Today’s physicians are juggling a number of obstacles and challenges, despite their devotion to the practice of medicine and the health of their patients."
Here's a list of some of the top challenges facing physicians today, along with some tips in overcoming them:
1. Less time with patients
According to a 2016 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, physicians spent just 27 percent of an average day or shift with patients, while nearly 50 percent of their day was spent on electronic health records and other “desk work”.