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Are You Suggesting or Prescribing?

Have you ever used these phrases? I would recommend… We can either treat it this way or treat it that way. It is your decision. It is my recommendation to… I would encourage you to consider…. Would you like me to prescribe…? Here are all your options… What would you like to do? If you […]

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6 Ways to Practice Smarter

In my previous blog, I discussed knowing your numbers to maintain a robust bottom line. Here are other practice management tips that can dramatically increase your bottom line. You must see patients. I am all for vacations and time off to recharge, but I find that some doctors take too many days off or reduce […]

A Medical Practice is a Business

You want to be a physician and only a physician.  You want to see your patients and go home at the end of the day.  The last thing you want to do is deal with the business aspect of your practice. This is not why you went to medical school, and frankly, you don’t have […]

Can You Dispense Surgical Dressings/Wound Care Supplies To A Nursing Home Patient?

If you can’t dispense surgical dressings/wound care supplies to your inpatients, can you dispense supplies to your nursing home patients? Yes, you can! Dispensing wound care products to your nursing home patients allows you to control the wound care supplies your patients are receiving.  It is also great for an additional revenue source.  Dispensing wound […]

Top 5 Practice Management Pearls

As a medical consultant and practice manager, I am often asked, “What are your top management pearls?” Without further ado, here are my top 5: Always collect insurance information over the phone from a patient.   Always call and check benefits for standard procedures or DME that will be dispensed.  Know a patient’s deductible/ co-insurance and […]

Valuing Your Time as a Physician: Part 2

This is one of the top 10 questions I receive as a medical consultant, and my answer is always the same: Are you doing things that you are not required to do as a physician? Do you ever find yourself saying: Crap! I forgot to do that. I am running late. I will do that […]

Valuing Your Time as a Physician: Part 1

You only have 24 hours in a day.  Your white coat does not magically give you extra hours in a day.  It is up to you how you use them. Your 24 hours will define who you are, what your practice becomes and what legacy you leave behind. When I shadow doctors in their office, […]

Assumptions Hold No Place in Medicine

Mrs. Jones, age 72, arrives for her 11 a.m. appointment on Tuesday.  She is coming in to get a refill on her cholesterol medication. The Medical Assistant: escorts her to the exam room where Mrs. Jones shares that she has a sore throat and is not feeling well takes vitals notices that Mrs. Jones temp […]

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Marketing Wound Care in Your Practice

You have decided that want more wound care patients, but how? LOOK at Your Patients Dr. Jonathon Moore taught me to always have my staff roll up patient pant legs and look for wounds.  You will be surprised at how many of your patients have wounds.   Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) EDDM postcard mailing […]