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I help physicians to discuss burnout, causes, and solutions to restore balance back to their lives.

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Physician burnout is real and plaguing the medical community. Status post pandemic, it has become more prevalent, and is contributing to physicians leaving clinical practice. It is at the forefront of the profession, needing to be addressed one physician at a time, including medical students, residents, and fellows. Physicians should know their worth.

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About Sapna

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD MBA is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout. While the system does need to change, as it is broken, speaking about and normalizing the topic is a way to reach physicians and shed light on what is not an isolated situation and to help physicians know their worth.

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Physician Burnout: A Personal Testimony and Realizing your Humanity

I have experienced physician burnout more than once. I have seen it in colleagues, including the suicide of fellow medical student, resident, and clinician. All these experiences combined have spurred me to discuss burnout, and find ways to reclaim my humanity and who I am while practicing medicine.

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Physician Burnout: The Perceived Culture of Medicine, Reality, and Creating One's Own Reality Through Personal Change.

The perceived culture of medicine at the beginning is very different from the 'say yes' culture in medical school, residency, and even becoming an attending. From being bright-eyed and bushy tailed, to being broken down, changing who one is to fit into a system, to recognizing the self again, I discuss burnout and how physicians can regain happiness in work and life.

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Hello Dr. Shah-Haque! You have always been a caring, compassionate doctor and I admire you for it. Agree w/ Tammy - one thing I always appreciated about you was that you respect all disciplines. Staff members felt like they/we could always come to you with a question or concern. I have some thoughts on the satisfaction episode and an idea of a wonderful nurse (no, not me LOL!) who might have a wonderful conversation with you. I’ll check into that and forward the info along. Good luck in all your endeavors! -Jen H.

This topic is definitely something that needs more discussion, now more than ever! COVID has turned our careers upside down, in more ways than one! -Dr. Chris





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