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337: Solocast – Good Enough

What is good enough?  As I’ve started back into clinical practice, I find that my perfectionism keeps creeping back in. I get frustrated with myself when notes aren’t perfect and things don’t go just so. But, I’ve been working on my burnout triggers, so when I notice these things, I give myself grace and move on. But this is also bringing up something that I still need to deal with. What is behind my perfectionism? For me it’s fear. It’s the fear of not being good enough or not doing a good enough job.  So I’m challenging myself to ask the question.  Because people don’t want to see the perfect doctor. They don’t want to see the doctor who is able to check all the boxes. They want to see the person who sees them, knows them, and that they trust to give them the best care humanly possible. HUMANLY possible.  You are good enough!  “You can make an impact without being perfect.” Dr. Errin Weisman   In this episode: [01:30] Perfectionism is what I want to talk about today. [01:45] Is anything perfect in this world? I don’t think so. [02:28] I think fear lies under my tendency toward perfectionism. [03:17] Establishing a trusting relationship with a patient is more important than having a perfect chart. [03:57] Good medicine to me is a listening ear, a compassionate word and giving your time. [04:39] The goal is no longer perfection, it is good enough. [05:03] You are good enough!   Links and Resources: Podcasting 101 Podcasting 202 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT A LOW COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book,Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel.  Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 22, 2021

336: So Many Babies with Susan Landers MD

Dr. Susan Landers is a former neonatologist who experienced burnout late in her career. Once she realized what she was dealing with, she also figured out that it was preventable. She now helps doctors and organizations prevent physician burnout and she’s sharing her story in her new book, So Many Babies. To say that Dr. Susan loved her career would be an understatement. It was so fulfilling and even though it didn’t always go to plan, she knew she was making a difference in the world. So what caused her burnout?  Like most people, it was a variety of things. Pressure at home, the need to be perfect in her job, postpartum depression, the list could go on and on. She realized what was happening early on and was able to make big changes in her life to help alleviate the weight.  Her philosophy of tackling things head on, served her well throughout her career and her life with her kids.  Dr. Susan has some amazing stories. Listen in to hear a few of them and then check out her new book! “I really got a lot of inspiration from the parents of my patients.” Dr. Susan Landers   In this episode:  [01:28] Welcome to the show, Dr. Susan Landers! [01:41] She shares her background and the inspiration for writing her book. [05:24] She talks about getting burned out at 62 years old. [09:49] Listen as Dr. Landers shares a story about her postpartum depression. [12:03] She discusses the changes she faced going from academic medicine into a private practice. [15:52] How resentment fueled her burnout. [19:49] Dr. Landers shares some good things about having a husband in the medical field as well. [22:02] She talks about her book and where you can connect with her. [22:46] She shares a story from her book about her oldest daughter. [26:18] Thank you so much for being on the show!   Links and Resources: Podcasting 101 Podcasting 202 Find Susan: Susan Landers MD Book - So Many Babies, My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career & Motherhood LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Work is My Drug:  Episode 311: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - PartI) Episode 313: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part II) Episode 317: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part III) Episode 319: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part IV) Episode 321: Solocast - A Job That Fits My Ass (The Work Addiction Series) Episode 323: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part V) Episode 325: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part VI)   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT A LOW COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book,Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel.  Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 22, 2021

