Is the Doctor Out? The 3 Major Challenges Affecting Independent Practitioners in 2017

Posted by Dawn Pascale 27, February, 2017

It was a dream of Dr. Brian Ackerman to hang a shingle. Immediately after residency, he did what most physicians do – he opened an independent practice.  For a while, things were great: patient satisfaction helped him persevere as he navigated years of technology innovation, reimbursement mechanisms, the Affordable Care Act, as well as new federal mandates for Electronic Medical Records and MACRA compliancy.   However, the increasing complexity of running an independent practice was taking its toll. The pressures exerted by the system to deliver cost-effective care became impossible to sustain.

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Physicians Benefit from Collaboration with NPs and PAs

Posted by Bob Miller 3, September, 2014

Delivering an optimal level of health care is the primary focus for all clinicians, regardless of title. 

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Funding for Physician Training: Behind the Times?

Posted by Dawn Pascale 26, August, 2014

The Affordable Care Act, or better known as Obamacare, is expected to increase patient demand for medical service. 

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4 Strategies for Recruiting Physicians to Rural Practices

Posted by Matt Brewster 1, August, 2014

Health professions workforce shortages are exacerbated in rural areas, where communities struggle to attract and keep well-trained clinicians. 

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Finding A Job After Residency: A 12 Month Guide

Posted by Bob Miller 14, July, 2014

In the words of Winston Churchill, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” 

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