Hiring and Firing

Real Advice on Growth from Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS Part 1
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by JOEL SCHLESSINGER, MD, FAAD, FAACS on
What has been the greatest difficulty you've come across in starting and maintaining your own dermatology practice and in the business of skin care? What about practice growth? The greatest difficulty remains the ongoing challenge to find team members who share the same vision. It is so difficult to determine who will come on and be a productive and integrated team member. While every job inte …
Five Tips for Incorporating Cosmetic Procedures Into A Medical Practice
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by DEBORAH S. SARNOFF, MD, FAAD, FACP on
The most rewarding part of my job is making people happy, exceeding their expectations, and improving their self-esteem. In my private practice in Manhattan and Long Island, New York, I specialize in skin cancer treatment and cosmetic dermatology. Although these might seem like polar opposites, in reality I bridge two worlds of medicine whose goals are the same: to help people stay healthy and to …
How to Spot and Avoid Dealing with Difficult Cosmetic Patients
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by BENJAMIN BARANKIN, MD, FRCPC, FAAD on
Many dermatologists enjoy seeing and treating cosmetic patients. There is the creative artistic aspect to treating these patients, as well as the fairly immediate improvement, minimal downtime and risk, and overall mostly happy patients who pay good money to look their best. However, a cosmetic patient who is not pleased with you or the results they achieved can give you gray hair, or worse, l …
Consider Hiring a Practice Management Consultant
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by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Scott Beals, DO Dermatology Surgery Center-Crestview, Niceville, Andalusia Crestview, FL 1. The most important thing I learned from starting a practice 10yrs ago, make an investment and get a good practice management consultant 2. Too many areas to consider when starting a practice 3. Start an electronic medical record 4. Keep up with medicare and government regulations 5. Get a high qual …