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Episode 046: Avoiding the Crash and Burn

January 04, 2019

Dr. Dike Drummond of The Happy MD speaks with Brian Fortenberry about physician burnout. Understanding burnout is not that simple, and Dr. Drummond helps doctors navigate circumstances that can lead to this state. He shares some practical tips on prevention and how to get out of the rut.

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About our Guest

Dr. Dike Drummond

Dr. Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained family doctor, professional coach, author, speaker and trainer whose sole professional focus since 2011 has been addressing the modern burnout epidemic in physicians. He is the CEO and Founder of TheHappyMD.com where he receives 25,000 website visitors a month and hosts an online community of 18,305 physicians from 63 countries around the world. Dr. Drummond has over 2100 hours of oneĀ­ on-one physician coaching experience and has trained over 25,000 doctors on behalf of over 134 corporate clients in the last three years. Dike graduated from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota in 1984 and completed his Family Practice Residency at the Shasta Cascade Program in Redding, California in 1987. Dr. Drummond practiced full spectrum Family Medicine for 11 years as a member of the Skagit Valley Medical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was also the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Managed Care Medical Director for that organization. In 1999, Dr. Drummond left his medical practice due to career ending burnout. He became the COO of Superteams, LLC providing Leadership and Facilitation training to Lean Six Sigma Black Belts in all branches of the US Military. He is a certified Life and Business coach with extensive experience in personal and business development with physicians and entrepreneurs over the last 17 years.

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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