Practice Management

Practice Management

Alternative Therapy Hazards

According to a 2002 study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than one-third of Americans have sought out some form of alternative medicine. In the medical aesthetics arena, some...

A Master of Mass Media

“Becoming a doctor was expected of me as an Asian-American kid growing up with a physician as a father,” says Anthony Youn, MD, founder of Youn Plastic Surgery in Metro Detroit, Michigan, and...

Optimizing Performance

Assembling a cohesive, skilled staff is one of the greatest challenges of practice ownership. In order to thrive, a facility needs a dedicated team of employees who can work cooperatively to...

Assessing Organizational Health

During consultations, one of a physician’s core obligations is to assess the health of their patients. Pre-existing conditions, age, skin type and skin health are all factors that must be...

Cross Training Employees

What do you do when your office manager calls in sick? Your receptionist? An ancillary provider? If even one staff member is missing—be it due to vacation, illness or emergency—it can bring the...

A New  Beginning

Joely Kaufman, MD, never expected to run her own private practice. In high school, she dreamed of becoming an artist—a plan her parents strongly discouraged. “They said, ‘Are you crazy? You’ll...