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How to Protect Your Practice with Overhead and DI

It is no secret that doctors today are feeling more overwhelmed than their counterparts from years past. For family physicians, or any doctor for that matter, opening a practice is an exciting part of your career. However, with the growing demands of the Affordable Care Act, and yearly increased expenses in providing the best […]

By |December 18th, 2013|Disability Insurance, Practice Overhead|Comments Off on How to Protect Your Practice with Overhead and DI|

Financial Insights from Family Physicians: Part II

In Part I of Financial Insights from Family Physicians, we discussed the importance of having the right levels of coverage for disability and life insurance. While it’s often difficult to know the exact amount of coverage you’ll need, the benefits of having it outweigh the costs. In today’s post, we wanted to know from […]

By |December 4th, 2013|Financial Protection|Comments Off on Financial Insights from Family Physicians: Part II|

Financial Choices to Avoid as a Family Physician

“While doctors are certainly smart, their medical ability does not necessarily translate to financial acumen,” said a New York Times article addressing those who face tough financial challenges, while making over six figures a year. Overconfidence, busy schedules and big pay checks often leads to poor financial management. However, it is never too late […]

By |November 20th, 2013|Financial Protection|Comments Off on Financial Choices to Avoid as a Family Physician|

Financial Insights from Family Physicians: Part I

Finding financial advice is easy nowadays, as there is an overabundance of experts everywhere: online, in the paper, on our phones and on the TV. Financial advisors and other experts offer up insights as to how finances should be managed, when the best time is to invest, how to prepare for potential disasters that […]

By |November 7th, 2013|Financial Protection|Comments Off on Financial Insights from Family Physicians: Part I|

Planning for Retirement: Is it too late?

Planning for retirement can feel like a stressful process, especially if you’re a family physician who is unsure of when you will retire and if you’ll have enough money saved up to live comfortably. Ending a long and rewarding career in medicine can be tough, but consider that the average American retires at age […]

By |October 23rd, 2013|Retirement|Comments Off on Planning for Retirement: Is it too late?|

Why Family Physicians are Needed in Underserved Communities

As family physicians struggle to meet the needs of patients who come into their office, thousands of Americans struggle to find doctors to provide basic medical care. That is the plight of those living in low-income and rural areas of the U.S. Currently, 20% of the population lives in rural areas, but only 9% […]

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    Using Team-based Care to Mitigate the Family Physician Shortage

Using Team-based Care to Mitigate the Family Physician Shortage

This time last year we discussed the effects of the predicted family doctor shortage and ways the family physician community can combat this deficit. To ensure there will be an adequate supply of physicians to take on new patients, experts proposed decreasing the training period for PCPs, increasing family medicine recruitment from medical schools, […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Family Medicine|Comments Off on Using Team-based Care to Mitigate the Family Physician Shortage|
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    Residents and Med Students: Dealing with the Threat of Disability

Residents and Med Students: Dealing with the Threat of Disability

As a medical student or resident, you’re probably not thinking about how a serious injury or illness could affect your ability to practice medicine. You’re young, healthy and can’t wait to become a full-time family physician. It hasn’t occurred to you that if suddenly you were unable to treat your patients for an extended […]

By |September 11th, 2013|Disability Insurance|Comments Off on Residents and Med Students: Dealing with the Threat of Disability|

Interview Tips for Physicians in Training

Are you a medical student who is a few years away from interviewing for a residency program? Or maybe you’re a senior who is scheduled for an interview tomorrow morning. Either way, you will need to be equipped with the proper tools to ace even the most difficult questions. In preparation, here are some […]

By |September 4th, 2013|Young Physician|Comments Off on Interview Tips for Physicians in Training|
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    Residents and Med Students: What to Consider When Accepting a Job Offer

Residents and Med Students: What to Consider When Accepting a Job Offer

At this year’s AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, we had the opportunity to chat with dozens of young, aspiring family physicians. While many were busy attending workshops, networking with their peers and learning the ins-and-outs of applying to a residency program, others were gaining useful insights […]

By |August 16th, 2013|Young Physician|Comments Off on Residents and Med Students: What to Consider When Accepting a Job Offer|