For Doctors and Other Health Professionals

MDitate’s founder, Adam M. Rotunda, M.D., had an epiphany and mid-career shift through his introduction to meditation. Previous to this, he was experiencing burnout; for him, burnout wasn’t a statistic, it was real and he was living it.

Doctors and other health professionals give so much of themselves to help and heal their patients; a culture of self-sacrifice pervades medical training and medical practice in general. Emotional and physical demands, electronic medical records, staffing concerns, constant change within the beaurocracy and business of medicine, online reviews, long work hours, and downplaying their own personal growth and physical well-being, are some of the reasons doctors experience high burnout, even early in their career. Both the doctors, who experience burnout, and their patients, who are victim to medical errors and lack of empathy, begin to suffer.

Dr. Rotunda envisions MDitate to be a sanctuary for all health professionals (physicians, dentists, chiropractors, physicians assistant, nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, naturopaths, and many others) as well as their patients. MDitate serves as a piece in the solution to restoring wellness in the fields of health and medicine.

The following is based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory, a recognized, validated burnout questionnaire.
In this sampling of the Inventory, how do you measure?

Emotional Fatigue

  • I feel emotionally fatigued from my work at the end of the day
  • I feel used up at the end of the work day
  • I feel fatigued when getting up and facing another day on the job
  • I feel frustrated by my job
  • Working with people directly puts too much stress on me
  • I feel very unenergetic
  • I can create a relaxed environment with my staff and patients
  • I have accomplished many worthwhile things in my job
  • I worry that this job is hardening me emotionally

Personal Fulfillment

  • Working with people all day is really a strain for me
  • I feel I’m working too hard on my job
  • I feel likely I’m at the end of my rope
  • I feel like I’m positively influencing people’s lives through my work
  • In my work, I deal with emotional problems very calmly
  • I feel I treat some patients as if they were impersonal objects
  • I’ve become more callous towards people since starting this job
  • I don’t really care what happens to some of the patients I care for


  • I feel burned out from my work
  • I can easily understand how my patients feel about thing
  • I deal very effectively with the problems of my patients
  • I feel exhilarated after working closely with my patients
  • I feel patients blame me for some of their problems

Meditation is part of the solution, not the sole answer to burnout.
MDitate is here to help restore your efforts to balance.

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When there is no desire, all things are at peace. — Tao Te Ching