CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In response to the changing landscape of medicine, Nisha Mehta, MD and Michelle Mudge-Riley, DO have built a program to focus on helping physicians create freedom in their medical careers. Spaugh Dameron Tenny, LLC sponsored the first seminar of its kind last weekend, in Charlotte, North Carolina called "Creating Freedom as a Physician." Dr. Mehta and Dr. Mudge-Riley fostered inspiring discussions around lifestyle design, negotiation and business skills, developing side income streams, as well as way to stay ahead of changes in healthcare.
Dr. Mehta says, "I'm hearing so much about practice buyouts, loss of autonomy, salary cuts, and burnout. The landscape of medicine is changing, but are we as physicians changing with it?...One of the biggest goals of my work is to encourage physicians to really pause and think about what they want from their careers, and encourage them to push past the inertia to create the life in medicine that works for them."
The physician wellness seminar was an intimate and engaging event attended by physicians with a range of specialties, from Obstetrics and Gynecology to Orthopedic Surgery, with physicians from private and public practices. Dr. Mehta shared this info-graphic from an Athena Insights survey when explaining why physician burnout matters to her:
According to the Athena Insights survey, over half of doctors in the United States are burnt out and three-fifths of doctors wouldn’t recommend their career to their offspring. Physicians go through extensive training to reach the title of MD, which comes with a large amount of responsibility to their families and communities.
John Dameron, partner at Spaugh Dameron Tenny, LLC says "As a financial planning firm that specializes in physicians' financial well-being, we are happy to be a part of a program that can help medical professionals address their sources of stress and develop a healthy work-life balance."
About Nisha Mehta, MD:
Dr. Mehta is a physician, writer and speaker. Along with being a Diagnostic Radiologist for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, she is the founder of the Physician Side Gigs group with close to 15,000 physicians looking to pursue passion projects or income streams outside of traditional clinical medicine. Dr. Mehta has been featured in print among various media outlets, has spoken in numerous venues, and is active on social media. You can view her work that has been featured in Forbes, KevinMD.com, Doximity, etc. on her website.
About Michelle Mudge-Riley, DO, MHA, RD, LD, CLT:
Dr. Mudge-Riley is the founder of Physicians Helping Physicians. She is a results-oriented entrepreneur, evidenced by starting three successful companies and serving as Entrepreneur in Residence for a private liberal arts University. Fifteen years ago, she transitioned from a career as a physician into Corporate Wellness and Employee Benefits, specializing in genetics and genomics benefits research, design and application. Over the years, she has conducted seminars and spoken on topics related to change management, medical literature interpretation, food allergies, gluten intolerance, career transition, motivation, wellness and health education. She has also been published in a variety of books and journals.
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Info-graphic source: Athena Insight
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