Medical Staffing

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 #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 #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 #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,…

YellowTelescope YellowTelecast Episode #19 – Cutting Costs Through Annual Planning

YellowTelescope’s YellowTelecast Best Practices for the Best Practices Podcast – Episode 19: Cutting Costs Through Annual Planning – Though many episodes have been recorded while on the road with clients or at conferences, this first-ever truly mobile “car cast” finds Jon and Ed on their way to the ASPS annual meeting, discussing cost cutting measures…

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 #43 – When to Use the “S” Word

  The word “sales” carries a negative connotation for many people, particularly throughout the medical community. Contributing factors may include the inability to advertise legally decades ago and the lack of sales and marketing training available today throughout the medical arena. Movies like Glengarry Glen Ross may have won best picture, but do not help…

Issue #42 – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Have you ever witnessed a staff dynamic fraught with tension so thick you could cut it with your scalpel? Do visions of your own office come to mind? Tension prevents team members from comfortably engaging not only with each other, but also with patients.  Further, it leads to turnover – staff members always have the…