About Donna Rovito

donnarovito has written 97 articles so far, you can find them below.

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment by Donna Baver Rovito (Editor’s Note: This blog originally ran in July 2014; we’re reposting it as many physician families are currently experiencing transitions which can cause stress and resentment in their relationships.) Recently, a young intern’s wife expressed her frustration and despair to her new resident husband, during the […] Continue reading →

Answering the silent cry for help

ANSWERING THE SILENT CRY FOR HELP How We Can Join Together to Prevent Physician and Medical Student Suicide  By Lacey Kohlmoos One day a friend and colleague of my husband’s came over to our house in between two back-to-back 12-hour shifts of a sub-internship at a nearby hospital. He was sitting on our couch stuffing […] Continue reading →

So You Married a Physician…..

So You Married a Physician… By Julia E. Sotile, MSW, LCSW: Mary O. Sotile, MA, LPC; Wayne M. Sotile, PhD. Our years of experience working with physicians and their families have taught us that medical couples (both one- and two-physician couples) who transition into and out of medical training deal with a similar dynamic: Each life […] Continue reading →

Intern Year: It Gets Better

(Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in June, 2014. Since that publication, the intern in the piece has completed residency. In next week’s blog, Marysa Stevens will share her physician family’s experiences and insights into finishing residency and transitioning to the next stage of life in medicine.) Intern Year: It Gets Better By Marysa Stevens […] Continue reading →

Your Tribe is Your Vibe

“Your Tribe is Your Vibe” By Erin Allen In my post-medical-training-years reinvention of myself I have become a fitness instructor for Fit4Mom. Fit4Mom is a business that provides workout classes for moms with their kiddos in the stroller with franchises all over the United States. It’s not only a workout class, but a community of […] Continue reading →

A Touching Thank You

A Touching Thank You By Donna Baver Rovito Sometimes, in the insane crush of our daily lives as physician families, we forget exactly why the physicians in our families invest the equivalent of a second mortgage and 7-15 years of education and training beyond college to become physicians. We forget why they spend a significant […] Continue reading →

Taking a Step Back

(Editor’s Note: We’re hearing a lot from Jordyn Hagar this summer – mostly because she has SO much valuable insight! Jordyn wrote this piece for another blog a few years ago, back when she had only one child, and we thought it was appropriate because so many of us are experiencing endings AND new beginnings as […] Continue reading →

The Art of the Medical Move

(Editor’s Note: We first ran this blog post by writer Jordyn Hagar in August, 2014, not long after Physician Family first published. This will be the last of our “moving” pieces, as we’ve reposted several blogs in the past few weeks which focus on the various aspects of the medical move. Jordyn wrote this piece […] Continue reading →