PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Page 72 of 91 S PRIN g 2018 73 live & practice Join us to get fulfilled, plug in to We're a national, physician-led organization that gives clinicians the opportunity and the flexibility to grow. 80% of physicians today are professionally overextended or at capacity, leaving them with no time to see additional patients Physician burnout rates top 50% in latest Mayo study and work life balance continues to worsen RUNNING ON EMPTY? to Sedona. "People who live here absolutely want to be here and love it," says Wesselhoff, nodding to the sense of community and sense of place that are both vital aspects of the Sedona experience. "You can really create that here," she says. "It's hard to do in a big place. It's easy to get lost. But in Sedona, it's easy to make a difference. That's what I love about it. One person in Sedona can make a tremendous impact." Eppler, for his part, has found a rewarding professional experience at Verde Valley Medical Center, while also enjoying the richness of opportunities in the area. "Sedona and the surrounding area has too many wonderful outdoor opportunities to list," he says. "It's simply amazing." He says he loves biking and running, in addition to skiing in the nearby town of Flagstaff, and enjoying the incredible scenery, culture and restaurants. To put it simply, Eppler says, "What's not to love?" Traverse City, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan, isn't on the way to anywhere — and that is why people love it. The small city, which has a year- round population of 15,000, boasts an undeniable sense of community. Residents take pride in the area's stunning beaches, green vineyards, charming downtown district and ample cultural activities. Physicians will find a state-of- the-art nonprofit regional referral center, and families will be welcomed into a friendly, thriving community. Locals of Traverse City, which is located on the shores of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, enjoy a four- season paradise that offers something for everyone. There are opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, skiing and snowshoeing, plus an extraordinary range of dining and wine and beer tasting options. It has a healthy tourism industry that peaks the first week of July, when the National Cherry Festival celebrates Traverse City's title as Cherry Capital of the World. Traverse City has a small-town vibe with big-city amenities — and residents who care deeply about the area's heritage, as well as their neighbors. Kelsey Knaack, D. o ., a hospitalist born and raised

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