Becker’s Spine Review is a publication for orthopedic and spine surgeons and surgery center administrators. Each week, Becker’s releases additions to their Ask Spine Surgeons series, and earlier this month, spine surgeons were asked to share what they recommend for spine surgery to the younger generation of surgeons. Check out Dr. Richard Kube’s response, below!
Question: What are some of your tips for avoiding physician burnout?
Richard Kube, MD. Founder and CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute (Peoria, Ill.): Even a rapidly evolving specialty like spine surgery can involve burnout. Our profession involves many frustrations like insurance carriers, federal regulations and other countless bureaucratic tasks. You must always take time to remember what brought you into the profession in the first place. Get involved in teaching others and learning new techniques. This will help to keep things fresh. Also, make time for family and outside hobbies. We all need lives outside of our work.