Why Do Doctors Kill Themselves?

physician suicide

I still remember exactly where I was when suicide first touched my life.  I was in my second year of residency.  I was sleeping.  It was 2 am two days before Christmas when I received the call from my mom.  I can’t explain why, but I knew immediately. This started my journey into wondering why doctors kill themselves.

A Doctor’s Life: Ready, Rinse, Repeat

wash hands

As I wash my hands right after I hang up the phone, the overhead call rang out:  “Attention.  Your attention, please. A Level 1 trauma code has been activated in the adult emergency department.”  It was a gun shot wound to the right chest.  I rinse my hands off, and head down to the ED… just another night in A Doctor’s Life.  Ready. Rinse. Repeat.

How to access 401K early (before 59.5 & avoid 10% penalty)

mountains and valleys

He was planning to retire early at age 40 and didn’t want to have to deal with the tax implications of getting money out of a 401K/403B prior to age 59.5 years old (10% penalty!). Let’s discuss the options on how to access 401K before age 59 for those considering early retirement, and how to avoid the 10% penalty.

Financial Mistakes: It (mis)takes one to know one!

Financial mistakes

We are going to discuss five financial mistakes that I have made in my life and the consequences of each mistake.  I want you to read this in a certain light, though.  The light is this: You, too, can make it to financial independence despite making stupid mistakes like me.

First Do No Harm: An Empty Cup of Expected Wellness

If we are to truly live out the “Do no harm” imperative, we must first make sure that we are not being harmed ourselves.  After all, we cannot expect to replenish the empty cup of wellness our patients bring if our cup is empty, too.

The Fifth Philosophy: How to Slay a Bear Market

Could you stomach watching $500,000 turn into $250,000 over the course of months, or lose $100,000 in one week?  A Bear Market is not the time to find out who you are in terms of your ability to withstand corrections and recessions.  You need to have a plan  to slay the bear market before it comes!