Medical Management

Issue #54 — Firing for Success

Occasionally we all find ourselves holding onto a losing bet because we are invested and hope things will get better. It can be tough to admit that an employee isn’t working out, but the alternative of allowing a toxic energy continue poisoning your practice is worse and possibly costing you dearly in good employees and patients….

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 #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….

YellowTelescope’s YellowTelecast Episode 18: Evaluating Core Values

YellowTelescope’s YellowTelecast Best Practices for the Best Practices Podcast – Episode 18: Evaluating Core Values – Time off from your practice to recharge physically and mentally is invaluable, particularly if you use some of your off time to educate yourself. Join Jon and Ed during their summer vacation, recording poolside from the Village of Easthampton…

Issue #41- Help Your Patients Say “No”

Help Your Patients Say “No” Motivated by their concerns and the potential for a solution, new patients calling a doctor’s office to make an appointment for consultation have their eyes firmly transfixed on the prize, solely focused on the desired outcome.  Whether they are interested in a slimmer figure, the more youthful appearance of an…

YellowTelescope YellowTelecast Episode 17: The Cost of Conversions

So many practices fail to consider what the true value of a single additional conversion means to the return on their investment in marketing. Join Jon and Ed for the 17th installment of the YellowTelecast, recorded live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino prior to The Whisky Extravaganza, as they dissect how to…

YellowTelescope YellowTelescast Episode #16 – The Summertime Spend-freeze Blues

  Every summer, practices all over the country find themselves suddenly re-evaluating, and sometimes reactively cutting, their expenditures due to a seasonal slowdown in revenue, often erroneously eliminating “profit centers” instead of “cost centers”. Join Jon and Ed as they dissect this phenomenon and provide some advice on how to plan better, and make a…

YellowTelescope YellowTelecast Episode 15-Managing Employee Resistance to Culture Transition

With an ever evolving landscape in which medical practices operate, it often becomes necessary to shift the culture within the organization through the implementation of new processes and technologies. This creates new habits, which eventually become culture, and culture can determine the success or failure of practice growth strategy. The transition, however, typically involves pushback…

Issue #40 – Retention the Right Way – How to Keep the Good Ones

Retention the Right Way – How to Keep the Good Ones It’s become common knowledge that it’s often less expensive to keep your current employees than to try to hire someone new. The struggle is real, and the cost of acquisition of a new hire can impact the bottom line of any business. Many of…