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Mindful Doctors Get Better Reviews from Patients

Published by Greg Heffron on

By Chris Kaiser, Cardiology Editor, MedPage Today

“Clinicians who focused on mindfulness improved their well-being and were viewed more favorably by patients, two studies showed.

In one study, clinicians who had the highest self-rated scores for mindfulness were more likely to be patient-centered in their communications, more positive in their emotional tone with patients, and more likely to be rated highly on communication and overall satisfaction by patients, according to Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues.

In the second study, a mindfulness intervention on primary care physicians resulted in reductions in burnout — including emotional exhaustion and depersonalization — as well as reductions in depression, anxiety, and…” To read more, click here.


Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron directs Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness workshops in Holland, France, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine and across North America. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.