Docs Who Cut Back #19: By Well Design

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The physician who blogs at ByWellDesign is an example of a specialist who cut back despite having a strong procedure-based component to her work. She was a decade into a typical nose-to-grindstone medical career until a cancer diagnosis forced her to reconsider her path. With wonderful clarity, her writing conveys how a cancer diagnosis immediately undermines assumptions about the future; …

Docs Who Cut Back #18: Errin Weisman, D.O.

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Dr. Errin Weisman is a family medicine physician married to a farmer in rural Indiana, and a mother of three. She reached out to me via a friend in the close-knit community of physician bloggers. Errin’s experience with burnout in clinical medicine led her to a dark place where her “soul felt broken.” Working with a life coach, she dug …

A Candid Review of The New WCI Book: Financial Boot Camp

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Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Dr. Dahle, and make modest commissions when readers purchase his online “Fire Your Financial Advisor” course using my affiliate link. I have also appeared as a guest on his podcast. Dr. Jim Dahle, a.k.a. The White Coat Investor, recently released his second book, Financial Boot Camp. You can find the table of contents here. …

Dual-Doctor Dilemmas with the Darkos

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In a recent binge of catching up on podcasts, I caught the charming trauma surgeon (yes, it’s the first time I’ve strung those words together) Dr. Nii Darko hosting one of the most vulnerable and memorable podcast interviews I’ve heard him conduct – with his wife, the equally impressive OB/GYN Dr. Renee Darko. I met the doctors Darko at FinCon …

A Review Of Dr. Cory Fawcett’s Video Series On Locums Gigs

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[Disclosure: I have an affiliate relationship with Cory. If you use this link to purchase his course, I make a commission.] Cory Fawcett, a “repurposed” general surgeon, is no stranger to this blog. I’ve reviewed his book on career alternatives for doctors, and he’s been interviewed as part of the Docs Who Cut Back series. I met Cory at FinCon …

A User’s Guide To Other People’s Anger (Part 2)

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This is the second installment in a two-part guest post (you can find the first part here). The author is my friend Dr. Matt Poyner, a Canadian emergency physician who sold everything, quit his job, and is currently backpacking the world with his wife and four young sons. After I wrote a post on anger, Matt shared that one of …

A User’s Guide To Other People’s Anger: Surviving Patient Complaints (Part 1)

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Today’s guest post is by Dr. Matt Poyner, a Canadian emergency physician who sold everything, quit his job, and is currently backpacking the world with his wife and four young sons. He chronicles his adventures at Big Family, Small World ¬†and shares the investment strategy that enabled his radical experiment at DividendStrategy.ca. When a burnt out finance nerd meets a …

The Value Of A Financial Advisor

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A recently widowed loved one, familiar with my interest in finance, forwarded me a newsletter from her advisor that was written on the pretext of honoring the late Jack Bogle’s innovations at Vanguard. It was an odd tribute coming from this particular advisor. This loved one once asked me to look over the investments her advisor had placed her in, …