Activity ID



August 5, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


Physicians are under more stress than ever before, much of it due to factors beyond their control. Laurie Drill-Mellum, an emergency medicine physician describes the forces bearing down on physicians, including litigation stress, and presents techniques for actively managing the stress before one’s health and relationships are damaged beyond repair. She is joined by Elmore Rigamer, a psychiatrist, in examining the barriers to learning and characteristic behaviors of those who do and don’t learn to manage stress successfully.

Diplomate Engagement

Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.

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Educational Objectives

Explain the effects of chronic stress and physician burnout on physician health and patient care.
Describe the impact of litigation stress management.
State several characteristic behaviors of the Harvard study respondents who have lived happier, longer, healthier lives than their peers.
Suggest several stress reduction strategies to your patients.


Physician, Physician Burnout, Resilience, Effects of Stress, Brain Injury, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Development, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Sports


Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Personal Resilience

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Personal Characteristics & Attitudes

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