Thursday, July 18, 2019

Let's catch up



It has been a while since I wrote about independent practice.  What can I say?  I've been busy.  Very busy.  That is a good thing. 

It has been 13 years and a few months and I enjoy solo practice as much as I did on day one, even more so. 

The early years were tough.

Lean.

Now is good.

Phone rings non-stop.  I had added 13,000 plus patients to my practice and I am really appreciated.

I have built the practice I have always wanted but never thought I could have.

I have a solid sub-specialty practice in male infertility, have a vasectomy center, do vasectomy reversals in-office and I have client depositor sperm bank. 

How many other urologists have that in Suffolk County?  Zero.  Nassau County? Zero.  New York State?  Zero.

Am I proud of this?  Hell yeah!

I have a strong referral base of independent docs, like me, who have resisted acquisition for all these years.  They ain't going anywhere.

The majority of my patients come from professional referral, word of mouth referral & web.

I do advocacy work for https://nysurologicalsociety.org/  on their exec committee and I am the President of the http://www.scms-sam.org/index3.html

It is all good.

Lov'in it.

The IU.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Medicine Unplugged

Listen to this episode of my podcast, Medicine Unplugged, Medicine Unplugged: An interview with Dr William Spencer MD, Suffolk County Legislator https://anchor.fm/saluspopuli/episodes/Medicine-Unplugged-An-interview-with-Dr-William-Spencer-MD--Suffolk-County-Legislator-e3l2ch

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Downside of Locum

Zero job security

Control over schedule?  Not as much as you'd think

Time away from family

Loneliness & boredom


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dip a toe in the water!

You can jump in the water and hope it is a suitable temperature

OR

You can put your toe in the water

THEN

Your ankle...calf...knee..thigh...

You get the point. 

Maybe hospital based practice is a fit,maybe not

Maybe rural locales work for you, maybe not

Maybe the diamond is already in your own backyard

Perhaps before totally giving up what you love, try a temporary assignment.  

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The locum gig

Everyone who does locum, it seems to me, has a story.  A good story. One that speaks to me and my independent streak.  

The full time locum who refuses conform

The mom who wants to spend more time at home by being away

The harried independent combatting burnout

The retirement plan

The mid-career "what's next?"

Is truly amazing, this option.  This locum tenens option.