Carol Stryker

Carol Stryker

Carol Stryker is a principal at Symbiotic Solutions. She helps medical practices increase profits, improve patient satisfaction, and mitigate risk by focusing on how work gets done. More than 20 years of responsibility for aggressive operational improvements has produced a strong preference for effective solutions, implemented quickly. E-mail her here.

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Increasing revenue and decreasing practice expenses are often misguided goals. Each is a proxy for the more effective goal of increasing net income.

Many physicians are women, but the male physician stereotype persists. When a reader requested a more gender neutral example of work-life challenges, here's what we said.

Patient surveys almost always sound like a good idea, but most of the time poorly thought-out objectives and questions make them a waste of time and money.

Next time you feel like your sense of balance is spiraling out of control, remember these seven principles.

When medical staff members do not perform tasks properly, it drives down productivity and profits. Here's how to gauge the size of the problem and resolve it.

Give up on trying to motivate your medical practice staff. Here's what to do instead.

A physician's life is complicated. Success and happiness require productive adaptation.

The life of a physician is a complex system. The challenge is to make it a complex adaptive system to survive and thrive.

Physicians can survive and thrive, professionally and financially, if they will leave the smooth operation of their practice to business professionals.

Physicians don't always get along. The good news is that there are specific tactics to repair the damage and restore the relationship.


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