Founded by Leif in 2016
The seeds for Physician on Fire were planted in my mind in 2014 when I noticed physicians, on average, are notoriously bad with money.
We are singled out in The Millionaire Next Door as being the worst accumulators of wealth among high earning professionals. Meanwhile, the demands of our jobs are increasing, bureaucratic requirements are stifling our ability to practice autonomously, and burnout is on the rise.
I formulated a specific plan in 2015, and created the website with my first post on January 9, 2016.
My aim for this blog is to enlighten, educate, and entertain those who may have similar circumstances as me (high-income, late start, educational debt, etc…)
If that sounds like you, you’re in the right place.
Here, I will share some unique insights from the perspective of a former anesthesiologist who’s attained financial independence (the F.I.) at age 39 and retire early (the R.E.) from medicine at the age of 43.
Whether you’re contemplating an early retirement, or you plan to use your FI status to practice in a way that suits you, this platform aims to provide you with free tools and information to help you reach your goals.
I hope to leave you informed and inspired to look at life a little differently than you might have before.
Update: In 2023 Physician on Fire has added three new partners – Jorge Sanchez M.D., Vinci Palad, and Nirav H. Shah M.D. This partnership aims to enhance our ability to serve you.