there are always a small but steady stream of articles circulating in the medical world and elsewhere about doctor burnout. (apparently we are more prone to it then other professions.) reading them, i never felt they applied to me. until recently at least. they say the doctor who treats herself, treats a fool, but i am feeling pretty confident in my self diagnosis.
it seems a perfect storm has arisen in my professional life - a too busy practice, growing EHR demands that increasingly and unrelentingly sap my time, energy and spirit, and the most dreaded (and overrated) Maintenance of Certification, a yearlong slog through marginally beneficial and mostly burdensome requirements culminating in an very expensive and stressful exam.
fortunately for me i am an eternal optimist.
my prescription: time
it heals most wounds.