Solutions for Physician Burnout

Changing your career path to fight burnout.

Solutions for Physicians

If you’re a physician or an advanced practitioner such as a CRNA, you already know that burnout is a real problem in the medical community.

But have you considered solutions for physician burnout?

We’ve talked to healthcare professionals from all walks of life, and we’ve noticed that a change in your career path can help you fight the effects of burnout. Before you quit your job to start over in your second dream job as a rock star or professional football player, consider these strategies.

#1 Assess your current practice.

Is your environment the source of your career woes? Here, Dr. Mark Linzer, who studies physician burnout, explains how a chaotic practice or being in the wrong place culturally can cause you undue stress.

“People tend to think it’s the patients that always stress [providers] out, but actually, it’s the opposite,” he said. “What burns them out is caring for patients in a high-stress environment. Change the environment and you’ll change the overall quality of care.”

#2 Switch to a position in telemedicine.

For Dr. Sylvia Romm, her 12- and 24-hour shifts as a hospital pediatrician “took a toll on [my] emotional and physical health,” she said in a piece on

Telemedicine was the answer she was looking for. She joined an online physician group and is able to log on and care for patients as it fits her schedule – truly working where and when she wants. She says telemedicine has made her – and her patients – healthier.

#3 Consider locums.

Psychiatrist Dr. Fred Moss credits a move from private practice to locum tenens work as the factor that kept him in medicine.

Burdened by the stress of managing his own practice, he thought about closing up shop and moving out of the country. Then he got a call from a recruiter at Jackson + Coker who helped him get his first locum tenens job, a way he could practice without mounds of paperwork and facility overhead.

“What he was offering me sounded nearly perfect: the chance to keep practicing medicine – to help people – while eliminating the strain of owning my own practice.”

Don’t let yourself get burned out. Now’s the time to take charge of your career in a way that works for you.

If you’re a hospital administrator looking for information on reducing physician burnout in your facility, click here.

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Federal facts for you.

We are a Federal Supply Schedule Contract holder. 

Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract: 36F79723D0086, Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing, effective March 15, 2023, through March 14, 2028.

NAICS Codes:
  • 561320: Temporary help services. 
  • 621111: Offices of physicians. 
  • 621112: Offices of physicians, mental health specialists. 
  • 621399: Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners. 
  • 621330: Offices of mental health practitioners.


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Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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