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What have you done to cope with physician burnout?

Julie Harper, MD

“Physician burnout is something that you have to fight against. The best way to do it is to develop a sense of gratitude. Every day, I go into the practice being thankful that I have patients who trust me to do a good job.”

Julie Harper, MD
Birmingham, Alabama

Markham Luke, MD, PhD

“Begin with you. You have to think about why you wanted to be a physician. But then you also have to think about what sort of things you want to do for yourself. Make time for yourself, for activities, and broaden your approach to leaving your legacy, not just at work.”

Markham Luke, MD, PhD
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Emily Boes, DO

“I think one of the most important things is to be well-rounded and to take time for yourself after work. Stay close to family and friends. Do different things that help you feel more at peace after a long, stressful day, like meditating, working out, and getting proper sleep.”

Emily Boes, DO
Lakewood, Ohio

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