A culture of poor self-care, self-prescription and self-diagnosis seems to be ingrained in the medical profession. We need to do more to encourage doctors to place a higher priority on their own health and wellbeing.
As doctors, we are busy, hardworking and dedicated professional people. We recommend a range of strategies to our patients to maintain health and wellbeing. These strategies at the very minimum include eating a healthy diet, maintaining a regular exercise program and having a check with the doctor at least once a year. But how many of us are neglecting even these basic health strategies ourselves?