Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ways to Save Money within Your Practice

Doctors are not immune to tough financial times. There’s a lot of overhead for a family physician to take care of, and when you lose control of your expenses, you can lose control of your practice. By pinpointing areas of waste and inefficiencies, you could get back thousands of dollars for your business.

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By |December 26th, 2012|Financial|0 Comments|

Retirement Planning for Physicians: What You Need to Know

As a family physician, coming to the realization that one day you will have to retire from a successful and rewarding practice can be tough to handle. But what’s even more difficult to grasp is entering retirement without a plan. While physicians can have relatively high salaries, upwards to $160,000, it’s important to keep […]

By |December 20th, 2012|Retirement|0 Comments|

Family Docs Speak: The Journey

Why Did You Choose Family Medicine?

For some doctors, choosing a career in family medicine was a difficult decision. For others, it was the easiest choice they’ve ever had to make…

In one of our earlier blog posts, we discussed how the predicted shortage of family physicians could affect the healthcare industry. We identified that the reason for […]

By |December 18th, 2012|Family Docs|0 Comments|

The Rise of Retail Clinics and Their Effect on Primary Care

According to the nonprofit RAND Corporation, there are now more than 1,300 retail health clinics in the United States. The clinics, which offer basic, walk-in health care for minor health problems have been increasing in popularity among Americans with private health insurance. For some patients, the appeal is the convenience of not having to […]

By |December 12th, 2012|Primary Care|0 Comments|

What Medicaid Pay Hikes Mean for Family Physicians

Medical professionals and patients across the U.S. are anticipating a physician shortage in 2020 due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, the Medicaid provision of the ACA ruled on November 1st, 2012 that there will be pay increases for primary care providers.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that under the […]