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Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Susan Landers is a former neonatologist who experienced burnout late in her career. Once she realized what she was dealing with, she also figured out that it was preventable. She now helps doctors and organizations prevent physician burnout and she’s sharing her story in her new book, So Many Babies.

To say that Dr. Susan loved her career would be an understatement. It was so fulfilling and even though it didn’t always go to plan, she knew she was making a difference in the world. So what caused her burnout? 

Like most people, it was a variety of things. Pressure at home, the need to be perfect in her job, postpartum depression, the list could go on and on. She realized what was happening early on and was able to make big changes in her life to help alleviate the weight. 

Her philosophy of tackling things head on, served her well throughout her career and her life with her kids. 

Dr. Susan has some amazing stories. Listen in to hear a few of them and then check out her new book!

“I really got a lot of inspiration from the parents of my patients.” Dr. Susan Landers


In this episode: 

[01:28] Welcome to the show, Dr. Susan Landers!

[01:41] She shares her background and the inspiration for writing her book.

[05:24] She talks about getting burned out at 62 years old.

[09:49] Listen as Dr. Landers shares a story about her postpartum depression.

[12:03] She discusses the changes she faced going from academic medicine into a private practice.

[15:52] How resentment fueled her burnout.

[19:49] Dr. Landers shares some good things about having a husband in the medical field as well.

[22:02] She talks about her book and where you can connect with her.

[22:46] She shares a story from her book about her oldest daughter.

[26:18] Thank you so much for being on the show!


Links and Resources:

Podcasting 101

Podcasting 202

Find Susan:

Susan Landers MD

Book - So Many Babies, My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career & Motherhood

LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Work is My Drug: 

Episode 311: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - PartI)

Episode 313: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part II)

Episode 317: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part III)

Episode 319: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part IV)

Episode 321: Solocast - A Job That Fits My Ass (The Work Addiction Series)

Episode 323: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part V)

Episode 325: Solocast - Work is My Drug (The Work Addiction Series - Part VI)



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