Dr. Dike Drummond, the Happy MD, Seminar on April 30 - Register Now

Learn how to make yourself Burnout Proof - Reduce Risk, Lower Stress, Build Life Balance and a More Ideal Practice with Dr. Dike Drummond, the Happy MD

This interactive, high-energy live workshop, sponsored by SVMIC, will help attendees recognize and prevent burnout, reduce malpractice risk, lower stress and build a more balanced life using insights and practical strategies based on Dr. Dike Drummond's 2,100+ hours of one-on-one physician coaching. 

The seminar will be 8-10 a.m., Tuesday, April 30 at the Chattanooga Convention. It offers up to 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians and non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation. 

For more information or to register, please click here.
For more information about Dr. Drummond, please visit his website, TheHappyMD.com.

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