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For Private Practice Success, Check Your Mindset

The Missing Link in Private Practice Success: Check Your Mindset

You May Think That External Factors Will Make or Break Your Private Practice Success. In Reality, Your Mindset Drives Your Practice.

Every day you navigate the ins and outs of your private practice and wear a number of different hats. As a private practice owner, you make the key decisions that drive the future of your business. And as a clinician, of course, you’re also working in your practice from day to day as you treat patients.

But how do you treat them? As commodities, or as unique individuals?

How do you treat your business? As a job that you attend every day to bring in a paycheck, or as a delicate ecosystem that requires your own hand to survive and thrive?

Your mindset determines everything—from your earning power to your life-work balance and overall satisfaction.

In essence, private practice success is so dependent on mindset because it has two components. Your mindset drives your vision for private practice success, the long-term picture of your practice’s health. Your mindset also functions as your biggest and best marketing tool.

When patients feel heard, cared for, and well handled, they reward you with continued business and referrals. But if you come across as distracted, distant, or gruff, you’ll lose patients—not just the ones in your office right now, but also those referrals down the road. When patients are paying out of pocket, they expect more. Unsatisfied, they’ll take their business elsewhere—no matter how good you are as a clinician. It takes so much more than good technical work to achieve private practice success.

Building a successful mindset is more than just having a great attitude and effective bedside manner. In the end, it’s all about vision and planning.

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Just Another Week in Specialty Practice

In private practice, we are likely to help many patients regain quality of life!

Last week, I told you about the wonderful patients I’ve had the opportunity to care for recently.

Doctors, Nurses, Physical TherapistsWell this week has turned out even more challenging.

First, there is the 77 YO with a history of colorectal cancer, radiation side effects, and unrelenting pelvic floor pain, with paroxysms that stop him dead in his tracks. 7 years like this. He could barely sit through the consultation.

Next, a 35 YO exposed to Chlorine/Bromine with brutal small fiber neuropathy, unable to work and emotionally at her wits end. Of course there’s the litigation and expert components, which are going to make this one very interesting.

Lastly, late in the office last night, a couple that drove almost 2 hours in from north of Boston seeking help for her very mysterious onset of an undiagnosed neurologic disorder, which I believe might actually be hereditary.

She’s only 34, with a 5-year-old child. Devastated.

And tonight we begin treating our 17 YO Lymphoma patient.

The wonderful part? We are likely to help all of these patients regain quality of life with our treatment protocols!

This is the reality of doing neuropathy specialty in private practice right. And this is just one week!

Thanks for doing all you do to help these patients!

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What are the Impacts of Your Daily Private Practice Routines?

Why is it that so many find private practice so difficult?

By our nature, most healthcare professionals are focused and organized.

If we weren’t, we never would’ve passed all those exams, and made it into private practice in the first place.

doctor looking over papersSo why is it that so many find private practice so difficult?

The reality is, private practice today requires skillsets far beyond those we received in our professional training.

Seriously, think about it; marketing, staffing, hiring, and firing. Not to mention expanding your technical and professional skills as time goes on.

Then there’s compliance, the ever-increasing body of rules and regulations.

But there is a way out. And that is to make sure you develop—and follow—a powerful daily professional routine.

For example, we need to have dedicated time to return patient calls, as well as those from referring professionals. Review examinations, treatment plans, proper diagnoses, and coding.

You also need the scheduled time to do things like clean your office, maintain your equipment, etc.

Perhaps most important of all is to make sure there is a continuous stream of new patients and returning former patients to the practice.

Is your job as the private practice owner to make sure that all of these things are implemented, and then followed? 

You are also the one to feel the full burden if this does not happen as it should.

So why not start today by working on your daily practice routine. Work on keeping it externally powerful—simple, yet effective.

This is why it is so important that you as a private practice owner work daily on identifying, learning, and then mastering your CEO organization and skills.

Remember, this is where we really can help!

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