The biggest advantage of developing a management style as a private practice owner is that it does add predictability to your practice.

One of the most difficult things to both teach and learn in private practice is the development of management styles.
hibiscusFor most of us in the private practice of healthcare this is not something we are taught in school. This makes your job even more difficult.
Quite frankly, that is why so many clients seek us out. Essentially, all successful private practice owners need to seek out the MBA you did not get in professional school!
To think otherwise, is a recipe for pure disaster in private practice, any business!
Fortunately, this is something I was taught both in school and by my early mentors. A year hasn’t gone by where I haven’t read several management books and have both taken and taught courses on management.
The biggest advantage of developing a management style as a private practice owner is that it does add predictability to your practice.
Most importantly, your staff is taught directly how and when to interact with you. Guidelines and boundaries are established right up front. This is critical when developing or expanding your private practice!
Likewise, you also apply your management style to your patient encounters. Unfortunately, too many private practice owners are not conscious of this fact.
By example, for many years I have adopted the ‘show the best treatment-choose what’s best for you’ management style to all new patients. The reason for doing so is it cuts the private practice owners stress tremendously. It also boosts patients self responsibility, which determines both clinical outcomes and practice incomes.
Here’s the big take away. It’s much more important to establish and then hone your management style as opposed to managing your private practice by default.
Far too often, management by default is the private practice owner’s nightmare.
Do not let this be you!
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