As a physician, it is all too easy to become Lone Rangers, heroes on the healthcare frontier. Email and EMR's alike have us looking more at our screens than at people. The external (and sometimes internal) pressure to become more productive with constantly fewer resources is like working for Pharaoh: "Make more bricks - find your own straw." It leads us to guard and protect our precious time in the name of self-preservation. The result is heart numbing isolation so that when you have a personal need, you are more likely to turn to an advice column, online "confessional booth" or coping behaviors rather than to a friend for help.
Connecting the Docs is what Ada County Medical Society exists for: connecting to colleagues, to medical education, to practice resources, and even to your own heart through volunteer opportunities and physician wellness.
I know you are probably overwhelmed, but if you're feeling disconnected, I urge you to consider some of of our events to connect with others.
Speaking of security, check out this April's weekly video podcast, "Pearls of Great Value." I'll be sharing about passwords, ransomware, HIPAA security audits, and protecting your identity as a physician.