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Physician burnout affects patients too
Los Angeles Times

My husband, Dave, works harder than anyone else I know. He often gets up so early — 3:30 or 4 a.m. — that I don’t even have a memory of him rising. Like me, Dave is a doctor.

He spends most of his day caring for patients at the hospital where he’s a pediatric orthopedic surgeon but manages to find time to write research papers, teach medical students and residents, and serve on a variety of hospital committees. And he wouldn’t give up any of it.