“Physician, Heal Thyself”: Critical Elements of Physician Wellness

Program Description

As a physician, are you realizing that what once started out as important and meaningful work for you has become unfulfilling and empty? Are you frequently exhausted, cynical, and less effective with your patients? You could be experiencing burnout. Between 2011 and 2014, there has been an almost ten-point increase in physicians who report feeling burned out. Even more troubling, greater than half of all physicians report feeling at least one symptom of burnout across all tenures and specialties. This presentation will examine the signs and the contributory factors leading to burnout and the risk implications it poses to quality patient care and to one’s overall well-being. Furthermore, the program provides ideas for changes that can be made in the work environment to once again provide meaningful and purposeful work.


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Examine the cause and extent of burnout.
  • Evaluate prevalent trends in physician burnout.
  • Add to my practice known physician resilience resources.
  • Increase awareness of critical need for physician self-care in order to thrive personally and in the care of others.
  • Intervene with programs and policies that support professional well-being.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


Deborah Saint-Phard, MD, Associate Professor - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Founder and Director - CU Women’s Sports Medicine at UCHealth

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course ID#:    TDS 18230.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 08/27/18
Expiration Date for This Activity: 10/25/19


The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

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