Growing Your Medical Practice: Turning Prospects into Patients
How do you nurture your practice and your new prospective patients at the same time? Here's a four-step method to guide you.
Emanuel's Medical Education Cuts Would Slice at Heart of Physicians
While I think we all can agree that there is room for reforming and tweaking medical education …I do not agree that slicing off a year of residency training is a good idea.
Growing Your Medical Practice: Cultivate the Patient Base You Want
You are in charge of what types of patients you attract and having clear goals makes this process flow more easily and simply.
Growing Your Medical Practice: Preparing for Change
Spring is in the air, so let's talk about how your medical practice can blossom after you've prepared it for growth.
Gauging Your Medical Practice Success One Data Set at a Time
Instead of trying to understand all of the financial markers each month, why not select one number to focus on and use that number as your barometer for your practice.
Three Difficult Questions about Your Medical Practice Future
I think it is time you started being honest with yourself about your profession and your daily choices in your practice.
Five Tips to Improve Cash Flow at Your Medical Practice
The idea here is to get yourself outside of the locked-in type of thinking that only sees your practice as a “health insurance” provider of services.
Look into Integrative Medicine for Ancillary Services
Here are some reasonable integrative medicine ancillary services that can greatly impact the bottom line at your medical practice.
Healthcare Reform via Integrative Medicine: Are You Serious?
I believe that true healthcare reform will come about only when integrative and alternative medicine is embraced, not kept on the sidelines where it resides today.
Changing Your Medical Practice Starts with One Thing: You
Changing your medical practice is completely up to you and not the politicians or any other medical group.
Physicians: Stop Dreaming and Start Doing at Your Medical Practice
I think for better and for worse, we, as physicians, are holding ourselves back, not allowing ourselves to truly reach for what we desire with our practices.
Ten Ways to Make Positive Changes at Your Medical Practice in 2012
The question for 2012 is: What will you choose to focus on in your practice?
Why I Practice Medicine from the Back of an Ambulance, Not an Office
Converting the back of an ambulance to a modern office now allows me to see my patients at their home or work in my mobile office.
A Leaner Medical Practice Can Produce Quality Patient Experiences
If you truly want to have a thriving practice … then you have to shift your mentality and attitude about how your practice is run.
Making Your Practice More Efficient Means Fewer Staff, More Tools
In order to become the lean practice you need to help move medicine in a better direction, you have to start thinking as if you are working by yourself.
Creating the Most Lean, Efficient Medical Practice
Here’s the story of how one physician was successfully able to create a practice so lean and efficient that he runs and manages it completely by himself.
Patient Satisfaction Gets Renewed Focus with Medicare Changes
A critical element missing from conversations on healthcare reform is how physicians are actually going to improve patient satisfaction.
Diagnosis Trap Can Lock Patients into Unneeded Long-Term Medications
Prescription medicines are certainly wonderful tools when used appropriately. But the reality is, no medicine defines any patient’s health.
What to Expect if You Become a Direct Pay Medical Practice
I think most of us yearn for having more freedom both financially and clinically with our patients. Enter direct pay practice models.
For Physicians and Staff, Practice the Right Things
I think there are areas in our medical practices that we should practice and things we should not.
Gauging Your Practice’s Hormone Levels (Part II)
Now that you understand how some hormones operate on the individual and practice level, let’s discuss balance and optimization.
Gauging Your Practice’s Hormone Levels (Part I)
I think practices act a lot like individuals and therefore are influenced in the same manner as hormones influence us.
What Choices Are You Offering Your Patients?
In order to truly bring about the progress we need in medicine, it is time we started approaching how we practice medicine in an innovative way.
Flu Shots, the Terrain, and Rick Perry
"Flu shots" represent much more than just vaccination against viral influenza. …they call into question germ theory, healthcare delivery, and even politics.
Looking to Reshape Your Practice? Speak Up!
Staying lean as a business is important, but reaching for what you want and not running from what you don't want is even more important.
What Does Your Medicine of the Future Look Like?
Without having an image of where we want or even think medicine is going, it is difficult to make progress.
Want a Better Connection with Patients? Take Down the Glass
When we neglect the emotional aspects to how our patients feel, we are missing out on opportunities to connect, interact, and inspire.
Three Ideas to (Radically) Change Your Practice
All three of my ideas are not radical to all, but I think everyone will find at least one of these ideas is a way to take you to that opposite extreme.
The Industrial Age of Medicine Is Over
Modern medicine is broken. There are too many sick patients and far too many unhappy doctors to think otherwise.
Shipping and Handling: Relevant in Retail and Physician Practices
In the hospital system alone, mistakes are commonplace due to all of the specific orders that need to be followed by so many different people at different times. On the outpatient side, fewer errors occur - there are usually less people in the order chain and the errors tend to be less serious.
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