private practice

Physicians struggling to hold onto independenceWe are teasing each challenge and how it has affected the healthcare industry. Read on to find out how physicians have been struggling this year to remain independent in the face of value-based care initiatives
Evaluating the future of hospital acquisitions of private practicesHospitals continually seek to broaden service lines and increase their market share by adding key private physician groups.
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practiceA little over 18 months ago, I decided to follow my passion and take a leap of faith changing my career. I went from a bustling MD/OD group practice to a private group OD practice and launched the Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania (PA).
Top 5 of 2016: Practice managementIn 2016, Dermatology Times provided several articles offering guidance on the business side of dermatology. Spanning such topics as using social media effectively, to designing the ideal office space and whether or not a cash-based model is right for you, these were the top five practice management articles of 2016.
Female doctors still facing harassment despite awareness
Female doctors still facing harassment despite awarenessIncreased awareness hasn’t eliminated the problem for female physicians
MACRA doesn’t spell end of independent medical practices
MACRA doesn’t spell end of independent medical practicesWhile the Medicare payment reform law Congress passed last year poses numerous challenges for independent medical practices, it will not doom them.
Tips for succession planning for private practicesNearly 40% of doctors in the U.S. are aged 50 or older, and one in four are 65 or older, according to the American Medical Association. For these baby boomers, retirement is a fast-approaching reality. As they ponder their next life phase, doctors who own private practices face several challenges unique to the profession.
4 steps to opening a practice coldI started my own practice on January 4 —finally—after six years in practice. This decision was hardly a hasty one because I dreamed of having my own practice since the first day of OD school. Like most ODs fresh out of school, however, I was saddled by debt and fear of the unknown.
Population health's impact on private practiceManaging populations presents challenges to small practices that require innovation and careful planning.
Surviving the transition from independent physician to employedEmployees give up some control but gain freedom from paperwork along with new career opportunities