suicide

Why Do Doctors Kill Themselves?

Why Do Doctors Kill Themselves?

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.

Physician, Know Thyself: A Self-Identity Crisis

Physician, Know Thyself: A Self-Identity Crisis

It’s easy to lose your identity to this profession. Yet, we must remember who and what we are before we have a self-identity crisis like the one Steve had when I was in medical school.

We’re All One Phone Call From Our Knees

We’re All One Phone Call From Our Knees

When I was in residency, I found the truth in the saying, “We’re All One Phone Call From Our Knees.” This was probably the hardest moment of my life so far. There is a reason that I view wealth and wellness as intrinsically linked. Today, you’ll find out why.

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.