Patients appreciate physician offices that look fresh and employ the latest technology, but these features can be expensive. For a physician in a solo or small-group practice, keeping up can mean taking on debt, and all the planning and tough decisions that entails.
There are many ways to have a medical career. Choosing whether to take employment, buy a practice, or start from scratch involves assessing your personal and professional values, and the specific location you are targeting. The bottom line: Choose what will make you personally and professionally happy.