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Why Doctors are Leaving Medicine

It's no secret that being a doctor is a demanding job. Between the long hours, the high stakes, and the constant pressure to provide top-quality care, many physicians report feeling burned out. In fact, according to a recent survey, over 40% of doctors say they are currently experiencing burnout. And while some degree of stress is to be expected in any high-pressure profession, medical burnout can have serious consequences. Physicians who are burned out are more likely to make mistakes, experience relationship problems, and suffer from depression and anxiety. Burnout can even lead to thoughts of suicide. With so much at stake, it's clear that there needs to be a solution to address the problem of medical burnout.


What's causing the medical burnout epidemic?

  1. Documentation is a huge part of medicine, and it's incredibly time-consuming. Physicians spend an average of two hours on documentation for every one hour of patient care. This ratio is unsustainable, and it's one of the major reasons why so many doctors are feeling burned out.

  2. The way medicine is reimbursed also plays a role in medical burnout. Physicians are paid for the services they provide, and they are under constant pressure to see more patients in order to increase their income. This "productivity model" of reimbursement puts a lot of pressure on physicians, and it can lead to them feeling like they're just a number instead of a human being.

  3. The electronic health record (EHR) is another major contributor to medical burnout. EHRs were supposed to make documentation easier, but in reality, they often make it more time-consuming and cumbersome. Many physicians spend more time staring at a computer than interacting with patients.

  4. The pay isn't what it used to be. While doctors do make a good salary, they also have massive student loans to repay. And, as the cost of living continues to rise, their salaries often don't keep pace.

  5. There's a lot of red tape. Between insurance companies and hospitals, there's a lot of bureaucracy that doctors have to deal with. It can be frustrating and time-consuming.

dotScribe: Your solution to medical burnout.

As a physician, you know that stress management is important for providing optimal patient care. You also know that well-being can be difficult to maintain when you're constantly under the demands of a high-pressure profession.


Enter dotScribe, the app that is quickly gaining popularity among physicians for its ability to help improve well-being. dotScribe uses a simple dotphrase method of documentation that is cloud-based and can be used on any computer, in any EHR. dotScribe’s physician-created library of templates, terms, and medical resources will get you started quickly and immediately save you time and reduce your stress levels.


dotScribe is a cloud-based, secure, HIPAA-compliant dotphrase platform that helps medical practitioners dramatically reduce the amount of time spent on documentation. If you're a doctor who is struggling with medical burnout, stress, or documentation overload, consider using dotScribe to help ease your burden. With its many features and benefits, dotScribe can be a valuable tool in your fight against burnout.


With dotScribe, you can provide better patient care while also taking care of yourself. It's a win-win for everyone involved!


By providing better resources for managing stress and promoting wellness, we can help doctors stay healthy and provide the best possible care for their patients. At dotScribe, our team of professionals is dedicated to simplifying the practice of medicine and easing your administrative burden. Sign up for your free trial today! We guarantee you'll never want to practice medicine the old way ever again.


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