Physician burnout caused by the pandemic has forced huge numbers of healthcare workers to leave their jobs, and hospitals are facing a shortage of nurses and workers. Is there any way to reengineer the business of healthcare and tackle this problem? Joining Matthew this week is Dr. Nisha Mehta, an international speaker and writer specializing in physician advocacy and addressing physician burnout. In part one, Nisha shares the inspiration for building a physician community on Facebook and why the current healthcare system is responsible for physician burnout.
About Nisha Mehta, MD: Dr. Mehta is a radiologist, keynote speaker, physician community builder, and physician advocate. Her missions include addressing the physician burnout epidemic through physician empowerment and cultural change in medicine, as well as increasing business and financial literacy amongst physicians in order to promote career longevity and career satisfaction. She has built online communities of over 135,000 verified physician members where these topics are routinely discussed. Her work has been featured in numerous international media outlets, including Forbes, CNN, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, and PBS NewsHour. She was named a 2020 Top Voice in Healthcare by LinkedIn and has led grassroots physician efforts to fight for legislation on behalf of healthcare workers and patients. She lives and works in Charlotte, NC with her husband, who is a plastic surgeon, and her two sons.