Welcome to The Physician Philosopher Website!

My goal is to help medical professionals achieve wealth without forgetting why, which is to live a life well lived.  Here, we use the tools provided by financial independence to treat and prevent burnout.

If you like the content, consider signing up for the email list.

Thanks for stopping by. TPP

Recent Posts


Recently, I published a post discussing the most recent Medscape burnout & depression survey results for physicians.  An interesting point of discussion was that many physicians felt that if they made more money, they would likely be happier.  Today, we will discuss the implications of this thought process…

In my time since finishing training and my financial enlightenment, I’ve had several residents ask me about their student loans. I am often surprised to find out how little they know about the ways in which they can save money utilizing the income driven repayment programs and -…


People are sometimes confused about why I combine wealth and wellness on The Physician Philosopher.  Why do I spend time writing about designing an intentional life.  Can’t he JUST write about finances? 


In my mind, these concepts are…


How do I make my first backdoor roth IRA? That’s a great question.  If you want a step by step tutorial for your first backdoor roth IRA contributions, this post is here to help.  We will run through how it works at Vanguard, though it is likely similar at…

Affiliate Links

Links on this site may consist of affiliate links, which help us grow our charitable giving.  Affiliate link means same product at same price to you, but I get a kick-back if you click on my links.

Affiliate on this site also means it is recommended. I am a firm believer in not selling-out.  Only stuff I think is worthwhile makes it on here.

Personal Capital (click the link) is a FREE financial tool that I use to track my net worth (if you have >$100,000 in assets they may want to help you manage it - you can just say no if you are not interested).


Subscribe to our mailing list and get access to updates with each post (or once each week - your choice) and you'll also get access to the free Student Loan Debt Destroyer Email Course. Also, pick your email update preference below.

* indicates required
Email Options

“Fire Your Financial Advisor” Review

As many of you know the White Coat Investor, or Dr. Jim Dahle, is a well known emergency medicine physician, personal finance author, blogger, and podcast-er. Recently, Dr….Read more

Three Keys to Satisfaction at Work


There is a lot of research that goes into the psychology of satisfaction at work and work productivity.  One such discussion by Richard Ryan and Edward Deci discusses…Read more

The Fourth Philosophy: Make Investing Exciting!


One of my best friend’s texted me the other day to tell me about a bet that Warren Buffet made ten years ago.  He bet a hedge fund manager…Read more

Three Reasons No One Cares About Wellness

I was talking to a colleague recently about the lack of proactive wellness initiatives in our residency training program. [We do a very good job of reacting when residents…Read more

The Second Philosophy: The One Month Rule


We all know the feeling. You purchase something in a moment of brilliance that you have to buy. You think it’s great. Surely, this new (insert: financed car/home, expensive…Read more

Don't forget to check out our Student Loan Resource Page and our DIY-Personal Finance Page.  

Both are aimed at making tough financial decisions easier for you!