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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