The Physician’s Guide to the Business of Medicine: Dreams and Realities

The Physician’s Guide to the Business of Medicine: Dreams and Realities

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Ready to find the right medical practice or switch practices? This book helps you identify the right fit to satisfy your dreams of practicing medicine and having a personal life, too.

All young physicians (and practice administrators) dream of landing in a practice where they can use one hundred percent of their work day and skills to make a difference, and then go home — on time. The reality, however, is a heavy workload, stressed staff, and frustrating requirements. It’s easy to end up feeling stuck and dissatisfied. But by understanding the business of medicine upfront, physicians and administrators can make the right job choices to find a practice that fits them and then enjoy rewarding careers and satisfying personal lives.

Nationally known healthcare consultant Jeffrey Gorke translates his 20 years of experience into a winning playbook for joining, starting or running a “dream” practice. Packed with tips, insights and action-oriented tools, this fast-paced guide helps readers rapidly master the language, players, management structures and culture issues and use what they’ve learned to ask all the right questions in identifying, seeking and landing the absolute best job. Learn how to size up location, compensation, work-life balance, and the freedom to practice medicine!

Noteworthy Features

  • A comprehensive, step-by-step check list makes sure you cover every question in the practice-selection process and lets you do revealing side-by-side comparisons of all the practices under consideration.
  • Practical tips and reality checkpoints on what to expect in the private practice setting. Instant financial mastery: Spreadsheets and graphical presentations make it easy for readers to evaluate business and financial data to learn what’s really happening in a practice — and what questions you’ll need to keep asking if you decide to join.
  • Clear action steps: How to evaluate factors such as a practice’s location or culture and what pluses and minuses to look for in terms of managers, consultants, and business structure.
  • And a Bonus! Illustrative real-life anecdotes from the medical practice trenches.