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.
The Overextended Primary-care Physician
When is it OK to refuse extra responsibilities in your medical group?
The 8th Principle for Dealing With Physician Stress
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.
Mentoring: A Key Way to Improve Medical Practice Performance
If your practice operations are struggling, consider bringing in an outside coach or mentor to get your office back on track. Here's how to get started.
People Make a Great Medical Conference
Finding the perfect fit within a group or organization can elevate you and your practice to new levels.
The Communication Gap That Lowers Medical Staff Morale
Physicians may feel they praise staff members, but, in reality many come up short. Here are guidelines for giving effective praise.
Make Sure Mobile Medical Apps Are HIPAA Compliant
Practices must consider the security of more than just mobile devices. Medical apps can jeopardize patient data if they are not encrypted.
10 Physician Etiquette Tips, Navigating a Formal Meal
You're skilled with a scalpel, but do you ever wonder how to handle a knife and fork at a formal meal? Don't worry we've got you covered.
Career Advice Physicians Wish They Received
Doctors get lots of career advice when they're in medical school and in their residencies. But here's the great advice they didn't get - but wish they did.
Physicians, Medical Practice Managers Must Find Strength in Numbers
When you run up against a problem at your medical practice, reaching out to colleagues across the country is easier than you think.
Four Ways to Boost Physician Retention, Satisfaction, and Engagement
Medical practices need to focus on the top‐ranking elements of engagement to improve their chances of hiring and keeping their physicians of choice.
New Year, New Opportunities
Let's work together to ensure that this year is a successful one for you and your practice. We're here to help, so just let us know how.
Physician Assistants Experience Stress, Burnout, Too
Working as a physician assistant can be a rewarding career, there is also great potential for burnout. Here are some ways to combat daily stress.
Easing the Transition to Your New Medical Practice
It’s tough to be the new guy. Here’s how to deal with the five most-common problems physicians experience when joining a new practice.
Networking Strategies for Medical Professionals
If you've ever wondered what to do or say at a networking event, you're not alone. Here's everything you need to make a memorable impression.
Practices Face Highest Physician Turnover Rates
While physician recruitment is challenging, so is retention. Here’s why and how practices can deal.
Best Career Advice for Physicians
Good advice - the kind that sticks with you and serves you well - is priceless. We asked physicians and clinical staff to share the best career-related guidance they ever received. Here's what they said.
Communication Tips for Physicians
Hone your skills to create positive relationships with your patients and improve care quality.
Burnout Prevention Must be ‘Ongoing Focus’ at Medical Practices
Physician burnout rates are high and may increase if practices don’t step up their burnout prevention efforts.
7 Ways to Give Back as a Physician
Whether you have a lot of free time or just a few minutes each day, here are ways your skills can benefit those in need.
The Importance of Teaching in Medical Practice
Whether sharing knowledge with medical students or with peers, teaching what you know is an important part of being a physician.
'Managing Up' a Critical Part of Practice Management
Here's how to work with your physicians to deliver the best possible outcome for your practice, yourself, and your boss.
7 Ways to Mentor Staff
Mentoring might be one of the least costly ways to cultivate professional development of your staff
20 Ways to Improve Staff Morale for $100 or Less
We asked physicians, consultants, and staffers to share some of their best ideas on how to boost staff morale for $100 or less. Here are 20 of our favorites.
A Love of Language, a Dream Deferred
In addition to working as an emergency room physician in Alaska, internist Stephanie A. Jaeger found time to become fluent in two languages and work as a translator in Magadan, Russia.
6 Not-So-Obvious Roles Docs Play
Disaster relief worker, community health promoter, patient advocate? Being a doctor affords you the opportunity to make a difference in your patients’ lives in a number of other ways.
4 Ways to Improve Staff Retention
Love your staff but worry they’d leave at the first sign of trouble? Read on for our suggestions on keeping your staff happy and loyal to you.
6 Ways to Relax, Rejuvenate, and Get Re-Inspired
We know that things are tough out there, but letting yourself get dejected does a disservice to you and your patients. Here are our tips for unwinding and re-energizing.
A Vital Lesson, Down the Drain
A biopsy sample down the drain could have been a disaster. Urologist Neil Baum explains how his surgeon mentor used Baum’s mistake to teach him a valuable lesson.
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