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.

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We spend a lot of time on this site talking about financial investments, behavioral finance, and money.  The other focus is on living a life well lived.  Wealth & wellness make a lot of sense when you combine them, and lack a lot of value…


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…

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Moderately Frugal: Wealth without Wellness


Quite possibly, this should have been my first post.  A significant portion of this website is going to be focused on building wealth and my journey to get there. …Read more

Why Do Doctors Kill Themselves?


I still remember exactly where I was when suicide first touched my life.  Questions now haunt me that I feel compelled to help fix:  Do doctors commit suicide? Why…Read more

The Physician Philosopher Manifesto: A Journey to Wealth


Throughout the first thirty years of my existence I did not learn a thing about personal finance from just about anyone.  Not my parents.  Not my grandparents. …Read more

Five Steps to Building Wealth

TPP Takeaways:

Minimize debt while in medical school and residency!   Enter into REPAYE in training (if you can and it makes sense).  If you aren’t sure, sign up for…Read more

What do I need to know about disability insurance?


My residents often ask me, “what do I need to know about disability insurance?” Given that a large part of this website is preventing students and residents from making mistakes,…Read more

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