But first... I would like to remind you of National Doctor’s Day, which is coming up on March 30th. National Doctor’s Day has been recognized nationally since a House and Senate bill was signed by George H.W. Bush in October 1990. The first Doctor’s Day was established by the Barrow County Alliance in Winder, Georgia in 1933 [...]
When a physician engages in disruptive behavior, defined by the AMA as “verbal or nonverbal conduct that harms or intimidates others to the extent that quality of care or patient safety could be compromised,” the ripple effect of the behavior can be extreme and the results quite dire, according to studies.1
When physicians face the prospect of reducing their practice hours or challenges in heading toward retirement, they usually find themselves dealing with a profound crisis of identity.
The American medical profession is aging. One in four US physicians is over 65 years of age and those between 65 and 75 constitute about 11 percent of the active medical labor force. In addition, writes Amy McCullough on the Society for Vascular Surgery website, “many physicians over the age of 56 indicate plans to retire in [...]