When I started my practice, I was hungry for business. Soon after I opened, I was contacted by ZocDoc to advertise on their service. I’ve never even heard of them before they reached out to me. Since I was hungry for business, I decided to give it a go. ZocDoc is a service that allows patients to book online with nearby doctor to fill appointments.… Read the restRead more
As another new year gets underway, I would like to take a look back at 2017 to see how far this website and I have come. It is also a good time to look forward for some changes to the website and new posts to follow. It’s been a while since my last post, and below I’ll explain why.
2017 was the best year I’ve ever had.… Read the restRead more
Credentialing at any hospital can be a time intensive and a frustrating process. Doing locum tenens work on the side, I have already been through this process several times in the past year. In order to minimize any time delay between submitting the application and being credentialed, there are some documents that should be readily available to submit upon request. I’ve created a list of all documents needed by most hospitals to streamline the process.… Read the restRead more
This Fun Friday post will be about doctors who homebrew beer. Every so often I post a lighthearted, but yet financially related topic. In the past decade the hobby of brewing beer has seen a huge surge in popularity. With the surge in home brewing beer, there has also been a surge in the number of craft breweries created by those who may have started as home brewers.… Read the restRead more
Most new doctors do not last more than several years at their first job. Depending on which site you read, anywhere from 40-70% of people will end up switching jobs within 5 years of starting their first job. Some specialties such as hospital medicine have a very high job turnover rate. Leaving a job so soon can have drastic negative financial consequences.… Read the restRead more
We’ve all heard the line before, “If you didn’t document it, it didn’t happen.” This phrase is often used in medical training as a method to strive for better documentation. Though there is some truth to this phrase, some residents and physicians have taken it a bit too literal. The phrase in some aspects has morphed into a way to encourage doctors to cover their tail.… Read the restRead more
It’s been over six months since I started my job in Austin, TX. In that time, I have built an emergency fund to last 6 months, a wedding fund, and savings to have the ability for a small down payment for a house. The next financial step that I’m interested in is home ownership. One of the largest reasons I am considering buying is that I plan to stay in Austin area in the foreseeable future. … Read the restRead more
A few years ago my mother underwent an elective surgery. She had a posterior hernia located on the left side of her back behind her kidney. This over time was starting to become a cosmetic issue for her and increasingly painful as the size of the hernia grew. She decided to seek medical attention for surgical repair. Both her and my father have been long time insurance policy holders for over ten years with the same company.… Read the restRead more
On an occasional Friday I plan on change the mood a little by posting something fun with a financial twist. These post will be lighthearted to focus on activities rather than investing or personal finance. This post I would like to focus on gaming and its ability to bring doctors together with a short mention of the financial implications.
Doctors That Game
Gaming has come along way since my first regular Nintendo console.… Read the restRead more
Student debt for doctors continues to increase year over year, often above inflation (Source: AAMC). Hearing cases where doctors graduate with $400,000 in debt 10 years ago was almost unheard of. Now, it unfortunately seems to be increasingly common with some dual physician couples coming close to a million dollars in student debt. The number may seem overwhelming but if you follow the steps below, its possible to eventually become debt free while still enjoying your career.… Read the restRead more