There are few things more satisfying than accomplishing your dreams, but for those of us operating our own chiropractic practices, that joy also comes with a lot of stress. If you find yourself overwhelmed by stress, you aren’t the only one — nearly 50% of practicing physicians suffer from burnout. Here we take a look at just a few reasons why chiropractors and medical professionals are feeling stressed.
Common Reasons For Stress
Too Many Clerical Tasks
Running a chiropractic practice is incredibly work. Oftentimes tasks like billing and booking appointments lead to burnout. You became a chiropractor to help others, not to do the behind the scenes work. Those tasks are important and necessary, but you shouldn’t be spending the majority of your time tackling administrative tasks. These duties often leave doctors unfulfilled and feeling burnt out.
You are passionate about treating your patients and providing them with excellent care, but even the most dedicated doctors need time away to relax ad recharge. Taking care of your patients for 30-45 hours per week plus the 10-20 hours spent on paperwork can be seriously taxing.
Health Information Technology
Technology is supposed to help us, but what about when it hurts us? According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 70% of of doctors surveyed reported technology-related stress. If you are having trouble using your EHR or the software just doesn’t function the way you need it to, it is no surprise you are feeling added stressed. These programs are supposed to help you do your job, not hinder your performance.
Do any of these reasons sound familiar? If you want to continue to live your dream of operating your own chiropractic practice but could do without all the stress, contact us. We’re here to help you improve your practice, as an individual, and your life as a whole!