335: Solocast – Leaders, This is How to Decrease Pandemic Burnout Today

You can’t make already highly resilient people more resilient. Resiliency training is not the way to decrease pandemic burnout. Instead we need to discuss systemic and organizational changes to help support the doctors and nurses who make the medical system go round.  Listen as I share various studies and data which reveal a clear path for decreasing pandemic burnout today.  One of the most important things we can do is help clinicians feel safe. Reducing the risk of them contracting Covid or inadvertently passing it to their friends and family is key. Additionally, it’s time to recognize the emotional stress we’ve all been put under and provide resources.  Have you found yourself struggling to see the same number of patients as pre-pandemic? With the increased cleaning measures and additional paperwork, processing patents is taking more and more time. Of course you can’t see as many. We as leaders need to find solutions that don’t include trying to increase patient load.  How do you feel about these recommendations? Are they hitting home? If so, listen in to hear all of them. If not, shoot me an email and let me know your thoughts on decreasing pandemic burnout! “The majority burnout and the issues that cause burnout are systemic and organizational.” Dr. Errin Weisman   In this episode: [02:30] We are talking about decreasing pandemic burnout today. [03:15] The systems in which we work and the culture we work in cause burnout. [04:34] I share some research on how resilient physicians are compared to the general population. [06:03] I talk about an article about getting your own wellness house in order. [10:15] I discuss an article that gives ten ways for leadership to support your people. [10:57] #1 Reduce the risk of your clinicians contacting COVID-19. [11:53] #2 Provide practical support that clinicians identify emotional stress and moral injury. [13:29] #3 Provide sufficient time for clinical encounters. [14:25] #4 Extend support to clinicians who are parents by offering flexible work schedules. [15:16] #5 Reduce administrative tasks that are not mission critical. [16:11] #6 Robust anti discrimination and anti harrassament policies. [17:06] #7 Supply free and confidential resources to support clinicians' mental health. [17:53] #8 Update credentialing and employment applications to remove unnecessary questions about mental and health diagnosis. [19:03] #9 Encourage clinicians to use their vacations and personal time. [20:37] #10 Implementing suicide preventions strategies. [21:19] Thank you for listening!   Links and Resources The Stanford Model of Wellness  Resilience and Burnout Among Physicians in the General US Populations Association of Burnout, Professional Fulfilment and Self-care Practices of Physician Leaders with Their Independently Rated Leadership Effectiveness Impact of Organizational Leadership on Physician Burnout and Satisfaction Getting Through COVID-19: Keeping Clinicians in the Workforce   Work is My Drug:  Episode 311: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - PartI) Episode 313: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part II) Episode 317: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part III) Episode 319: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part IV) Episode 321: Solocast - A Job That Fits My Ass (The Work Addiction Series) Episode 323: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part V) Episode 325: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part VI)   Podcasting 101 Podcasting 202   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT A LOW COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book,Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel.  Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 15, 2021

334: Self Expression with Olga Lemberg MD

Our outward appearance directly influences and impacts our internal sense of self and worth. I’m not saying that your outer beauty eclipses your inner beauty, but it does play a part in your internal monologue. Listen as Dr. Olga Lemberg shares her story and why she’s helping female physicians show off their bold and unique style with beautifully designed scrubs.  Dr. Olga immigrated to the United States when she was very young and when she went to school, it was obvious that she was different. Everything from the style of clothes that she wore to the school supplies she used labeled her as an outsider.  By the time she was in high school, she’d found creative ways to express herself through her clothing and accessory choices. As she made her way into the medical field, she began to mute herself and her clothing to better fit the doctor mold.  But she was terribly unhappy. Why couldn’t she showcase her self-expression and still be a well-respected professional who knew what she was doing? She could! Which is when the idea for Fabled came to life. Listen in and learn more about her company and her mission. When you feel seen and heard in your profession, your sense of self-worth and belonging go up.  If you’ve ever felt like you were being muted, it’s time to make a change! “You have to slow down, you have to make space for day dreaming to get closer to whatever it is that will make you feel more fulfilled so you can experience joy.” Dr. Olga Lemberg   In this episode:  [01:45] Welcome to the show, Dr. Olga Lemberg! [02:56] Listen as Olga discusses why she chose the words self expression. [06:00] She talks about muting herself so that she could succeed and get by as a female physician. [08:25] We speak about being talked about if you don't look like what your peers think a good doctor looks like. [10:46] Olga shares the process she used to design her scrub line. [13:49] Right now she is doing a grey color series with her scrubs. [15:29] She discusses where the name of her company came from. [19:50] “This is what life looks like when it’s working.” [22:30] Here is where you can connect with Dr. Olga. [22:57] Thank you for being on the show!   Links and Resources Podcasting 101 Podcasting 202 Find Olga: Fabled Facebook | Instagram   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT A LOW COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book,Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel.  Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 15, 2021

