Life After Suicide Attempt: Gratitude, Forgiveness & Changes for Emergency Medicine Doctors

The doctor didn’t appear depressed, and says he had never been suicidal. Then one night, an emergency medicine physician named Michael “just snapped” and decided to take his own life. My first thought was his family. When a doctor is in that much pain, the distress has a ripple effect. It touches everyone in his […]

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UPS TRUCK DRIVER EARNING POWER RIVALS PHYSICIANS’ INCOME: IS YOUR FUTURE WELL?

In his blog post at KevinMD.com physician Neil Baum shares a startling insight about annual income in the medical field. Let’s begin with the premise: The general public believes doctors make far too much money for their services. Now let’s consider the insight that debunks that notion: Hard-working men and women who take a job […]

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National Obsession: Buying a Home. National Experiment: Embrace Renting

Your home is not an investment, it is a liability. I’ve said it many times, and my real estate mentors have preached it for years. Still, the national obsession to be a homeowner continues. Perhaps perceptions are finally changing. A new article by Conor Dougherty in the New York Times outlines a thought experiment that […]

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Medscape Lifestyle 2017 Reveals Burnout Increase for Emergency Medicine Doctors:  Avoid Career Crisis with Passive Income

The number of physicians experiencing burnout in my specialty is growing. But, gratefully, I am not one of the victims. This is pertinent only because a new 2017 report by Medscape Lifestyle reveals that the burnout rate for emergency medicine (EM) doctors like me is nearly 60 percent, up 10 points since 2013, the first […]

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Education Debt Crushes Future of Emergency Medicine Doctors—Unless They Follow The Basic Laws of Wealth Expansion

Sometimes I wonder if emergency room physicians have unconsciously bought into the same myth that other Americans harbor. Namely, that all doctors are rich. I ponder this possibility because many highly-trained professionals don’t do smart things with their money early in their careers. maybe they are complacent because they have a high annual income and […]

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