Dermatology practice

The Decision to Start a Practice – Part 1
new dermatology practice
by JAMES A. ZALLA, MD on
The dermatology resident finishing his or her training faces many choices and opportunities for practice. This article reflects the experience of a dermatologist in private practice for over 40 years, covering the key issues in the decision-making process that culminates in a functional and desirable office space. Although this process applies primarily to those in private practice, the specifics …
Back to Basics: How to Regain Joy in Practicing Dermatology
private equity and burnout
by Mark Kaufmann, MD on
I was a solo dermatologist for 25 years, happily practicing for the first 10 or 15 years. Then I became burnt out from the loss of autonomy and authority that has plagued the specialty as of late. Government regulations have usurped our autonomy by requiring compliance with certain guidelines and use of an EHR. Payers have usurped our authority when, to quote my colleague Dr. Neal Bhatia, “The p …
How to Build Your Online Media Presence
Social Media
by Maxim Polansky, MD on
“I read great things about you on Yelp” is something that a chef at a restaurant would normally hear. Unfortunately, this phrase is becoming more and more common in the medical setting. And although most physicians would cringe when hearing that phrase, a recent survey of 1700 adults showed that 63% of respondents would choose to see a physician with a stronger online presence. This trend will …
Balancing Your Professional and Personal Lives
Work-Life Balance
by S. TYLER HOLLMIG, MD on
Attaining an ideal work-life balance is exceedingly difficult. Clinic priorities are often diametrically opposed to personal goals. Your plans to get to the gym or even home for dinner time with your children after a busy work day may come at the expense of finishing charting, yet if you make more time by seeing fewer patients, your practice may suffer. Dermatologists are fortunate to enjoy high l …
Put a Stop to the Time Suckers in Your Life
Time Management
by DORIS DAY, MD on
One thing we know for sure, there’s 24 hours in a day. How you spend that time can make the difference between feeling overwhelmed and drained vs feeling accomplished and fulfilled. It’s all in how you organize and manage your time. The top 5 time suckers are: Inefficiency Organization is the key to maximal efficiency. It’s very important to have a system for everything. I have files for p …