Episode 57: How coaching can improve the patient-physician relationship!

Welcome to the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast. In this insightful episode, host Dr. Sarah Smith is joined by special guest Dr. Jane Kim, an outpatient geriatrician, to discuss the challenges of charting, time management, and maintaining work-life balance in clinical medicine.

Dr. Kim shares her personal journey and the transformative changes she implemented to create a more sustainable clinical practice. Through their candid conversation, they underscore the need for practical, sustainable clinical training and the impact it has on both healthcare professionals and their patients.

Listen in as they delve into the complexities of patient care, the financial strains on physicians, and the importance of setting boundaries to prioritize family and personal well-being. This episode offers valuable insights and practical tips for healthcare professionals seeking a more balanced and fulfilling clinical practice.

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

1️⃣    Prioritize Practical Training: The podcast highlights the critical need for practical training in sustainable clinical practices. Dr. Kim's journey sheds light on the impact of embracing new approaches, from standing desks to designated doctor coverage, in enhancing clinical workflow.

2️⃣     Embrace Work-Life Balance: Dr. Kim emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries, taking breaks, and prioritizing quality time with family. Her insights into effectively managing work-life dynamics serve as a compelling reminder for healthcare professionals to engage in self-care and restorative activities.

3️⃣     Focus on Quality Care: Dr. Kim's shift towards efficient charting, aligning with coding-by-time requirements, underscores the significance of providing quality care within practical timeframes. Her emphasis on celebrating small victories and coaching patients to help themselves resonates with holistic patient care approaches.

Dr. Jane Kim Bio

Dr. Kim is board-certified in both family medicine and geriatrics and has been a geriatrician for more than 10 years. She strives to deliver the type of care to her patients that she would want for her own family members. She believes in maximizing quality of life while minimizing medications and unnecessary interventions.

When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Kim enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband and son.


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