Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dip a toe in the water!

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


You can put your toe in the water


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. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Interview with NY State Assemblyman Raia

Thanks so much to Assemblyman Raia for your time.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

A discussion with a health care attorney about practice acquisition

Thanks so much to Gary Herschman of Epstein Becker Green for his terrific wisdom on private equity acquisition of medical practices. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

An interview with Dr John Phillips

Dr John Phillips: For more information on Dr Phillips.

In this interview we discuss:

  1. prostate cancer screening
  2. advocacy
  3. medical education
  4. life

Saturday, October 14, 2017

1: Control.  One must have control of day to day, week to week and have decision making ability.  We all have constraints, but within their confines we need to be able to make meaningful decisions to be happy

2: Meaning: whether one lays brick, cleans floors, or does surgery, one must have the feeling that what they do has meaning and importance in the broader sense of life, to feel as though you will have left a positive mark, and that one's time here on Earth was not wasted.  One must feel as if their work is critical to the success of their organization's mission, whatever that role maybe.  

3: Respect: one must feel as though peers feel positively about your career and skills and that such skills are valued above and beyond a paycheck.  One must feel that their patients respect them as well.  Skills ought to cultivated and nourished.  

4: Academics: medicine demands a decades long learning process.   When a physician no longer finds learning fun, professional and personal happiness will suffer. 

5: Compensation: once basic needs are met, happiness is not increased by absolute W2 income levels.  While important, W2 is not everything.  Compensation ought to be linked to effort but without the other 4 elements to satisfaction, professional satisfaction and happiness will always remain elusive.