Peter M. Knapp, MD, FACS, presented “Physician Burnout: Facts, Fiction, and Fixes” during the 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update on January 23rd, 2020 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.


How to cite: Knapp, Peter M. Physician Burnout: Facts, Fiction, and Fixes” January 23rd, 2020. Accessed Oct 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/physician-burnout-facts-fiction-and-fixes/

Physician Burnout: Facts, Fiction, and Fixes – Summary:

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.

About The 30th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Knapp gave this presentation during the 30th iteration of the meeting in January 2020.

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