Transitioning to a private practice gives you a great deal of control and flexibility over many aspects of your practice. To keep your patients onboard with the changes you are making, you need to open up the lines of communication. Whether you are slowly making the transition or are considering it, here are some ways […]
The relationship you establish with your doctor is essential to managing your health, even though at times visiting the doctor can be challenging. There is an excess of information to gather, protocols to follow and insurance to decipher.
The unremitting economic pressure on providers from insurance companies and the government has jeopardized the personal doctor/patient relationship. […]
With private medicine, patients can select the physician who will be treating them. Treatment options include outpatient at a clinic or as part of the patient’s hospitalization. Private medicine, also known as concierge physicians, retainer practices, direct care practices and boutique practices, is a direct and individual financial relationship between the provider and the patients. […]
Managing a private medical practice is a full-time job. In addition to providing care to patients on a regular basis, physicians must control the finances by routinely reviewing accounts receivable, manage spending on supplies, and regularly provide raises and bonuses for employees.
The majority of private medical practices align with corporate models in which physicians are […]
Since the recent economic downturn, significantly fewer patients are seeking elective medical care. With doctors seeing fewer patients in general, it can be extremely challenging to reach new patients and develop your private medical practice successfully.
Stay informed about the needs of those that live in your community. By meeting a market at the ideal point, […]
More and more doctors are moving into a private model of care, which enables a physician-patient relationship to develop and, ultimately, provides better treatment. In fact, the physicians’ staffing firm Merritt Hawkins found that between 2013 and 2016, roughly 10 percent of doctors will move into a subscription-based service.
If you are considering switching from your […]
According to a survey from Accenture, the number of independent physicians in the United States has decreased significantly. In 2000, roughly 57 percent of all doctors were independent; 2012, that dropped to just 36 percent. The Accenture survey credits the change to the rising model of private or subscription-based medication, which offers a more personalized […]
Part of the reason you became a physician is likely because you really wanted to help people. Through your traditional practice, you have probably had the chance to help thousands of patients. While that kind of reach is outstanding, it can also be overwhelming. In fact, large patient panels are one of the reasons that […]
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be healthier? According to a report in Forbes magazine, only about 8 percent of people will keep their resolutions. Experts suggest keeping the goal simple, which is why we have put together a short checklist of items you can do this year to boost your health:
Get a […]
There was a time when private medicine was a privilege reserved only for the rich and famous—the idea of paying a doctor a retainer that could run several thousand dollars a month was out of reach for most middle-class families in America. As the healthcare landscape has shifted over the past couple of decades and more […]