Has Your Medical Practice Lost Its Empathy? Here Is How To Regain It

Empathy, of course, is an important part of what we do. Right? I mean, how else could we restore health, help children reach their full potential and cure them if it is not with some sort of empathy? In my last post, I talked about how empathy was part of our practice's core values but that from time to time, we forget to have it. We start out with it, but we either get comfortable, annoyed, caught up in the day-to-day that we tend to … [Read more...]

Three Tips For The Care and Feeding of New Parents

Our guest blogger today is Deb Deaulieu. If you read practice management trade publications, you may recognize her name. Deb is a Boston-area freelance writer and editor who covers physician practice management topics for the Massachusetts Medical Society and FiercePracticeManagement. I love to give Deb guest post spots for several reasons.  For starters, she has been writing about practice management issue for about 10 years. So she knows the … [Read more...]

It Is Hard to Argue With 50 Years of Professional Experience

After getting our food, my wife and I couldn't find a place to sit. The place was packed. We each scanned the room trying to find two seats together. Over to the side, there was a gentlemen sitting alone at a table. There were three more empty seats surrounding the table, so my wife asked if we could share the table. The gentlemen graciously said yes. Shortly after, his wife joined us. We exchanged pleasantries and started chatting with … [Read more...]

How Social Media Can Transform Your Medical Practice

Written by Natasha Burgert MD Last summer, I joined millions of others in the deluge of social media. I committed one year of effort to see if social would enhance or distract from my pediatric practice. That was my goal, just one year. At that time, I wanted to dip my foot in the pool, and see if it made any ripples. The unexpected consequence was how much social media has changed my medical practice, and me. Ripples have returned as … [Read more...]