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Episode 095: Gear Up for Burnout

May 29, 2020

At any given point, physician burnout affects up to 50% of the physician population across all ages and specialties. Dr. Greg Jones joins J. Baugh to discuss this and other factors impacting physician health and why it’s so important for physicians to seek help when they need it.

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The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Dr. Greg Jones

Dr. Greg Jones was born in Rome, Georgia in 1955. Dr. Jones has a BA in Chemistry, Cum Laude, from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. His medical degree is from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, 1980.
His Family Medicine training was in Anniston, Alabama, where he then served on the faculty of the Residency until 1992. During his years in Anniston, he was President of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians and the Director of the Residency program.
He moved to Paducah, Kentucky, with Lourdes Hospital and then to Danville, Kentucky working for Ephraim McDowell RMC in Family Medicine.
In 2001 Dr. Jones completed an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, Georgia. Following this he returned to Kentucky to develop the first Medical Detox unit in Eastern Kentucky at Pikeville Methodist Hospital, serving as Medical Director.
From there he became the Director of Medical Services at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington for seven years. His practice there included full in-patient Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. While in Lexington he was also on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation and the Shepherd’s House in Lexington. Dr. Jones went back to Willingway Hospital as a Staff Physician for several years. He then became the Medical Director of the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation for five years.
In 2016 Dr. Jones joined the faculty of the University of Florida, College of Medicine. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Medicine. His duties included the evaluation and treatment of Healthcare Professionals with Substance Use and Mental Health disorders. He also taught Addiction Medicine to Medical Students, Residents and Fellows. He returned to the position of Medical Director of the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation in June of 2017.
He is Board Certified in Family Medicine by ABFM and in Addiction Medicine by ABAM. He was appointed a Fellow of American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2017. Dr. Jones and his wife, Judy, are the grandparents of three wonderful children, who are in no way spoiled.

About our Host

J. Baugh is a Senior Claims Attorney for SVMIC. Mr. Baugh graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and from the Nashville School of Law with a J.D. degree. He is currently licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant and as an Attorney in the State of Tennessee. He has been a member of the Claims Department of SVMIC since 2000.

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