Battling Physician Burnout from a Mind-Body Perspective

An interview with Matthew Mumber, MD

By Natural Medicine Journal

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A 2019 report on physician burnout found that nearly 60% of physicians identified as either burned out, colloquially depressed, or clinically depressed. And some estimates indicate that 76% of physicians worldwide are experiencing burnout. In this interview, integrative medical expert and radiation oncologist, Matt Mumber, MD, reminds practitioners to try a mind-body integrative approach to reversing and reducing risk of burnout. Mumber is presently a board-certified radiation oncologist with the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Georgia.

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Approximate listening time: 17 minutes

About the Expert

Matt Mumber, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist with the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Georgia. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Virginia and he also did a fellowship in integrative medicine with the University of Arizona. He is the coauthor of the book Sustainable Wellness and the editor of the textbook Integrative Oncology: Principles and Practice. Mumber is the director of medical affairs of the iTHRIVE Plan.

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Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.