By Ellen Kanner, Contributing Writer
Doctor burnout is a real thing. It causes great personal suffering to practitioners and their loved ones, and costing the already over-taxed healthcare system $4.6 billion a year. The reasons are myriad, including the widespread shortage of physicians and ever-growing insurance bureaucracy.
For Dr. Scott Stoll, it came down to one thing: “My patients were telling me they were falling apart.”
Stoll, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist based in Bethlehem, PA, saw that the people he treated were suffering more chronic disease, their quality of life was deteriorating, and their support systems, both financial and emotional, were crumbling under the stress of ongoing illness.
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