Taking care of ourselves to better care for our patients

By Luis T. Sanchez, MD

Heeding the adage,“Physician, heal thyself,” is no mean task

It seems that physicians are more frequently expressing the sentiment that their joy in the practice of medicine is vanishing. The pressures of practice, liability concerns, and increasing requirements and regulations are some contributory factors. How do we as physicians cope? How can we provide the best care for patients if we do not care for ourselves?

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