Physician Burnout: Facts, Fiction, and Fixes

Peter M. Knapp, MD, FACS, a urologist with Urology of Indiana, LLC in Carmel, Indiana, discusses how doctors burnout at nearly 2x the rate of the general population and urologists are ranked second amongst all doctors. The AUA found that 40% of urologists reported burnout in their annual census and that this directly correlated to the number of hours worked and number of patients seen – the higher the number the higher the chance of burnout. Urologists who do not have a specialization also seem to have a higher likelihood of burnout. Dr. Knapp suggests three fixes to address this issue: finding free-time, finding a sub-specialization, and utilizing team-based care.

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