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March Newsletter for the Association of Women in Rheumatology
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MARCH NEWSLETTER
Every month, the Association of Women in Rheumatology (AWIR) will be sending a newsletter with information and updates from AWIR and other Rheumatology/Industry news. 

WHO WE ARE 

The Association of Women in Rheumatology is a non-profit organization designed to promote the science and practice of rheumatology; foster the advancement and education of women in rheumatology; and advocate access to the highest quality health care and management of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Membership is for physicians, PAs, and NPs that are treating patients with rheumatic diseases. Benefits of membership will allow you to have access to information on mentoring, business development, advocacy, clinical trials, practice alternatives and networking.
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AWIR NEWS


The West Coast meeting for AWIR is filling up with participants. Please join us in Scottsdale AZ at the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch May 19- 22 2016 for an extraordinary agenda. Updates on biosimiliars, networking, building confidence, enhancing your practice with PAs/NPs, using an EHR with an invisible scribe and so much more is awaiting you in May.
 
The East Coast meeting agenda will be featured soon. The Board has pushed the envelope with an amazing leadership summit, a clinical trials consortium and a practice management series to make all rheumatologists envious. See you in Hilton Head SC at the Sonesta August 11-14 2016. More extraordinary networking awaits you.
 
AWIR will be at Congress of Clinical Rheumatology ready to share everything AWIR May 12-15 in Destin, FL.
 
AWIR Board Member, Dr Thalia Ramanujam is representing AWIR at the American Medical Women’s Association annual meeting March 12, 2016.

 
Registration is now open for our West Coast Meeting Scottsdale, Arizona.

You can register here:
http://www.awirgroup.org/#!events/cpb2

Women in Medicine News

6 Tips for Balancing a Two-Physician Family

Many of our female rheumatologists are married to other physicians. This medical marriage can be a challenge for the doctors and the families. Having a strategy for your work, family and marriage is essential.  Finding a balance with work and life is daunting and even more stressful with children and demands from practices. Doctors need freedom for themselves and a mechanism to build resiliency.
 
You have seen the 2-physician family and wondered how are they going to survive?  What about children? Read about some helpful tips for Balancing a 2- physician household.



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3 Tips for a Successful Medical Marriage

Oh my the wedding bliss is gone and the patient care with 2 physicians begins. How is this going to be successful?

 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpu
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Work-Life Balance: Women Physicians Balancing Career and Family

Women physicians have a unique balancing act daily.  Work- Life Balance for you can be daunting. Heed some advise…


 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
 
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpu
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Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/six-ways-physicians-can-find-free-time?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=18022016#sthash.eCOlX6sJ.dpuf
 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/six-ways-physicians-can-find-free-time?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=18022016#sthash.eCOlX6sJ.dpuf
Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time
 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

 

Six Ways Physicians Can Find Free Time

- See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/six-ways-physicians-can-find-free-time?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=18022016#sthash.eCOlX6sJ.dpuf


Freedom rings but can you hear it or see it or experience it? Six ways to find some.


 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
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Strategies to Help Physicians Build Stress Resiliency - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/worklife-balance/strategies-help-physicians-build-stress-resiliency?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=25022016#sthash.JqnLRJPq.dpuf
Strategies to Help Physicians Build Stress Resiliency


The phone is ringing, the EHR is not working, the patients are complaining and the coffee is not even warm… Stress! You can build resilience to this. How?



 
When faced with a frightening patient it's important to take a step back, literally and figuratively. Doing so you will allow you to evaluate the potential cause of their conduct. Are they angry? Worried? High? Mentally ill? In pain? Grieving? Understanding where they're coming from may help you recognize why you're feeling apprehensive. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
For reasons we can't always put our finger on, some people just seem to have a knack for making us feel uncomfortable. Maybe it's their attitude or tone of voice. It could be a strange feeling we get when we're in their presence. Or we might have an unpleasant history with them that leaves us walking on eggshells every time we find ourselves in the same room. - See more at: http://www.physicianspractice.com/patient-relations/dealing-aggressive-patient?GUID=FF78800C-D067-4D0A-8B92-72CC39CED54C&rememberme=1&ts=07012016#sthash.HltS4XfV.dpuf
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