Unfortunately, these results among Ohio physicians closely mirror what is occurring across the country, as more doctors struggle to effectively balance caring for patients against mounting workplace mandates, long hours, payer issues, staffing concerns, government influence, and their personal lives.
This issue is not isolated to the physician. Everyone has had to visit a doctor at some point in their life and many people are under the constant care of a physician. It is vitally important that the person trained to provide medical care for others is also able to assure they are taking care of themselves. A physician with a healthy attitude about his/her life and career is better positioned to provide high-quality medical care to patients.