3 EMR Power Tips: 3 Things That Will Drastically Improve Your Workflow

  “All I seem to be doing is charting,” Dr. Elaina (name changed for anonymity) cried. “I spend 3 hours after work, and then I go home and spend another 2-3 hours after I put the kids to bed.  Sometimes I don’t get to bed until 1 or 2’oclock in the morning. I’m even charting on my days off and over the weekend.  I feel guilty, that I'm not spending that time with my family, but I also feel guilty if I’m not charting because I know come Monday, the stack will just pile higher. I just can’t seen to get from underne......
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One Bowl Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

  A one bowl recipe for moist, rich chocolate banana muffins dotted with chocolate chips. Totally vegan, dairy free, and gluten free. Enjoy!! Cook time: 25 min | Total Time: 25 min Yield: 12 muffins Ingredients 3 medium, very ripe bananas (a little over 1 cup)¼ cup melted coconut oil¼ cup pure maple syrup¼ cup coconut sugar1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 5 mins)1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 ¼ cups gluten free oat flour¾ cup almond meal½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt½ cup vegan chocolate......
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Laughter is Truly the Best Medicine: Taking Our Own Advice

  With the state of our industry, further the state of our nation, burnout has it’s biggest risk for increased prevalence ever. As doctors, we know that laughter has a powerful role in health and our lives. Laughter is more than a diffuser of stressful situations and a distracter from negative emotions; it contains numerous physical benefits as well!  What is so sad is that many of us physicians are so bogged down with work, stresses at home and our patients’ health needs that we totally forget about ourselves.  We need to laugh just as much as our patients do! Here......
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Paleo Vegan Chocolate Caramel Tart

This chocolate caramel tart is paleo, gluten-free and vegan. No refined sugar, no grains no unhealthy fats and yet, it has all the flavor and them some. Enjoy!!       Ingredients [For the Crust] ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes2½ cups almond meal/flour½ cup coconut flour½ teaspoon salt4 tablespoons coconut oil4 tablespoons maple syrup [For the Caramel Layer] 1 cup creamy nut butter (cashew, creamy almond, etc.)⅔ cup pure maple syrup⅔ cup coconut oil2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon salt [For the Chocolate Ganache] 1 cup canned coconut milk10 ounces paleo chocolatesea salt, for topping Directions To make the crust: Preheat the oven......
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Innovative Strategies to Burnout: Physician Coaching & Physician Retreats

  One of the most memorable times from my family medicine training days, was the annual residency my intern year. It was the year of the World Cup, and a bonding experience that would later save my life.  Being able to be with not only my residency class, but also the faculty in a relaxed and empowering environment brought a sense of safety that allowed me to reach out to one of my classmates less than a year later when I was a pill bottle away from taking my own life.  I was fortunate, as I know physicians who didn’t ma......
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