DO Well Toolkit

You counsel your patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. Here's why you should follow your own advice.

Physician Rx

Reset, recharge and find your balance

Physicians are used to taking care of patients. But they aren't always good at taking care of themselves. Created by physicians and medical students, the DO Well Toolkit was designed to help you assess your well-being and maintain mental and physical balance. Explore the resources below to get started on a path toward a healthier mind, body and spirit.

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Retired Physicians

Physician Burnout By The Numbers

Medscape's National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report for 2019 includes responses from more than 15,000 physicians practicing in more than 29 medial specialties.

of physicians report burnout

44 %
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of doctors report thoughts of suicide

14 %
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of physicians have not sought counseling

64 %
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of med students report depressive symptoms

27 %
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A holistic approach toward physician wellness

  • Defining wellness

    You've dedicated your life's work to helping patients, but focusing on your own physical and mental well-being is just as important.

  • Battling burnout

    Overwhelming caseloads and EHR frustrations are top contributors, but burnout often begins in medical school.

  • Doctors & depression

    Many physicians are reluctant to seek treatment for mental health issues, leading to feelings of isolation and hopelessness.

  • Finding your reset point

    If you identify with symptoms of burnout or depression, it may help to press the "reset" button on your mindfulness.

  • Wellness lifelines

    If you have symptoms of burnout or depression, talk to someone. Reach out to your physician or a mental health care provider.