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A Doctor's Dozen

Twelve Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness

Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH

Burnout affects a third of our population and over half of our health professionals. For the second group, the impact is magnified, as consequences play out not only on a personal level, but also on a societal level and lead to medical errors, suboptimal care, low levels of patient satisfaction, and poor clinical outcomes. Achieving wellbeing requires strategies for change.

In this book, Dr. Pipas shares twelve lessons and strategies for improved health that she has learned from patients, students, and colleagues over her twenty years working as a family physician. Each lesson is based on observation and research, and begins with a story of an exemplary patient whose challenges and successes reflect the theme of the lesson. Along with the lessons, the author offers plans for action, which taken together create the framework for a healthy life. Each lesson concludes with resources and a “health challenge.”

Cover Image of A Doctor's Dozen: Twelve Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness
Paper: $22.95 | E-book: $17.99
ISBN-13: 9781512602999
Pages: 224 | Size: 6 in. x 9 in.
Date Published: September 4, 2018
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This book is a primer for all those who seek to learn about the art and science of healing. The book will help the neophyte clinician become oriented to the work of primary care. It will also be of value to the experienced clinician looking to expand his/her helping skills repertoire.

Laurence Bauer

Reviews

  • You don’t need to be a doctor to benefit from A Doctor’s Dozen. Adapt Dr. Pipas’s twelve strategies into your life and you will be happier and healthier.

    Aviad Haramati
    PhD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Pipas has brilliantly combined her love and knowledge of wellness with evidence-based, practical strategies. As I read, I found myself motivated to reflect on how mindfulness and self-care can improve my work, relationships, and focus.

    Stacy H. Brungardt
    CAE, Executive Director and CEO, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • This book is a primer for all those who seek to learn about the art and science of healing. The book will help the neophyte clinician become oriented to the work of primary care. It will also be of value to the experienced clinician looking to expand his/her helping skills repertoire.

    Laurence Bauer
    MSW, MEd, Chief Executive Officer, Family Medicine Education Consortium
  • Refreshing, relevant, and highly applicable, the lessons contained within A Doctor’s Dozen have the potential to truly heal. It is a clear and compassionate guide for anyone searching for greater health and balance. Dr. Pipas shows us through authentic narratives and heartfelt advice how to better care for ourselves, and by doing so care for others, and humbly offers this gift out of her own deep commitment to the health and well-being of her patients.

    Michael S Krasner
    MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Cathy Pipas reminds us that the cure for burnout is love, first and foremost for ourselves, as well as for our family, friends, and yes, our patients. Well-being is less the result of happy circumstances, than of the determination to keep our hearts open through unhappy circumstances. This book will make me a healthier person and better doctor.

    Ira Byock
    MD, active emeritus professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; author of Dying Well and The Best Care Possible

About the Author

CATHERINE FLORIO PIPAS is a professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

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