Review of Medscape Article on Best & Worst Places to Practice 2019: Where Physicians Can Thrive

Early in May, Medscape released another one of its reports on Best & Worst Places to Practice 2019: Where Physicians Can Thrive

Here are the top states for physician satisfaction at work and at home (according this report from Medscape):

  • 1. Minnesota
  • 2. Iowa
  • 3. Wisconsin
  • 4. Utah
  • 5. Hawaii
  • 6. Washington
  • 7. Nebraska
  • 8. South Dakota
  • 9. Massachusetts
  • 10. Vermont
  • 11. North Dakota
  • 12. Idaho
  • 13. New Hampshire
  • 14. Colorado
  • 15. Montana
  • 16. Delaware
  • 17. North Carolina
  • 18. Oregon
  • 19. Virginia
  • 20. Maine
  • 21. New York
  • 22. Rhode Island
  • 23. Maryland
  • 24. New Jersey
  • 25. California

These are the worst five states for physicians (according this report from Medscape):

  • 1. Kentucky
  • 2. West Virginia
  • 3. Louisiana
  • 4. Nevada
  • 5. Oklahoma

My Thoughts:

1) Where did Indiana fall? Since this is the state I practice. Must have been between 26-44, hmmmm.

2) Does anyone use this to decide on where they locate to practice? I’m not loading up my family to move to this year’s “best place to work” for 2019. But that would be for reasons other than this report.

3)  What I want to know from this report…where in the US do physicians feel like their lives and practices are going really really well? We hear about all the negative but I would like a comply examples where my fellow colleagues would go on record saying, “This is an amazing place to work! I wholeheartedly love my work and life.” That would hold some much validity for me. The life coach in me knows this is absolutely happening. I wonder how we can lift these great examples up higher?

So any of our readers…can you vouch for your healthcare organization or state? Would you be willing to say, “Absolutely, 100%, where I work rocks!” I would love to hear from you!

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