Feb 1, 2020
Torie Sepah, MD, completed her internship in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, then went on to complete a psychiatry residency at LA County + USC Medical Center. She has studied physician burnout syndrome extensively. It is a topic that is very personal to her and we discuss why. She defines the syndrome, what the major causes are, what the consequences are and what has actually been proven to help. Among them is connection.
Her Facebook group – Physician to Physician: Healing the Practice of Medicine, has become a signal in the noise surrounding burnout, providing us with a community of physicians who understand the hardships of our field and can help.
She has worked extensively in correctional medicine, having served as the chief psychiatrist at the California Institution for Women, being the first female chief psychiatrist at that prison.
Since 2018, Dr. Sepah is a community psychiatrist once again, seeing patients with HIV in an integrated clinic and running her own interventional psychiatry clinic, which focuses on deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) as well as reproductive psychiatry, neuropsychiatric disorders, and early diagnoses or schizophrenia.
Dr. Sepah is an assistant clinical professor, department of psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine of USC. Prior to becoming a physician, she was a journalist and assistant editor of Ms. Magazine, writing the health column which prompted her interest in medicine. Dr. Sepah can be reached at her self-titled site, Torie Sepah, MD, and on Twitter @toriesepahmd.
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