Lessons from outside-the-box medical practices
August 26, 2015 | By
When we hear the terms "doctor's office" or "medical practice," most of us probably picture rows of generically upholstered chairs, pastel-hued reception counters, exam...
Is your practice culture well-defined?
August 19, 2015 | By
Unlike in years past, this summer I went on vacation
--in the respect that I actually left town at least--albeit with some work in tow. It wasn't getting up early to write a few mornings that was...
Why adaptability must be part of your practice strategy
August 12, 2015 | By
Much of this week's issue of
focuses on evolution--of patients, healthcare organizations and the tools at their disposal--to adapt, re-strategize and update themselves...
Exploring the ethics of alternative practice models
August 5, 2015 | By
You've heard about farm-to-table restaurants. But what about a farm-to-examining table medical practice? The latter is essentially how one might describe Ethos Health, a primary care practice...
3 truths about making tough decisions
July 29, 2015 | By
Decision-making is exhausting. Whether
partnering with patients to make medical choices
or making business decisions for your practice, the best answer is rarely obvious. There are almost always...
4 ways to use dress rehearsals in your practice
July 22, 2015 | By
Last week, we talked about the value of
critiquing our own performance
, both individually and as a group. I use this tactic in my non-professional life, too, reviewing the mental game footage of the...
How honest reflection fuels performance
July 15, 2015 | By
How often do you walk out of an exam room, a meeting with your
board of directors
or interaction with an employee and take the time to ask yourself, "How could that have gone better?"...
Two physician-patient relationship factors that transcend time
July 8, 2015 | By
Almost every business, regardless of the industry, is about relationships. It doesn't matter whether the business is making widgets or washing cars; our society depends on people helping one...
Quest for compliance: 3 ways practices can help patients do the right thing
June 29, 2015 | By
I could have dreamt it, but am nearly positive I could hear the surgical team chatting for a few moments of my 90-minute
earlier this year. I had a nerve block preventing any feeling...
3 ways physicians can balance work and relationships
June 23, 2015 | By
About a week ago, I bought the first bicycle I have owned in almost 20 years. And it wasn't because I'm known for my
grace on wheels
. Mostly, I decided to start riding because it's an...