Episode 37

Published on:

21st Feb 2023

Exploring Resolutions: Am I Burned Out? (with Sapna Shah-Haque, MD)

Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Does it seem like there is an unending pile of busywork that keeps growing despite your best efforts? Are you feeling irritable and irritated during your daily routines?

Maybe you're experiencing burnout! Not to worry, Your Doctor Friends are here to help you recognize the symptoms, take inventory of the issues, and find resources and practices to help restore balance.

Today we have Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, an Internal Medicine physician with a special interest in physician burnout to help us learn more. Dr. Shah-Haque has experienced burnout firsthand, and has co-authored a book, "Thriving After Burnout: A Compliation of Real Stories by Female Physicians" and hosts the podcast "The Worthy Physician".

Topics in this episode include:

How can we recognize when we are experiencing burnout? At work? At home?

What are the "symptoms" of burnout?

How can we reach out to our coworkers, friends, and partners, to encourage connection?

What resources are out there to help us identify and combat/mitigate burnout?

Follow Dr. Shah-Haque on Instagram with her handle, @theworthyphysician and link to her Podcast website here at theworthyphysician.com

YouTube video of Dr Christina Maslach outlining the 6 factors contributing to burnout, here.

Website for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a wonderful resource for anyone experiencing burnout or related symptoms. NAMI.org.

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About the Podcast

Your Doctor Friends
The show that teaches you to sniff out the garbage and answers all the questions you wish you could call or text your doctor friend. Don't get caught in endless web search spirals and stop scouring social media for health answers. Let us be your doctor friends!

About your hosts

Jeremy Alland

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Dr. Jeremy Alland is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, consistently top-10 nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago, IL. In addition to a busy clinical practice, he serves as the head primary care team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Dogs, as well as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Fire Soccer Club. An avid athlete, Dr. Alland played collegiate baseball for DePauw University before pursuing medicine and enjoys golfing, basketball and stand-up paddleboarding. He lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife, Katie, two children, Olive and Logan, and their goldendoodle, Archie. He never thought he would have a podcast, but has found it insanely fun and is excited to bring fun and approachability to the most common questions we hear as doctors.

"Work Hard + be kind" -The Alland Kitchen Wall

Julie Bruene

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Dr. Julie (Julia if we’re being formal, Julia Rose if she’s in trouble) Bruene is a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, a renowned, nationally-ranked orthopedic practice in Chicago. She serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and DePaul University. Aside from her obvious interests in sports and medicine, she is a true crime obsessive and is a total sucker for rescued cats. She lives in Chicago with her husband and partner-in-crime, Adam, and with several of the aforementioned rescued cats. We don’t need to get into specifics about the exact number here. She likes when people are kind to one another and when animals dress up like other animals. Rock over London, rock on Chicago.