Career Planning

Physician Shortage Update: Where Are We Now?

With more people in the United States becoming eligible to receive healthcare at lower costs, it’s no surprise that doctors can’t keep up with the patient demand. The question is how large is the deficit?

This limited supply of physicians is increasingly affecting health networks, walk-in facilities, family practices, independent doctors and nurses, each one […]

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    Top 6 Reasons Why Physicians are Choosing Employment by Hospitals

Top 6 Reasons Why Physicians are Choosing Employment by Hospitals

This time last year CNN Money published an article that addressed how “the solo doctor is a vanishing breed.” They cited that by 2014, two-thirds of the U.S.’s one million doctors will be employed by hospitals since the medical marketplace is gradually squeezing out solo docs. With the large amount of overhead that comes […]

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    Going Out On Your Own: The Cost of Running a Medical Practice

Going Out On Your Own: The Cost of Running a Medical Practice

Some family physicians dream of running their own medical practice one day, but the economics of the industry have changed drastically. While being your own boss can have its perks, it can also come with a hefty price tag if you aren’t careful. The operating costs for medical practices are getting higher and higher, and physicians […]