Finding the Right Balance to Fight Physical Burnout

The popular image of medicine is one of doctors sitting face to face with patients, addressing their needs and building relationships. Unfortunately, today’s physicians increasingly find that the actual practice of medicine is more about billing code creation, fueling physician burnout and general unhappiness in clinics across the country. When I spoke with Sachin Jain, M.D., MBA, the head of CareMore, about his call for all patients to write a thank-you note to their physicians, underlined the expectation gap — and he reminded me of the positive power of gratitude.

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