Books for doctors are numerous, but few are written in a practical and easy to implement format. Most of the books cover the technical aspects of doctoring, but doctors are people and they need a book that covers the socio-psycho aspects of practicing successfully. The information should produce more than just survival as a doctor but real joy through increased income,minimizing stress, and profound enjoyment.

Staff management, marketing, financial management, liability protection, retirement, decreasing stress, increasing income and even personal wellness are topics that all doctors seek assistance with due to the rigors of operating in or owning a practice.

Patients are more demanding of their doctors than ever before. They want top notch care from someone who is whole-heartedly dedicated, up-to-date, always available, on time, well rested, secure, thorough, honest, healthy, trustworthy, and a great communicator. Lots of luck filling those shoes doc!

Times have changed not only in society but also for doctors. The days of doctors barking out orders to patients, talking to patients instead of with them, and maintaining a composure of arrogance, are long gone. The patients likely know more, or will soon learn as much if not more, than their doctors about their illness and infirmities thanks to the media and internet. In this current era, doctors need to consider themselves more of a partner in their patient's health, yes a partner with the patient, and partners need to be held to certain standards. Accepting the role as their partner, embracing it and developing it, is the key that unlocks the door to obtaining or reclaiming, and then maintaining, the joy of practice.

And don't consider the new role to be a let down. No, the position of doctor in society is a vitally important one and always will be, but like everything else, it changes with time. One could easily argue that this change is long over due. If you're not already aware, doctors on average, have several serious problems. They have a higher suicide rate then the general public. They have shorter life spans on average. They also have higher rates of depression, divorce and drug abuse than the general population. And worse yet, they hide it all very well with fancy new cars, big houses, expensive clothes, exotic vacations, and unfortunately, often overly inflated egos. These are all-to-often overlooked difficulties of being a doctor.

A really good book for doctors would help them with both their practice management and their personal lives, addressing issues that result in empowering them as real people.

An optimum book would be a journey of introspection, of self evaluation, of planning and self improvement that ultimately results in better care of patients.

And the doctors must be willing to recognize the difficulties and challenges, accept them, and then be willing to make appropriate modifications to their thinking and actions.

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "When you're finished changing, you're finished."

And Mark Twain said, "Even if you're on the right track, if you don't keep moving, you'll get run over."

When seeking a good book for doctors, consider it's ease of implementation, practical topics, timely problem-solving, and motivation to change and improve.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Tom Potisk is one of America’s leading natural health care practitioners. Among his many achievements, he was elected Wisconsin Chiropractor of the Year, has been frequently published, and continues to lecture extensively. His goal, through writing and speaking, is to improve lives by empowering others to make wiser healthcare decisions. He also teaches doctors across the country on how to reclaim joy in their professional practices while providing excellent care to their patients.

For doctors he has written a book, Reclaim The Joy of Practice – An advanced guide for advancing doctors. You can order it here -

Dr. Potisk is also available to speak on several health-related and doctor business related topics.