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What Every Doctor Should Learn from a Taxi Driver

What Every Doctor Should Learn from a Taxi Driver

I love to travel! Last spring, I found myself on a plane headed for the Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport. I was on my way to attend a conference in beautiful Rockwall, Texas. After an uneventful flight, I took my bags, headed for the exit and asked the airport...

Doctors Complicate Things When They Don’t Work for Themselves

Doctors Complicate Things When They Don’t Work for Themselves

Dr. Edwin had finally had it! He started off at his dream job as a Family Medicine physician a year ago and it was everything he wanted. He was one of five physicians, saw about 28 patients a day, had a scribe, left at 5 pm and was able to spend quality time with his...

Perfection is Not Required

Perfection is Not Required

I remember June 20th, 2010 like it was yesterday. In the months preceding that day, overwhelm had become my new normal. I had so many hats to wear and it did not seem like I was succeeding in any of my roles. I was a wife, mother of tow children ages 2 years and 7...

The Pain of Leadership

The Pain of Leadership

Dr. Scarlet walked into her dark living room and slumped down into the couch without turning the lights on. Her practice, Scarlet Pediatrics, was growing and she was grateful for that but this was also one of the most frustrating times of her professional life. What...

My why?

My why?

I have spoken with countless physicians and I see the pain. Some are great clinicians who want to build practices that provide top notch care and are efficiently run. They attempt to do just that but their lack of business skills cripples the practice. Some are in our...