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.