Is it time to take on a Nurse Practitioner?

Posted by Continuum on Sep 25, 2018 1:09:00 PM

Greater access to quality care and lower costs are strong incentives

According to a recent report by the Association of Medical Colleges, we are in the calm before the proverbial storm relating to physician demand. The report states that the need for physicians will increase due to an aging population; however, the physician supply is expected to decrease. The projected physician shortfall will range from 40,800 to 104,900 by 2030. As if the strain of an older population wasn’t enough, the survey also projects ''more than one-third of all currently active physicians will be 65 or older within the next decade.”¹ That means a lot of doctors that are practicing medicine now will be retired in the next ten years. Some areas that are already feeling the strain are hiring Nurse Practitioners to fill in the gaps.

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Topics: top of licensure, nurse practitioners, practice management, physician burnout

5 Traits of Successful Physician Leaders

Posted by Continuum on Jul 31, 2018 1:24:00 PM

Delegation 

Effectively managing a team involves properly delegating tasks, since no one has the knowledge and expertise to manage everything on their own. Create an atmosphere of problem-solving, and empower others to always work at the top of their licensure.

When non-clinical issues arise, they shouldn’t always be a physician's responsibility. Hiring an office manager to coordinate administrative issues allows physicians to focus on patients, rather than micromanaging staff.

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Topics: physicians, Physician Success, Physician Leadership, customer service, patient loyalty, top of credentials, top of licensure

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