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Fundamental Changes to Work Structure as an Antidote to Burnout – Lisa Bukovac, DO

September 14, 2022
Episode 70
Duration: 21:16

Lisa Bukovac, DO, is Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG). She is an advocate for women’s reproductive rights and believes all women should have access to quality healthcare. Prior to joining OBHG in 2014, she served as the section chief for Augusta Health Center in Virginia. In 2018, Dr. Bukovac was the recipient of an OBHG Excellence in Clinical Leadership award.

In this episode, Dr. Bukovac talks about the factors in obstetrics that lead to physician burnout – especially the way that clinical practice is structured in a way that creates conflicts of time, attention and clinical expertise. Dr. Bukovac advocates for a fundamental restructuring of obstetrics training and operations that encourages physicians to specialize in office care, hospital care, or surgery. She believes this will not only lead to better clinical outcomes, but also a more manageable and sustainable practice model for clinicians. Dr. Bukovac shares her own journey from burnout to a practice that sustains her passion for medicine and allows her to balance work with her other life pursuits.

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