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Doctors Being Helped to Stay Fit And Prevent Burnouts by Physician Vitality Institute

Doctors Being Helped to Stay Fit And Prevent Burnouts by Physician Vitality Institute
A unique health institute that is meant to keep the doctors healthy is gaining popularity.
The Physician Vitality Institute (PVI), which was founded by Dianne Ansari-Winn, is focused on helping the doctors who heal the world by aiding doctors to stay fit and healthy in mind, body and spirit. This is done through providing of education holding of peer workshops ad peer coaching for doctors with all kinds of specialties in medicine. 
"The research is very clear that physicians in the United Statesare becoming burned out at an alarming rate. Fifty percent of U.S. medical students, resident and doctors are suffering from signs of burnout. Studies also show that physician burnout affects patient safety, quality of care, and health care costs, and affects physicians personally. Doctors who are suffering from burnout are at higher risk for suicide, for example," says Dr. Ansari-Winn. "I founded the Physician Vitality Institute because the cost of not helping doctors with burnout is too high. Doctors do things that seem superhuman, but we are not superhuman. No one goes into medical school thinking that they are going to quit in 5 or 10 years."
An Anesthesiologist and certified life coach, Ansari-Winn is better known to her doctor clients and "Dr. Dianne". Apart from the institute, issues of physician health, wellness, and career development for doctors is also disseminated by her through her podcast called The Doctor’s Life.
The burnout that over working and continuous stress causes on doctors had been experienced first hand by Dr. Ansari-Winn and therefore she understands the situation pretty well, she claims. "It was one of the worst times in my life," she admits. "I went from feeling amazing and helping people everyday to leaving medicine altogether, which was the hardest decision that I have ever made."
The burnout of a doctor typically does not happen because a doctor fails as a person, points out Ansari-Winn even while her effort has been very successful among her doctor clients by aiding such people to rejuvenate their careers with the use of her 5-step Physician Vitality Recovery System. "Since burnout is a workplace issue, it is going to take changes in the workplace together with individual efforts to help our docs," she says. "Together, we can make a change for the better."
Dr. Dianne Ansari-Winn is a certified coach in Co-Active Coaching from the Coaches Training Institute and is a graduate of CTI's year-long leadership incubator, the Co-Active Leadership Program. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is where she got her Bachelor of Science, Medical Doctor, and Masters of Public Health degrees from.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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