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Posts Tagged ‘Physician Practice Models’

Physician Practice Models – The Hospitalist

Pros & Cons of Practicing as a Hospitalist

Finishing your training is “transitioning” to a life vastly different from the one you’re leaving. While the specialty of Hospital Medicine is one of the many choices available to you, the life of a hospitalist, like Hotel California, can be Heaven or it can be Hell.

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I Now Pronounce You Doctor & Doctor – Partnership Practices

Physician Practice Models - Partnership Track

Don’t fool yourself. A medical partnership is indeed a marriage, so some caveats are in order before “marrying” into that partnership.

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Benefits of Joining a Multi-Specialty Group Practice

Pros and Cons of Joining a Large Multi-specialty Group Practice

A new construct that takes the “smaller town” motif to the next level is the large multi-specialty group. In this, there is a group of doctors of each specialty practicing under a much larger, shared overhead of a constellation of specialty groups. It has all of the good features of the large single-specialty group in that there is help and assistance within your specialty, decreased costs of practicing (translated, higher net income), and you’re never at the mercy of someone calling in sick—even if it’s you.

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Pros & Cons of Joining a Large Group Practice

Getting into a Large Group: From Man-to-Man to Zones

In the final tally of things, the large group may take away the sovereignty you would enjoy in solo practice, but in return it gives you a better learning experience, associates to save your butt when you get into a jam, and a shared, diluted load of the business chores.

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How to Choose Between Physician Practice Models

How Do You Want to Practice Medicine?

In deciding which way you might want to practice medicine, you have to make the best decision based on the information you have in the present, and have the foresight to know that the information will be different later on.

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Practical Thoughts On Pursuing A Partnership Track

Positives and Negatives of Partnership Tracks for Physicians

Most of my friends and colleagues speak highly of their time working in a large group and enjoy the perks of partnership. Enhanced income, profit sharing, camaraderie, entrepreneurial activities outside the hospital, and deep ties to the other physicians in the group are definite benefits…

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Is Private Practice for You?

A happy physician in private practice

As both Tom Petty sang and Mel Brooks depicted on screen, “It’s good to be the king.” As the sole proprietor of your own private practice, you really are the king. You embark on building your own empire. Of course, sometimes kings end up with their heads cut off.

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Today’s Career Choices in Medicine: Chaotic Systems

For Physicians a Career is Life in Motion

What do you want to be when you grow up? Almost no one ends up being the type of doctor he or she was at the beginning. Private practice physicians end up as hospitalists, soloists end up in large groups, […]

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Are House Calls for You?

Are House Calls for You? |

Not sure which practice model is right for you? An increasing number of physicians are looking toward a growing specialty that has its roots in the past. If you don’t think doctors make house calls anymore, think again. Home care physicians […]

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For Graduating Residents and Fellows: Employed or Private Practice Model?

For Graduating Physician Residents and Fellows: Employed or Private Practice Model?

You are completing the formal training of your specialty and are now faced with how and where to practice medicine. Medical schools and residencies provide little information on the business of medicine. The Affordable Care Act is placing more constraints […]

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