Three docs share stories on surviving burnout

It was a dead-end job. Everything was the same, every day. Marquette, Mich.-based family physician Jennifer Dehlin, MD, saw her life stretched out before her and wasn’t excited about her role as a physician. She was only in her 30s.…

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Helping physicians recognize they’re burned out

Physician burnout is not an isolated phenomenon. According to a 2015 Mayo Clinic study, nearly 55 percent of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout including emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or a sense of decreased personal accomplishment. By 2017, a…

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ADHS launches clinician opioid assistance hotline

Arizona has launched one of the nation’s first 24/7 hotlines providing free, real-time consultations for clinicians with complex patients with pain and opioid use disorders.  The first-of-its-kind hotline is staffed by medical experts at the Poison and Drug Information Centers…

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The fight against paint-by-number medicine

Many doctors tell a similar story. A patient is responding well to a particular drug or treatment, and it’s inexpensive. Then the payer stops coverage for it, forcing the doctor to try new options, which don’t work as well. The…

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Dr. Schneider Publishes Survey on Prescribing Opioids

Pima County Medical Society member Jennifer Schneider MD, PhD, is co-author of an article published in the Spring 2018 edition of The Pain Practitioner. "How Can We Improve Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain? A Survey of Prescribers in the Trenches" is…

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UA Medical School Students Make Their Match

On Friday, March 16, 114 medical students in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson learned where they will go to complete the next phase of their medical training. One-third of the class will remain in Arizona; two…

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Banner UMC South Named to Top 100 Hospitals List

Banner – University Medical Center South in Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix have been named to the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals list by IBM Watson HealthTM. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this national…

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Pedro L. Escobar 1938-2018

Pedro Escobar MD, former Medical Director of the St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Center and member of the PCMS Board of Directors, passed away on January 29, 2018. He was 79. Born August 15, 1938 in Cali Valle, Columbia, Escobar attended medical…

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Thomas D. Boyer 1943-2018

Thomas Boyer MD, Director of the Liver Research Institute at the University of Arizona and PCMS member, succumbed to cancer on January 11, 2018. He was 74. Boyer was born October 10, 1943. He graduated from medical school at the…

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Women physicians may be at higher risk of burnout

Some research indicates that women physicians are more likely to suffer from burnout than their male colleagues. One oft-cited study found women’s risk of burnout was a whopping sixty percent greater.   Other studies clearly show that female physicians are at…

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