Late last night, I was in the office discussing with a patient how she could get her much-needed high blood pressure medication since the price was $225 a month and her insurance company hadn’t approved it. We had a very Read More Is YOUR Doctor Worth a Coke?
One of the hospitals I trained at caters to the “elites of this world.” Some of these “VIP patients” are celebrities, and some of them are billionaires. What I have noticed about this patient population is that their “care” can be VERY wrong to Read More “VIP Syndrome”: A Hidden Killer of America’s Wealthiest Patients
In Part 1, you learned why these “negotiation commandments” below are wrong – and how to make them right: You should never disclose your salary or your requirements first When your offer is too low, negotiate up Splitting the Read More Everything You Know About Salary Negotiation Is Wrong–Part 2
A Friday during my fellowship training, I was asked by my instructor to go place a dialysis catheter in someone in the ICU. He needed fluid removed because his lungs were becoming congested to the point he couldn’t breathe. I Read More Is There Ever a “Right Time” to Die? A Physician Speaks Out.
People often ask me why I would devote so much of my life to supporting physician careers. I often hear, “Why don’t you spend your free time going to the beach? You look pale. Get some sun already!” Through the Read More You Didn’t Get the Physician Job You Wanted? Here’s How to Deal with Rejection
Physicians are typically more conservative than others when it comes to embracing new technology. Patient care and paper work consumes so much of our time that we tend not to fiddle around with apps that may clutter our lives even Read More What are the Most Popular Medical Apps for Doctors?
Patients have access to too much information now to simply choose doctors based on marketing catch phrases and gimmicks: “Get One Tummy Tuck and your Brazilian Butt Lift is Half Off!” These days, effective medical marketing for physicians is about Read More 6 Ways Doctors Can Use LinkedIn to Get More Business
Physicians are not known to be slick networkers. We worked hard studying and playing by the rules to get our medical degrees and didn’t have to rely on schmoozing and building connections to start earning a paycheck. But, there are Read More The 10 WORST Networking Mistakes Doctors Make
How many of these “negotiation commandments” have you heard? You should never disclose your salary or your requirements first When your offer is too low, negotiate up Splitting the difference always works in your favor Without competing offers, you have Read More Everything You Know About Salary Negotiation is Wrong–Part 1
I joined my first business venture as a high school student in Los Angeles. I got a phone call one day from one of my buddies who said he needed a substitute violinist to join his string quartet. “Where are Read More Why Would a Doctor Abandon a Steady Paycheck to Become an Entrepreneur?