On September 27, 2013, I am a motivational speaker for the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians.
This event will engage family physicians throughout Nova Scotia for inspiration, education and fun.
The College of Family Physicians is a voluntary organization that makes continuing medical education manditory. Family physicians deal with everyday health concerns like the parent who doesn't want to have their child immunized or the patient who shows up with a laundry list ( helped by google) of what ails them.
Most family physicians run their own practice, which means everyday headaches related to the management of a business are always a concern.
Patient flow, insurance, paperwork, office management, and administrative issues are everyday concerns for this audience. Of course a family physicians main platform is safe patient centered care.
Being a family physician is both rewarding and challenging at the same time. It is very rewarding knowing that what you do every day is making a difference in your community. Some of the many challenges placed on family physicians include: providing comprehensive preventative care with limited resources, building relationships with families and patients, being a witness to the human condition, getting respect from specialists.
Other challenges include workloads, budgets,time pressure, overhead, procedures, tests,paperwork, patient expectations and more.
The other inspirational speakers for the family physicians will give inspirational speeches on physician wellness, childhood obesity and physician burnout.
I will present one of my inspirational speeches The Nerve to Serve... Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout!