Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon is just a little better…
In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Dr. Errin Weisman.
Errin is an osteopathic family practice doctor and physician coach. She is also a fierce physician wellness advocate.
In this episode Errin and Jeff ask, How can I help?
It’s a powerful question. Especially when it comes from a colleague during a time of need.
Errin tells Jeff a story about a time in her life when her colleague Dr. Jones came to her aid. At first she wasn’t interested in talking to him. But he asked her again how he could help with compassion and totally free of judgement. The experience of a colleague showing enough care to ask her twice how she was doing was POWERFUL.
It’s time more of us take simple steps like Dr. Jones to impact the lives of our colleagues.
It starts with asking simple questions, and listening with empathy. That’s it.
Are you with me? Take these steps this week:
Step 1 - Be brave. Offer support to a colleague.
Step 2 - Just wait. Listen without judgement.
Step 3 - Don’t try to fix things! Just listen and offer support.
Most importantly, ask - how can I help?! Let’s start increasing the accountability we have for the wellness of ourselves AND others!
Errin Weisman, DO
Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. If things are not so great and you're interested in learning more from Dr Weisman, join her online November 3rd, 4pm EST for a Masterclass about these topics we talked and more. You can find out more and sign up in the link in the shownotes (www.truthrxs.com/masterclass).