How long have you been running a medical practice?

In that period of time, have you ever felt as if your practice could be in danger of going under?

From monetary challenges to any potential lawsuits and more you do not want to lose all you have worked for.

So, how can you go about improving conditions around your medical practice?

Remember Protection for You

In looking at improving conditions around your office, here are some tips for you to consider:

1. Protecting you – What would you practice be without you in it? That said you want to make sure you have coverage. That is protection if something serious happens to you and you can’t practice for a long period of time. An example here would be if you were dealt a major illness or suffered a serious injury. Get disability insurance for dentists or whatever your field of medicine you are in. When you do, you are able to protect the income you have worked so hard for. Unless you have other physicians in with you that could handle the practice, you could be in trouble. Take the time if you have not up to now to find the right coverage. When you do, rest a little easier to know you have someone watching over you.

2. Healthy office – How healthy would you say your office is? Given the coronavirus scare of 2020 and other issues to consider, the last thing you need is a sick office. If word gets around your office is not all that clean or organized, it could lead some patients to go elsewhere. Before you know it, you are losing a fair amount of business. Review your practice on a regular basis to make sure it meets all the healthcare guidelines. You also want to be sure your office is safe from any potential injuries. If a patient is injured in your office due to a fall or other hazard, you could end up facing a lawsuit. A successful lawsuit against your practice could hit you hard in the wallet.

3. Hiring the best – Finally, are you confident in all the employees you have hired over time to work for you? If not, you may want to reconsider how you go about hiring down the road. Your employees play a key role in your practice’s ability to serve patients. As a result, you can’t afford to have some who are not giving it their all each day out. For example, you need a people person to greet patients. That is when they come to your office for appointments and other such needs. If you have someone at the front desk that is not all that friendly, it can rub some patients the wrong way. You also want employees who will go the extra mile for you. This can mean everything from staying late to helping you with more than the tasks they are assigned. Team players can make a big difference in a medical practice.

If you feel you need to improve things around your practice, where might you start making changes?