What Are Your Biggest Challenges as a Physician Leader?

I Want to Address Your Needs

I feel that it’s time for me to reflect on where VITAL Physician Executive has been, where it’s going, and whether I am addressing the biggest challenges for the physician leader.

Update on This Blog

Last year when I started writing, I committed to myself to post twice a week. And I have stuck by that pretty well. Since June 2016, I have published 84 posts prior to this one.

But you may have noticed that I’ve slowed down over the past month. My recent posts have been longer than most of my previous posts. For example, the post just prior to this one (Creating a Wildly Effective Annual Management Plan) was well over 2,000 words, and the two prior to that ran around 1,000 words each.

When I read opinions about the ideal lengths of posts, I see recommendation of 500 to 700 words (Michael Hyatt), to 750 to 1,000 words (Mark Mason) to lengthy, in-depth mega-posts that may be 3,000+ words in length (Tim Ferriss).

My Apologies

Enjoy These Physician Blogs


When I started the Vital Physician Executive, I promised myself to post at least twice a week. Since June of this year, I have kept that promise.

I am now in the middle of a long-awaited vacation. And I embarrassed that I was not proactive enough to create enough posts to be published during my absence.

So, in place of my usual post, I offer a list of interesting physician-written blogs that I enjoy following, and recommend you visit them. I will get back on track following my return from the Baltic Sea.

I provide no description of them. I’ll let you check them out and see if you like them. Please provide feedback to me in the comments section below.  Thanks – John

  1. Future Proof MD
  2. Physician on Fire
  3. Freelance MD
  4. InvestingDoc
  5. The Happy MD
  6. Marjorie Stiegler, MD