There is an epidemic of physician burnout. This is occurring for a number of reasons, but is hallmarked by a general loss of autonomy and control. At PARROT.MD, we recognize the value of personal freedom. We may not be able to cure burnout, but our community can help to alleviate burnout. Physicians can now enjoy the freedom to work on their own terms and earn additional income doing it.
Just as parrots connect verbally when they get together in nature, we want our PARROT.MD members to have the ability to connect with each other through an easy-to-use digital platform.
At PARROT.MD, our mission is to give specialty physicians their autonomy back by providing a simple and effective tool to have call obligations covered when there are other personal or business obligations that create a conflict. PARROT.MD allows physicians to take back control over their schedules. Now, physicians have the freedom to work on their terms.
Two leading causes of physician burnout are too many weekly work hours and a lack of autonomy. Specialty physicians are contracted to cover multiple on-call shifts every month. These shifts often add quality of life stress due to the unpredictability of call obligations, potentially late hours, and the burden of finding coverage when these shifts need to be changed or traded.