Errin Weisman DO

Errin Weisman, DO is the self-proclaimed wellness guru on Authentic Medicine. She is a life coach, podcaster and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. Dr. Weisman wholeheartedly believes to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup. She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer’s wife, athlete and mother of three.You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out with her on social media @truthrxs. Her podcast is “Doctor Me First”.

The Days of Free Lecturing Need to End

The definition of work is to provide value for your employer and receive money in return.  Why, then, is there an expectation that doctors will share their knowledge, expertise and time without compensation? Who set this precedent that doctors should be expected to present at conferences, grand rounds and other events FOR FREE? No conference…

Don’t buy a female doctor a crockpot for Christmas

I will say this one time: Don’t buy your female doctor friend/cousin/daughter-in-law a crockpot for Christmas. Because this really is a conversation about the invisible workload of women.  We’ve come a long way, it’s true. But we have further to go.  Women still do the majority of the invisible work related to family and household. …

Flying your Freak Flag

You have to fly your flag so all us other freaks can find you. Are you asking yourself, “I don’t even know what a freak flag is???” Well, typically you first have to STOP hiding behind that cardboard cutout of what you think you should be!  Think back to your childhood, what were the things…

That Raw, Unfiltered, Grit in Your Teeth Connection

Besides being a family med physician, mom, wife and entrepreneur, I led women outdoor retreats that I so elegantly call “Women in the Wild” after my loving spouse refused to acknowledge Women Gone Wild. Besides fun outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, camping, I also try to empower my participants by teaching them survival skills Lucky…

You Are Not Alone

When you are sitting on your home computer at 12:59am finishing up and closing charts like a beast from the days or weeks before.  You are not alone. When you are internally crushed by a diagnosis or a patient encounter you just had then walk into the next room only to be passively aggressive berated…

Letter to My Non-Compete

Let me share a letter I wrote to my non-compete several years ago: Non-Compete, This is my official notice that today, you no longer have any power in my life. I remember finding out about you when I received that employment contract. I had been warned against you and even asked for you to be…

I am the Face of Burnout

I am the face of early career female physician burnout. And I fought it so hard. Until I realized that in order to overcome this foe, it wasn’t me that was broken. It wasn’t me that need to be fixed. It wasn’t something inherently wrong with me.  I was working from a place of exhaustion…

Wounds Under the White Coat

When was the last time you opened up about how your job was making you feel? I mean honestly got in touch with the emotions you were experiencing not just bitching about this or that and how nothing/everything changes? I see this as one area of improvement in the physician world. How many times do…