Building a Practice

Ask a Mentor: Dr. Terrance Keaney
Building a Career in Cosmetics, Establishing a Private Practice, and the Approach to the Male Aesthetic Patient We are excited to announce another installment of our recurring series: Ask a Mentor. In this monthly segment, we identify an accomplished mentor in the field of Dermatology.  The mentor will  answer your questions about career development and their unique areas of expertise. …
The Most Important Things to Consider When Starting a Dermatology Practice
Start up
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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 …
Words of Advice on Hiring and Firing
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If you’ve started a practice, or thought about doing so, you may have developed a checklist: office space, equipment, technology, insurance providers, product lines. And then comes the momentous task of staffing your office. Hiring and firing are two integral parts of both starting and running a practice. It can be extremely challenging to find the right people who will work well for the office …
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1. Focus on technologies that have a high likelihood of success in common conditions. 2. Have one room where you focus on many devices in the same space so that you can deliver the full buffet of services without moving the patient. 3. Steer people away from procedures that offer little benefit, even if they've read about them in magazines. 4. It’s a bad idea to buy technologies that ar …