You May Not Have The Stomach For The Future of Private Health Care…

In the last 30 years my generation of docs have first hand witnessed the destruction of one of the pillars of this country, reasonably compensated health care for private practice owners by third parties. Just like I wrote about in Living and Practicing By Design, society suffers greatly when it asks us to give up 7-10 years of our lives to learn to serve and one roadblock after another is put in the way of making a go of it in healthcare outside a big institution.

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How to Drive Referrals with Better Internal and External Events

External events, because they are very effective at not only bringing new patients into the practice but also very effective at introducing you to the community. One of the largest advantages of participating in external events is that there is a wide array of media that is available to you. This includes newspaper, radio, external fliers, as well as the energy you and your team actually generates in your office.

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up Strategies for Your Private Practice?

Patients naturally want the best of what you have to offer—and want to be told what’s the best, even if they can’t necessarily afford it right now. Top-shelf products naturally have a certain emotional appeal, as well as a status attachment. Your private practice is no exception.

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Why Not You?

Recently, especially as the private healthcare environment harshens, I have been asking myself much more often about the real differences between those who are wildly successful, and those who struggle, year after year in practice. This really hit me hard after I relistened to my own most recent webinar on developing perfect practice for prospective…

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Doing Everything You Can to Promote YOUR Private Practice?

One of the biggest challenges that many forget who attempt to specialize in private practice is how focused and targeted their marketing needs to be. And this is simply because too many private practice owners believe that “anyone” is their patient.

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The Next Set of Private Practice Roadblocks

      This week in our Perfect Practice Tips series we’ll continue examining the six most common roadblocks to successful private practice management.  Let’s talk about the next two obstacles doctors frequently encounter: Roadblock Three: Reimbursement Issues You cannot survive if you fail to pay close enough attention to your Finance Department. If you choose to…

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Private Practice Mastery

Those who continue to be very successful in private practice have an ever evolving vision about the way they want their life to be and then carefully design the way they want their practices to support their personal goals and dreams. Never before, have their been more simultaneous changes facing those amongst us who continue…

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Are Success And Failure Habits? Yes!

Here’s the deal. Sociologists and human performance experts now know that our personal habits most especially our diet, exercise, and stress control are predictors of other successful habits more so than any other basic human functions. Identifying these key or core basic habits of private practice owners goes along way towards helping us become successful more than any other single effort.

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My Neuropathy Patient Almost Died

Guillain-Barre syndrome often comes with autonomic neuropathy. One of the rarer acute types of an acute peripheral neuropathy is Guillain-Barre syndrome, sometimes called Landry’s paralysis or Guillain-Barre-Stohl syndrome.

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