Practice Builders

Barbara Aung, DPM
7,478 reads | 0 comments | 01/28/2015
Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, MBA
7,982 reads | 0 comments | 11/24/2014
Lynn Homisak, PRT, CHC
6,099 reads | 0 comments | 01/28/2014
There are so many good business improvement books out there to read and when you find one that really has an impact on you, you want to share it. One such book is The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval. The premise was nothing new and yet I wondered: if so many people know this, why don’t we practice it more? | Continue reading
Rem Jackson
9,350 reads | 0 comments | 05/24/2013
What does social media have to do with practicing medicine? Nothing. You could ignore social media and the Internet, and still practice podiatry just as effectively as you always have. However, at some point in the future, you will be practicing podiatry less often and with fewer patients. I don’t make this point to be confrontational or arrogant. I make this point because it is a fact. It is important for you to know and understand why social media is important to you and your patients. | Continue reading
Lynn Homisak, PRT
8,771 reads | 0 comments | 01/29/2013
When I am called into a practice to analyze office flow, one of the areas I investigate is why the schedule gets backed up. I start to pinpoint the suspected bottlenecks by asking the same question to both doctors and staff: “In your opinion, where do you see the problem?” | Continue reading
Kevin McDonald, DPM
27,696 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2012
Economic and regulatory forces are leading to the consolidation of medical practices across the country. Hospital systems are acquiring primary care practices, multispecialty clinics are clamoring for their share of the pie and single specialty medical mega-groups are coming together to grab market share across geographic areas. It is now rare for young doctors completing their training to open up an independent office. | Continue reading
David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS
12,572 reads | 0 comments | 03/28/2012
When choosing a type of practice model, podiatrists today have a number of options open to them and each option has its advantages and disadvantages. You need to choose the practice model that makes practical sense for you at this stage of your career and realize that there is no “one size fits all approach” in the selection process. | Continue reading
Lynn Homisak, PRT
11,279 reads | 1 comments | 11/22/2011
Some might argue right out of the gate that running a practice the way the airline industry runs their airlines might be a downright disaster, especially in the area of time management. I might have once agreed as I have had my share of delays. However, when you consider that a major airline like Continental (now United) had as of August logged in 6,000 flights per day and shows an overall 85 percent success rate with departures and an 82 percent success rate with arrivals during the months of May and June 2011, the airline’s reputation is not as bad as you might have believed.1 | Continue reading
Jonathan J. Key, DPM, FACFAS
15,688 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/2011
In January 2011, I ventured into solo practice after being in a group practice since completing my residency training in 2004. In group practice, charting was for the most part traditional. I utilized voice dictation very efficiently with pre-set “macros” creating a Word document for each patient visit. The system saved, printed and signed the documents for each visit. The staff placed labs, operative reports, discharge summaries and all other faxes in patient charts. Staff pulled charts and re-filed them each day. | Continue reading
Kevin McDonald, DPM
9,128 reads | 0 comments | 07/28/2011
The owner/manager of a podiatry practice is tasked with three important functions. These functions are as follows: performing and promoting a medical service for which there is a sufficient demand; hiring the right people and putting them in the right positions to help provide this service in a competitive marketplace; and providing the leadership and guidance for those people who will help the practice prosper over time. | Continue reading