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If you want to scale back your hours for a reduced schedule, know that doing it the right way takes a bit of planned effort. It's a potentially months-long process, with several considerations to take into account.
Here's how to do it right.
PLUS: A newly launched program promises to help older physicians segue into primary care and work reduced hours.
Cash or Stocks: Deep Risk vs. Shallow Risk for Physicians
Physicians, it is time to reevaluate holding cash for your retirement. Here’s why.
Lack of Role Clarity Damages the Physician, Manager Relationship
Clear and well-respected boundaries between medical practice managers and physicians are essential. Here's how to better define them.
Patients: Hospital Privileges Don't Mean Overruling Care Decisions
Getting patients to understand hospital privileges — and what I can do for them when admitted — is often a difficult discussion.
Nine Outrageous Things Patients Say
Here are some of the most outrageous things physicians, administrators, and staff members say they have heard from patients and their family members.
Medicare Payment Data Lacks Context, Portrays Physicians Poorly
If the government can make it appear that doctors are getting rich from Medicare payments, it will be easy to garner support to cut physician payments in the future.
Debating Maintenance of Certification for Physicians
A closer look at the pros and cons of the popular ABMS MOC program, and whether it's worth a doctor's time and money.
Determining Appropriate Attire for Physicians, Physician Assistants
Infectious disease experts recently issued guidance on healthcare personnel attire. Here's what they recommended, and why.
Physicians' Biggest Retirement Question: How Much Do I Need?
Financial adviser David Alemian shares three steps for every physician to prepare to live the same lifestyle they do today when they hang up their stethoscope.
Medical Practice Management Quiz: Whose Responsibility Is It?
Take our 14 question quiz to see if you have defined physician and manager responsibilities correctly in your practice.
Creating a Strategic Plan for Your Medical Practice
In this presentation, medical practice consultants Lynn Spragens and Tom Gualtieri-Reed discuss the key elements that should make up a strategic plan.
The Effect of Income Tax on Physician Retirement
Financial adviser David Alemian discusses steps physicians can take today to cut the effect of income tax on their retirement plans.
Why Physicians Should Practice Medicine in New Jersey
Family physician Shankar Santhanam weighs the good and the bad about practicing medicine in New Jersey.
Why Physicians Should Practice Medicine in New York
Psychiatrist Michael Privitera explains why New York is beautiful and diverse, in spite of regulatory hurdles for physicians.
Why Physicians Should Practice Medicine in New Hampshire
Gynecologist Cynthia Cooper explains why practicing medicine in New Hampshire is mostly great for independent-minded physicians.
Why Physicians Should Practice Medicine in Mississippi
Urogynecologist Robert Harris shares his perspective on practicing medicine in the state of Mississippi.
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