Medical Practice Makeover

Making that sometimes difficult shift from not wanting to deal with the business side of your practice to taking ownership, thinking like an entrepreneur and coming up with creative strategies to deliver care the way you want.

I have two items to share with you today.

On Nov. 9 (in just over a month) I shall be a keynote speaker at a very worthy conference. Holistic Primary Care is holding its third annual “Heal Thy Practice — Transforming Primary Care” conference in Long Beach, Calif. from Nov. 9 to 11. I particularly like the sub-title — “Strategies to put the health, wealth and joy back in healthcare."

My topic, and the one I am most excited about, is “Practice Like a Healer; Think Like an Entrepreneur” — this is a subject that is truly near and dear to my heart.

I shall be sharing secrets about making that sometimes difficult shift from “leave me alone ... I just want to be a doctor” to “wow — this is my own business and here's how I want to deliver care!”

There is a roster of excellent speakers covering a wide range of pertinent topics such as practice management, marketing, time management, “lessons learned,” new medical practice models and other topics relevant to building a successful medical practice. I encourage you to sign up if this meets your interests (and CME needs — 20 hours!).

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

On Saturday night, the attendees are invited to a special private showing of .

This is the blurb about the movie:

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare is an unflinching look at how conflicting incentives & misaligned economic drivers impact the health and lives of diverse Americans--community doctors, combat veterans, hospital-based physicians, military top-brass, clinical researchers, employers, and ordinary citizens trying to find their way through the healthcare maze.

Avoiding simplistic political diatribe, the film pulls no punches. But it is definitely not a doom & gloom tale. Heineman and Froemke document promising efforts to heal our badly damaged systems.

Please catch me to say “hello” if you decide to come.

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