In the past four months, the Twin Cities physician community has lost several of our own to suicide. Tragically, we are not alone—about 300-400 physicians in the U.S. die each year from suicide, with physicians facing a suicide risk nearly 2-3 times higher than the general population.
Now more than ever, it’s critical for health care clinics/hospitals/systems, payers, physicians and more to come together to address burnout and the increase in physician suicide. Not only do we need to normalize physicians seeking help for mental health concerns and remove stigma and punishments, but we also need to recognize that our healers are human too and they need support like everyone else.
Read More We Must Do Something About Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on the health and human services budget deal and areas we’ve been tracking (telehealth coverage, expansion of Medical Assistance postpartum, tobacco prevention and more).
Read More MN Legislature Reaches Deal on Health & Human Services Budget
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on the status of Minnesota’s special session and the health and human services budget.
Read More MN Special Session Continues; Budget Agreement Closer
Family physician and certified life coach Michelle Wenner Chestovich, MD, shares about the increased risk of physician suicide and how the culture of medicine must change to address the epidemic of physician and provider burnout.
Read More WE NEED A BETTER SOLUTION FOR THE TERRIBLE DISEASE OF BURNOUT
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on the status of Minnesota’s budget bill and the need for a special session.
Read More Legislative Update: Budget Deal Reached