Dr Burnout

Clark Gaither, MD, a.k.a. Dr. Burnout, Helps Individuals and Organizations Overcome the Challenges of Job Related Burnout


Clark Gaither, MD, FAAFP (a.k.a. Dr. Burnout)

Clark Gaither, MD, FAAFP (a.k.a. Dr. Burnout)

Hi and Welcome.

My goal is to help you to reignite your life with passion and purpose, intentionally create your preferred future and obtain the freedom to live a lifestyle limited only by your imagination.

Clark Gaither, MD


Are you the administrator of a hospital, or another large group of professionals such as physicians, attorneys, dentists, money managers or business executives experiencing any of the following?

  • High staff turnover
  • An increase in lawsuits
  • Decreased customer satisfaction
  • Increased customer or client complaints
  • A highly dysfunctional work environment
  • A decrease in the quality of your product or service

The benefits of detecting, mitigating and preventing Job Related Burnout are enormous.

Burned out employees create additional workplace problems which demand additional resources. The costs can be enormous. Dissatisfied workers lead to inferior products and services which leads to dissatisfied patients, clients or customers. Dissatisfied consumers lead to a loss of business and falling profit margins. JRB detection mitigation and prevention can:

  • Prevent high employee turnover rates
  • Decrease customer complaints
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Decrease the potential for litigation
  • Increase the quality of products and services

JRB detection, mitigation and prevention in conjunction with Resilience Training has the potential to both save and generate large amounts of capital for you business.

Call me at 919-394-7742 or click on the microphone over on the right to leave me a voice message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Are you an individual experiencing any of the following symptoms of burnout at work?    

  • A sense of dread associated with going to work and relief when the weekend arrives.
  • A lack of recognition or feeling unrewarded for good work.
  • Feeling as though you are making no difference even as you feel more time pressured and overloaded.
  • A lack of patience, empathy and enthusiasm.
  • Feeling more irritable, intolerant, exhausted, cynical, as though you have nothing left to give.
  • Feeling disengaged, unmotivated, uninterested or uninteresting.
  • Continuously questioning yourself, “Is this all there is to life? Is there nothing more?”

These are just some of 21 symptoms of job related burnout everyone should know.

Personal coaching can alleviate the ravages of individual Job Related Burnout.

If you are suffering from JRB you are most likely miserable. I know. I’ve been there. I became burned out as a family physician.

Individuals who become burned out are at risk for poor job performance, chronic unhappiness, increased irritability, depression, anxiety and mood swings. Even suicidal thoughts, suicidal actions, alcoholism and drug abuse are documented consequences of job related burnout. Bottom line, if you are burned out you will never feel you are living a life of purpose with passion. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Through one-on-one personal coaching I can help you to:

  • Understand the damaging effects of JRB.
  • Take steps to alleviate JRB by addressing the underlying causes
  • Achieve clarity and focus concerning future dreams and goals
  • Set realistic goals for transformational change and provide you with accountability
  • Achieve balance in all four arenas of life – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Call me at 919-394-7742 or click on the microphone over on the right to leave me a voice message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

When it comes to Job Related Burnout, here is what I provide to hospitals, large provider groups and corporations:

  • An on onsite assessment of the work environment.
  • An in-depth evaluation of past and present personnel difficulties and employee turnover.
  • Application of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and DISC Personality Profile to key employees and management personnel.
  • Interpretation and review of MBI and DISC Personality Profile results.
  • Informative onsite training on Burnout – definitions, warning signs, causes, mitigation and prevention strategies – and Resilience Training.
  • Workbooks for all employee participants.
  • Targeted programs designed to detect, mitigate and prevent job related burnout for your organization or business.
  • Content rich resource lists for ongoing burnout detection, mitigation and prevention.
  • Helpful updates and e-Newsletters on job related burnout.
  • Follow-up reassessment at 6 months or one year to gauge effectiveness of Resilience Training and Burnout Mitigation and Prevention Strategies. This would include a reapplication of the MBI which will, along with other metrics, provide objective results.
  • Personalized coaching for individuals suffering from job related burnout.

I would love to partner with your organization or with you individually. Contact me for a FREE thirty minute consultation.  

Call me at 919-394-7742 or click on the microphone over on the right to leave me a voice message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Job Related Burnout

Understanding the hallmarks of job related burnout is the first step toward fixing what is broken. The three principle hallmarks of job related burnout are:

  • Emotional exhaustion – KEYWORD: Exhaustion
  • Depersonalization – KEYWORD: Cynicism
  • Lack of a sense of personal accomplishment – KEYWORD: Inefficacy

Although recognizing the hallmarks of job related burnout
is most important, these three hallmarks are not the cause.

Ninety percent of the time it isn’t the employee who burns themselves out, it is their work environment. There are six major mismatches between the employee and the work environment which will lead to burnout. Every organization and employee should be ever vigilant for these burnout inducing conditions. Here are the six major job mismatches which can lead to JRB:

  • Work Overload
  • Lack of Control
  • Insufficient Reward
  • Breakdown of Community
  • Absence of Fairness
  • Conflicting Values

Call me at 919-394-7742 or click on the microphone over on the right to leave me a voice message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.