Two Types of Demanding Patients
Patients who want things to be done right then and there are typically broken up into two groups. Here's a breakdown of both.
A Wide Variety of Challenging Patients
Each day, this doctor has to give care to a wide variety of challenging patients. As a practice owner, these patients represent his livelihood.
A Shifting Patient Population for this Doctor
A new year means some patients will have new insurance plans, meaning a lot of transition for this doctor's practice and his patients.
This Doctor Has A Lot to be Thankful For
A great staff and remaining independent has given Dr. Hoffman a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.
Being There for Patients Through Disasters
As a doctor, you should be willing to care for patients, even if it means coming in to help them after a natural disaster.
The Sad Mindset of Many Young Physicians
This older doc describes the attitude of many young residents who would rather have a job than a profession.
Pharma Rep Visits Benefit Private Physicians, Patients
Employed physicians-and their patients-are at a true disadvantage in putting restrictions on visits by pharmaceutical firms.
Dealing with All Kinds of Problem Patients
All patients bleed red and will likely pay in green, but physicians have to make sure to watch out for themselves.
When a Patient Leaves Your Practice for Good
Dr. Daniel Hoffman's guide on what to do if your patient has to leave your practice, for one reason or another.
An Unconventional Approach to Relieve Staff Stress
My practice made an unexpected visitor a way to relax both employees and patients.
When Patients Don't Pay Their Bills
Some patients just assume physicians are rich and they don't need the money. Thus, they skip out on paying their bills.
The Changing Healthcare System and Physician Happiness
The growing number of employed physicians could lead to the unionization of medical professions and a wildly different health system.
The Retirement Plan Physicians Should Consider
When do you plan on hanging up your stethoscope for good? Will it be your choice or your employer's choice?
What They Don't Teach in Medical School
When you get out of residency, you have to make a few career defining decisions. You also have a lot of questions that will need to be answered.
Marketing is a Must for Small Practices
The days of relying solely on word of mouth and referrals to grow your business are over. You must put yourself out there.
Dispensing Samples Helps One Doc Care for Patients
While employed physicians often cannot accept samples in their practice, this independent doctor can and does, to help his patients in need.
Not Letting a Hurricane Stop You from Caring for Patients
One independent doctor says that he treats his career as a profession, not as a job. As such, hurricanes don't stop him from practicing medicine.
Musings on Staff Relations from a Practice Owner
Dr. Hoffman looks at what it takes to have a competent, successful staff when you own your own practice.
The Benefits of Owning a Practice When Evaluating Retirement
When you plan for retirement, you'll find that owning your practice has a lot more benefits than being employed.
Going Independent or Going Employed?
Dr. Hoffman looks at the decision to either take an employed position or go independent as a doctor. What's the best route to go?
The Reasons to Be an Independent Doctor
Dr. Daniel Hoffman lays out the case for being an independent doctor, rather than employed by a health system. What are the benefits?
Memories of My Uncle, the Physician
Mentoring is an important aspect of your career development as a physician. Dr. Hoffman shares how his uncle shaped the way he saw medicine from an early age.
Practicing with Your Heart as an Independent Doc
Dr. Daniel Hoffman writes about making a connection with his patients that he does not think you can get when you are employed.
The Difference in Being an Independent Doc
Some people might want the comfort of a salary and no overhead expenses. This independent doc sees it a completely different way.
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