Physician Burnout

It sometimes starts with difficulty sleeping as your schedule rotates from days to nights back to days. You find yourself just as tired after six to eight hours of sleep as your are with four hours of sleep. Eating gets to be a chore so you raid the refrigerator grabbing something quick and probably high in calories or worse yet, fat. The drive to work seems like a drudgery. Then, when you’ve survived the commute to work without an episode of road rage, your partner starts your shift off with “remember that patient you sent home last night with chest pain?”….