Like many physicians, I started to feel burnout this past 6 months. Patients more than ever have been demanding various different things from me. Each demand seemed to chip away at my happiness in the profession. This ranges from getting yelled at demanding to change our mask policy to patients messaging me arguing why do they have to pay for a visit when they can see their lab results on Quest.… Read the restRead more
Rather than starting your own practice, it is much more common to take a job where there is a potential buy into the practice. Today’s post is going to go through everything you need to know when you are thinking about buying into a medical practice.
Be warned. Today’s post is going to be a long one but a fun one!… Read the restRead more
Business is tough and the business of medicine is no exception to that rule. As my practice grows, I have come to realize one truth…staying a small traditional medical practice is not sustainable. No, this post is not me announcing that I am selling out. Instead, it is a realization that growth needs to accelerate. The larger my practice gets I get to realize this one truth: You will either need to grow your traditional insurance based practice or shift to a different model if you want your business to stay alive.… Read the restRead more
Solo practice is tough. Hell, its very very tough sometimes. One of the hard lessons you may learn after starting a practice is that your commercial insurance rates are most likely not going to be great. This is especially true for those who are not a specialist. Eventually you will have to negotiate a rate increase from your commercial payers to keep the business profitable.… Read the restRead more
This week was a big week. My second clinic location opened! It has been a long road to get to this point. I started to have these discussions to open a second clinic almost a year prior to its opening. Our tentative opening date was January 2, 2021 but things of course got delayed and we opened end of May 2021.… Read the restRead more
For those of you who are thinking of starting up a medical practice, I would like to help you by creating a checklist of everything you need to know to start your own medical practice.
Of course, a full list of everything you need to know about starting a medical practice is way too extensive to go through with one post.… Read the rest
Those who have been following along with this blog may know that I have purchased a condo within a new build to move my practice into. We have now been in this office for over 6 months and starting to fill it up with patients. Things seem to be going very well. However, I have run into a bit of a hiccup with my commercial loan for the space.… Read the restRead more
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
The past 12 months have been filled with unexpected expenses or a significant drop in income for most practices. My practice has been no exception to this rule. This week, Texas had an unprecedented ice storm bringing my practice to essentially a halt for an entire week. This means no income for this week but continued expenses for overhead. There will be more events like this in the future.… Read the restRead more
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Curious about the growth of my medical practice over the past 2.5 years? Lets take a look at exactly that in todays post. One of the most frequently discussed topics is how long it might take to grow a practice? I’ve spent a few hours collecting the weekly data for how many patients my practice has seen so that if you are wondering how long it might take to build your practice, you can see how long it took to build mine.