Hi. My name is Ann Cordum and I’m an MD internal medicine doctor. If you are a medical student, intern, resident, practicing doctor, I am here to tell you that you no longer have to put up with abuse and you no longer have to listen to administrators that are not clinical (that have no idea what it’s like to sit with a patient) tell you how fast to see patients. You can’t bake a cake in 15 minutes and you can’t see an elderly patient in 15 minutes.
So if you are feeling miserable, if you are wondering why you went into medicine in the first place, I want you to know that there is a better way, you can quit that job. If you are not feeling good about it, don’t stay in it—quit it like many of us have done here at Breitenbush retreat where we are focusing on growing and starting our ideal medical practices.
Before my life as a doctor was fraught with a lot of fatigue, some depression, some anxiety, some unsettled feelings and since I started my own ideal medical practice 15 months ago I feel at peace. I feel like I am able to serve those patients. I love going to my job every day. I look forward to it. I know my patients. I enjoy my patients. I have free time. I get to hike. I get to exercise. I get to go to my French class. I get to enjoy music and watch movies and live life again—all while being a doctor and serving patients. I do that free of non-medical administrators and third parties. It is very, very simple. It is just you and the patient and your mission to serve in your called field of medicine.
So if you are feeling like their is no hope, there is hope. Come join us on a retreat or contact Dr. Pamela Wible or one of us that have broken free and please know that there is a way to be happy in medicine.
Pamela Wible, M.D. is a family physician and “liberator of physicians from treadmill medicine.” This video was filmed by GeVe at our biannual physician retreat. Come join us! Questions? Contact Dr. Wible.