On this episode of The Illuminare Podcast, Shawn C. Jones MD FACS joined me for a conversation about the burnout dilemma among physicians in the medical community and providers in behavioral health, as well as his own personal journey with PTSD. 

Tune in to learn tools to utilize when you experience burnout and more insights from his book – “Finding Heart In Art: A Surgeon’s Renaissance Approach To Healing Modern Medical Burnout.” 

About the Guest Speaker
Dr. Shawn Jones
Shawn C. Jones, MD is an ear, nose and throat physician and head and neck surgeon who was board certified in Otolaryngology in 1994. He is the senior and founding member of his specialty group, Purchase ENT, in Paducah, KY and is a member of the gratis faculty of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Department of Otolaryngology.

Service has always been important to Dr. Jones. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve 1983 and served on Active Duty in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1991 as a Captain in the Medical Corps. He has also given back on overseas medical mission trips to Romania, Kenya, and Honduras.

Closer to home, Dr. Jones has served his community by being an outspoken champion of local anti-smoking ordinances in Paducah and an advocate for a smoke-free Kentucky. He has served on the board of trustees of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) for over 15 years, including a term as president for the 2011-2012 year. In 2016, he received the KMA’s Distinguished Service Award and the Community Connector Leadership Award.

Dr. Jones spends time with his wife Evelyn, a dermatologist, and their three adult children. He is an elder in his church and enjoys reading biographies and books on history, spirituality, and the Bible.