Many surgeons and physicians enjoy the flexibility running their own private practice affords over working for an established practice. While starting out in private practice can be challenging for orthopedic surgeons, the American Medical Association has outlined eight ways to succeed.
1. Take advantage of your autonomy, and use it to improve patient care.
2. Know which mistakes to avoid when starting out by seeking advice from physicians who have already been through it.
3. Learn about private practices hassles and how to overcome them.
4. Figure out how to grow your clientele.
5. Understand financial management and the importance of getting paid.
6. Create a strong and healthy team culture.
7. Create efficiency by improving traditional workflows.
8. Seek out advice from others — a private practice is only as strong as the advice you get.