Jon Matthew Farber, MD, shares more observations on office practice and some useful websites for patient information.
Among a variety of generic titles, parents prefer being addressed as “Mom” or “Dad” rather than “Mommy/Daddy” or “Ma’am/Sir,” according to a survey of 137 parents of children being seen or admitted to a New York State children’s hospital.
Many pediatricians, especially those in primary care, do not currently employ midlevel providers but do plan to add them, according to recent survey. However, hiring and retaining nurse practitioners and physicians assistants will only get more difficult over the next few years, according to several reports that note that salaries are likely to skyrocket with the shortage of clinicians at that level. Can your practice stay competitive with current salaries and future increases?
Contemporary Pediatrics will offer a new section on practice management periodically in this space, focusing specifically on issues important to pediatricians.
In the aftermath of a shocking case of child abuse by a pediatrician in Delaware, the American Academy of Pediatrics has published a new policy statement on protecting children from sexual abuse by health care providers. Meeting the recommendations may require changes in the way your pediatric practices operates.
What if you held the keys to rejuvenating your practice?
After 27 years in a busy pediatric practice, the author discovered that he was not a very good businessman.
Quality improvement is a concept that has benefited by being named.
An exclusive survey administered to more than 4,000 office-based MDs and Dos in more than 17 specialties found that median earnings for pediatricians dropped by about 13% last year from $187,500 in 2008 to $163,000 in 2009.
One critical component of the office of the future will be its environmental sustainability. This first article in a series looks at ecological ways to build a new pediatric practice office.