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 Hidden Curriculum in Medicine: We need to apologize to residents, but we also need to apologize to ourselves

Last month, Divya Chhabra wrote an article for Huffpost calling out the mistreatment of medical residents during Covid-19 and beyond.  I read the whole piece nodding my head and thinking (sometimes out loud), “Yep, yup, mhm.”  The problems Chhabra is pointing out aren’t new. The more people I talk to, the more I see how…

If You Hate Practicing Medicine, Please Quit

As physicians, when we continually work and give of ourselves from a place of obligation and burnout,  we will never be our best. We may even actually be our worst. That’s not fair to ourselves, and frankly, it’s not fair to our patients, colleagues, families, or anyone else who receives a second-rate version of us…

Embrace Your Inner Woo-Woo

I’m a STEM gal through and through, give me facts and figures. But let’s get real…actual clinical practice isn’t straightforward like the multiple choice questions we cut our teeth on during medical school. Same goes for physician wellness knowing the numbers shows the severity of the problem without giving any type of actual solution.  Understanding…

Numbing Out Through Covid

If all you’ve been posting during the quarantine are “it’s wine-o-clock somewhere” memes, I’m gonna ask you a question: Are you enjoying yourself?  That may be a hard question to sit with and it’s important that you do.  Allow yourself to process how you’re feeling. Defensive? Surprised? Scared? I’m not here to diagnose or judge…

Staying Sane in Crazy Times

Recently meeting with a group of first year residents, we got on the topic of “how do we just sit with all the uncertainty right now?” We met in the new normal – instead of circling up in the conference room- the residents popped up one by one on my computer screen in the Brady…

Let’s See Each Other

A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected Facebook message from a fellow mom.  She’d seen me struggling in the checkout line. I had stopped by the dollar store to grab milk with three grumpy kidlets in tow. I want to share what she wrote because we need more of this in the world, now…

Trusting intuition: Listening to that small voice when everything seems so loud

Email shouting, “Danger! Danger! Danger!” Social media yelling, “Disaster! Disaster! Disaster!” Bystanders frightened saying, “What is going to happen?” While I’m standing here, exhausted sighing, “W.T.F.” I have no other words today but to just encourage you to not ignore one of the best tools that we have in medicine. it’s not another fancy gadget,…