By Stewart Gandolf
Chief Executive Officer
[Video Interview] In our continuing series of conversations with industry leaders, Healthcare Success CEO Stewart Gandolf talks with Mark Tager, MD who is the CEO of San Diego-based ChangeWell, Inc. Dr. Tager is the author of Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice.
“One of the problems that we face in healthcare today is that we have many grumpy, unhappy, stressed-out physicians,” Dr. Tager tells us. “Studies report that 45 percent of physicians have at least one of the symptoms of burnout.”
Dr. Tager’s Total Engagement book, co-authored with noted cardiologist/integrative medicine physician, Dr. Mimi Guarneri, tackles issues related to how doctors can transform themselves, and their practice, to create the kind of offering that they feel good about and that their patients want. [WATCH VIDEO]
Change is possible…
In doctor-to-doctor advice from his book, Dr. Tager says that change is possible. But often, two things are missing in the equation—two things that are necessary for success. The first thing is courage, and the second thing is confidence. Physicians are afraid to take the leap that’s needed for change that will make their lives more fulfilling.
For more on this topic, read about the book, Total Engagement: The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients and Your Practice.
And click through here for information about the Total Engagement Physician Retreat, April 24-26, in La Jolla, CA. This event is a small group physician experience designed to “rekindle your spirit, rejuvenate your mind and body, build resilience and refocus you personal and professional life.”