Dear patients and colleagues,
Are you ready to take control of your well-being, prevent burnout, and nurture a healthy heart?
Our Unique RECLAIM by Cardioseeds program combines lifestyle interventions, behavioral coaching, advocacy, workplace wellness, career consulting, and creativity.
RECLAIM by CardioSeeds is here to guide you on a transformative journey towards your best physical and mental health, overflowing with love and kindness. This one-of-a-kind program is designed with you in mind—whether you're a busy healthcare professional or someone seeking to conquer stress and enhance cardiovascular health.
With RECLAIM, you'll embark on an exciting adventure, embracing lifestyle interventions endorsed by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), along with, behavioral coaching, integrative techniques, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, reflections, journaling, creative hobbies, and social connectedness. Throughout the program we actively engage your creative mind through writing, reflections, and other techniques.
Join us as we explore the RECLAIM roadmap together:
R - Recognize: Together, we'll uncover the signs and symptoms of burnout and cardiovascular risk. We'll also delve into the factors contributing to burnout, work-life imbalance, and heart health.
E - Evaluate: Our experts will guide you through a comprehensive evaluation to identify the root causes of burnout, cardiovascular risk factors, and related health concerns. You'll also reflect on your personal values, priorities, and goals, examining how they align with your current lifestyle and health.
C - Chart the Course: With our support, you'll set SMART goals and design a customized plan that encompasses nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep strategies, and social support.
L - Learn to Love: Learn to be kind to yourself and those around you, fostering connections that elevate your well-being.
A - Act: You'll put your plan into action, adopting new habits and strategies into your daily life, and tracking your progress as you celebrate your achievements.
I - Inspire: Cultivate a growth mindset, embrace positivity, and inspire others by sharing your journey, challenges, and successes.
M - Mentor & Maintain: Master the art of self-reliance, maintain motivation, and sustain healthy habits for long-term success. As you grow, you'll have the opportunity to become a mentor, helping others on their own path to well-being.
RECLAIM by CardioSeeds can be taken as an ongoing monthly Club membership, as a one-time 4-week immersion program, or as a group program (one can bring friends and colleagues - for a discounted price!))).
RECLAIM is more than just a program—it's a holistic approach to creating a vibrant, balanced life full of love and support. Our engaging, personable, and supportive community is here to cheer you on as you unlock your full potential and embrace a healthier, happier future. Are you ready to RECLAIM your life?
Cardioseeds, LLC is a physician burnout management powerhouse! Our founder, Dr. Svetlana Chamoun is a physician like you who survived two burnouts, pivoted her career, and found a perfect work-life balance with recharged health. She chose Lifestyle Medicine above mainstream medicine. She stopped drinking alcohol, adopted whole-food, plant-based nutrition, and learned meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Chamoun wants to help her colleagues like you who go through burnout and need help. There is no need to continue burning out. Together, we can turn things around for you and make you thrive.
Burnout is one of the most serious problems in the 21st-century workplace. Medical professional burnout is one of our generation's untold, underestimated, and undertreated tragedies. Every day, one doctor dies in the US by suicide. New research shows that the number of doctor suicides - up to 40 per 100,000 - is three times that of the general population.
Burnout is dangerous. People who experience chronic burnout have a 26% to 35% higher risk of early mortality (under the age of 45) and pain problems, a 200% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and are three times more likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD) and depression.
We offer 4-week-long proprietary RECLAIM PROGRAMs for physician burnout management (other healthcare professionals are welcome!) At the end of the program, you will be a transformed person on a straight path to reaching the best individual state of health and wellness, both physical and mental. There is also a 2-week mini-RECLAIM, just to get you in shape quickly. For those busy folks who prefer to progress at their own pace, we have an affordable Membership Subscription for RECLAIM!
We carefully personalize our RECLAIM programs to each patient's individual requirements.
We are dedicated to healing and empathic listening, so we take the time to help you solve problems, one at a time. The convenience of our patients is our top priority, so we are 100% virtual.
