labm1 asked: I am an Internist practicing in the central coast of California. I work 3 days a week, compressing my day by not taking a lunch hour. I have already cut back somewhat because of my increasing difficulties with my work/life balance, but nothing has gotten much better. I am depressed, and ready to leave medicine. I just don't know where to begin. I have some ideas, but I could use some advice.
I am so sorry that you are feeling so low about practice. The kind of advice you’d get in an email or on-line probably isn’t worth much as each person’s situation is so personal. It may be better for you to find someone with whom you can discuss your situation — a mentor, a coach, or even a therapist if your depression is significant.
Sorry to be so vague but it would be somewhat cavalier to dispense advice on a website.