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Clinician Burnout

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Phone: 856-419-6856
Hours: By Appointment Only

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Kenneth Szwak, MHS, PA-C

Occupation:
Physician Assistant

Specialties:
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine

State Licensed:
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Board certification:
NCCPA

Professional memberships:

AAPA- Fellow member

SEMPA- Fellow member

Arcadia University
Faculty Appointment:
Clinical Preceptor

Drexel University
Faculty Appointment:
Clinical Assistant Professor

'Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.  ~Ovid

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“The need to move increasingly efficiently sparked anxiety within me”.

Emergency Medicine has some the highest burnout rates and it can occur in any field. This clinician, a pediatrician, captures what that burnout feels like. The anxiety, the fatigue, the helplessness, the fear.

I urge those not in medicine to read this article for two reasons. First to understand that the health care provider who may have seemed rash or indifferent to you at a visit is still a human being who is likely having trouble dealing with the stress of not having enough time to give you. Second, it makes a smaller but just as important point that a patient getting every test they want, does not equal better outcomes.

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