Let's get started getting you to your best emotional and physical health!
Burnout is one of the most serious problems in the 21st-century workplace.
Physician burnout is one of the untold, underestimated, and undertreated tragedies of our generation.
Physician Burnout Prevention and management is CardioSeed's #1 specialty!
More than 70% of the US workforce reported some degree of burnout symptoms in 2021. A "traditional" corporate culture emphasizes improving customer satisfaction while reducing overall costs. This goal has been often achieved by "doing more with less". This strategy puts a lot of pressure on the existing workforce, creates an unfavorable work environment, and leads to a high degree of burnout and turnover. The backbone of any effective corporation or workplace is an engaged and productive workforce who finds joy and meaning in their work. A hostile work environment combined with a lack of support system and misaligned values often leads to employees' burnout, depression, self-medicating with alcohol, and even suicidal ideation. Optimizing workload and work-life balance, improving office design and cafeteria food, and perfecting communication between employees and administration - all of this would help to optimize staff experience and decrease their burnout.
The following disturbing research data were presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2021 annual meeting:
61% of physicians reported burnout symptoms in 2021, up from 40% in 2018. Close to 7% of US physicians reported suicidal thoughts in 2021. The suicide rate among US physicians is higher than in any other profession, including the military. Every day, one doctor dies in the US by suicide. New research shows that the number of doctor suicides - up to 40 per 100,000- is three times that of the general population. The rate in the general population is 12.3 per 100,000. 61% of physicians reported burnout symptoms in 2021, up from 40% in 2018.
Close to 7% of US physicians reported suicidal thoughts in 2021.
The current healthcare environment emphasizes accomplishing the so-called Triple Aim: improving population health and enhancing patient experience while reducing overall costs. The achievement of the Triple Aim requires highly effective healthcare organizations. The backbone of any effective healthcare system is an engaged and productive workforce. But the Triple Aim does not explicitly acknowledge the critical role of the physicians in healthcare transformation who should find joy and meaning in their work. Instead, administrations often than not focus on "patient satisfaction" and "lowering costs" and conveniently "forget" the needs of the physicians.
As a result, physicians are routinely unnecessarily burdened with inefficient and complicated EHR (electronic health records), unnecessary clerical work, inadequate time for documentation, huge workloads (15 minutes per patient/visit and up to 30 patients /day in the office plus other work), and lack of basic needs (like offices without windows, poor ventilation, absence of bathrooms in the office, unhealthy cafeteria food choices, etc.).
There is a significant decline in respect towards physicians from medical systems and hospital administrators who make executive decisions without considering physicians' opinions. In addition, lack of respect from medical personnel and patients and, sometimes, lack of safety at the workplace, compound the workplace burnout. Finally, there is a persistent bias towards physicians' mental health resulting in doctors delaying or avoiding seeking help with severe burnout symptoms and depression, including free anonymous lines. All of the above creates a hostile work environment for doctors combined with a lack of support system and misaligned values. This deadly combination leads to doctors' burnout, depression, self-medicating with alcohol, and committing suicide as the final, horrific act of desperation.
The absence of clinician well-being has a negative impact on the achievement of the Triple Aim of health care. The time has come to bring physicians' health and well-being into the picture. Instead of the Triple Aim, there is a need to create the Quadruple Aim, with the fourth component being physicians' wellness, resilience, and job satisfaction. Through standardizing and integrating technologies across medical systems networks, improving staff interactions, reducing physicians' clerical burden and time on EHR, optimizing workload and work-life balance, improving office design and hospital food, and perfecting communication between physicians and administration - all this would help to optimize patient and staff experience and decrease physician burnout.
By adding a fourth aim of improving the experience of providing care, healthcare systems and organizations will better serve their patient population, increase their competitive edge, and save doctors' lives.
Cardioseeds conducted a physician burnout survey on November 13-16th in Orlando, FL during the annual American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference of 2022. The details are below: