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This article describes the types of leverage physicians have and how to use it during a job search and contract negotiations.
This article outlines how to deal with termination both professionally and personally and offers strategies for finding a new position or establishing a new practice.
Written by a current medical director, this article discusses issues FPs should consider before pursuing a managerial position, including personality traits of successful physician executives, why FPs are well-suited for management roles, and whether to continue clinical practice once in management.
Argues that group practices are "magic" only if they involve the right people, with the right knowledge, attitudes and abilities, and that the same is true of other models. Introduces the cover section, sort of.
While no one can just be a doctor any more, it's possible to be a doctor in all one does by making sure the principles of patient care are expressed throughout all the layers of management that have grown up around patient care.
Experts in organization, patient satisfaction, team building and stress management provide practical advice to help physicians and their staff make positive changes in their practices.