333: Work Addiction – Mastermind Call

I love sharing my monthly masterclass and mastermind calls on the podcast. We have such a good time in these calls discussing various aspects of the medical field and ways we can overcome burnout and fatigue.  This past month was no different. I fully believe that our jobs in the medical profession are 100% our drug of choice. I recently did an entire series on this topic, but in this discussion I’m getting even more feedback from medical professionals who are in the trenches.  I cover everything from the three indicators that will show whether or not you are a workaholic to why we think people in medicine work so hard.  Most important is learning tactics for recognizing that we’re in an unhealthy relationship with our work and ways to change it before it’s too late. Listen in to learn more! “I remind myself to take the next best step. I don’t have to have the next five to ten years planned out, just what I need to do today.” Dr. Errin Weisman In this episode: [03:14] Welcome to the October Masterclass! [04:34] I talk about spotting whether you are a workaholic. [05:08] Listen as I share the DSM5 criteria for addiction. [06:26] I discuss three indicators that might prove you are a workaholic. [08:43] The group shares their thoughts on why people in medicine work so hard. [11:22] “Life is happening to you and you are choosing work over these other things?” [14:08] I ask people to think about what they are afraid of if they take a pause or slow down. [17:07] We discuss how to stop and recover from work being our drug. [19:29] You have to acutely stop or pause. [23:48] Step 2 is you need to realign. [24:52] To stay in recovery, you need ongoing support. [25:35] “We are all recovering from something.” [25:50] Thank you for listening! Links and Resources Money & Marriage MD Summit Podcasting 101 Podcasting 202 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT A LOW COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book,Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel.  Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 8, 2021

332: $$$ (Dollar Bills) with Brent Lacey MD

Money. It’s a scary, wonderful word that we are all looking to be better with. Dr. Brent Lacey has been teaching financial literacy and management for years, but he’s extremely passionate about working with physicians. Listen in to hear his story and learn why you need to get better with your money today.  It’s interesting to note that the person who makes $14k per year and the person who makes $140k a year both do the exact same things with their money. We all make the same mistakes and we all have the same thought process.  When you boil it down though, money is easy. If you make $200k per year and you spend $300k, you will go broke. If you make $100k per year and you only spend $40k, you will become wealthy. So what is stopping so many of us from truly becoming wealthy?  Part of it is our mindset around money, part of it is an unhealthy relationship with money, and part of it is miscommunication in the family circle. Any of that sound familiar?  If you’ve been struggling with money, you won’t want to miss out on this conversation. Even if you’re amazing with money, Brent is giving up some fantastic tips for how to grow and maintain wealth. Listen to learn more. “It sounds very simple, it sounds very obvious, but if you make a hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars a year and spend one hundred and eighty thousand a year, you will be broke.” Dr. Brent Lacey In this episode: [02:30] Welcome to the show, Dr. Brent Lacey! [03:07] He shares his background and what The Scope of Practice is all about. [06:21] Listen as Dr. Brent drops some financial wisdom on us today. [08:04] He discusses some mistakes that everyone makes no matter what job they have. [10:58] There is no perfect financial plan, it’s totally individual. [14:01] “If your plan isn’t taking you where you want to go, change the plan.” [16:28] Dr. Brent shares the number one thing he believes hamstrings people when they come and talk to him. [17:31] He shares some intentional changes he helps guide people through. [21:58] He discusses the house you buy and how that can influence the rest of the decisions you make. [27:05] Find out where you can hang out with Dr. Brent Lacey. [28:25] Thank you for being on the show! Links and Resources The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley The Scope of Practice Episode 63 with Dr. Errin Weisman Podcasting 101 Podcasting 202 Find Brent: The Scope of Practice Money & Marriage MD Summit The Scope of Practice Podcast 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT A LOW COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book,Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel.  Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 8, 2021

Doctor Me First Podcast

The Doctor Me First podcast comes from Dr. Errin Weisman’s passion to help those that are burnt-out, feel broken and despair to transform their lives and work to be joy-filled, sustainable and that they absolutely freakin’ love!

Most episodes consist of an authentic conversation between Dr. Weisman and her female colleague guest. The one prep work for the guest…pick one word to frame their conversation around. Other series episodes include her husband, Craig, in a series called “Married to an Alpha Female. or her favorite people in that series called “Favorites with Favorites.”

No more feeling alone in medicine because Doctor Me First Podcast is a community of truth speakers, life savers and fierce females who want to support one another. Errin Weisman DO also offers sassy, down to earth answers to your biggest questions on how to do work you love and live your best life.
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Errin Weisman, DO

Errin Weisman, DO

Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster and fierce wellness advocate who helps inspire female physicians and working moms to do the work they love and absolutely love life. Her work in the world is to openly tell how she faced professional burnout early in her family medicine career so that no one feels alone, all know that change is possible because "if she can do it, so can I" and that you can have a joy-filled and sustainable career.

She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer's wife, athlete and mother of three. Besides being sassy, she enjoys getting mud on her shoes, teaching her children to catch tadpoles and reading a great fantasy novel.

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