These articles culled from recent issues of Podiatry Management magazine are focused upon podiatric practice management-from office management to staff issues, from coding/reimbursement to medical economics, from patient relations to multidisciplinary issues, from practice building to keeping up with the digital world. In short, this section is devoted to the "how-to's" of practice growth and prosperity.
A Backwards Look at Retirement Planning
Here’s what the distribution phase can teach us about the accumulation phase.
majorShould All Podiatrists Be Primarily Surgeons?
Surgical and clinical practitioners should co-exist.
“Top of Mind” Staff Topics—Part 2
Here are more quick, candid solutions to some frequently-asked questions.
Thinking of Divorcing Your Bank?
These five steps will make a tough job easier.
Five Steps to Managing Your Online Brand
If your reputation on the Internet is not a positive one, it could sabotage your practice.
Who Answers the Phone in Your Healthcare Practice?
These are the core requirements on every call.
Understanding and Preventing Employee Burnout
There are a number of ways to prevent this problem.
Safety, Regulation, Compliance, and Billing of In-Office Ambulatory Surgeries
Office surgery accreditation can be attained by adhering to the state and agency standards.
Three Steps to Exceptional Patient Service
Take your practice to the next level.
“Top of Mind” Staff Topics—Part 1
Here are quick, candid solutions to some frequently-asked questions.
Getting Back to Basics
These fundamentals are the keys to success.
Reductio Ad Absurdum
Evidence and logical thought ultimately prevail.
Boy Scouts Merit Badge and Student Recruitment
An Ohio DPM is leading a movement to involve Scouts in podiatry.
Essential Financial Metrics
Use these benchmarks to evaluate your practice’s health.
How to Reward Your Employee (Aside from a Pay Raise)
There are many ways to boost staff enthusiasm, motivation, and job satisfaction.
Houston, We Have a Problem
Practices can learn valuable lessons from the Apollo 13 Mission.
The Ten Commandments of Successful Practice Management
Following these rules will add value to your practice.
Marketing Your Practice to the Diabetic Community
These 15 steps can increase your diabetic patient population.
Single-Payer: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
Is this a cure for a broken system?
Creating Good Habits, Breaking Bad Ones
The key is to believe that change is possible.
Bullying: A Toxin in the Workplace
This kind of behavior is not limited to children in the schoolyard.
Strength in Numbers and an Old Solution to Degree Discrimination
Leadership Across the Lifespan of a Podiatrist
It’s all about maintaining a work/life balance.
“You Could Look It Up”
Apologies to Casey Stengel aside, every practice needs a rule book.
New Rules for Taxing Pass-Through Income
It may be time to reconsider how to structure your practice.