Same thing as Dr. Mammoliti does for all her patients - provide good psychiatric care that involves medications and/or therapy.
As physicians, we face gruelling work hours, stress of work/life balance, family and marital stress, financial concerns, difficult patient interactions, systemic issues, workplace related issues, burnout, same medical and psychiatric issues as anyone else except with less hours/time to attend to our health, same stigma about "psychiatric illness" and higher rate of suicide.
Physicians in Ontario have faced incredible stressors in recent years with quite high burn out rates, depressive and anxiety symptoms. As well, quite a few physicians work in stressful and toxic workplaces with long hours that impair the family life and personal relationships, adding further strain on physician's mental health. Professional and personal stressors, with limited time for sleep or other basic self-care often create the perfect conditions for developing a new psychiatric condition, triggering a recurrence of an underlying psychiatric condition or leading some of our brightest and capable physicians to use substances to cope with internal distress or end their lives via suicide. Too often, physicians are ashamed and embarrassed of being human, and experiencing the same conditions that our patients do.
Dr.Mammoliti became interested in Physician Health after a chance encounter with the great Dr. Mamta Gautam (pioneer in Physician Health) as a medical student and further experiences in her residency and practice, including having suicidal physicians under her care at various points when she worked in the hospital setting. Physician suicide is a real phenomenon that happens to our real colleagues, former classmates and supervisors. If you are suicidal, please seek immediate help at your nearest ER - NO PROFESSIONAL TITLE/EXAM ISSUE OR COLLEGE COMPLAINT IS WORTH YOUR LIFE.
Dr. Mammoliti sees fellow physicians and other professionals who work in high stress environments (lawyers, teachers, fire fighters etc) and uses her therapy skills to help build resilience and working through whatever is on your plate (including a college complaint and stressors associates with that) in a confidential therapeutic relationship. As well, Dr. Mammoliti offers lectures to programs and hospitals on physician health and burn out and supports medical students, residents and physicians of all levels and specialties.
Dr. Mammoliti is listed with OMA Physician Health Program and can provide monitoring for physicians on a monitoring contract but also therapy and psychiatric care outside of PHP. Please note, Dr. Mammoliti is absolutely committed to supporting her colleagues in their well being and managing their struggle, at the same time she is also committed in quality and safe care of all patients and if your condition impairs your ability to provide safe care to your patients Dr. Mammoliti will have to make a report to CPSO and work with you and Physician Health Program to help you achieve a health state that would be healthy for you and your patients. Being as self-regulated profession, physicians are ethically obliged to take care of their own health and self-preserve to be able to be the best physicians they can be for their patients. Dr. Mammoliti will explain at which conditions are reported to CPSO (conditions that are a danger to the patient such as severe substance use disorder or severe untreated condition) but majority of physicians seen by Dr. Mammoliti are treated within the confidentiality of doctor-patient relationship without other parties involved.
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Doctor Mom, Remember That It All Worth It
The Disease Of Being Busy
The Epidemic of Physician Burnout
The Way Out of Burnout
The Institute For Physician Wellness
6 Tips For Dealing With Conflict
Why It Doesn't Pay to Be A People Pleaser
Increasing Resilience https://www.mindful.org/how-people-learn-to-increase-their-resilience/
Guilt and Shame https://www.fs.blog/2014/10/brene-brown-guilt-shame/
Compassionate Boundaries - How to Say No with a Heart https://www.mindful.org/compassionate-boundaries-say-no-heart/
Dr. Mammoliti is an avid advocate for people with ADHD and physicians with ADHD. ADHD must be understood and accommodated and in medicine physicians with ADHD still struggle to find supports and accommodations. Our article on Physicians with ADHD can be found below.