How DO You Do MORE Of What You Are Good At?
In the early days of practice building most physicians find that they enjoy wearing lots of different hats as they begin to grow their medical business. When the practice is more established they become better skilled in their chosen medical profession with a patient base that supports the practice specialty. However, with success comes less time to do many of the smaller daily tasks, and the only way to continue to grow is to hire people to help. So how do you do more of what you are good at and turn the rest over to people to manage?
Here are a few hints at what Corporate America does.
1. Hire an experienced Practice Manager or CEO – one who sees the business growth potential and one that understands your specialty.
2. Take an inventory of what is lacking at the practice in terms of staff support. If the budget is there to fill those staffing gaps, hire appropriately.
3. Ask colleagues what their best hiring methods are, and select the ones that are most helpful to you.
4. Look for real talented people. Check references. Don’t hire based on hourly wage acceptance. You generally get what you pay for.
Hire people who are as good at what they do, as you are at being a doctor.