Welcome to BOSS Business of Surgery Series!
This program was specifically designed to help surgeons learn concepts not taught in residency but necessary for a successful surgery career.
We were not told that most of our job would be interacting with others. We thought it was about the technical success of surgery or the knowledge that we learn.
But it is so much more.
Difficult partners and colleagues.
Dealing with complications.
Negotiating with administration.
Running a successful and efficient clinic that doesn’t take bleed into our home life.
How to have a life outside of surgery
But if we don’t learn these concepts, we will end up in a negative spiral that will lead us into misery. And all of the time we spent training for the job we love, that could be so rewarding, is lost.
You know there has to be a solution out there. That you can’t be the only one unhappy or wondering if it is just you.
It’s time for a program that addresses your specific problems run by someone who knows what you are going through. You need a fellow surgeon who knows the way. You need a surgeon who has been where you are and found her way out to the other side:
-Loving surgery again
-Not taking work home
-finishing notes immediately after clinic and heading home on time
-Not letting complications set you back
-Interacting with others with confidence
-Finally seeing that you can control the results you get at work and home
You can find out more about Dr. Vertrees and her work at www.BOSSsurgery.com.
Episode 55: Working with an NP/PA with Dr. Seaworth
Episode 54: Opening a Surgery Center with Dr. Seaworth
Episode 53: The revenue cycle with Dr. Heather Signarelli, founder of RevMD
Episode 52: Protecting yourself with disability insurance with Dr. Stephanie Pearson
The latest BOSS podcast episode features Dr. Stephanie Pearson
She is an OB/Gyn and learned the hard way about the details of disability insurance when she was injured at work.
Her injury could have brought her down- and almost did- but she turned a devastating injury into a remarkable hero's journey.
She is committed to make sure other physicians don't make the same mistakes that she did. She is on a mission to make sure we are well-informed and empowered to make educated decisions on our disability insurance. She makes a complicated concept simple.
She also shared her struggles after her injury. She is also committed to normalize the struggles that we all have, because we are truly an at-risk profession. Injuries can hurt more than just our career.
Find her at: https://pearsonravitz.com/
Episode 51: We are all at risk of physician suicide with Dr. Michelle Chestovich
Episode 50: Crafting a powerful message with Dr. Dena George
Have you ever wondered why patients don't do what you say?
There is the message we give, and there is the message they receive.
How do we make sure that they hear our message?
Dr. Dena George is a family practice physician, StoryBrand certified marketing guide and creator of the "Create an Unstoppable Life" podcast, and Army veteran and founder of the Women Warrior Healers.
We had such a great conversation!
- A powerful message lets the patients buy in to their care
- We don't have to give all of the information to patients at once
- We can speak to their pain, and show how we can lessen it
- We can focus from right here and right now, not what they have done before
- The two things patients want to know: Do you understand my problem and can you help me?
- We put pressure on ourselves to know the right answer, even when it is not possible to know for sure
We also talked about:
- Crafting a powerful message on your website
- How she created an unstoppable life after she kept getting stuck
- Peace is an inside job
And we shared some of the powerful messages that we learned on deployment:
- How medical support conveys the message of hope and survival and critical to the war effort
- Remembering how much soldiers sacrificed
- Creating the Women Warrior Healers communityhttps://georgemdcoaching.com
Seeing people thrive through my nightmare scenarios
This Podcast covers so many topics I didn’t even know I needed to learn about. A career in surgery is a long term commitment, and when we start, we can’t anticipate all of the curve balls that life will throw at us. This Podcast and community have given me the courage to advocate for myself in my job and create the life I want, not just “try to be a good surgeon.” There’s more to surgery than affable, available, and able and there’s more to life than being a surgeon!
Awesome, straight to the heart.
Beautifully spoken informative podcast. Definitely something we (gen surg) all needed. I feel I’m not alone. I feel I have resources. ❤️
These are the stories we need to hear!
Dr. Vertrees, thank you so much for this podcast. Our possibilities are unlimited and the stories you share open us up to them!