December 12th 2022
Defining the goals of the mentoring relationship can be useful to clarify expectations.
February 5th 2020
These “soft skills” can be the hardest to master.
September 30th 2019
Patients want their physicians to take a greater role in healthcare advocacy. Getting involved can empower doctors, too.
April 29th 2019
Oncologist Kamal Malaker unexpectedly found himself in need of heart surgery. The experience changed the way he practices medicine.
April 15th 2019
One antidote to physician burnout is to focus on increasing happiness and work satisfaction.
How to have a well-run practice
Your practice may have a routine, but does it operate like a well-oiled machine?
Peer advice for managing a practice
Have a difficult employee, low staff morale or trouble filling vacancies? Tips and guidance for how to be a better leader.
Using ‘MAGIC’ to improve employee engagement
Actually, it’s not magic. It’s helping your employees feel connected to their work, understanding their contributions to the bigger picture, and nurturing their continued growth.
How to reduce heart-related deaths
Stemming heart disease and stroke is too big of a battle for physicians to tackle alone. Physician assistants can provide some much-needed support by explaining treatment plans, encouraging lifestyle changes, and improving both patient compliance and patient relations.
Coach vs. mentor
In order to foster high-performing teams, organizations need both coaches and mentors.
A mission to mentor
Two black med students are channeling social media to help other people of color pursue careers in medicine.
Girl power: 5 ways to empower female physicians
Despite the growing number of female physicians, there are few women in leadership roles. Here are five ways you can help women advance their careers.
Surround yourself with people who empower you
Find people who help you gain understanding, achieve goals, and encourage growth. Learn how to recognize these people who may already be in your life.
4 whip-smart strategies for physician practice leaders
Honing leadership skills is essential for a manager. Here are four ways to become better leaders for staff and patients.
Medical Practices Should Lead By Examples
"Leading by examples" means giving our team clear direction on what great care is. Here’s how to start.
When Hiring a New Physician, Get an ‘Entrance Strategy’
Don't leave your new hire in the dust and out of the loop. Here's how you can get them started.
Advice for Medical School Residents
A young physician gives her advice to residents on what they can expect upon becoming a practicing physician.
Successful Medical Practice Succession Planning
Your personality and style shouldn't be the overwhelming consideration when choosing a successor to run your practice.
Educating Medical Students at Your Practice
Allowing medical students to gain experience at your practice could be beneficial to all parties involved.
How the 5 Whys Can Work in Healthcare
If you are looking to improve processes at your practice, an effective method for problem improvement is the "5 Whys."
Managing Difficult Conversations with Practice Staff
Every practice manager dreads having a difficult conversation with a staff member. Here are some strategies to get through one successfully.
Pushing Back on Cliché-Driven Presentations
Are you hearing the same tired clichés in presentations and meetings? Remove the noise from your life and push back.
How to Engage Physicians in Leadership
Medical groups should encourage and develop physician leadership skills, so that all physicians are optimally engaged in running the practice.
Practice Rounds: Anthem, Cigna Sniping at Each Other
As Anthem and Cigna aim to merge, reports say the two companies have been sniping at each other. Also, are fitness trackers effective in weight loss?
Five Reasons for Medical Practice Staff Development
When it comes to belt-tightening, staff training is usually one of the first places managers look to cut back. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't.
How Physicians Can Be Better Role Models
Patients look to their physicians to lead by example. If your harried day leaves something to desire, here are five remedies.
Docs, Admin Don't Trust Each Other, Says Leadership Expert
In part two of our interview with Retired Lt. General, Mark Hertling, he talks about why physicians and administrators are often not on the same page.
Four Ways Physicians Can Harness the Power of Reflection
Being able to periodically pause and reflect during the work day can make a dramatic difference in well-being.
How a Military General Became a Physician Leader Expert
Retired Lt. General Mark Hertling talks with Physicians Practice about his transition from the military battlefield to healthcare in this two-part Q&A.
Four Ways Doctors Can Take Advantage of Long Weekends
Physicians have minimal downtime - something that can protect against burnout. However, when given a long weekend, they often dabble in work activities.
How to Handle Staff Wars at Your Practice
Are two of your staffers in a heated fight? Here's how you can resolve the issue and improve office morale.
How Physicians Can Navigate the Turbulence of Change
Navigating a change in your practice is a lot like going through turbulence in a plane. What can physicians learn from pilots?
Eight Ways Physicians Can Relax
Studies show that choosing to view challenging situations in a positive light actually improves your mood. Here are our suggestions to get started.
How I Avoid Burnout
Burnout is a real issue that every industry faces. Lately, it appears to be growing among physicians. Here's how I work to avoid burnout.
10 Revealing Quotes on Physician Burnout
Most likely you have your own opinions about the stresses and challenges of being a physician. Here's what our experts in the field have to say.
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