Blog

AAFP_Blog-001

4 Ways to Cut Practice Costs Without Cutting Staff

The trials and tribulations of running your own practice can take a toll on you, physically, mentally and financially. And when medical practices – big and small – struggle to make ends meet, the last thing a practice owner or administrator wants to do is cut their staff. Depending on how you manage your […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Practice Overhead|Comments Off|

4 Grilling Safety Tips for the Summer Cookout Season

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Outdoor grilling goes hand-in-hand with summertime fun. So it’s easy to forget that open flames pose serious fire hazards. Here are a few grilling tips for keeping the flames under the burgers, where they belong.

Keep the grilling area clear of hazards. Make […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Auto, Homeowners and Renters|Comments Off|
  • residents ig
    Permalink Gallery

    5 Job Hunting Mistakes New Doctors Should Avoid [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Job Hunting Mistakes New Doctors Should Avoid [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s graduation season which means medical residents are on the cusp of completing their residency programs. As a young doctor venturing into the workforce, how can you avoid some of the most common job hunting mistakes when landing your first job out of residency? Take a look at the infographic below to learn how […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Family Medicine, Residents, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

What You Need to Know When Selling Your Practice

Are you a family physician looking to sell your practice? You’re not alone. In a 2014 Practice Profitability Index survey conducted by CareCloud and QuantiaMD, researchers found that 24% of physicians are considering selling their practice and 12% are actively looking to sell.

Whether you’re getting ready to retire, can no longer afford to run […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Family Medicine|Comments Off|

7 Affordable Baby-Proofing Tips for Your Home

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

It’s not always easy to keep your little ones safe around the house, but these seven baby-proofing tips can help. Better still, each one can be performed using everyday household items.

Worried about slamming doors and pinched fingers? Pool noodles make great door […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Auto, Homeowners and Renters|Comments Off|

4 Financial Tips for New Family Physicians

As a young doctor getting ready to take on the world of medicine, you’re going to face some unique challenges along the way, namely how to maintain your financial security after completing your residency. With the average resident salary ranging from $52,000 to $65,000, this only covers a fraction of the debt you’ll need […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Career Planning, Family Medicine|Comments Off|
  • disability form
    Permalink Gallery

    Big Mistake: Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance

Big Mistake: Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance

As a family physician, your profession is your livelihood. But what if you were unable to practice medicine for an extended period of time? Whether a few weeks or a few years, how would you and your family get by if you couldn’t work due to an injury or illness?

One of the biggest mistakes […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Disability Insurance|Comments Off|

Motorcycle Safety and Maintenance Tips

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

At the beginning of riding season, doing some routine motorcycle maintenance can help you ride happier, longer, and safer. Here are some tips to get your bike ready for the summer:

Inspect the tires. Look for any punctures, flats, or other problems. Inflate […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Auto, Homeowners and Renters|Comments Off|

Improving Patient Engagement by Improving EHRs

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) in medical practices and healthcare systems nationwide has been quite the challenge. While more physicians and hospitals are using EHRs than ever before, many are not using them to their fullest potential. The purpose of EHRs and other health IT systems is to reduce administrative errors, increase […]

By |April 6th, 2015|Family Medicine|Comments Off|

Down the Road: Your Life Insurance Timeline

You see life-changing events every day in your profession. From parents bringing in their newborns for a checkup to older adults discussing their long-term health care needs, you get to experience the entire spectrum of life. But have you considered the life changes you’ll experience down the road and how they’ll affect the ones […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Life Insurance|Comments Off|