Strategies For Reducing The Burden Of Call (2 of 2)

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This is the final installment of a 2 post series. In part 1, we covered a lot of ground, including: It might not be what Dr. Slowburn had envisioned for his medical practice at the outset, but there seem to be more options for financially successful medical practices outside of traditional hospital-based systems. Surgical specialists enjoy multiple alternatives to continue …

Docs Who Cut Back #14: Dr. K

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Dr. K is half of a dual physician, no kid household who started her career as a blazing young gun. Like Dr. Jordan Craig, she built her OB/GYN practice by never turning away a¬† patient, leading to a very recognizable workaholic doctor schedule. A variety of factors prompted her to drastically course correct, among them the sense that she had …

Strategies For Reducing The Burden Of Call (1 of 2)

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After catching my recent interview on the White Coat Investor podcast (thanks for the opportunity, Jim!), a like-minded reader wrote in asking if I had suggestions on how he might reduce or eliminate call responsibilities. Except for a year of failed experimentation in ER surge call (don’t ask), I never take call working in emergency medicine, so I’m a definite …

Docs Who Cut Back #13: Family Medicine Doc

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Few 30 year olds are able to accurately predict what they’d like to eat for dinner, much less how their future selves will feel in a career 1-2 decades out from completion of training, which is why this next interviewee rocked my world. She and her husband trained in Family Medicine and began a job-sharing arrangement from day one. They …

I’m On Episode 17 of the What’s Up Next Podcast!

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Today I’ll depart from my usual post and instead ask you to download the What’s Up Next podcast, hosted by Doc G and Paul David Thompson.¬†Episode #17 tackles the very pertinent question of whether physicians should pursue Financial Independence (FI), and explores the implications of their doing so, such as: Do physicians violate an unwritten social contract if they opt …

Docs Who Cut Back #12: Dr. McFrugal

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Dr. McFrugal is an anesthesiologist and fellow physician finance blogger who has distinguished himself as my favorite purveyor of food porn – I’ve never seen a photo of one of his plant-based meals I didn’t immediately want to put a fork in. He espouses minimalism, frugality, and the selective pursuit of luxury that provides his family pleasure out of proportion. …

Docs Who Cut Back #11: BT

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BT is an emergency physician residing in the south. He’s married to an internist and a father to three daughters (the oldest just started university). His career saw him working at a community hospital, which he left to become an academic faculty member and researcher, which he left to return to community practice once again. He picked up and grew …