Why Doctors Need To Be Leaders

A Call To Action Amidst The Evolving Complexities of Healthcare

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
136 Pages
Reviewed on 12/20/2019
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Author Biography

Atif Zafar is a physician, a researcher, entrepreneur, mentor, coach, an advocate and a life-long student of science & leadership. He has established, led and directed clinical & research programs, built teams and has expertise in creating value for physicians/providers in the healthcare system. During this journey, he has trained, coached and mentored various nurses, trainees, students, early career physicians and advance practitioners. He intends to share this insight with the next generation of physician leaders!

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Why Doctors Need To Be Leaders: A Call To Action Amidst The Evolving Complexities of Healthcare by Dr. Atif Zafar is an engaging book that gives insights to medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians to make them aware of the responsibilities and complexities of modern health care organizations and how holding a position of leadership there can affect their performances. The book also speaks about how physicians should prepare themselves to lead the healthcare system into an accessible and affordable future for patients, and how the relationship between physicians and healthcare organizations should be strengthened. The book is a good way to understand physician leadership and how physicians should become good advocates for improvement within healthcare systems.

The topic is fresh and unique and Dr. Atif Zafar looks into the problems in the current healthcare system and how physicians can take roles in management and administration to make changes in healthcare organizations. The book is helpful to prepare physicians for leadership roles and the author deals with the subject methodically, making it easy for readers to comprehend what he is trying to convey to them. This book will interest any reader who is contemplating joining the medical profession and any physician who is interested in healthcare leadership. The book also speaks about the advantages of physicians being involved with management and administration. Why Doctors Need To Be Leaders is definitely a good book for all those physicians who want to have a new and different perspective on the current healthcare system.