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practice management

Are you missing this business tool?Balancing a career or business, a family and a household is a given for many of us. When it comes to keeping cool and maintaining relationships with family, colleagues and our patients, communication and education are key. Here's how one tool can help.
How to help parents cut healthcare costsThe cost of healthcare can be overwhelming for patients’ families. Here are ways to cut parents’ out-of-pocket medical expenses and even help your bottom line.
How to train for phone managementSpecific training criteria and phone management policy and procedures to help your dermatology practice blow the competition away.
3 important factors that make or break your practice’s online reputationJulie Gough-Nelson shares the three important things worth remembering in an era of online reviews for best-practice management.
Clinical practice guideline authors fail to disclose all industry paymentsSome authors of AAD clinical practice guidelines received sizable payments from industry that were not completely disclosed, JAMA Dermatology Reports.
Accepting change is hard, but with the right guidance it doesn’t have to beBlogger Donna Suter draws from personal experience and provides four tips on maintaining the needs of your practice in an evolving business climate.
IRIS Registry shaping up to be extensive data sourceThe Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) Registry—a comprehensive eye disease registry developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)—has far surpassed early estimates for physician participation, according to William L. Rich III, MD, FACS.
Why ODs need a business strategyRunning a practice day-to-day can pose challenges for ODs. Carl Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO, outlines the three basic business strategies to maximize success and why it is important to choose one that fits your practice.
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidays
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidaysTracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO describes how her life as an OD during the holidays changed over time. From after graduation to having her own family, Dr. Swartz finds that the balance has changed.
The doctor’s doctorA few months into my residency, a patient and her husband came to see me in clinic. The history revealed they had already sought the opinions of two internationally acknowledged giants in the field of retinal disease, one of whom was a department chairman. The answers they received on those visits had differed somewhat, so they were now coming to get the tie-breaking third opinion. “Thank goodness they have no idea I am just a first-year resident,” I thought to myself.