Family Medicine Physicians Speak Out on Burnout and Resilience

'Personal Resilience' Can Help You Thrive

Timothy Munzing, MD, FAAFP


September 06, 2017

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I want to thank you for this opportunity for allowing me to talk about personal resilience and how, after nearly 30-35 years of clinical practice, I'm still excited every day about what I'm doing. I think the foundation for me is the support of family, friends, and my personal Christian faith. At work, I have had the great privilege and opportunity to be involved in many exciting opportunities. As a family doctor, variety is what we do and what we thrive on.

As a family doctor, variety is what we do and what we thrive on.

I've had the opportunity to be a clinician, and a residency director in family medicine, for nearly three decades. Over the past year or two, I have had the opportunity to be one of the founding individuals creating the curriculum for the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. On the side, I'm involved with law enforcement in trying to attack the opoid crisis.

When every day you have opportunities and room for innovation, and do things you are passionate about, resilience is something that just kind of flows along. Thank you so very much.


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