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Are Pediatricians Happier?

An interesting set of survey results entitled “Key Findings from the 2008 Health Tracking Study Physician Survey” by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Lots of interesting tidbits in here as they break down physician attitudes towards compensation, career satisfaction, etc., by race, compensation level, working hours, and speciality. I find it interesting …

Pediatric Concierge Medicine Powow

First, I just got back from a great weekend at Skytop Lodge, where I spoke for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital.  Had an excellent time, hung out with some old friends, learned a lot.  This may be the best pediatric conference to which to bring a family anywhere in the country.  Well, that and our AAP …

Perfect Pediatric Concierge Practice Example

Over on one of the MGMA mailing lists (whose content and quality seem to diminish over time), the ED of an interesting organization – True North: Maine’s Center for Functional Medicine and the Healing Arts – posted a message about their cash-only business. I poked around and found this segment in their pediatric section: Best …

Concierge Pediatric Practice

Back on the SOAPM list, I saw an interesting discussion about concierge practices. There was the usual commentary (‘Only crazy people in super special circumstances could do that!’), so I thought I’d take a moment to dispel some of the myths. I suspect that if some of the naysayers stopped to do some simple math, …