A Doctor’s Story

The thing I enjoy most about my work with doctors is helping them tap into the passion behind how they want to serve their patients, bring that vision to life, and become the doctor they always wanted to be. I know. This notion seems idealistic, and nearly impossible. The practice of medicine has grown into such a read more…

Coach or Consultant – What is the Difference?

Attendance at last month’s DPC Nuts & Bolts 2.0 conference in Dallas hit a record high with more doctors than ever interested in the increasingly popular DPC and Concierge practice models.  If you’re one of those tempted by the idea of a better way to practice medicine, you’ll find there are many options to consider. read more…

The Price is Right (But is it?)

How you set your membership fees is directly related to how successful your practice will be. Unfortunately, many DPC and Concierge physicians are moonlighting to keep their businesses afloat.  Not for just a few shaky initial months, but several years after converting or starting up the new practice. These doctors were intending to escape overwork read more…

How to get POSITIVE word-of-mouth

I’ve heard many doctors say the growth of their Direct Primary Care (DPC) or Concierge membership practice was due not to marketing, but to “word-of-mouth”. Let’s take a look at how positive word-of-mouth has everything to do with effective marketing strategy. Word-of-mouth marketing can be your most valuable form of marketing. But it’s certainly not something to leave to chance, hoping others read more…

Presenting at the AAPP Phoenix, AZ Conference – April 2015

Will you be at the American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) Conference this April 16-17 in Phoenix, AZ? If so, it’d be great to meet you!  I will be presenting an important seminar for those new to private medicine: Topic: Getting Enough (Membership) Patients – What Does it Take, and How Soon Do I Start?. (Read more below)The AAPP conference will be read more…

Transition Mistake #3: Skipping the Business Plan

Concierge, Direct Care, Hybrid—the many options for structuring a new practice can be confusing. How do you identify the best and most viable one for your individual situation? With thousands of private medicine practices across the country, there’s great variation in how these practices are structured. Many factors go into determining what services to offer, how many read more…

Transition Mistake #1: Going it Alone

                  Starting up or transitioning to a Concierge or Direct Care model can be an unsettling process, even if you’re strongly committed to making it work. There’s inherent risk involved, and it takes a significant up-front investment to be sure to do it well. But there’s also read more…

A Whole New Approach to Healthcare IT?

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As an iPhone user and enthusiast, its exciting to consider the potential of Apple’s iPad for improving clinical care quality and efficiency, particularly given the medical community’s positive response. A California medical system recently made headlines with its plans to purchase 100 iPads. It plans to distribute them to its home health care and hospice workers, read more…

In-store Clinics: Should You Join Them?

excerpt from HealthLeaders Media, April 16, 2010: Some hospitals and most physician offices are worried about the proliferation of in-store clinics, and have been for some time now. But despite the fact that they don’t make money for many of the grocery and drug stores that offer them, they’re not going away. On the contrary, read more…

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