Hi! I’m Dr. Errin Weisman, and I’m so glad you’re here.
I’m Family Medicine trained, dabbled in rural Emergency Medicine and currently clinically practicing telemed. 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 in 2014, I was super deep in burnout as a doctor myself.
I didn't 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. My soul felt broken.
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 to find that I was in a cave full of jewels (think the movie Snow White where the dwarfs are mining). Endless possibilities and beauty around that I was completely missing. Through coaching, she helped me learn a new way to think 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!
Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, speaker and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. Dr. Weisman wholeheartedly believes to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup. She lives and practices in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer's wife, athlete and mother of three.You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast "Doctor Me First," her website truthrxs.com or hang out with her on social media @truthrxs.