Hi! I’m Dr. Errin Weisman, and I’m so glad you’re here.
I trained in family medicine and currently practice as an ER doctor. I’m a farmer’s wife, a mom of three wonderful kids, and now a life coach working with doctors experiencing burnout.
I created Truth Prescriptions because 4 years ago, I deep in serious burnout as a doctor myself.
I did not understand why this was happening to me. I’m fierce, determined, driven, and ambitious. I’m a leader. I was chief resident, the go-to person in my residency class. I gave 110% to medicine even when it meant sacrificing other areas of my life.
People think that burnout means you weren’t working hard enough, but I’m here to tell you that the opposite is true.
I couldn’t see a way out, and I strongly considered leaving the field. I had nothing left to give - not to my patients, not to my family, and certainly not to myself.
But instead of leaving medicine, I looked for help. I found a wonderful coach and wrote about our work together HERE. Essentially, during burnout I felt that I was alone in a cave, had dropped my flashlight and couldn’t find the way back out. Working with my coach, I felt like she turned on her flashlight, and I looked up and found that I was in a cavern full of jewels. I could take my time examining their beauty as we walked back out into the sun together.
What does this mean? It means that I go to the hospital now in a good mood. I work my shift, I engage with my patients, and I feel that my work is meaningful. And when I come home, I can shift gears and be present with my family. In short, I rediscovered what it feels like to be happy.
I became a coach because what I couldn’t find during my burnout was a coach who was a doctor still practicing medicine.
I would love to help you on your journey. You are not alone. And if you choose, you can stay in medicine and build a sustainable life.
Anything is possible!