Have you recently had a staff meeting dedicated just to handling of Patient Finances only? Are you as the CEO sure you and your staff communicates the clear value of care with each patient?
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In private practices especially you can tell so much about a doc and their practice, based just upon how staff answers the phone. Now of course, this is something you should check regularly and do with kindness.
Are poor staffing issues killing your private practice? Quite possibly. Here’s what to do about it.
Life is a checkerboard and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time.
Right now, more than ever, it is time to take a real hard look at the foundations upon which you have built your practice, and your future
What’s in Your Library? What’s in Your Head? How about Harry Truman’s Way.
What about an MBA for physicians? Lets face it; most of us do not have MBAs. Yet modern practice demands a plethora of these business skills sets.
I spent four years in the Midwest, but admittedly it’s been some time. I had forgotten how common courtesy seems to permeate the entire culture of the Midwest, in stark contrast to those of the Northeast.
You and I cannot control what’s going on in the outside environment, but we can control what’s going on between our own two ears.
Because of the world we now live and practice in It just takes guts to say what you believe is best for a patient, on so many levels.
Transitions. I think one of the most powerful but sometimes scariest things we do as physicians caring for patients, but also mentors to students and younger docs is help them create a compelling future life, and then actually watch it start to unfold right before our eyes.
The decision to move forward. This, unfortunately, still remains a major stumbling block of many. Indeed, the slowness or lack of making even simple decisions, but most especially putting off critical decisions sometimes slows forward progress by weeks, months, and in some very unfortunate circumstances years.
Let’s look outside your practice. Last week we talked about the key parts and your accomplishments in creating a compelling future. Let’s continue that though today with an eye on reality.
I think one of the most powerful but scariest things we do as achievers is create a compelling future life, and then actually watch it start to unfold right before our eyes.
Think about it. If you are a doc, you did this as a student at several levels. In reality, many times.
Recently, especially as the private healthcare environment harshens, I have been asking myself much more often about the real differences between those who are wildly successful, and those who struggle, year after year in practice. Why not you?
Recently, especially as the private healthcare environment harshens, I have been asking myself much more often about the real differences between those who are wildly successful, and those who struggle, year after year in practice.
I have a short list of reasons for failure, when a prospective client comes to me. The vast majority that ultimately become clients are successful because I personally vet all my clients on some really key issues.
It has been said, that “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”.To be truly independent, on this great day of American Independence you need to know where you stand on the major cornerstones of your life.
Private practice mandates an entirely additional set of skills. Not instead of but in addition to your healers instincts. And honestly, failure to realize this, or especially educate our students creates every unpleasant and often painful experiences ranging from unrest to bankruptcy.
Times are never good or bad, only different.Sage advice from a master, spoken many years ago. I am not sure exactly who or I would give due credit.