Physician Burnout, Part IV, Published in SVMIC Newsletter

The causes and consequences of Physician Burnout Syndrome (PBS) are the topic of Part IV of TMF Medical Director Dr. Michael Baron’s article series in the The SVMIC Sentinel. “Physician Burnout: Other Viewpoints” was published in the October issue of the SVMIC newsletter. Read the article in The SVMIC Sentinel. Read Part I, Part II, or Part…

TMF Mourns Medical Director Emeritus Dr. Roland Gray

The TMF is mourning the loss of TMF Medical Director emeritus, Dr. Roland Gray. He died on Saturday, Oct. 6, after a long battle with cancer. “Dr. Gray was a trailblazer in Physician Health Programs (PHPs); a giver of his time and energy to those suffering from addiction; a teacher; a devoted family man; and a…

New TMF Coin Marks Contract Completion

As of mid-September, graduates of the TMF Physician’s Health Program now have a symbol of their accomplishment: a bronze coin that honors the completion of their time as a participant in the PHP. “This is to acknowledge those individuals who have been successful in completing their contractual obligations,” said TMF Field Coordinator Jeanne Breard, RN,…

Honor Someone Special During National Recovery Month

Prevention Works. Treatment is Effective. People Recover. For over 40 years, the Tennessee Medical Foundation has been dedicated to this simple message. Through donor investments in the work of the TMF Physician’s Health Program, countless lives have been recovered, and countless careers have been rescued. We invite you to join all of us at the…

Mindfulness Seminars Well Received at 2018 Caduceus Retreat

Mindfulness in Recovery was the focus for the TMF’s 32nd annual Caduceus Retreat, held June 22-24 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Brentwood, TN. TMF officials said the 2018 event had the largest attendance ever by Physician’s Health Program participants and graduates. “It was the most well-attended Caduceus Retreat in my 16 years…

TMF Physician Burnout Efforts Highlighted to Hospital CMOs

Physician Burnout is a rising problem that has the attention of national healthcare leaders like the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, Federation of State Medical Boards, American Medical Association, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, National Academy of Medicine and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. That from TMF Medical Director Michael Baron,…

KAMA Grant Helps Fund New TMF “Struggling?” Poster

A $1,500 grant from the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance (KAMA) will help underwrite a new physician health awareness poster by the Tennessee Medical Foundation. “As spouses of physicians, we feel firsthand the frustrations of the practice of medicine and are a first line of support for our physician spouses.” said Jacquelynne V. Prince of…

Read Part 2 of TMF Physician Burnout Series in SVMIC Sentinel

Physician burnout is described by one researcher as “An erosion of the soul caused by a deterioration of one’s values, dignity, spirit, and will.” But exactly what is it? And why are over half of physicians today suffering from it? “Physician Burnout: What is It and What Causes It?” is the second installment in a…