Issue #53 — 3 Tips for Starting Your Own Practice

Recently, we have spoken with several doctors contemplating practice ownership. Some are tenured physicians separating from hospital, university, or group practice employment. Others are finishing residency or fellowship and getting ready to put their name on their first door. If you are like those with whom we’ve spoken, the options are limitless, workload is daunting,…

Issue #52 — To-Do or To-Don’t, That is the Question

We love the remarkably satisfying feeling of crossing a task off our to-do lists, and figured that sharing this gift was a perfect way to give back to the efficiency gods.  Unquestionably, one of YellowTelescope’s non-negotiable values is being “on it” and this wouldn’t be possible without operating off a to-do list with maximum efficiency…

Issue #51 — Spring Forward

Although the weather reports seem to indicate otherwise, Spring is here.  With a relatively brutal winter (hopefully) behind us, it is finally time to train our eyes on sunnier seasons. New beginnings, regrowth, renewal, and all other spring euphemisms aside, what better way to start fresh than by finally executing truly effective, interactive team meetings?  Read…

Issue #50 – Hatching Habits to Maximize New Purchase Profit

Is there a machine in the corner of your office that has been collecting dust for months? Perhaps you have 3 computer systems and 4 marketing platforms not currently being utilized? If you are nodding, you may be a practice guilty of laying investments at the feet of your employees and simply saying “ok, make…

Issue #49 Plan Your Annual Planning Meeting

  Many of us are guilty of getting caught up in day to day minutiae and losing sight of the “big picture”.  Before you find yourself in the dead of summer flipping burgers at the grill wondering where half the year went, take the time to map out the rest of this year and refocus….

Issue #48 – The Truth Behind Medical Supply and Pharmaceutical Ordering

Happy New Year! If gifts, poor lead volume through the holidays, a vacation to the Caribbean, or that brand new Coolsculpting machine have you feeling financially depleted, this newsletter is written for you. Sure, we could give you tips on how to turn that new Coolsculpting machine into a money maker, balance your cost & profit centers,…

Issue #45 – Determine Your Values

Can you define what is permanent in your medical practice? We are asking about your practice’s, nay your team’s, core principles – those that dictate the actions taken and decisions made by every employee. What are the characteristics that are embodied by each employee and resonate throughout your office? If you are like a lot…

Issue #44 – How to be the Best

Alfred Cortot’s famous recordings of Chopin’s 24 Études, once considered the “definitive interpretation” in the 1930s, are now deemed so sloppy and careless that New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini stated that Cortot “would probably not be admitted to Juilliard now.”  The standards currently set just to qualify for the Boston Marathon would have…