Spend Time With Your Family This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and among all of the traditional family problems families across the country tend to experience this time of year, families of psychiatrists have the added complication of not knowing when one member of their dinner party will be called away to deal with a patient.

Many psychiatrists initially went into a private practice because helping others live better lives was important, but too often their own lives end up suffering. Psychiatrists have an ethical obligation to be available for patient crises and emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For the most part, this is an obligation many would take on voluntarily out of a deep desire to see their patients succeed. However, being pulled away from the dinner table year after year just as you’re about to cut the turkey can be taxing on your own emotions, as well as those of your family.

It’s well known that the holiday season can be a difficult time for many with mental disorders, and these patients might feel the need to rely on their trusted psychiatrists even more. Unfortunately, this means some psychiatrists never get to experience a real holiday – undisturbed by their practice. Getting a colleague to provide holiday coverage for your patients is usually out of the question.

If it’s time to have a real day off, a day to spend with just your family, a day where you’re able to turn off your phone guilt free, a day when you know your patients are being cared for, let PsychCoverage know. We’re here to help. We know the importance of staying fresh for your patients, the need to have some quality time off, the real danger of burnout, and we want to keep you passionate about your psychiatric practice.

We’re offering a special discount to all new psychiatrists who sign up for PsychCoverage’s services this holiday season. We’ll waive the holiday fee when you subscribe to patient coverage over the holiday weekend. Your patients will be cared for by expertly trained RNs, you’ll get a full report on any interactions we have with your patients, you’ll be able to sit down to a warm Thanksgiving meal and your family will finally have a quality holiday with you. Give us a call today.