At the NCE, Susanne Madden and I repeated a talk we've done a few times - "How To Start A Pediatric Practice in Five Easy Steps!" - to another very receptive audience. While I'd like to think the positive reception was because of our amazing delivery (ok, Susanne's delivery), I suspect it has as much to do with the subject itself. Without giving too much away, Susanne and I have both noticed a distinct pattern among the attendees to these kinds of practice management seminars.
After conferring with all kinds of people, from other consultants to highly placed AAP officers, it dawned on us that it'd be wise to find out: "Who is opening new pediatric practices and how are they learning to do it?" You see, Susanne and I hear from people all the time that "Independent practice is dead..." yet Verden and PCC work with a constant stream of new practices opening all over the country.
Which brings us here. We want to hear from any pediatrician willing to give 60 seconds to a survey. It's short, it's fast, it's easy, and it's anonymous. There are a couple different goals here, but among them are:
- to get a sense of who is opening new, independent pediatric practices these days
- to learn where pediatricians get their practice management guidance from
That's it, that simple. I'll share the results here once we get some volume in the survey.