Physicians often think exhaustion is just part of the job. Even on your days off, you’re carrying home charts that you couldn’t manage to complete during office hours. What you may not realize is that this burnout not only affects you, it affects your patients and renders you unable to provide the highest level of care you can. Physician burnout is a serious thing, and it should be treated as such by seeking the assistance you need to get the job done while still respecting the rest you deserve.
Patients seeing a burned-out physician are trusting their health to someone who has a full plate. Their physician’s mind may be running in overdrive, and they could be distracted beyond their control as their subconscious is focusing on a hundred other things. Those charts you took home last night, the weekend full of work you have ahead of you, and the rest of the patients you have to see throughout the day make it impossible to give patients your full and undivided attention.
Keeping track of electronic medical records can be time-consuming and divides your attention between what the patient is telling you and the electronic health record. You can get the assistance you need to avoid burnout by utilizing a professional medical scribe. Our scribes are well versed in medical terminology and they can absorb most of the workload of your documentation.
With a professional scribe, you can put your focus where it needs to be – on your patients – and you can rest assured that your patients are getting the best care possible. You can finally have the time you need to rejuvenate your mind and avoid the burnout associated with taking on too much. Contact us to learn about the many benefits a medical scribe can bring to your medical practice.