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. And you know what? It’s very Darwinian, especially in private practice today. Only the fit will make it. And come out so much better. I know this as I speak with practitioners all […]
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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.
One day not that long ago was all about back-up systems, just like we need right now in private practice!
One of the biggest issues I observed this past week especially has been the ignoring “The Most Dangerous Number” – ONE!
When patients say “No, Doctor”. This is always a big question in medicine, getting patients to follow advice.
Learning to meet patients ‘where they are’ in life some days is more challenging than making an accurate diagnosis.
We’re sharing some additional new year’s resolutions that can help to make your private practice be the most successful it’s ever been.
Before the start of the new year is often the best time to reflect, and then look forward. After all, it’s kind of like Spring, where we get “New Chances”.
The most important revelation with regard running a practice and indeed our lives in an efficient and happy manner, really comes from Michael Gerber. I call it life’s sanity mantra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If things aren’t working for you in any area of life, make a new plan! Today! Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same old thing in the same old way expecting different results.
Without personal power, profit and influence, in your own life and practice, you are unlikely to learn from the past, deal with the present and plan as accurately as possible for the future. But just why are these so important?
It’s time we take private practice back to the basics. If you’ve been on social media and a lot of places on the web lately, you probably already get the gist of what this article is about. Things have just turned into a free for all, it seems. Anyone and everyone can jump on the […]