Running a Practice

Tips for Improving Efficiency at Your Practice
Part 1 of 2 Improving the efficiency at your practice will not only make the day flow more smoothly, but will also help to avoid any problems that could arise. One of the best ways to increase efficiency for dermatologists new or already established in practice is to strive for consistency in daily operations. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to implement a written employee manual. …
Always Keep Your Eyes Open for New Trends
At the time that I graduated residency and went on to a pediatric dermatology fellowship I was unaware of what my practice would look like as a new practitioner, and even more so a decade later. One of the most important things I learned in practice is that it is vitally important to keep an eye out for new trends or reappearances of old diseases. In this vein, I am going to list five things that …
Addressing the Age Old Concern of Aging
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by Dr. Autumn Starnes on
In the initial mental construct of the practice I was most concerned that I would not have enough patients to remain open.  The focus in the initial steps of the practice were staff, and location.  We had to review EMR and Practice Management systems, computers, tablets, network and internet access.  The other systems in the practice were phones, and the logistics of staff responsibilities and …
Meet Dr. Keaney – A Dermatologist’s Path to Opening a New Practice
by Terrence Keaney, M.D., FAAD on
Part I: Building Your “Team” When a physician says he is going “solo”, it could not be further from the truth.  Starting a new dermatology practice is a team effort, even when only one provider leads the charge.  A successful practice has a team working effectively and efficiently to ensure the caregiver can provide quality care while growing a financially successful business.  Just li …
The Most Important Things to Consider When Starting a Dermatology Practice
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Setting up a new dermatology practice is a challenge, regardless of where you are in your career, whether it be straight out of residency or several years later. My goal is to offer you several tips to help you understand the various activities involved and the most critical steps in the process as well the costs. Setting up your own practice involves many steps and decisions, but it’s best to g …