I am boarding my flight to Plano where I’ll give my inaugural presentation entitled, “The Five Biggest Business Mistakes That Pediatricians Make.” There might be a little room left, sign up if you’re at TPS and might be interested. It’s really a summary culled from key moments from among all my talks, the walk-away points I want people to consume.
Meanwhile, over the last few years, one of the most popular reasons I get a call has to do with pediatric compensation. How much should you pay a new doctor? What’s the most fair way to distribute money to the partners? I literally get those calls and emails every week. I have distinct seminars on each topic, but Susanne Madden and The Verden Group made me slow down for a few minutes to put some of the highlights to paper (well, digital paper) in their latest issue of The Verden Viewpoint.
For example, when I talk about paying clinicians, I hit these notes:
Lesson One: No Margin, No Mission
Lesson Two: It’s Not About the Money
Lesson 3: Do the Math
…and then we run through two examples of how you might figure out what to pay your new doctor or NP.
For partners and owners, here’s the path we follow:
Productivity Measure Doesn’t Matter
Recognize Non-Clinical Work
Consider Partner Symbiosis
Should You Be Partners?