The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great strain on the public health system, affecting not only the lives of patients and families who have contracted the virus, but also to healthcare providers. The additional precautions required of healthcare workers have become more exhausting, stressful, and intense, possibly contributing to the psychological burden and burnout.
In this episode of Prosperous Doc, our host Shane Tenny is joined by Dr. Milad Memari, an Internal Medicine resident from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Milad is himself a COVID-19 survivor and shares his firsthand experience in fighting the virus and treating patients as well. (4:09)
He also discusses the research project that he and his colleagues conducted in an effort to contribute to the ongoing literature on physician wellness and well-being. He took a look at the types of activities that residents, in particular, do in their free time. (14:37) Whether they engaged in activities in isolation or with their social groups, the findings pointed to positive effects on satisfaction and happiness. (20:01) He plans to continue this research as he pursues a career in academic medicine.
Dr. Milad believes that these types of studies can give insights to hospital systems in terms of initiatives, like an individualized approach to working hours, that promote physician wellness. (24:56)
Financial Wellness Tip
This episode’s Financial Wellness Tip revolves around decisions that can affect your overall personal finances. Financial choices are interconnected, no matter how big or small they are. Even seemingly mundane decisions can greatly impact your long-term financial well-being.
Will Koster shares the six components of an individual’s finances and gives a real-life example of how they affect each one.
Prosperous Doc podcast by Spaugh Dameron Tenny highlights real-life stories from doctors and dentist to encourage and inspire listeners through discussions of professional successes and failures in addition to personal stories and financial wellness advice. Spaugh Dameron Tenny is a comprehensive financial planning firm serving doctors and dentist in Charlotte, NC. To find out more about Spaugh Dameron Tenny, visit our website at www.sdtplanning.com. You can also connect with our host, Shane Tenny, CFP at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter.