Episode 7 – Why We’re Not Fixing Physician Burnout

In this episode I’m offering my take on why we haven’t budged the needle on physician burnout. We have clear evidence of the causes of burnout—but we don’t have effective action. Why are we so stuck? My observations fall into 4 areas: 1. Weak, bureaucratic language that fails to put a spotlight on the problem…

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Episode 6 – Physician Burnout: The Impact

This episode moves beyond the definition and underlying causes of burnout to focus on the impact on physicians, medical students, patients, and healthcare systems. Patty Fahy interviews a neurologist who retired in his 40’s and then five years later dusted off his medical license and launched a national company. She also interviews a medical student…

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Episode 3 – Who Are The Masters of Healthcare?

The first two episodes of the LTL podcast spelled out why physicians are, well, LICENSED TO LEAD. What are the underlying issues, myths and evidence about physician leaders in healthcare? In this episode, it’s time to zero in on who is at the helm: if not physicians, who? This is a close look at graduate business degrees,  MBA and MHA…

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Episode 1 – Physician Leadership: The Foundation

The Licensed to Lead podcast is for physicians, physician leaders, or anyone who thinks healthcare needs a transformation. Licensed to Lead means that physicians must establish the vision and the medical standards in our healthcare organizations so that excellent patient care is the central focus. Currently, unlike other traditional professions, medicine is not led by members…

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