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Physicians Share 2016 Resolutions

Physicians Share 2016 Resolutions


  • "I resolve to redouble my efforts to educate health care providers, health care providers-in-training, patients, and politicians, on the critical public health need to advocate for, and put into place, effective strategies to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the United States." –Rodger MacArthur, MD, Detroit-based infectious disease specialist

  • "I will help to create a world where nobody has to leave a suicide note." –Pamela Wible, MD, Oregon-based solo primary care physician

  • "I resolve that when I get discouraged/depressed/disappointed at the direction medicine is taking with all the intrusions by third parties, I will think back to why I chose medicine as a profession and keep in mind the positive impact I have had on so many lives." –Terry Brenneman, MD, Raleigh, North Carolina-based pediatrician

  • "I resolve to ensure my patients leave the office knowing that I will always be there for them regardless of their informed choices. To ensure the follow up is frequent to avoid sick visits and poor outcomes for the community." –Roman Spivak, MD, Derby, CT-based pulmonologist

  • "For the upcoming year, I resolve to read more (non-medicine), run a few more miles per week, and turn off my phone by 10:00 pm." –Fouad Moawad, MD, Maryland-based gastroenterologist

  • "I will try my best to put a smile on at least one person and/ or dog's face every day." –Andrea Brand, MD, Florida-based family practitioner

  • "I resolve to be a better communicator. There is a hospital culture to 'talk through the chart' to our colleagues and as a result, information is often lost or delayed that can negatively affect patient care. I will be more proactive and a better advocate for my patients by improving communication." –David Bromberg, MD, Tampa-based internal medicine resident

  • "I will try to look at mistakes positively, as a lesson I have learned, rather than wasting too much time on regret." –Brady Pregerson, MD, California-based emergency physician

We asked physicians our our editorial advisory board to share a 2016 resolution with us and their colleagues. Some wrote right back; others said let me think about it and get back to you; and a few said they really don't make resolutions.

 

We're happy to share them with you in the slides that follow. Consider sharing your intentions for the New Year in the comment box at the end of the artic.e

- See more at: http://www.consultantlive.com/articles/physicians-share-2016-resolutions...

We asked physicians on our our editorial advisory board to share a 2016 resolution with us and their colleagues. Some wrote right back; others said let me think about it and get back to you; and a few said they really don't make resolutions--a normal distribution of responses.

The slides above offer New Year's resolutions from 9 physcians who span practice settings and specialties. Perhaps one will make you consider a shift in thought or action in 2016.

Please feel free to share one of your intentions for the New Year in the comment box below.

 

Slide background image ©PretoPerola/Shutterstock.com

Comments

i resolve to continue my rapture of the art and science of medicine.

lakshmi @

i resolve to continue my rapture of the art and science of medicine.

lakshmi @

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