U.S. physicians don't have to heal themselves ... or maybe they already have.
Gallup's latest Well-Being Index report on 14 occupational groups puts physicians at the very top of the list that "measures physical, emotional, and fiscal wellbeing." (These findings are based on more than 170,000 interviews conducted from January through December 2012 with employed Americans at least 18 years of age as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.)
Physicians rank at or near the top in terms of getting regular exercise, eating enough fruits and vegetables, not being obese, and not smoking.
But the report also gives physicians credit for doing what they do best, and liking it:
One key factor that contributes to physicians' higher average wellbeing score is related to how they view their workplace. Physicians are the most likely to say they use their strengths to do what they do best every day, followed by nurses and teachers.
Here's the list by overall ranking: