Taking Care of Patients From Your Inbox Will Burn You Out: How to Strategize Against Depleting Tasks & Negotiate For the Resources That Will Make Our Schedules More Livable

podcast Feb 10, 2022

We live in a culture of convenience and instant communication so it’s hardly surprising that doctors often end up providing patient care by way of the inbox, instead of prioritizing visits.

Unfortunately this eats into our clinical time and depletes our energy.

If you find yourself hunched over patient emails for hours on end, it’s time for a new strategy.

How do we find a solution for an unmanageable inbox? What steps can we take to protect our patient visits?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about boundaries and how we can use them to avoid a drain on our time.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The power of setting stringent time boundaries
    Why do boundaries make us more effective, efficient and energetic doctors?

  • How to streamline our time so we can focus on patient visits
    Attorneys have no qualms about billing for their time. What can we learn from how they operate?

  • Why we need to negotiate for resources that protect our clinical time
    What resources can we put in place so that patient questions are addressed without our involvement?


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