When the Physician Becomes the Patient
Guests: Philip T. Hagen, M.D. and Melanie D. Swift, M.D. (@swifzdh)
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
Do you self-manage your health? Do you avoid regular routine screenings? Drs. Hagen and Swift from the Mayo Clinic Physician Health Center layout the evidence supporting the need for organizational support that directly addresses the barriers of time, safe space, and confidentiality. If you have a practitioner as a patient, how can you partner with colleagues in Occupational Medicine to confidentially, accurately, and efficiently evaluate what impact the conditions or medications may have on your patient’s ability to practice?
- Mayo Clinic Physician Health Center https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/preventive-occupational-aerospace-medicine/physician-health-center/overview
- A survey of physicians’ perceptions of their health care needs Steffen MW, Hagen PT, Benkhadra k, Molella RG, Newcomb RD, Murad MH. Occupational Medicine, Volume 65, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 49–53, https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqu145